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Shooting city birds with a Nikon D700 and Leica M8. Good practice.

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Pigeons are waiting for you

Pigeons are waiting for you

Birdwatching and photography go hand in hand although sometimes the photography can be somewhat exotic, requiring longer lenses and well-developed skills to capture that perfect shot.  But you don’t have to travel to the country (or even to a park in the city) to try your hand at bird photography.  Most cities are home to flocks of pigeons, to the extent that they are considered pests.  But pigeons are easy to find and because they have become accustomed to people, one can move in and shoot away without spooking them.

But it doesn’t have to pigeons.  It can be seagulls, sparrows, really any birds that are common in your neighborhood.  For more photos, check out these photos of a child with pigeons in Vancouver, Canada.

The pigeon photos were taken with a Nikon D700 in and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 lens in Bangkok; the seagull with a Leica M8 with a Summilux 75mm f/1.4 in San Francisco.

Lined up

Looking at me

Lined up 2

Really looking at me

Slight difference

Slight difference

Another city bird

Another city bird

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September 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Vancouver graffiti as urban art, part II

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Jungle cat

Jungle cat

Here’s part two of my graffiti photos from my trip to Vancouver.  Again, these photos were taken with a Canon 5D with a Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens.

Tree of life

Tree of life

Fighters

Fighters

Spiderman

Spiderman

Yell

Yell

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January 11, 2009 at 6:51 am

Vancouver graffiti as urban art

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Homeland

Homeland

Vancouver Canada has some of the best urban graffiti that I’ve seen in a long time.  I’ve  always enjoyed street art for its vitality, color, emotion and design.  While in Vancouver three months ago, I made it a habit to prowl the Gas Town area at sunrise.  At that time of the day, the light adds a glow to photographs.  Three photos show some of the best representations of street art that I saw while there.  Will post others later.

These photos were shot with a Canon 5D and Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens.

The dumpster as art

The dumpster as art

Groovin' to the music

Groovin' to the music

Flags

Flags

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January 10, 2009 at 6:30 am

Beautiful Canadian Rockies

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Low tide

Low tide

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days in Vancouver, British Columbia.  As luck would have it, my friend Remy arrived the day I left.  She spent a great holiday in Vancouver and further east, to the Canadian Rockies. These are some of the GREAT photos that she took.  Spectacular scenery.  Enjoy!

Rail to nowhere

Rail to nowhere

Reflection

Reflection

Marina view

Marina view

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October 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm

More photos from Vancouver, another Starbucks

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Mini Me

Mini Me

Vancouver was so picturesque, I’ve got more photos!

Gastown Starbucks

Gastown Starbucks

Facing the sun

Facing the sun

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October 15, 2008 at 9:29 pm

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Walking Granville St, Vancouver Canada

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Granville St in Vancouver BC is a great street to walk.  From the area of the Pan Pacific Hotel on one end to the ferry dock for Granville Island at the other, there is a lot to see.  Near the Pan Pacific end is Gas Town with its historic buildings.  But try walking up the hill along the Granville St route.  You won’t be disappointed.

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October 11, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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Air Canada Business Class Lounge at Vancouver Airport

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Sunny day

Sunny day

Sitting here having a light breakfast and I have to say that the lounge is quite nice.  Spacious with good sightlines in all directions.  At this time of day there are hardly any customers so that makes it even nicer.

The blob

The blob

The curve

The curve

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October 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm