Waxwings/Jaseurs (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Waxwings/Jaseurs (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cap Saint-Jacques, Montreal. February 2012. A band of passing Cedar Waxwings feeding on small fruits one very cold February morning. Un groupe de jaseurs d’Amérique de passage se rassasiant de petits fruits ce matin très froid de février. Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-300m FX @450mm, f5.6, 1/500s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs...

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Vulture/Urubu (Cathartes aura)

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Vulture/Urubu (Cathartes aura)

Lac Saint-Pierre, Quebec.  May 2011 A couple of Turkey Vultures look down on the photographer as he inches closer on a boat. Un couple d’urubu à tête rouge toise le photographe qui s’approche en bateau.   Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-300mm FX @375mm, f8, 1/500s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Muskrat

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Muskrat

Crossing one of the bridges linking the Islands of Boucherville, something in the water caught my eye. Turned out to be a very swift muskrat which seems to wink at the camera as it whisks by. Spring 2011 was a record year for inundated banks and fields. This brought my visitor much closer to the lens than in more normal times. .   Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-300mm FX @300mm, f8, 1/250s, ISO400. Iles de Boucherville, Montreal, May 2011. Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Green Frog

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Green Frog

Not sure why but there are times when frogs are very approachable. This green frog was at the close focus limit of my 300mm zoom range. About five feet, I would guess. The successive clicks of the shutter didn’t even make it bat an eyelash (so to speak). I was expecting it to jump any moment and actually lost patience when after many minutes it just sat there staring back at the diaphragm. I was completely taken by the golden iris these otherwise really homely creatures sport. .   Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-300mm @300mm, f5.6, 1/1600s, ISO1250. Oka Nature Park, Montreal. June 2011...

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Black Steer

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Black Steer

Organic Farm, Cap Saint-Jacques, February 2012 .   Nikon D300, 28-300mm FX @150mm, f7.1, 1/100s ISO400   Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Goose/Oie (Anas anser)

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Goose/Oie (Anas anser)

Cap Saint-Jacques, Montreal. February 2012 Greylag goose defying the photographer. Oie cendrée pas trop contente de la présence du photographe. Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-300mm FX @ 450mm, f7.1, 1/400s, ISO400 Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Which table again?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Which table again?

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Prairie Warbler Impressionism

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Prairie Warbler Impressionism

Warbler/Paruline (Dendroica discolor) Cooper Marsh, On, Canada. July 2011 Prairie Warbler in a “impressionist” setting. Paruline des prés en décor “impressioniste”. D7oo; Nikkor 70-200mm + TC20E III @400mm; f5.6 1/1000s ISO 3200 ÈCopyright Fritschi Photographs 2000 © 2016 – all rights reserved

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Mallard on a Floating Log

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Mallard on a Floating Log

Mallard/Colvert (Anas Platyrhynchos) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Qc, Canada. April 2011 Male mallard posing on a log. Colvert mâle perché sur sa souche. D700; Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 @300mm; f5.6; 1/250s; ISO450 Copyright Fritschi Photographs 2000 © 2016 – all rights reserved

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Duck Soup

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 | 2 comments

Duck Soup

Mallard/Colvert (Anas platyrhynchos) Lac Boivin , Qc, Canada Fall 2011 Female mallard wading in a soup of tiny green leaves. Femelle colvert dans sa soupe au pois.   Nikon D700 / 70-200mm f2.8G VRIII at 400mm f5.6; 1/1250s ISO 1000   Copyright Fritschi Photographs 2000 © 2016 – all rights reserved

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Angora Stare

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Angora Stare

Perched on the backyard acacia tree across from the kitchen window….go figure. At sunrise, one December morning in 2011. .   Nikon D300 / 70-200mm f2.8G at 400mm f5.6; 1/1000s ISO 3200   Copyright Fritschi Photographs 2000 © 2014 – all rights reserved

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Frida Thinking.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 | 1 comment

Frida Thinking.

When our standard poodle thinks…..Any black dog becomes a real photo challenge when it hides its eyes under dark curly hair. So I decided to put the focus on texture and enhance the image by completely desaturating it of all colour and adding grain. Montreal 2009 Canon G9 Copyright Fritschi Photographs 2000 © 2014 – all rights reserved

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Red Fox

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 | 1 comment

Red Fox

During a walking tour of the Boucherville Islands near Montreal, this red fox actually let me approach him close enough to obtain this great shot. The closest camera at hand was the D300 with the FX 28-300mm f3.5-5.6.Very handy rig able to provide a 35mm equivalent of 450mm at the long end. June 2011   Copyright Fritschi © Photographs 2000-2014

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Cardinal in Winter

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 | 2 comments

Cardinal in Winter

Northern Cardinal/Cardinal rouge (C. cardinalis) Even snow and cold temperatures do not deter this gorgeous bird to visit our Montreal backyards. A little difficult to camouflage such radiant colour against a white background or leafless trees. Ce magnifique oiseau nous visite malgré la neige et les grands froids. Bien entendu, sa couleur le rend d’autant plus visible lorsque les feuilles quittent nos feuillus pour l’hiver. D700 / 70-200mm f2.8G VRII + TC20E III @ 400mm – f5.6 at 1/1600s ISO 2000   Cardinal Look Female Cardinal in Winter Male Cardinal in Winter  ...

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