Category Archives: Photography

Photo Folders Cleanup Project While Social Distancing

Getting ready for some photo folders cleanup as we practice social distancing.

Step 1: Consolidated all my photo folders onto one 6TB HD

Step 2: What’s there?
3.86 TB
337,717 files in 3,910 folders

Step 3: Back up all photos to another 6TB HD

Step 4: Start chipping away at deleting shots. I figure I’ll likely be able to cut 10 – 20% if not more.

I trash all out of focus, motion blurred, hugely over- or underexposed shots following each shoot, but I suspect there’s still a lot there that can go.

This will not be a high priority project, but something to chew on slowly.

Covid Distancing Walk in South Burnaby, BC

Covid distancing walk in south Burnaby along the Skytrain track between Edmonds and 22nd stations today. The urban trail is 2+ meters wide, and there were only a few other folks out and about.

Thank you wind and sky for putting on a great show!

That’s Yumi in the bottom left corner about to be transported 🙂 This is why a slightly dirty camera lens is not always a bad thing. . .

gorgeous south burnaby bc skies

Social Distancing with Birds and Salmon Fry

We’re still doing Byrne Creek walks in SE Burnaby, being careful to give others a wide berth on the trails. Lots of wildlife out there to enjoy!

northern flicker nest burnaby bc
We spotted this Northern Flicker in Ron McLean Park checking out some real estate.

green-winged teal byrne creek burnaby

There were lots of Green-Winged Teal in the Byrne Creek overflow pond

hooded merganser burnaby bc
A Hooded Merganser couple hanging out in a ditch near the Baraga Community Gardens in SE Burnaby

sparrow with angles
I like all the angles with this sparrow

golden-crowned sparrow
This Golden-Crowned played hide and seek, but I finally got a few good shots

pileated woodpecker feeder
A Pileated Woodpecker at a backyard feeder

yumi mayfly larva byrne creek
Looking for salmon fry. We spotted a few in the creek over a week ago, but had been skunked ever since.  But today we saw a few more. Yay!

salmon fry byrne creek

Yumi found this mayfly larva

tree python byrne creek
This python nearly dropped on us from a tree in Byrne Creek Ravine Park. Keep an eye out, folks! 🙂


Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker in Byrne Creek Ravine Park

We heard several Pileated Woodpeckers on our Byrne Creek Ravine Park walk in SE Burnaby today. As we were following one to get a photo, Yumi nearly walked into this hawk on a branch only five or six feet off the ground.

It was so weird, we didn’t even notice it until we were just a couple of meters away. It sat there for 10 – 20 seconds eyeing us before it dove into the ravine.

A magical moment!

hawk byren creek ravine burnaby bc

pileated woodpecker byrne creek burnaby bc

Here’s the Pileated Woodpecker we were seeking after hearing its call. There were at least two in the area.