Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013

Here are some of the shots I took during this year’s Nuit Blanche:

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Garden Tower in Toronto #1

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Garden Tower in Toronto #1

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Garden Tower in Toronto #2

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Garden Tower in Toronto #2

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles and New City Hall

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles and New City Hall

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #1

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #1

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #2

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #2

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #3

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #3

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #4

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #4

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #5

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Forever Bicycles #5

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: The Rose is Without Why

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: The Rose is Without Why

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Ferris Wheel #1

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Ferris Wheel #1

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Ferris Wheel #2

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Ferris Wheel #2

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Parallax

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Parallax

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: (X)Static Clown Factory

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: (X)Static Clown Factory

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Illuminated Dean

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Illuminated Dean

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Rumbling Drumlins

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Rumbling Drumlins

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Monster Child

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2013: Monster Child

 

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Half-moon in the Morning

Another shot of the moon, again using my 500mm lens on the new, sturdier tripod my wife bought for me last Xmas:

Half-moon in the Morning

Half-moon in the Morning

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Hummingbird by Feeder

Still taking pics of the hummingbirds up here on Schengili-La Island up near Pointe-au-Baril. There’s at least two females and one male who keep chasing the other two away from the feeders when they find them there. Erika noticed that the two females seemed to be tolerating each other somewhat, waiting for the other to be chased off by the male so that the other could swoop in and get in a good feed.

Here are a couple of pics of them from earlier today:

Hummingbird on Branch with Back Facing the Camera

Hummingbird on Branch with Back Facing the Camera

Hummingbird by Feeder

Hummingbird by Feeder

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Sulfur Butterflies on Purple Erigeron Flowers

Sulfur butterflies are pretty though kinda plain when compared to things like Monarch butterflies, but when I saw the way the morning light was catching these sulfur butterflies from behind I ended up focusing on them during my morning walk in Woodbine Park earlier today:

Sulfur Butterfly on Purple Erigeron Flowers #1

Sulfur Butterfly on Purple Erigeron Flowers #1

Sulfur Butterfly on Purple Erigeron Flowers #2

Sulfur Butterfly on Purple Erigeron Flowers #2

I had always thought of the purple flowers as a sort of purple daisy, but apparently they are called “Purple Erigeron”, perhaps better known as “fleabane”. The butterflies certainly love them.

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Jupiter and its Moons

Woke up before sunrise this morning and noticed Jupiter high overhead while stepping outside to check the temperature. Got out the tripod, camera and 500mm lens and managed to get the following picture:

Ganymede, Callisto, Io and a Bit of Europa by an Over-exposed Jupiter

Ganymede, Callisto, Io and a Bit of Europa by an Over-exposed Jupiter

From left-to-right, the moons you can see are Ganymede, Callisto, Io and a bit of Europa adjacent to an over-exposed Jupiter.

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Old War Planes at the Brampton Air Show

Got to join my step-father-in-law in a trip to Brampton to see the Great War Museum and Air Show. Couldn’t ask for a better day: sunny, clear-skies, and since we were right beside the runway, close access to the airplanes as they flew by. Here’s a shot of a couple of replica WWI planes during a fly-by:

Fokker Triplane and Sopwith One-and-half Strutter Fly-by

Fokker Triplane and Sopwith One-and-half Strutter Fly-by

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Warrior’s Day Parade at the C.N.E. 2013

Some preliminary shots from the Warrior’s Day Parade earlier today at the C.N.E. (More to come as I get the chance to process them).

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: J. Levin-Turner and John Speirs

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Master of Ceremonies J. Levin-Turner and John Speirs

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Sopwith Strutter and S.E.5

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: WWI Sopwith Strutter and S.E.5

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Cpl H Hodgson Playing Opening Bagpipe Tune

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Cpl H Hodgson Playing Opening Bagpipe Tune

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino and Brigadier-General Omer Lavoie

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino and Brigadier-General Omer Lavoie

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: 1950s UN Jeep

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: 1950s UN Jeep

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Alan Roy Beside WWII Veteran Jim Eddy

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Alan Roy Beside WWII Veteran Jim Eddy

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Canadian Troops (260)

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Canadian Troops (260)

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Colour Parade

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Colour Parade

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Drummers (102)

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Drummers (102)

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Eyes Right!

