April, 2010

Double-crested Cormorant by Markham Resevoir

Went to nearby CTY to pick up a computer part, and brought my camera along in case I saw anything interesting in the reservoir. What I saw — besides lots of Canada Geese — was this fellow, a Double-crested Cormorant:

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

The patterns on the wings and beak somehow make it look more primitive-looking. Definitely wouldn’t want to be at the other end of that nasty-looking curved beak.

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Orange Moon

I first saw this deeply orange moon coming back from work, and when I got home I got out the camera and managed to get a clear picture from the backyard.

Deeply-Orange Moon

Deeply-Orange Moon

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Greater Scaup Ducks by Woodbine Beach

Saw a pair of Greater Scaup Ducks down by Woodbine Beach while walking the dog. Managed to get both of them in the single shot you see below:

Male and Female Greater Scaup Ducks

Male and Female Greater Scaup Ducks

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Toronto Orchid Show 2010

I got to go to the Toronto Orchid Show again. Great place to go if you’re a photographer. For each flower I shot, I also took a picture of the label for the particular orchid, so all of the flowers are named, where a label was available for them.

One of my favourites was this one, which looks a lot like a woman’s lips:

Encyclia Cordigera + Encyclia Randii

Encyclia Cordigera + Encyclia Randii

Here are the best pics, winnowed down from a couple hundred shots:

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Lions Toronto Easter Parade in The Beaches 2010

Another fun parade, this time with Vanessa helping out a friend by marching with a group of kids for “The Monkey Club”. In addition to the usual bands there was even a demo by a couple of members of the Harlem Globetrotters as well.

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