Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Birds & Scenery - Fremont Central Park (Part 3) - Fremont, CA

As you guys know, ever since I moved out of Fremont, CA, I haven't visited Central Park (Lake Elizabeth) much after. I recently took a few trips there and shot a lot of wildlife photos. I will be splitting the photos into 4 blog posts.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best Fremont Central Park photos, use this link. To view my best wildlife photos, use this link. To see all of my 2012 to 2015 Fremont Central Park photos, use this link.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The photos for the blog post today are shot on 1/2/2015 and 1/5/2015. It is all photos of birds and scenery.

Message From the Photographer: Hi guys, I have some bad news. My Nexus 5's radio just broke. As you know I am quite the computer geek too, and I gave it my all trying to fix the device (resetting things to make sure it isn't a software glitch). Anyways, I have failed, and more than likely the physical cellphone radio broke (so it won't connect to my carrier at all). My phone is very important in my photography. I do sometimes use the camera on the phone for some of my photos, use it to navigate to my photo shoot destination, and many times I will need to tether my DSLR to my phone for certain types of photos. I am not asking for donations, but I am asking for some help to build up some funding on a new smartphone. I'm a poor college student. It might seem like I have all the money in the world, but most of my photography equipment is from my parents. I would really like to be able to replace this phone with my own money.

Do you shop on Amazon? Please please please bookmark my link and use it when ever you make a purchase. You only have to use within the past 24 hours before making a purchase for it to work. I participate in the Amazon Associates Program, so Amazon will pay me a small commission for every sale I generate through my link. This won't cost you anything extra and the funds go into funding my photography, my videos, and in this case, helping me fund for replacement equipment. Also, you can help me by disabling any Adblockers you have on my website. I have Amazon ads on my blog posts, and those also help with with funding. Thank you guys for reading and as always you can share my photos and blog posts out to your friends and family members as a way to support me. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it.

There is quiet a funny story behind this photo. My friend was the one who spotted the seagull. He was all like, "What is that?!" I looked and all I saw was a seagull flying with some sort of bulge on its head. The first thing that occurred to me was this seagull had a tumor on its head as I've seen wildlife with cancer tumors before. I followed the seagull until it landed, and I approached it with my camera. Turns out it was just a seagull with a big piece of bread stuck to its head. Of course I had to take a photo of this hilarious seagull. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Next up is a photo of Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) in the middle of Lake Elizabeth. 

Another photo of the Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus). I processed these only in black and white because that was my original intention. I thought the birds standing in the middle of the lake made a great black and white abstract. 


A photo of Lake Elizabeth with the Fremont Police Station off in the distance. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 32 58 N 121 57 29 W   

Black and white process of the photo above.  

This is what I suspect to be a hybrid offspring. It seems to be a cross between a Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) and a Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos). The first time I saw this bird was back in 2010. You can see that photo on this blog post here


Another photo of the hybrid bird. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  


Another photo of the hybrid bird. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

These are all the photos for today. I will continue with more photos from Central Park in the next post. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Related Posts with Thumbnails