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Weekly photo of 28 February 2016

Just a teaser for you, more photos coming soon from our visit to the Butterflies in liberty at the Montreal’s Botanical garden. I went there with my family and my brother Dominic to take photos, it’s a great event that is fun for everyone !

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Rice Paper butterfly. Taken handheld with my Pentax K50 and Tamron 90mm Macro, 1/400 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 800.

Weekly photo of 21 February 2016

Friday morning on my way to work I stopped along a field with an old wooden fence covered with frosted vegetation and fog in the background. I used my Canon 10-18mm STM at 12mm to get a wider view.

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Ducks on a cold Canadian morning.

Yesterday it was -28°C (-38°C with the wind chill factor), a good occasion to go to the St-Louis river in Beauharnois to photograph the Mallard Ducks that stays there all winter. At these temperatures it’s important to be well dressed if you want to stay warm and keep shooting, especially your hands, i did put hand warmers in my mitts to keep my fingers warm.

First, here is some photos of the river to show you the habitat:

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Here is a photo taken at the base of the waterfall, down the river there is less ice and the Ducks have access to open waters and foods. Taken with my Canon 7D and 10-18mm STM at 12mm.

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Taken with my Canon 7D and 10-18mm STM at 11mm.

Since it was very cold, there was a thick layer of fog over the river and it was difficult to get accurate focus on the Ducks.

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Canon 7D with my 70-200mm/4 L.

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Canon 7D with my 400mm/5.6 L.

 

 

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This Male is trying to stay warm in the water. Canon 7D with 400mm/5.6 L.

 

 

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Time to eat to get some fuel to stay warm, it’s tail was covered with ice. Canon 7D with 400mm/5.6L

 

I also found Cedar leaves in the snow in the forested area along the river, so I took close-up shots.

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Canon 7D with my 24mm STM.

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Pentax K50 with DA 40mm XS

 

 

 

 

Weekly photo of 07 February 2016

It’s Ice fishing season here in Canada, not the greatest winter but we finally got enough ice thickness so that peoples can now put there ice fishing cabin out on the ice. I was too early (around sunrise), so nobody was fishing yet. I posted the B&W conversion because I felt it was better looking than the color version.

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Taken with my 7D and 24mm STM, ISO 125 at f/10, tripod

Always carry a camera with you !

I try to carry a camera with me as often as possible, you never know when a good opportunity will happen in front of you. This was shot tonight, I just ordered a Pizza at a local restaurant and I had to wait 20 minutes for it to be ready, so I decided to see if I could find something to photograph along the old Canal that is not too far away. After walking along the edge of the ice I finally found those 2 leaves surrounded by ice bubbles. Keep a camera with you and open your eyes.

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Taken with my Pentax K50 and Tamron 90mm Macro, ISO 100, f/11, tripod.

Weekly photo of January 30, 2016

I was walking along the old Canal Soulanges in Pointe-des-Cascades before going to work to see if I could find something interesting. I did took some shots but was not really satisfied, as I walked back to my truck I finally “saw” a good shot while looking at the water. The reflection of the old Lighthouse and a tree on the water’s surface, as a bonus the light inside the lighthouse was in function. I tried different ISO and F/stop to obtain the shutter speed I needed to blur the slow flowing water of the Canal.

The shot was taken with my Canon 7D and 10-18mm STM at 18mm, ISO 250, 1 sec. at f/9.

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Weekly photo of 23 January 2016

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Weekly photo of 17 January 2016

I went to a frozen river to play around with an old lens, my Soligor C/D 80-200mm/3.5. I finally got that shot with a 1 second exposure at f/9.5.

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Same subject but different P.O.V. , day, camera and lens !

When I woke-up on Monday morning it was -20°C, finally a cold night ! I took the following photo from the bottom of the canal looking directly at the waterfall. The shot was taken with my Pentax K50 and DA 40mm XS at f/11.

Two days later after 2 nights of -20°C temperature and that morning the temperature was around -12°C, i went back, but this time I positioned my camera at the top of the canal and waterfall and looking down at it. This time I used my Canon 7D with my 24mm STM also set at f/11. You can see that there is a lot more ice on the canal !

Weekly photo of 25 October 2015

I arrived at the Rouge River in Grenville before sunrise in late October, suddenly close to sunrise the clouds behind me took a pink/orange color that casted that warm glow on the landscape. Taken with my 7D and 24mm STM, ISO 100, 25 sec. at f/11, tripod.