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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
Alberta, Canada
Thanks for the tip! I am just packing to leave on Friday and so I'll take my flash, which I have never done before.
You never know. When you do it was a waste; when you don't you wish you had. The main thing was I didn't realize that relatively close up opportunities existed, yet it was so dark (even shooting vegetation). I had been thinking more along the lines of a Better Beamer and long shots. I use the remote trigger on the camera and have two flashes that I'm sure my wife could have reasonably aimed but so far I haven't tried this. At home, the flashes would be on tripod heads aiming at a set-up.


Aussie shooter
Dec 6, 2016
I can't remember if I have ever posted this image. It isn't a great shot as the bird was way down a crevice in the deep shade but I will treasure it as seeing one was unlikely at best and the fact that this one was spotted by an untrained eye was not far short of a miracle. A Galapagos Short eared owl.


Sep 9, 2015
Calgary, Canada
Three from yesterday's walk with EOS-R and Sigma 60-600mm (yes, I finally decided to get the Sigma. It is heavy but has the reach and has acceptable quality, at least for me).
It seems that this American white pelican wants to give a big hug to the double-crested cormorants! but it seems that they are not interested.
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And this one is practicing his touch down.
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And this youngster was quite afraid of taking off but after a couple of trials he could make it.
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