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Spain!

April 15, 2016
In March, I visited Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) with my school band and choir. It was and incredible experience. Here are some photos from the trip!

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Toledo


Barcelona at Night


Common Wood Pigeon

European Robin



Eurasian Blue Tit


Thanks for looking!
 

Sunrise photoshoot

February 24, 2016
Back in November, I rented a 500mm for a weekend and went out to the Fraser Valley to photograph the eagles attracted to the annual salmon spawn. One morning I was set up by the river before sunrise, and I was in for a treat when the sun broke the horizon. The air was full of mist, which meant that everything was glowing a beautiful orange colour. Eagles were plentiful and very active. This sunrise was one of the most memorial times of my photography career so far!

One of the bird species that cooperated in this incredible light were Trumpeter Swans:


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I find that there is something almost magical about watching swans. I always love watching and photographing them. In addition to the eagles that I was there for, the river had hundreds of Trumpeter Swans on it. They would call all day, and even at night you could hear them calling back and forth on the river!

Of course, there were also hundreds of eagles around! It was incredible to watch the large numbers of them feasting on salmon in the sunrise light. Many were flying around too:


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Lastly, there were also American Dippers attracted by all the salmon eggs. They were awesome to watch by the streams in the morning:

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Thanks for looking!:)


 

Astrophotography

October 22, 2015
As a very young boy, I always had an interest in astronomy. Around the age of 5 or 6 I began to take an interest in birds, and that interest has stayed with me every since. It wasn't until sometime towards the end of 2014 that i began to really gaze up at the sky with curiosity again.

Now I can't say I hadn't been amazed by space in those 7 or 8 years between age 5 or 6 and 14ish- in Costa Rica in 2013, a highlight of the trip was seeing the incredible night sky while in the Cerro De La Muerte region of the country, away from light pollution. See a pic here. I had no idea how to photograph the night sky then, and was much more focused on a Dusky Nightjar, a nocturnal bird species that we found that night.

Anyways, towards the end of 2014, my science teacher did a unit on Astronomy. Mr. Procyk is an incredible teacher, a recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. His passion lit a spark inside of me, and my fascination with the night sky returned.

In the beginning of 2015 I began to long to see the night sky away from light pollution. Here in Vancouver, you can see only the very brightest stars and planets in the sky each clear night. I would be going to southern California in March 2015, so I did research and came up with a plan to see and photograph the night sky. I would visit Joshua Tree National Park with my Dad at night, including the early morning hours in order to see the Milky Way (best time to view it in March).

This was the first time I had ever seen stars away from light pollution, and I was blown away.


Orion in the night sky, with a Joshua Tree
March 19 2015, 8:51 PM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 10 seconds | ISO 12800 | f/4.5

Orion


During that night in Joshua Tree National Park, I also took the opportunity to use my big lens to capture the Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula.

Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula
March 19 2015, 8:14 PM
Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM | 1 second | ISO 16,000 | f/5.6 | 97 image stack

Orion's Nebula and Running Man Nebula





Seeing the milky way for the first time was incredible. I'll never forget the experience!
March 20 2015, 4:57 AM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 13 seconds | ISO 12800 | f/3.5 | 5 image stack


Milky Way



Milky Way fading as dawn approaches
March 20 2015, 5:46 AM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 13 seconds | ISO 12800 | f/3.5

Milky Way at first light


After this night, I wouldn't see the Milky Way until a school trip brought me away from the city lights at at campground near Ashland, Oregon. It was awesome to see the Milky Way so well, and show it to my friends who had never seen such beautiful skies before. As it was a school trip I didn't have my 7D Mark II or a tripod with me, so I had to use my backup camera and rest the camera on a stable object to get photos of the sky.


Milky Way above Ashland
June 10 2015, 11:48 PM
Canon EOS 60D | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX lens @ 17mm | 15 seconds | ISO 4000 | f/3.5

Milky Way above Ashland, Oregon



On September 12-13 2015, I went on an overnight camping trip into Garibaldi Provincial Park with some friends. I brought my camera, as I knew there would be some night sky photography opportunities. As soon as it got dark we began to gaze at the incredible stars. The Milky Way was shining bright:

Milky Way in Garibaldi Provincial Park
September 12 2015, 9:51 PM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 15 seconds | ISO 10000 | f/3.5

Milky Way


I stayed up late that night and then went to bed, however I set my alarm for a couple hours later. I planned to wake up at 2:30 AM to check for the Northern Lights. As I got out of the tent in the early morning, I looked to the north. I noticed a whitish light on the northern horizon, but it was tough to tell what it was. I grabbed my camera to take a picture, and it gathered enough light to show that it was the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights!

