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Archive for October, 2013

chickadee

chickadee


lepiota

lepiota

f/2.8 – 1/125s – ISO 100 – 100mm


mandarin

As mentioned before, I have a “duck wish list” which is a quite extensive list of ducks I want to find and photograph. And today I found #1 on that list!! A male Mandarin Duck, the most beautiful duck in the world!  🙂

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turtle-2

A more detailed version of my previous post! For those who are interested, please click on the first picture below to open a slideshow


turtle

During my visit in Vancouver, I witnessed something amazing; I followed a Red-eared slider turtle from the Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, she walked a bit further into the park and started digging a hole. It took ~3 hours, and then she laid 11 eggs! Each one was the size of a quail egg, but they all fit in the hole. Afterwards she covered it up with dirt and grass, removing all traces of the nest. All in all, it took ~4 hours and afterwards she was quite exhausted. Here’s a picture of her walking back to the lagoon:

turtle


skimmer

An Eight-Spotted Skimmer dragonfly, seen in Stanley Park in Vancouver

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