A gull took exception to Maggie being on the mudflats.Eagles are constantly being harassed by Crows and Gulls (sometimes Ravens as well).
Maggie danced up a storm! She did the mudflat two step!
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!
The tail feathers are not only used for steering but also to tell the eagle where the waters surface is! Last thing a eagle wants to do is go in for a dip.If they do & don’t get back out right away,they can die of hypothermia!
March didn’t come in like a Lion or a Lamb,It came in like a Maggie!
Great spot to park!
Maggie & Moe always check out the mud flats during low tide for tasty treats.The high tide always brings fresh food in & leaves it during low tide.Moe seemed to be content with just standing around while Maggie was more active!
Each Eagle has a unique personality just like a person.Moe for whatever reason has never taken a shining to me.I think he knows I’m taking pictures of him sometimes & takes off! A shy guy I guess.
Today was the first time we saw snow up on the mountains. Poor sun tanning weather I say!
This island has Daffodils on it! They always come up in the Spring. I can only guess that some planted them there? I’ll speculate even further & say they were planted there because someone who loved this area died & close friends planted them………….or at least it makes a good story!
I saw shot gun shells littering the island. Duck hunters use this spot to hunt from.
As soon as I saw the harbour,I knew the light was going to be going bye bye very soon! The fog was moving in for the night!
I also knew that If I wanted to get any shots of my eagle friends, I’d had better do it quickly!
So I went to Morpheus Island to visit with Moe & Maggie. (Moe wasn’t around tonight?) Maggie is probably the largest eagle around.
You can see the light on her wasn’t the best. I normally only do my eagle shots near sunset so that they are bathed in gold,but I had to shoot much sooner & as a result the light was not the best to present her with!
Said goodnight to her & headed down to Fortune Channel for bears. It was high tide so I knew I was already on the wrong end of the tides & that finding a bear would be difficult!
When I passed through Dawley Pass into Fortune,I found one within minutes! I knew it would be my only bear,so stayed with him as long as I could.
There wasn’t much shoreline left for it to roam around on & munch on that sweet grass. It didn’t hang around too long & as a result I didn’t get too many shots.
Normally after getting my bear, I would start to head back & get ready for the sunset shots but I knew that wouldn’t be happening tonight! Mr.FOG had moved in & ruined my nights shoot!
So I just stayed up in Fortune looking for bears (or anything else),but alas I found not a mouse stirring!
I called it a night & headed back through all that cold fog. Found two sailing boats anchored in Browning Pass & some kayak’s coming back in from their paddle. Thats it!
Not much tonight folks,but it was still a great shoot!
It’s been raining on and off for 12 days now! I’m just not getting the weather windows. If we get any clearings,they seem to be arriving at night.
Thats the way the cookie crumbles.
Mother Nature is the one that will decide if I’m going out or not. When she is ready, she will phone me up & invite me out!
She’s just taking her sweet time about giving me call!
This is the only part of my photography where I find I need patience! Waiting for the light! When I’m out there, I find I need no little or no patience. I just love it so much that I do not need patience!
Until I am able to get out,I’ll just be posting a few from some of my favorite shoots.
I liked this nude shoot. It worked out just perfect. I met two young women from Europe traveling across Canada. I managed to persuade one of them to pose for me.
She was a brave soul and I certainly appreciated her physical candor! I think she looks stunning in this light and the background wallpaper is excellent!
I’ve been trying to get this shot for several years now and all the ducks seemed to be lining up.
I asked her to wear the boots over to the spot I wanted her to pose. I didn’t want her to cut her feet on any of the broken shells scattered around. As I watched her,I realized that the boots looked cool & asked her to keep them at the beginning of the shoot! After all,this is Tofino!
Just 2 weeks after I took this,the temperature had increased enough to melt away most of the snow pack!
I shot this up in Lemmens Inlet,just out front of Miner’s Bay. There are several small islands there.
The mountains are inside Strathcona Park & are 22 miles away.
I wish I could meet more women as beautiful and brave! I have many more locations that would be excellent for nudes,but I need a great model and they are just so darn hard to find!
No, She was not cloned.
I tried something alittle different however. Instead of tracking them as I always do,I stayed put and let her fly through my scene!
I used Strathcona’s beautiful snow covered mountains as my wallpaper and shot it near sunset for the warmer colours!
Maggie flew right through,all the while smiling while she posed for me!
I combined all the shots into one. I took 5,but 4 turned out.
I used a shorter focal length so as to boost my depth of field. Can never have enough depth of field.
To showcase this shot,I am not going to correct the date. I shot it the same day as the others below,but if I put the correct date on it,the software will place it at the bottom of all the shots I took that day!
She’d be buried!!
She really does look so beautiful and needs to be placed right at the top!