Northern Lights in Garibaldi
September 13 2015, 2:55 AM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 25 seconds | ISO 10000 | f/3.5

Northern Lights


I also could see the constellation Orion, which I hadn't seen for a while

Orion
September 13 2015, 3:07 AM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 15 seconds | ISO 10000 | f/3.5

Orion

After this I got a couple more hours of sleep before getting up to photograph the sunrise.

It wasn't long after this camping trip that I had the opportunity to view a rare event in the night sky- a lunar eclipse, together with a supermoon - the largest and brightest full moon of the year.

I headed to Queen Elizabeth Park to photograph the event. About 1,500 other people also had the same idea! It was a fun evening watching the moon rise and the eclipse peak, then watching the earth's shadow sweep back over the moon.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse
September 27 2015, 8:28 PM
Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM + 1.4x III (560mm) | 0.6 seconds | ISO 2000 | f/8

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse


Supermoon Lunar Eclipse
September 27 2015, 8:38 PM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 28mm | 5 seconds | ISO 640 | f/3.5 +  second exposure for the moon, similar to above exposure

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse


The most recent time I've found myself far enough from the city to see a pretty good night sky was in early October on a school trip to the Sunshine Coast, BC. This picture I took looking straight up.

Milky Way
October 5 2015, 9:54 PM
Canon 7D Mark II | Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX @ 17mm | 15 seconds | ISO 16000 | f/3.5

Stars


That wraps up this post! My goals for astrophotography in the future include seeing the Northern Lights dancing directly overhead, in the far north. That would be incredible!

I the meantime, birding is going great, and is still my biggest passion. I just hit my BC year list goal of 305 species, which feels great!

Thanks for looking!
 

Photographing the Red Knot

September 7, 2015
Unlike my mission to photograph the Bar-tailed Godwit, the Red Knot is a species that I have wanted to photograph for many years. Red Knots are present in very small numbers at Boundary Bay throughout much of the shorebird migration. They can be very difficult to spot however, because single birds usual travel with flocks of hundreds or thousands of Black-bellied Plovers.

I have seen many Red Knots at Boundary Bay, however they are all usually just specks in the distance. Only once have I ever gotten a somewhat closer look, but that was still from about 100m away.

I was birding at Boundary Bay on September 4 2015, and after a long time without seeing many shorebirds, I eventually found a large flock of 500+ Black-bellied Plovers that was out at the shoreline, maybe 1-1.5km from shore. I walked towards the flock and spotted what I hoped to see: a Red Knot! This is a photo shows my first, distant and hazy look at the juvenile bird:

ImageRed Knot by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


Over the next hour I closed the distance. Eventually I had the Red Knot very close to me. As usual, I got covered in mud but it was totally worth it!

ImageRed Knot by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageRed Knot by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageRed Knot by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


Next step: breeding plumage? I guess I'll have to wait until spring for that! :lol:


 

Grouse Galore

September 1, 2015
On August 30 2015, Mel and I did what turned into a "Grouse Big Day". Our main goal was to find a Spruce Grouse, which would be a lifer for me!

We started off in Manning Provincial Park, where Spruce Grouse are uncommon, but there have been many recent reports. Walking around turned up no grouse, but this juvenile Common Loon did pose for some pictures:

ImageCommon Loon (juvenile) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



Just past the Common Loon we ran into this young American Dipper:


ImageAmerican Dipper by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


After taking these shots, we continued walking. As we walked, we spotted a raptor shoot by overhead- a Northern Goshawk! A tough bird in Manning, and a lifer!

Clouds were rolling through the surrounding mountains making for a very pretty setting:

ImageManning Park by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



We decided to continue our search for grouse from the car. We hadn't driven far, when all of a sudden we spotted a grouse by the road!

ImageSooty Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



It was a female Sooty Grouse. It turned out she had her whole family with her! The juveniles were very tame and walked right up to us- one even brushed up against Mel!

ImageSooty Grouse (juvenile) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (juvenile) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



The adult female climbed up to a high vantage point to keep an eye on things:

ImageSooty Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



We left the family and continued on. It wasn't long before we spotted more grouse on the side of the road! Once again they were Sooty Grouse. One was a male however, which are harder to see than the females:

ImageSooty Grouse (male) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (male) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSooty Grouse (male) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



After photographing we continued on. We saw many more Grouse! In total, 16! Soon, the rain really started picking up and it began to bucket, so we decided to head on to Merritt, where we hoped to find more grouse. Other birds we saw in Manning included Pine Grosbeak and Townsend's Solitaires.

