For the last hour it has been nonstop Killdeer calling while they're migrating south under the full moon. So tonight's theme for #BirdPoker is Migrating Birds. (Replacing tufted)
It's too dark to photograph the Killdeer so I'll post this photo of migrating Tundra Swans.
Tuesday's theme for #BirdPoker is "Difficult Shots". Those bird photos which you really had to work to get for one reason or another. Please explain why it was a difficult shot. (Replacing great birds, lousy perches)
After hearing a bird report for this rare to our area Spotted Towhee a friend and I decided to drive two hours to see if we could get some photos. -20c the first day and after an hour of watching the shrubs it poked its head out only to disappear due to a Coopers Hawk buzzing the area so we left. Day two and we decided to try again and it was just as cold but we got a few photos and no Coopers Hawk. Two very cold days and eight hours driving, but still worth it to me.
WOW... It's hard to believe that #BirdPoker is still going four years later. What started out as just a game of one upping each other between , and myself grew into #BirdPoker. To celebrate today's theme for #BirdPoker will be Fourth Anniversary. Post any bird photo that you like that somehow ties into the theme. (Replacing Takeoffs)
Four Trumpeter Swans on Lake Ontario.
I just found out that has passed on sometime over the last year... We have lost a great photographer and a really nice person. Please check out her photography work she was very talented! RIP Lee
Phil Armishaw is a freelance photographer living in southern Ontario, Canada. He is well known for his work with the City of Hamilton photographing and documenting their over 120 waterfalls. He volunteers on a waterfall advisory committee for the city and has been interviewed on TV, radio, and in newspapers several times with his photos and waterfall knowledge. Phil started a Flickr group for Hamilton's waterfalls and also leads group walks to the many waterfalls. He also helps run a photography group called the Hamilton Flick Group whose goal is to promote the City of Hamilton and a place for local people with photography interests to meet and improve their skills.
Wildlife and in particular birds have been a passion of Phils and he has photographed over 225 species in the wild. These photos have been printed in birding books, magazines, newspapers, and are published on many online sites. His personal online Flickr website ( www.flickr.com/sprint8 ) is comprised of over 3000 photos and has over 600,000 views.
Over the last year Phil has ventured into photojournalism and sports in particular. He photographs for two OHA hockey teams and recently has been shooting auto racing. Phil's is very knowledgable in auto racing due to the fact he was a race car driver and raced at many Ontario and US tracks.
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Jeff Swift was all over the ice for the Caledonia Corvairs, as he tallied one goal and four assists in Caledonia's 7-2 win over the Listowel
Phil Armishaw Photography: Photographing Birds in Flight
I have been asked several times by contacts in the #BirdPoker game to write an article on photographing Birds in Flight (BIF) and to share c