ROMEO’S MOON LANDING

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I originally shot these on November 20,2018.

This is Romeo perching upon his throne. I knew where he was going to perch. I lined the moon up in behind and called him,he came straight over! I think I got 2 or 3 sequences of him perching. The golden light is icing to the cake!

 

THE DAREDEVIL AND DELILAH

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Its rare that I can get a shot of them both together. Delilah went missing last year. I didn’t see her for 5 month’s or so? I’m pretty sure she passed away. The Daredevil found a new partner. She’s younger and doesn’t want to have anything to do with me……no accounting for taste!

MY FINE FEATHERED FRIEND

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The Daredevil plays a game with me. He likes to chase me. Of course he always catches me.Eagles fly very fast!

Trying to record him doing this chase scene is tricky! I take off,get up on a plane,stand up ¬†and let go of the throttle,place my feet as wide as I can and also place my right foot forward,call him,twist around 180 degrees without moving my feet and film him with a Go Pro (which doesn’t show me what I’m shooting,so I’m guessing?)

Not for the faint of heart!

MAGGIE GIRL

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Its been 22 days since I last went out on one of my evening shoots. The weather has been poor over January,but thats to be expected this time of year. January has more raincoats than sunglasses.

So it was great to get out and visit with my fine feathered friends! I visited “The Daredevil”,Maggie and Romeo. I saw Juliette looking on from a distance but she’s always been a tad distant. They each seemed to be their chirppy happy selves!

 

ERNIE & ETHEL’S LOFTY PERCH

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Ernie & Ethel have the best seat in the harbour! Their nest tree is on Strawberry island, specifically the NE corner. Their favourite place to perch is on this tree. Eagles always want the highest spot so they can see whats going on around them.

Those mountains in background are in Strathcona Park over 22 miles away.I used my large focal length lens to shoot these. Longer focal lengths bring the background seemingly closer.(compression)

Notice that mist layer in the first shot. That mist forms because of warmer moist air coming off of the ocean. The warmer air rises, chills & condenses due to the small glacier laying underneath. The soft pinkish colour is perfect but lasts only a few minutes.