A while later we arrived in the Quilchena area, near Merritt. Our first stop produced a Common Loon in nearly full breeding plumage, seen here shaking of water from its feathers. The wind was blowing like crazy, making photos of this bird tough as the dock was bouncing up and down and the bird was usually hidden behind waves on the lake:

ImageCommon Loon by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



The highlight of our next stop was this slightly distant but gorgeous Swainson's Hawk:

ImageSwainson's Hawk by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSwainson's Hawk by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



This Red-tailed Hawk also was cool:

ImageRed-tailed Hawk by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



We now drove up a road towards a lake, continuing our search for grouse. Our target here was Spruce Grouse, but Ruffed and Dusky would be more likely. Soon, Mel spotted a grouse on the road:

ImageRuffed Grouse (male) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

It was a Ruffed Grouse! Turns out that it was a family of five.


We now made a detour to look for pelicans. While we did not find Pelicans, we did see some other birds, including the following:

ImageVesper Sparrow by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageBlack-billed Magpie by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageMountain Bluebird by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



We had one last area to try for grouse. So far we had seen 16 Sooty Grouse and 5 Ruffed Grouse. This last spot was a forest service road where lots of grouse can be found. It wasn't long before we got grouse! First up were lots of Dusky Grouse, the Sooty Grouse's interior cousin:

ImageDusky Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


We were so thrilled to get great looks at this male Dusky Grouse. Male Dusky Grouse have a reputation of being very hard to see, and even harder to photograph!

ImageDusky Grouse (male) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



Driving along this forest service road turned up more and more grouse! We saw lots more Dusky and Ruffed Grouse, but no Spruce.

Nearing the end of the forest service road, Mel spotted some more grouse by the road. They were Spruce Grouse! One female sat up on a rock posing for pictures while her three young sat on the ground behind her. It was awesome! A lifer! It always is so great to finally find a nemesis bird!

ImageSpruce Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSpruce Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSpruce Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSpruce Grouse (female) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr



Her young also posed for pictures:

ImageSpruce Grouse (juvenile) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSpruce Grouse (juvenile) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr

ImageSpruce Grouse (juvenile) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


It was an awesome day! In total we saw 44 grouse:
18 Sooty Grouse
12 Ruffed Grouse
10 Dusky Grouse
4 Spruce Grouse

One interesting thing is that on this forest service road we had all of these species. It is unusual to see Sooty and Dusky in the same area so this was very neat!

It was an awesome day of birding with Mel!


BC Year List: 284 (Goal: 305)
BC year list additions in this post: American Dipper, Northern Goshawk, Ruffed Grouse, Spruce Grouse


 

BC Bird Listing - Update

August 8, 2015
A while ago I posted that my goal for 2015 was to see 305 bird species in BC. Here is the latest update!

I have been doing pretty well getting local rarities around Vancouver, and had a successful trip to the Peace River Region! My current BC year list is at 275 species (I finished 2014 with 271).

I think I am on pace for 305- I still have birds that I will get in Vancouver, and a pelagic trip in September should add many. I need to add 30 species to reach this goal, which I should be able to do.

These are the species that I still need for my BC year list that I expect to find around Vancouver from now until the end of the year, colour coded by how likely I am to see them.

Green = pretty much for sure
Blue = probably
Red = possibly

Western Grebe
Northern Shrike
Short-eared Owl
Marbled Godwit
Common Tern
Stilt Sandpiper
American Dipper
Brandt's Cormorant
Lapland Longspur
Franklin's Gull
American Golden-Plover
Tundra Swan
American Tree Sparrow
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-eared Owl

Northern Goshawk
Willet
Wandering Tattler
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Ancient Murrelet (Point Roberts, which is included in the Vancouver checklist area)


In addition to these species, Ruffed Grouse should be "tickable" on a day trip from Vancouver, and if I am really lucky, perhaps even a Spruce Grouse. Also, there will hopefully be some rarities that show up that will be year list additions.

On the pelagic trip in September, I hope to add the following. I should get most of these, plus (perhaps) one or two more unexpected species.

