Posted by: Phil | April 9, 2017

Fox hunting squirrels.

This is the first picture of this year, taken in early January. I had just arrived in the garden when I saw a fox approaching slyly a bird feeding station. Immediately it began to crouch near me, giving me the opportunity to snap a few good pictures in perfect lighting conditions.

Fox hunting squirrels.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 100, f/5.6, 1/500 sec.

Posted by: Phil | April 2, 2017

Fox in the snow.

This picture is one of the last taken last December, in a favorite spot of the fox. It especially likes to sleep in the alpine garden away from prying eyes, except my sharp eyes!

Fox in the snow.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 400, f/5.6, 1/200 sec.

Posted by: Phil | March 26, 2017

The eye of the fox.

This picture was taken last December. It was cold and I had not seen the fox. I remembered that it liked to settle in one corner of the garden to sleep and sure enough, it was there. It was sleeping, but with one eye open and fixed on me.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 800, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | March 19, 2017

The mourning dove.

Always nice to see this dove in the garden. In this case, the dove was near a feeding station so i was able to get some nice close-up pictures of it.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 125, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | March 12, 2017

The black duck.

I was very surprised to see this black duck last year in early November. We do not often see those ducks in the garden. Black ducks have been reduced in numbers over the years as they have suffered from increase hybridization with the mallard ducks.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 200, f/5.6

Posted by: Phil | March 5, 2017

Strange mushrooms.

It was late November and I was out of good subjects when walking in a small forest area I discovered those colored mushrooms all growing on the side of a tree. I found them spectacular, especially the colors displayed.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | February 26, 2017

A juvenile sparrow.

I am afraid that I cannot identify this bird. The picture was taken last October just as the warmth of the season was leaving us. I was quite lucky as I was able to approach this bird very close.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 250, f/5.6, 1/500 sec.

Posted by: Phil | February 19, 2017

Orange mushrooms.

This picture was taken last October. I was hunting for a subject when my friend asked me if I had seen these orange mushrooms near the pond. I told him that I had not. He led me directly to them and I was amazed that I had never seen them before.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 640, f/5.6, 1/100 sec.

Posted by: Phil | February 12, 2017

Dragonflies mating late in Autumn.

The picture was taken in early October. I was lucky to find this pair mating. It was sunny and they somehow just perched themselves in front of me.

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Canon T2i, Sigma macro lens 150 mm, iso 500, f/11, 1/250 sec.

Posted by: Phil | February 5, 2017

The Virginia Rail.

I was very surprised when I was told about this bird’s arrival in the garden. It established a nest near a small pond not far from the observation deck. Lucky for us photographers. This bird is very secretive but it loves the sun, and that is when I was able to snap a few pictures. In all, I took only a few pictures of this bird despite the fact that it stayed for several months.

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Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 160, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

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