The company i work for put everyone on a 4 day work week again recently but i didn't really complain too hard, as long as i could get out shooting instead.
Now that i have my lens back from Nikon i was eager to test it out finally.
morning started at Boundary Bay and while i saw human shapes prowling
the shoreline off 72nd no doubt looking for great whites i decided to
just wander the dike, i was super happy to just be out again, i had no
target birds, it was all good.
I'll get the crummy part out of the
way right away, for some reason the new 1.4x tele i picked up in May
after the original one got crunched (in the bump that lead to my lens
eventually being repaired) has now gone faulty - it reads dark, and it
causes the shutter to stick when it's on.
Imagine my fright when i went to test my levels first thing and everything was dark!
taking the tele off i realized that the lens worked just fine, and
after fellow photog Raymond lent me his 1.4x tele to test on my camera i
realized that it was in fact just the tele and not lens (as i initially
feared) that needed to be looked at.
I have no problem sending it back on warranty (hopefully) no rush, as i bought another yesterday in the meantime
here then are some shots, all without the usual tele.
So yeh, i think it's pretty cool that i was able to get a Lifer as well, the fact that it was a warbler made it all the sweeter.
saw this bird flitting about in the trees twitching it's tail like a
wagtail, my first thought was a warbler i don't even have yet - Palm Warbler, i wasn't 100% though and soon forgot about this bird as the Tropical Kingbird later put on a show.
Later at home i confirmed it with the field guide and duly reported it.
this guy was one of those "you just had to be there or you wouldn't believe it" moments
went out in the drizzle today to visit the Clay-colored Sparrow in West
Vancouver, this is the second winter this little sparrow has come back
to the backyard feeders and while i was hoping for a shot of it on a
tree branch i'll take this feeder shot (magazines pay for these types of
shots too i've found).