Sunday, March 9, 2008
Birds on the Bay
This morning took me (very early plus the time change) to Tsawassen for a photography seminar called Birds on the Bay. Whoever decided on the date clearly wasn't thinking of the time change. Being in Tsawassen for 9am on the morning after a time change was pure evil. Mind you, I was the youngest person there, so it was probably only a problem for me. I doubt anyone else also had a 5 month old waking through the night to deal with.
Never the less. The seminar was put on by a local nature enthusiast, Ursula Easterbrook, through the parks and rec dept. She is a general photographer who insists she isn't into bird photography, even though she is teaching a class on it. She lectured for about 2 hours and then we went out onto Boundary Bay and did some shooting.
There weren't a lot of interesting (to me) birds to shoot. There was an eagle in the parking lot tree, and a crane out in the bay but mostly gulls and ducks. And to me, you see one duck, you have seen them all. OK well, mallards. Dad and I saw well over 10 eagles on the way in. There are always plenty along Hwy 99.
I took a bunch of the nature of the beach instead, I am trying to post them but its not working. I will keep trying because I want to share my favs of the day.
I did enjoy the seminar and I learned some new things. Dad and I felt a little under-equipped today. We were the only ones with out an SLR with a big zoom lens at the end. Yes, I had equipment envy today. Big time!
It was also the longest I have left Kaylum. I was a little concerned about my boobies going undrained for 6 hours as that is not typical for us, even at night. But it all went well. Sean only needed to give him one bottle and I was home in time for Kaylum's next feed. That boy can smell me from a mile away! The time change has thrown me off a bit along with being up early. We all had a nap this afternoon and Mom and Dad are coming for dinner tonight. Tonight we shall be guitar heroes once again!
If you look carefully on this one, you can see a wee spider. I didn't see it until I downloaded the pics!