Monday, August 29, 2011

Near West Chester Lagoon today

I went to West Chester Lagoon today during lunch and these guys were hanging out on the Cook Inlet side. They were having a good lunch and were there for some time.
They were close enough to the coastal trail that when a loud jogger or noisy bike came by they looked around.
It was humorous listening to people that stopped to watch guess what they were.
But my lunch hour was over so I had to get back to work.
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Have you seen my mom?

This young moose was seperated from its mom for a bit by a fence. Between the two they figured it out.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

I got tired of waiting on the rain


I had to get out. It's been raining quite a bit here the last week or so. My camera still had the new camera smell to it.

It's always a treat when you run into something you don't see everyday. This belted kingfisher was enjoying its view. It sat there for some time letting me take all the photos I needed.
Then of course my favorite reflection shots. The mallards were just napping in the rain.
This herring gull struck it rich. I'm surprised it's the only one there. A bunch of spawned out salmon, yummy!
This northern shoveler thought it was well hidden until I tripped upon it. It only kept an eye on me a few seconds and then was back to shoveling.
It felt good to get out. No pressing schedule. Didn't have to be any where's at any special time. Laundry still needs to be done, but oh well.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

All the young dudes...


Fall is starting and all the young birds are still wondering what's going on. All of these immature gulls were just chillin' at Cuddy Park.

The geese are getting impatient. They're jumping from one pond to the next. They know that winter isn't far off.

Go figure you go out and get a new camera and after that it's raining most of the time. SHEESH!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back at it again

I got a new camera today. I went down to Stewarts Photo and got the Canon T3i and a EF70-300 lens. I had been without my last camera (T1i) for about 2 months. My truck got broke into and they got all of my gear. So with the tiny insurance settlement and a little that happened to show up in my savings, I replaced it with some updated gear.
Of course the day you get new gear, there's a heck of a downpour going on. So there's not much time to go play and see what it can do.
So after work and some time at Bird TLC, my friend Grace and I went for a drive around Lake Hood. We got a couple photos, but called it a night. I'm sure I'll have plenty of chances for more real soon.

I still need to pick up some more stuff like a short range lens, filters, etc. We're on the camera gear recovey now.
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