Category Archives: Photography

Flicker Action on Burnaby Balcony Feeder


That’s the sound a larger bird makes when it lands on the feeder suction-cupped to a window on our balcony. So I knew there was something attracted to the food on this snowy south Burnaby day other than chickadees and LBBs (little brown birds : – ).

I grabbed a mediocre photo with my cell phone, then went downstairs to get the DSLR with Big Bertha mounted on it.

Of course the flicker was gone by the time I got back, but. . .

I snoozed by the fire with Big Bertha in my lap, er, I mean I watched vigilantly, and success!

This is about the comfiest wildlife photography I’ve done : – )

Goodbye Choco, We Love You

It’s so hard to say goodbye, but Choco is free now.
An adult rescue that we got from the Burnaby SPCA in 2005, she was about 17. Here she is in her prime in March 2013.
It was time. Her kidney function was near zero, and she was very weak and tired.
We had a wonderful vet come to our home, and he was gentle and kind.

She leaves huge holes in our hearts, and we will miss her terribly.

choco cat sakura

SFU Coastal First Nations Art Tour

I greatly enjoyed touring First Nations art at Simon Fraser University today on Burnaby Mountain. Thanks to John Preissl for guiding us!

There are a lot of good things happening on campus in making First Nations students accepted, safe and cared for.

We have a lot to learn from the first human inhabitants of where we live, and I try to recognize that and play even a small part.  Each and every one of us, as we are able, in whatever capacity, can play small parts….

SFU First Nations art

Super Blood Wolf Moon

A few shots from our complex in southeast Burnaby, BC tonight.

A test shot before the big event

super blood wolf moon burnaby

Some folks on FB have been asking about my setup, so here it is:

Tamron 150 – 600 on a Nikon D7200, ISO 6400 or 12800. Manfrotto medium-weight tripod. Small LED flashlight to be able to see and manipulate camera controls. Left it on Aperture Auto exposure, took lots of shots with exposure compensation ranging from -1.0 to -3.3 stops.

BTW, 12800 was noticeably grainier than 6400, perhaps too much so. . .