Yellow Warbler

There are lots of little yellow birds here in Costa Rica, and this Yellow Warbler is one of them. They usually flit about everywhere, so am glad this one stayed still long enough for me to get one single, good shot with my camera.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Shot on the grounds of Zumaloft, near Montezuma, Costa Rica.

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Blue-gray Tanager

Turns out it is not just the Fiery-billed Aracaris that like the ripened papayas on the grounds of Zumaloft, but also other birds like this Blue-gray Tanager.

Blue-gray Tanager #1

Blue-gray Tanager #1

Blue-gray Tanager #2

Blue-gray Tanager #2

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Fiery-billed Aracari (Again)

After watching last night’s New Year’s pyrotechnics at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, the family spent the day relaxing and recovering on the ground of Zumalofts. A pair of toucan-related Fiery-billed Aracaris returned again to the ripe papaya tree to gulp down large chunks of the fruit, and putting on a great show. A wonderfully photogenic bird.

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #1

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #1

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #2

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #2

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #3

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #3

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #4

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #4

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #5

Fiery-billed Aracari Jan 1 2018 #5

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Coastline and Surf by Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

Rough Surf at Base of Dunluce Castle

Rough Surf at Base of Dunluce Castle

Coastline as Seen Through a Ruin Window, East of Dunluce Castle

Coastline as Seen Through a Ruin Window, East of Dunluce Castle

Coastline Detail, East of Dunluce Castle

Coastline Detail, East of Dunluce Castle

Coastline as Seen Through a Ruin Window, East of Dunluce Castle

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Coastline Arch Detail, West of Dunluce Castle

Coastline Arch Detail, West of Dunluce Castle

Coastline and Surf Immediately West of Dunluce Castle

Coastline and Surf Immediately West of Dunluce Castle

Coastline and Rough Surf, West of Dunluce Castle

Coastline and Rough Surf, West of Dunluce Castle

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Ruins of Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle Panorama #1

Dunluce Castle Panorama #1

Overview of the Ruins, Dunluce Castle

Overview of the Ruins, Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle Ruins #1

Dunluce Castle Ruins #1

Ruin Detail #1, Dunluce Castle

Ruin Detail #1, Dunluce Castle

Manor Window, Dunluce Castle

Manor Window, Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle Ruins #3

Dunluce Castle Ruins #3

Dunluce Castle Ruins #4

Dunluce Castle Ruins #4

Dunluce Castle Ruins #6

Dunluce Castle Ruins #6

Dunluce Castle Ruin and Airplane Contrail

Dunluce Castle Ruin and Airplane Contrail

View of Ruin Through Arch, Dunluce Castle

View of Ruin Through Arch, Dunluce Castle

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Toronto International Air Show 2017

This was a tricky airshow to shoot, as the overcast skies meant that there was often little contrast between the skies and the airplane(s) I was trying to shoot pictures of. Much tweaking needed to be done in LightShop for many of these images in order to bring out detail but also keeping noise to a minimum. All pics shot using the trusty Olympus E-620 with the fast 200mm lens.

Pictures are arranged in the order the airplanes appeared in the show, and their names are derived directly from the emailed show schedule for the day courtesy of cias.org.

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours and the CN Tower

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours and the CN Tower

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

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Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Sikorsky Helicopter

Sikorsky Helicopter

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

USAF F-22 Flying by Peace Statue on CNE Grounds

USAF F-22 Flying by Peace Statue on CNE Grounds

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

Boeing B75N-1 -Stearman Bi-Plane

Boeing B75N-1 – Stearman Bi-Plane

Beech 3NM Expeditor

Beech 3NM Expeditor

As I was taking the last photo rain began to fall, which quickly led to a downpour. After about a half-hour the skies cleared again, but by that time I was across the CNE grounds, so that was it for me, until next year!

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Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

One of my favourite photography subject pairings happened in my backyard again: Monarch butterflies supping nectar from Echinacea flowers. Love the mix of vibrant colours. Here are the highlights:

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea Flower

Monarch Butterfly on Green Leaf

Monarch Butterfly on Green Leaf

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Highlights from Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest 2017

Just a few pics this year, as I was in a bit of a rush.

Downtown Dixieland Band

Downtown Dixieland Band

Female Brass Section of The Achromatics

Female Brass Section of The Achromatics

Singer from Downtown Dixieland Band

Singer from Downtown Dixieland Band

Stacey Renee Band

Stacey Renee Band

TDot Batu

TDot Batu

Yiannis Kapoulas

Yiannis Kapoulas

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Day at Tokyo Disneyland

Entrance to Tokyo Disneyland

Entrance to Tokyo Disneyland

White Rabbit Figure at Tokyo Disneyland

White Rabbit Figure at Tokyo Disneyland

Main Tokyo Disneyland Entrance

Main Tokyo Disneyland Entrance

Tokyo Disneyland Bus

Tokyo Disneyland Bus

Star Tours Entrance at Disneyland Tokyo

Star Tours Entrance at Disneyland Tokyo

USA Rocket Ride (Disneyland Tokyo)

USA Rocket Ride (Disneyland Tokyo)

An Iconic View of Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

An Iconic View of Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella Castle Detail (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella Castle Detail (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella-themed Column Capital in Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Cinderella-themed Column Capital in Cinderella Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mickey Statue Behind Disney Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mickey Statue Behind Disney Castle (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mad Hatter Figurine (Tokyo Disneyland)

Mad Hatter Figurine (Tokyo Disneyland)

It's a Small World Facade (Tokyo Disneyland)

It’s a Small World Facade (Tokyo Disneyland)

Ace of Spades Figure Painting the Roses Red (Tokyo Disneyland)

Ace of Spades Figure Painting the Roses Red (Tokyo Disneyland)

Lead Mickey Mouse Float

Lead Mickey Mouse Float

Goofy on Carousel Horse (Tokyo Disneyland)

Goofy on Carousel Horse (Tokyo Disneyland)

Pinocchio Train

Pinocchio Train

Dory in Pelican's Beak Pouch Float

Dory in Pelican’s Beak Pouch Float

Disney Princesses on Swan Float (Tokyo Disneyland)

Disney Princesses on Swan Float (Tokyo Disneyland)

Aladdin Princess Float

Aladdin Princess Float

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Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

Entrance to Meiji Shrine

Entrance to Meiji Shrine

Stream Leading to Gardens at Meiji Shrine

Stream Leading to Gardens at Meiji Shrine

Torii Gate within the Meiji Shrine Grounds

Torii Gate within the Meiji Shrine Grounds

Colourful Rice Wine Offerings at the Meiji Shrine

Colourful Rice Wine Offerings at the Meiji Shrine

Inner Torii Gate at Meiji Shrine

Inner Torii Gate at Meiji Shrine

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