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Eyes Right!

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: First Nations 1812 Warrior

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: First Nations 1812 Warrior

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Heavy Truck

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Heavy Truck

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Provost on Vintage Triumph Motorcycle

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Provost on Vintage Triumph Motorcycle

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Queen's Rangers Sgt. Major

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Queen’s Rangers Sgt. Major

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Veteran Standing Up in Jeep

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Veteran Standing Up in Jeep

Warrior's Day Parade 2013: Veterans in a Jeep

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013: Veterans in a Jeep

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Bagpipers from Emergency Services

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Bagpipers from Emergency Services

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Commissionaire with Ceremonial Sword

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Commissionaire with Ceremonial Sword

August 17, 2013 - Warrior's Day Parade 2013-413th Wing

August 17, 2013 – Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-413th Wing

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Royal Regiment

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Royal Regiment

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Bagpipers

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Bagpipers

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Royal Canadian Navy Veteran with Sword

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Royal Canadian Navy Veteran with Sword

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-UN Veterans

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-UN Veterans

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-UN Veterans in a Jeep

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-UN Veterans in a Jeep

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Highland Creek Sgt Major

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Highland Creek Sgt Major

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Toronto Firefighter Military Veterans

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Toronto Firefighter Military Veterans

Warrior's Day Parade 2013-Toronto Police Military Veterans

Warrior’s Day Parade 2013-Toronto Police Military Veterans

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Growing Cygnets in Woodbine Park’s Pond

The cygnet (baby swans) mute swans in the pond at Woodbine Park are growing. Here are some pics I shot of them earlier today:

Cygnet and Female Swan

Cygnet and Female Swan

Pair of Cygnets

Pair of Cygnets

Cygnet Yoga

Cygnet Yoga

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Band-winged Meadowhawk (Red Dragonfly) at Woodbine Park

A couple of shots of what I believe is a male Band-winged Meadowhawk, a common red dragonfly seen in and around Woodbine Park:

Band-winged-Meadowhawk - Top view

Band-winged Meadowhawk – Top view

Band-winged-Meadowhawk - Side view

Band-winged Meadowhawk – Side view

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Beaches Jazz Festival 2013: Thursday Streetfest

A selection of pictures taken during the Streetfest portion of the Beaches Jazz Festival for 2013:

Beaches Jazz Festival: Clint Ryan #2

Beaches Jazz Festival: Clint Ryan #2

Beaches Jazz Festival: Clint Ryan #1

Beaches Jazz Festival: Clint Ryan #1

Beaches Jazz Festival: Dancers #1

Beaches Jazz Festival: Dancers #1

Beaches Jazz Festival: Dr. Draw

Beaches Jazz Festival: Dr. Draw

Beaches Jazz Festival: George Olliver #1

Beaches Jazz Festival: George Olliver #1

Beaches Jazz Festival: George Olliver #2

Beaches Jazz Festival: George Olliver #2

Beaches Jazz Festival: Keyboardist from George Olliver Band

Beaches Jazz Festival: Keyboardist from George Olliver Band

Beaches Jazz Festival: Saxophone Player from Clint Ryan and The Burgess Brothers Band

Beaches Jazz Festival: Saxophone Player from Clint Ryan and The Burgess Brothers Band

Beaches Jazz Festival: Saxophone Player and Bassist from Seagull All Stars

Beaches Jazz Festival: Saxophone Player and Bassist from Seagull All Stars

Baches Jazz Festival: Singer from Nightfly

Baches Jazz Festival: Singer from Nightfly

Baches Jazz Festival: Singer from the Downtown Dixieland Band

Baches Jazz Festival: Singer from the Downtown Dixieland Band

Baches Jazz Festival : Smiling Clarinet Player from the Downtown Dixieland Band

Baches Jazz Festival: Smiling Clarinet Player from the Downtown Dixieland Band

Jazz

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