Monday, February 20, 2012

Ecuador - Tandayapa Valley birds

Here's a quick post with a few photos from down here in Ecuador. I spent the the past few days between the Tandayapa Valley (cloud forest) and Milpe (rainforest). The fruit feeders at Tandayapa were unbeliveably productive..... some of the best tropical bird photography I've ever had! Tomorrow I cross over to the east side of the Andes for a few days before descending down into the Amazonia lowlands. Not sure how good the internet access will be for the rest of the trip, but I'll try to post more photos if I can!

The photos below were all taken with a Canon 1D mk IV and 500mm f/4 IS lens often with a 1.4x teleconvertor.

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Ecaudor

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Ecuador

Red-headed Barbet, Ecuador

Silver-throated Tanager, Ecuador

Silver-throated Tanager, Ecuador

Golden Tanager, Ecuador

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Algonquin Park winter - follow-up

Just a quick follow-up to my last post with a few more images from Alqonquin Provincial Park. I'm still in awe at how incredible that trip was.... I ended up with my best photos of moose and pine marten, as well as plenty of birds. Here are a few:

This is the context for the photos of the moose in the previous post. Canon 1D mk IV, Sigma 70-200/2.8. 

Pine Marten peaking over snowy ridge. Canon 1D mk IV, EF 500mm f/4 IS lens & 1.4x teleconverter.

Black-capped Chickadee launching off perch. Canon 1D mk IV, EF 500mm f/4 IS lens & 1.4x teleconverter.