Dog walkers

On a whim while out for one of my walks this week I captured this image of two walkers with their dogs in a local regional park. I don’t usually target people in my photography, but I was curious about what would happen with a slow shutterspeed. Looks like I’ll be capturing more people in future blur images…I loved how the white on their boots made attractive arcs in the resulting image, so I decided to share.

Click on image for larger view.Two people walking their dogs, blur


A few more gulls

Time has been a little short for processing this week, so I’m calling on some of my gull motion images to fill in the gap.



Bilbo – Monochrome Madness Week 39

This isn’t the first time you’ve seen images of Bilbo, mini horse and tormenter extraordinaire of regular sized horses. He has shown up in several earlier posts and will doubtless show up again in posts to come.

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mini horse looking back over shoulder, view from behind, black and white


The top image is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne Cole’s blog. Click on the link to see what everybody else came up with — it’s always interesting to see the great variety of styles!

Below I’ve also included the color version and a couple of images of Bilbo at large.

mini horse looking back over shoulder, view from behind mini  horse galloping away mini horse standing looking



You can’t see me…

While out walking I came across this rabbit hiding in the grass. S/he was sure I couldn’t see her/him at first. I stayed very quiet and still for a while and then s/he started to groom his/her whiskers. So very cute!



Here we have some Yellowlegs feeding along the waterline in the Nicomekl estuary, just inland from Mud Bay, south of Vancouver, BC. I’m not sure if they are Greater or Lesser Yellowlegs (Totanus melanoleucus or flavipes). The main difference is in the call, the size and the length of the bill. At the time I captured these images I thought they were Greater, but looking at the images I’m not so sure. Charming little wading birds in any case.

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