I've developed a serious love for old manual focus lenses - this shot was taken on a hike two weeks ago with my newest purchase - a Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5. I absolutely LOVE this lens. The boy is my kiddo and generally lovely model, of course.
apr 26 016 mountain climber by...
I stopped in at "Bird Islands" in the Harbour to see these guys back at nest building for another season! Amazing eyes on these birds.
apr 21 double crested cormorant on the nest by civgirlca, on Flickr
I've been away for awhile, practicing practicing, after some serious discouragement (is that a word?) last fall. Here is a shot I took at the Mountsberg Reservoir a couple of weeks ago. Comments welcome and appreciated.
apr 25 005 osprey lookout by civgirlca, on Flickr
This shot was taken on a cold dim day in December, from the Burlington Lift Bridge. I like it, but I'm not sure why. The ducks are long-tailed ducks, mostly. C&C always appreciated!
dec 29 longtails on city skyline by civgirlca, on Flickr
Hey guys! I've been away from the site for a bit, but I haven't been away from the camera. Here's my latest day at the marina (it's COLD! -15C under sunny skies in these pictures).
jan 16 003 landing by civgirlca, on Flickr
jan 16 015 best fox by civgirlca, on Flickr
jan 16 011 coopers...
I shot this of my husband in the Mt. Britton observation tower in El Yunque, Puerto Rico. He's taking landscape pictures with his blackberry bold. Sigh. I love him, but he's not a photography guy!
nov 8 020 rob silhouette by civgirlca, on Flickr
Cutest little birds ever!
nov 8 005 puerto rican tody best by civgirlca, on Flickr
I spent two full days hiking in the rainforest of Puerto Rico (El Yunque) watching for these little guys (not much bigger than a hummingbird), listening to their little chirrup calls. I finally ran into them...
The most beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery I've had the luck of exploring. Cueva del Indio and the Seven Arches.
nov 6 056 just amazing by civgirlca, on Flickr
nov 6 054 raw power by civgirlca, on Flickr
We spent a week in Puerto Rico a couple of weeks ago - and one of the days we spent in Old San Juan, of course. Our first outing in the city was walking the Paseo del Morro, a path beneath the city walls and San Felipe del Morro fort. AMAZING scenery. Not the best light, high noon brightness...
This is a bit different for me, but I was just enamoured with the way the lake looked at sunrise this morning. Wonderful colours, and glass smooth waves.
C&C welcome, let me know what you think. :)
oct 24 sunrise smoothness by civgirlca, on Flickr
oct 24 out to sea by civgirlca, on Flickr
I can't decide which I like better. I'm collecting my best "path" pictures together, as I seem to have quite a few of them, and they're generally pretty (one of them won a red ribbon at the county fair). I can't decide which of these two should make the cut (same trail). The first I like the...
I find it very interesting that old men - especially working men like farmers and steelworkers and other such guys, are just enamoured with my daughter. Everywhere we go, these old guys kind of melt for her. She doesn't mind - she makes friends with them just as easily - is much more leery of...
It's not perfect, but I burned millions of pixels today attempting to pan county fair rides. This was my best result. It's fun, and HARD.
oct 13 008 scrambler panning by civgirlca, on Flickr
C&C is always welcome, although I think with panning it's just PRACTICE. And luck. A bit of luck.
This is my handsome boy, nearly five, on a hayride this past weekend. I wish he didn't have that little hay stalk on his hat, but I'm pretty happy with this:
oct 5 016 corbin bw by civgirlca, on Flickr
I shoot with a Canon T3 and will be doing so for at least the next couple of years. I'm getting more into landscapes lately and my 18-55 kit lens is getting a workout. I know it isn't the sharpest tool in the drawer. I've been eyeing the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and it will likely be my next lens...
Before I started making pictures, I thought I knew a lot about local birds. Yet I didn't even know these guys existed in the area. They're so cute and intense!
sept 19 green spies a fish by civgirlca, on Flickr
sept 19 on the hunt by civgirlca, on Flickr
sept 19 poor fish 2 by civgirlca, on...