I managed to get a few good photos of this bird at Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. The birds there are obviously quite used to people and rely on them for scraps of food. I like the colouring of this bird. You can see a bit of the iridescent green and purple in its feathers.
I think I heard somewhere once that kids and pets are the hardest things to take photos of. In my experience, I’d have to agree somewhat. I was lucky this time because the cat was posing in his favourite chair. I got some really nice shots of him too.
I recently discovered one of Edmonton’s real gems and it is just on the edge of the city. It’s the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. One day I was having a look at a map of Edmonton and noticed a large body of water in the northwest part of the city, appropriately named Big Lake. Odd, because I had never heard anyone talk about it. So, one day I decided to check it out. I’ve been there twice now and plan to continue going there. I’ve only begun to delve into the photo opportunities.
A couple things I hadn’t anticipated when I moved to Alberta were the amazing sunrises and sunsets. I lived for a short while in Caroline, Alberta and I couldn’t believe the beautiful sunrises I saw there so often. I miss that.