Sooty Shearwater
Parasitic Jaeger
Cassin's Auklet
Ancient Murrelet
Tufted Puffin
Sabine's Gull
Pink-footed Shearwater
Red Phalarope
South Polar Skua
Buller's Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Black-footed Albatross
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Pomarine Jaeger
Arctic Tern


To close, here is a chart showing my count progress in 2012, 2013, 2014, and this year (up until the end of July). As you can, see I have broken my previous personal records every year. 2013 only had a slightly higher total than 2012, however In 2012 I did some birding in the Okanagan whereas in 2013 I mostly birded in Vancouver, so the fact that I still saw more species than the previous year was impressive. In 2014, I did birding in the Okanagan and had multiple pelagic birding opportunities, which gave me a nice boost! This year, I have already had a trip to the Okanagan for birding and also one to the Fort St. John area, so I am already above last year's final total.

As you can see, the slope of the line is typically at it's highest in May. This is because it is a great month for migrating birds that have not yet been in the province that year. In this year and last year, it was also the month that I did birding in the Okanagan Valley. This year, the slope continues to be pretty high because in the last few days of June and first few days of July I was birding in the Peace River region, adding lots of birds.

A notably slow month is December. In every year shown I have spent 2 weeks outside of the province in December, contributing to this. Also, it is hard to add anything in December unless rare birds show up, since you typically don't have to wait until December to see winter birds!


BC bird listing data to end of July 2015


That's all for now! I just returned from a short trip to Toronto, so I'll post some pics from that soon! Be sure to follow my flickr page for frequent new photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lirons-nature-photography/


Thanks for looking!


 

Mission: Photographing the Bar-tailed Godwit

July 31, 2015
On July 24, a Bar-tailed Godwit was seen at Boundary Bay. Shorebirding is my absolute favorite thing to do at this time of year, so I was really keen to go out there and find it. Unfortunately, the next day I couldn't go. The bird wasn't seen that day either. I got out on the 26th, and was super excited when I got the word that the Bar-tailed Godwit had shown up! I spent a long time watching it with a crowd of birders. It was very distant, but still nice to see:

ImageBar-tailed Godwit (record shot) by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


That was as close as the bird got (taken with a 400mm + 1.4x telecovnerter for 500mm on a 1.6x crop sensor camera, the 7D Mark II).

The bird eventually flew off, but other good birds remained in the area: Pacific Golden-Plovers, Red Knot and Ruddy Turnstones. I took a few (distant) turnstone shots:

ImageRuddy Turnstone by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


In the evening of July 27, I went out again to see if I could see the godwit another time. Unfortunately, it had last been seen about 30 minutes prior. Nothing wrong with Western Sandpiper photography in sunset light, though!

ImageWestern Sandpiper by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


On July 29, I set out once again, hoping to find and photograph the godwit. As the tide rose, I scanned through a massive Black-bellied Plover flock. I spotted a couple Ruddy Turnstones, but where was the godwit? All of a sudden, my binoculars landed on a bird sleeping that looked like the one I was after- could it be? When they are sleeping it is hard to tell (from a big distance) if you are looking at a godwit or a Whimbrel, or something else. Eventually it woke up- it was the Bar-tailed Godwit! Shortly after I spotted the Pacific Golden-Plovers, but I was interested in the godwit, not them! With the rising tide, the bird and its flock kept on flying around, having to re-position because the water was getting deeper and deeper. This gave little chance to approach the bird for photos.

Eventually I got reasonably close, but still not as close as I would like:

ImageBar-tailed Godwit by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


A little bit later, I got even closer than before, however the bird kept on flying around, looking for places that were not under water to land. As this was going on, I snapped my closest shot of the bird, a flight shot! I am very happy with how this one turned out!

ImageBar-tailed Godwit by lironsnaturephotography.com, on Flickr


Later on, I also spotted two Red Knots. Lots of shorebirds were around- 14 shorebird species in total!

Thanks for reading! :) 

If you are interested in a photography workshop or birding tour at Boundary Bay, go to:
http://lironsnaturephotography.com/workshops.php


 

More shorebird photography! (July 23 2015)

July 26, 2015
On July 23rd, I had an awesome day of shorebird photography at Boundary Bay. There high numbers of shorebirds on the move: 9 species and thousands of birds, not including the escaped Ruff!

I started the day off by locating the Pacific Golden-Plovers in with a flock of Black-bellied Plovers:

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Plover flocks are hard to get close to, but one Black-bellied Plover allowed me to get close enough for some shots:

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I wandered around and found some Western Sandpiper flocks. They were a little harder to approach than normal but I still got some shots. Here's one (with a Least Sandpiper in the back):

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Next up was a lone Short-billed Dowitcher in a worn breeding plumage. These are my first photos of this species in breeding plumage!

