Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “birds

Fish Dinner

Heron Fish Dinner

Saw this one fishing in the Grand River in Cambridge on the weekend. Was able to sit there and watch and take this shot of it enjoying a fish dinner.

After a some photo artistry I came up with this version which will be a part of the Art in the Park event in Elmira this weekend Saturday September 8th from 10am – 2pm.


Water Music

Goose conductor

The Goose Conductor

I took this while Kayaking at Rockwood Park. It makes me think of an Orchestra Conductor conducting water music.


River Bank Heron


heron square

Went kayaking on the Grand River in Cambridge today and was rewarded with this beautiful Heron strolling along the river bank.


Conestogo Heron

On Sunday I went for a bike ride down the trail along the Conestogo River south of St. Jacobs and came across this guy standing watch on the other side of the river. They are usually pretty skittish and fly away at the first sight of a human but he was content to stay put while I took his portrait.

Constogo Heron copy


Swan Shower

Swan Showr

Swan Shower

This swan was having fun rustling it’s wings around in the water creating it’s own morning shower.

This was taken this last winter before the water froze over in Harrison Park Owen Sound.

Happy Canada Day!!


Swan

Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound

Swan at Harrison Park, Owen Sound

A few weekends ago I was in Harrison Park, Owen Sound where there are quite a few waterfowl in and around the pond. This swan sitting in the snow preening its feathers caught my eye. The beauty and simplicity of white on white was a pleasure to watch and photograph.


The Crow Contemplates the Cross

The Crow Contemplates the Cross

The Crow Contemplates the Cross

The crow was on the fence
Not knowing which way to turn
While contemplating the Cross


Vancouver Island – Peacock

Peacock

Peacock

We came across this Peacock in a park in Victoria Vancouver Island. He had an eye for the ladies!


Pariquin Falcon

Pariquin Falcon

Pariquin Falcon

This Pariquin Falcon was the last Raptor to pose for us at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre. They were all equally beautiful and amazing!

Taken at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre where many of these birds have permanent injuries which have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. Often, these injuries are caused by human activity. Now they live at the centre and provide visitors a chance to experience them up close and learn how we can reduce our negative impact on them.


Red Tail Hawk

Red Tail Hawk

Red Tail Hawk

This Red Tail Hawk is another of the Raptors at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre that we had the pleasure of photographing. They are truly magnificent creatures!


Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

The beautiful Barn Owl. Another shot taken at Mountsberg Raptor Centre. As you can see we had a Hoot!!

Taken at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre where many of these birds have permanent injuries which have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. Often, these injuries are caused by human activity. Now they live at the centre and provide visitors a chance to experience them up close and learn how we can reduce our negative impact on them.

 


Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl. What a majestic bird.

Taken at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre where many of these birds have permanent injuries which have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. Often, these injuries are caused by human activity. Now they live at the centre and provide visitors a chance to experience them up close and learn how we can reduce our negative impact on them.


Capacity

Capacity

Capacity

I don’t think maximum capacity has been reached!


Blue Heron Watercolour

Blue Heron Watercolour

Blue Heron Watercolour

I captured this image on the sailing trip around the great lakes. The Blue Heron is a truly magnificent bird. Although I did not paint this it is I do have control over the effect generated by the software and therefore it is not just an applied filter.


Blackbird Singing

Blackbird Singing

Blackbird Singing

Some creative inspiration from the Beatles.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.


On Guard

On Guard

On Guard

Oh Canada, We stand on Guard for Thee!
This Canada Goose stands on guard as his mate keeps the eggs warm in their huge nest.

Taken on one of the trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton.


Chickadee

Chickadee

Chickadee

Chickadees are friendly little birds that will eat out of your hand once they get used to you. This one posed for me at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton Ontario.


Cardinal

Cardinal

Cardinal

The Cardinal is not usually associated with Spring but this fellow posed for me last week while on a photowalk with some friends at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton.

Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.


I’m Keeping An Eye On You

Owl Portrait

Keeping an Eye on You!

A few weeks ago I went to the Henry’s Camera Show in Toronto and they had this Great Horned Owl and  a few other birds of prey an display to take pictures of.

Owl

Great Horned Owl

I just want to take this opportunity to thank those of you following my blog. I appreciate your likes and checking out my art. I also keep an eye on what your up to!

Thanks again

Neil