Thursday, January 30, 2014

Birds in Motion - Grouse Mountain - North Vancouver, BC (Part 3)

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy viewing this chain of 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 Vancouver photos from this trip, use this link. To view all of my day 9 photos, use this link.

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Today I will continue my photos from Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Grouse Mountain is a ski resort in North Vancouver, that is also open as a tourist attraction when there is no snow. When there is now snow, they have several shows, a wildlife conservation habitat, and a wind energy display called "Eye of the Wind" for tourists to observe. Today I have the rest of the photos from the Birds in Motion show.

Next up in the show is Miguel the Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus).

 Another few photos of Miguel. 

This is Judge Dredd the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). 

 Another few photos of Judge Dredd. As always with birds in flight, photography is very hard. While there is no issues with Canon's focus tracking, I'm not fast enough to follow them with my camera. 

 Next up, Darwin the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus).

Here is a photo of Darwin with its beak open.  

 Another few photos of Darwin. 

Next up is the Arrow the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). I quickly shot these few photos as Arrow landed. Feel free to click on the first photo to open up a slideshow. That way you can view it like a mini animation. 

 Another few photos of Arrow. 

Another few photos of arrow. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. Next time I will continue my photos from Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Next time, I head on a ski lift up to the Eye of the Wind. Please don't forget to share the blog post 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.