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Most of the time when I see yellowlegs at Boundary Bay they are Greater Yellowlegs, so it was nice to see 6 Lesser Yellowlegs for a change:

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The escaped Ruff was also around. A surprisingly wary bird! Believe it or not, it somehow took me multiple visits before I saw this bird! :lol: 

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I now located a group of Semipalmated Plovers. These guys are usually quite difficult to photograph (they are wary of people), but there were some cooperative birds in the group:

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Just beyond the Semipalmated Plovers were hundreds of feeding sandpipers. They were mainly Western Sandpipers, but there were also Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers feeding with them.

This shot shows all three species. From left to right: Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper:

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Least Sandpiper:
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Western Sandpipers:

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Semipalmated Sandpipers:

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That concluded an awesome (over 8 hour) day at Boundary Bay!


Thanks for looking! :)


 

Recent shorebird photography

July 22, 2015
A lot has gone on since my last post! I have been birding all the time. My BC year list is now at 272, helped out by a birding trip to the Peace River Region (Fort. St. John area). My goal for the year is 305, which I am confident I will be able to achieve!

Now that it's summer and I'm off school, I'm free to go birding pretty much every day! :D My favorite activity to do at this time of year is visit Boundary Bay and photograph the shorebirds that are on their fall migration, heading south.

I did some shorebird photography when the birds were on their way north as well. These were taken a few months ago, but since I haven't posted them on this forum I thought I would include them:

Dunlin - April 2015

This particular Dunlin was very cooperative, and I spent a while photographing it. The tide was far out, so I walked over 1.1 kilometers out on the mudflats before stopping to photograph this guy, according to the GPS in my camera! After a while of slithering around in the mud on my belly, I left this bird to feed and headed back to shore, soaking wet and covered in mud!

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Western Sandpipers - May 2015

The peak of the northbound shorebird migration had passed, but lots of shorebirds were still migrating through! I spent nearly two hours lying down in the mud, and eventually positioned myself right in the middle of a flock of about 1000 Western Sandpipers and 500 Dunlin. Being totally surrounded by these birds is amazing. It is not easy to gain the trust of a flock of this size, so whenever I get hundreds of sandpipers coming too close for me to focus it is always so amazing!


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I didn't go shorebirding at Boundary Bay in June because it is the quietest month of the year for shorebirds- you can go out there and get zero migrating species!

Now that it's July and I'm off school, I'm back at it. Here are some shots from a couple days ago, July 20:

I was super happy to relocate two Pacific Golden-Plovers at Boundary Bay on the morning of the 20th! This is only the second time I have seen this species in BC, and to get some close shots of them was awesome!! This is also the first time I have ever seen this species in breeding plumage!

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After photographing the Pacific Golden-Plovers, I searched for more species to photograph. I saw Western Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeers, Greater Yellowlegs, Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers. I have spent a lot of time photographing all these species in the past, but I decided to go for the Black-bellied Plovers. 

Of the 34 shorebird species I've photographed in and around Boundary Bay, Black-bellied Plovers are probably in the top 3 hardest shorebirds to get close to. Rarely do I manage to get close enough for good photos of these plovers, but I've figured out some good techniques that is making it easier!

I approached multiple groups of Black-bellied Plovers on the 20th, but they all would get nervous when I was still quite far away. I eventually found one group that allowed me to get reasonably close. I was happy to get some decent shots! Getting sharp shots in the heat haze was a bit of a challenge.

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After shorebirding for a while longer, I finished the 8.5 hour birding day with some Least Sandpipers. Least Sandpipers are one of the easiest shorebirds to photograph at Boundary Bay, but it still takes effort to get close shots of them. To get these ones I was lying down in the mud!

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Thanks for looking! :) Sorry for the overload of photos! :lol:


I run private shorebird photography workshops at Boundary Bay. If you are interested, go to this link for more info:http://lironsnaturephotography.com/workshops.php



 

Audubon Photo Awards 2015 - Top 100

April 28, 2015
I am proud to say that these two of my photos have been selected for the top 100 in the 2015 Audubon Photo Awards competition. Nearly 9000 photos were entered, so it feels good!
The top 100 can be seen here, organized alphabetically by photographer's name. My photos are number 68 and 69.
 
 

 

 

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