This is shear flukeyness that I was able to get this shot! I’d like to say that I was such a great photographer,but it’s only due to the fact of being at the right place,at the right time!
Thats what it’s all about really. Just getting out there and always rolling those photographic dice! Sooner or later,I’m bound to get something unusual! If I just keep doing it again and again! I don’t mind. As a matter of fact,I love getting out and do not consider it work or tiring in the slightest! It’s always a beautiful adventure ! I live for that and for moments like this! I figure that sooner or later I will get more and more shots like this if I just keep getting out.
Thats what it’s all about!
He was such a polite bear!
He invited a total stranger to come home with him for supper! Now thats being friendly!
Wakana was born in 63 and still going strong! Her son travels with her. Such a good son!
She’s the smaller of the two.
I saw him checking this bed out and was out of position to line the Lighthouse and him. I started up my out board and zipped over to the sweet spot.
I’ve been trying to get a shot like this for years.
I like the angle of the pose and the spray from the strike as well!
Yes,the rear end is between my eyes and his eyes,but the pose overcomes that Golden rule of mine. It’s a general rule of thumb and not set in stone.
She gave me her profile as she was coming in. The wind had died down and she came in on a good angle. If the wind is blowing,she would be heading into it for the strike. When the wind is blowing,I can tell what angle they may come in at! However,tonight was a toss up. When theres no wind….all bets are off.
The sun did come out in all it’s glory,but a low cloud was about to swallow it up.
I got a few of the Lighthouse before the sun said goodnight.
I saw Tofino Air taking off on the left and new that they would cross my frame after taking off. I also saw the “Ahousat Pride” coming in from my right and hoped I could get them all together!?
Whats the odds of that? When the planes take off,they are loud and I think she was looking at the plane because of that.
I did get the shot,but the silly bird turned her profile from me! I’m keeping it however. That’ll never happen again! Still a interesting shot.
The” Ahousat Pride” is a Native boat and goes back and forth to Ahousat. (5 miles to the north)It really moves and leaves a large wake as a result,which for me in my little boat is something I am always mindful of!
As I was shadowing them,the light was getting softer and softer! That slit in the clouds really produced some great light at/after sunset!
I chose this shot as the best tonight because of the colour. We didn’t have it all night,so it was great to see some!
I also liked the lines on this Dory.
He got a fish and was heading away to the nest. The eaglet they have is growing fast.
I chose this shot because it’s different. I wanted to get something that I do not normally get. The tree projecting out makes this shot at sunset.
He passed over top of me and was checking me out. I wonder what he was thinking?
The fish he tried to get was way bigger than what he should of tried for! He tried to lift it,but it slipped and made a huge splash.
He went to bed hungry tonight.
Just as well,it looks like he was getting fat!(not!)
I noticed something interesting. As a abstract………if you look at the water splash behind him,and use your imagination,you can see an almost identical image of the eagle in the same position!
This eagle did not mind the crows constant dive bombing and the crow would tire after a few minutes and perch beside the eagle to rest.
Than,a few minutes later continue with the harassment!
I like this shot not only because it has one of my favorite eagles,but also because of the background.
The background just sets this shot off much better. It allows the eye to roam.
It makes it look 3D ! It’s because it has foreground,mid-ground and background.
It’s funny,but the very first shot I took turned out to be the best shot of the night ! I should of quit while I was ahead.
The pose,angle and light makes this a really good shot.
The shutter speed was 1/1250 th of a second. Over a thousandth ,will freeze even these guys solid.
Romeo came around after the sun had set.I appreciate him looking to the left to give alittle better profile.
The cloud structure was good,and the light was semi good. However,I got acouple good silhouettes of Romeo at sunset.
This is why I like going to Deadman at sunset. The west is relatively free of obstructions and gives full light onto the nest/island.
This is a lucky shot. I have never seen a Immature go after a fish and get it before! It was a poor night for shots ,but this one shot makes up for it.
Notice how he used only one talon! The other is still folded.
I’m going to start posting the shot I think is the best of the nights shoot.
This is the first one. It’s one of the Monas Island Gang.
True, the right wing is cut off ,but he makes up for my short comings in my composition by looking to the right. It gives a better profile and the way he grabbed the fish was just shear fluky!