Tag: bird

Jun 30 2011

Compact duck

There’s a duck pond not far from my house, close enough to a bus stop that the denizens are quite used to human companionship. (Each spring the new crop of ducklings ensures there will be plenty of visitors from throughout the neighborhood.) It was nap time when I wandered by. This little guy was keeping …

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May 05 2011

Sunday stroll

In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a happy little family unit out for a Sunday stroll. It didn’t take long for our feathered friends to discover the new Lake Union Park. The goslings are little balls of yellow-green fluff – or at least they were a few days ago; they grow pretty fast.

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Dec 25 2009

Hold it right there…

Having lots of light is a luxury, especially this time of year.  With enough light, you don’t have to make trade-offs between shutter speed and depth of field — to put it simply, you can get just about anything in focus, no matter how fast it’s moving or how far away it is. Consequently you …

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Oct 27 2009

Feathered friends

I have a fondness for pelicans.  They are, not to put too fine a point on it, ridiculous-looking creatures and yet they seem always to be wearing a smile. We saw brown pelicans throughout the Caribbean, lots of them, whenever we approached a port.  They are huge birds — good flyers, but oh so ungainly …

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Oct 13 2009

Taking wing

Another shot from Wellfleet Bay… eventually I do get past the fiddler crabs to look at all the other wildlife around there.  On this particular day there was a snowy egret wading and fishing in one of the shallow pools near the bay.  When it took off and circled around, I was able to get …

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