The Peony and the Wasp

Posted by on May 28, 2012 | 2 comments

The Peony and the Wasp

Late Spring, Montreal, 2012. While dozens of peonies are being helped open with the formic acid that ants secrete. This one is being inspected by a wasp. Or perhaps just casually digesting an ant previously devoured on the next door neighbor.   Nikon D700/Nikkor 70-200mm+ TC20E-III @400mm f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs...

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Mallard/Colvert (Anas platyrhynchos)

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 | 2 comments

Mallard/Colvert (Anas platyrhynchos)

Lac Boivin, Qc. March 2012. Male Mallard up close. Colvert mâle de très près.   Nikon D700/70-200mm f2.8 + TC20E III @600mm. f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO800 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Hiding my Mallard Beak

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 | 2 comments

Hiding my Mallard Beak

Mallard/Colvert (Anas platyrhynchos) Lac Boivin, Qc. September 2011. Female mallard with her beak buried deep inside her plumage. Colvert femelle le bec dans les plumes. Nikon D700/70-200mm f2.8 @400mm. f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 800   Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2016

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Pill Bug Twirl

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 | 6 comments

Pill Bug Twirl

Macro Table, Montreal. Pill bugs have the ability to twirl their bodies on a vertical axis. This led me to wonder what a horizontal twirl might look like. Nikon D700/Nikkor 105mmm f16, 1/2s, ISO800 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Robin/Merle (Turdus migratorius)

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 | 2 comments

Robin/Merle (Turdus migratorius)

Cap Saint-Jacques,  Montreal 2012. American Robin in winter. Merle d’Amérique en hiver.   Nikon D300/28-300mm f2.8 @300mm. f5.6, 1/640s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Grasshopper

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 | 4 comments

Grasshopper

Lac Boivin, Qc.  August 2011. This baby grasshopper was basking in the sun attached to the  glass pane of a door.   Nikon D700/70-200mm f2.8 + TC20E III @400mm. f6.3, 1/1250s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Waxwing/Jaseur (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Waxwing/Jaseur (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cap Saint-Jacques, February 2012. I momentarily disturbed this cedar waxwing feeding on small fruits. It was part of a large number of waxwings just passing through. Un jaseur d’Amérique isloé de son groupes de passage en train de manger des petits fruits   Nikon D300/28-300mm f3.5-5.6 @450mm. f5.6, 1/500s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Wood Duck Posturing

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 2 comments

Wood Duck Posturing

Wood Duck/Branchu (Aix sponsa) Lac Boivin, Qc. October 2011. This male wood duck seems to want to enjoy the last rays of sun to their fullest. Or is he rehearsing a posture for the spring mating season ? Branchu mâle se chauffant les plumes au soleil couchant ou en prélude de pariade….. Nikon D700/70-200mm f2.8 @400mm. f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO2800 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2016

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Black Duck/Canard noir (Anas rubripes)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Black Duck/Canard noir (Anas rubripes)

Lac Boivin, Qc.  August 2011. Black duck relaxing on a log, the late afternoon sun enhancing the texture and complexity of its plumage. Canard noir sur une souche. Lumière de fin d’après-midi révélant le superbe plumage. Nikon D700 70-200mm f2.8 @140mm. f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO3200 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Big Woody Rampage

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Big Woody Rampage

This rarely seen pileated woodpecker decided to target this tree not far from my house during the Spring of 2008. Two years later the tree had to be taken down. It had not survived the assault. . Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm @200mm; f5.6, 1/200s, ISO360 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Gull/Goéland (Larus delawarensis)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Gull/Goéland (Larus delawarensis)

Lac Boivin, Qc, Canada. August 2011 This ring-billed seagull was perched on the boardwalk at Lac Boivin one August day in 2011. Luckily for the photographer, it seemed more interested in basking in the light of the setting sun than the approaching photographer. Goéland à bec cerclé trop préoccupé par son bain de soleil couchant pour se soucier du photographe qui s’approche. Nikon D700, 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-20E III @400mm; f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO3200   Copyright Fritschi©Photographs 2000-2014     Nikon D700, 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-20E III @400mm; f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 3200  ...

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Male Mallard in Flight

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Male Mallard in Flight

Mallard/Colvert (Anas platyrhynchos) St-Catherine Locks, Qc, Canada. February 2012. Mallard in flight taken from the south side of the Saint-Lawrence river near the Saint-Catherine Locks. Colvert en vol, côté sud du fleuve Saint-Laurent près des écluses Sainte-Catherine. Nikon D700, 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-20E III @400mm; f5.6, 1/1250s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2016

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Mallard Couple in Flight

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Mallard Couple in Flight

Mallards/Colverts (Anas platyrhynchos) St-Catherine Locks, Qc, Canada. February 2012. A mallard couple in flight, close enough to be in the same frame and with ice in the background makes for a very happy photographer. Taken on a sunny morning near the Saint-Catherine Locks on the south shore of the Saint-Lawrence River near Montreal. Un couple colvert survolant les glaces de février aux écluses Sainte-Catherine sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent, près de Montréal. Nikon D700, 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-20E III @400mm; f6.3, 1/1250s, ISO400. Montreal 2012. Copyright Fritschi © Photographs...

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Mallard Coupe Resting

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Mallard Coupe Resting

Mallards/Colverts (Anas Platyrhynchos) St-Catherine Locks, Qc, Canada February 2012 Mallard couple basking in the afternoon sun on the icy banks of the Saint-Lawrence River near Montreal. Couple colvert se chauffant les plumes sous le soleil d’hiver aux écluses Sainte-Catherine sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent.   Nikon D700, 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-20E III @400mm; f9.0, 1/1250s, ISO400. Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Ice Duck Steps

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Ice Duck Steps

Mallards/Colverts (Anas platyrhynchos) St-Catherine Locks, Montreal, Qc., Canada February 2012 There are those who only shoot male mallards because they are so much more colourful. Yet, when I saw these two females so close at hand wobbling around on pristine snow, I knew I had a shot. Un pas de deux sur une neige immaculée. Les mâles sont plus colorés peut-être. Mais, ce couple de femelles est tellement sympa. Nikon D700, 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-20E III @400mm; f6.3, 1/1250s, ISO400. Montreal, Saint-Catherine Locks, February 2012.   Copyright Fritschi © Photographs...

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