Friday, June 4, 2010

Wild Deer in High Park Who'd Thought

I would have never thought I would see the sight. I was walking through High Park in Toronto Ontario Canada looking at the bushes and what did I see but two deer. It was a dark day and these deer where under the buses feeding. All in all it was a magical moment for me as we gazed into each others eyes and time seem to stand still. I had been told there is supposed to be deer in High Park but I nobody I know has ever seen any so I was thrilled.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Captive American Kestrel

Captive American Kestrel, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

I went to the Colonel Samuel Smith First Birding Festival On Saturday and saw some lovely raptor's from the University of Guelph including this lovely kestrel. Not that I wanted to see these lovely animals harrased but they did not like dogs and I was glad to see that some people might have got the news that wild birds and dogs do not mix. Spent most of my time looking at this lovely fellow and watching the turkey vulture spreads it wing around the young lady that was holding him so they looked like they were on a date

Friday, May 21, 2010

Vulture Looking to Get his Package Purolated

Saw vultures sitting on the Purolator building at Hwy 10 and Brittania, Having vultures circling your building is never a good sign

Little Wild Bunny Rabbit goes for a walk

Little Wild Bunny Rabbit goes for a walk

Little Bunny goes for a walk by the credit river Mississuaga
I am so mad. A wild bunny rabbit died in our backyard because somebody's dog attacked it. So I went down to the river and buried it and put a stone over top of it and somebody moved the stone and let there dog at least attempt to dig up my poor dead wild bunny. I thought I had laid him nicely to rest
So this is a tribute to that poor bunny

Thursday, May 6, 2010

yellow rumped warbler

yellow rumped warbler, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

This photo got tweeted about. I do not know to be happy about it or not.
This was taken at Humber Bay Park East in a stand of confierous trees. Humber Bay Park is good place to see warblers.

yellow rumped warbler

yellow rumped warbler, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

This photo got tweeted about. I do not know to be happy about it or not.
This was taken at Humber Bay Park East in a stand of confierous trees. Humber Bay Park is good place to see warblers.

Friday, April 30, 2010

downtown toronto condo fire

downtown toronto condo fire, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

yesterday at work I saw this at work and went outside to take a few shots. Way to go to Toronto Fire in putting this out so quickly

Monday, March 29, 2010

horned grebe

hornedgrebe_6074, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

I was sitting at the edge of the lake at Colonel Samuel Smith Park trying to get a photo of a coot when this beautiful horned grebe just swam right by me. I love the colors. I am hoping for a loon

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I am mad

americantreesparrow_2904, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

This is a photo of an american tree sparrow I took at the Hendrie Valley Marsh BoardWalk in Hamilton. I am so mad that I got squeezed out of my spot my one photographer on one side of me smoking a european cigarello or cigarette and another photographer on the other side of me smoking a cigar. They are going to give the birds lung cancer. I was there for a long time before they arrived and I do not mind sharing but since I am allergic to smoke I eventually had to leave. I am mad at myself for letting them squeeze me out. How can you commune with nature with a cigar in your hand. People can be so inconsiderate at times. The other thing I want to say is that I love my wife dearly and to thank her for putting up with me.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

swans_8854, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

I wanted to wish everybody a Happy Valentines Day and remind everybody it is this Sunday. Here is photo of two swans down by the lake in Toronto Ontario. I will be displaying one of the my photos in an Art Sale at Riverwood Park at the Mississauga Visual Art Centre this weekend. I would like to invite everybody to go to sale over this weekend.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Herds Sneaking Into the Airport

deer_1783, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

I was at the Airport today and I saw herds sneaking into the airport . So when the line is to long. follow the herd. I was looking around the airport at Lester Pearson Airport and saw a large herd of deer of Brittania Rd

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Northern Mockingbird

nmockingbird_1641, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

On Wednesday morning a northern mockingbird just outside Mimico Sailing Club Humber Bay Park West Toronto Ontario

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Raymond Barlow Mountsberg Raptor Centre Photography Workshop

As my Mom would say wonders of wonders me actually smiling. This is me at the Raymond Barlow Photography Workshop at Mountsberg Raptor Centre. See me smiling do not faint anybody. I highly recommend the workshop and the Raptor Centre

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Colonel Samuel Smith Park

samsmith_1548, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

The hardest thing to figure out is when to go out to take photos and when not to and to figure out what to photograph. This is a photo I took at Sam smith park after the Marine unit left. It was really windy and cold on Sunday. The waves where crashing on the rocks coating them in ice. I think this photo is nice because the wave trough mirrors the rocks

Monday, February 1, 2010

Colonel Sam Smith

After braving the cold looking for the snowy owl. I was a little take aback when I saw 4 cruisers and the marine unit leaving sam smith park

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Originally uploaded by gashphoto
Chickadees are very funny and great to photograph. Riverwood Park is great for photographing chickadees. Yesterday was a great day and it was really funny to have a chickadee land on my head and hop around

Friday, January 29, 2010


sparrow_1146, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

My work at Front and Portland is a great place to take closeup photos of sparrows. They are not shy of human beings and you can get very close without scaring them away. They are little urbanites. Shooting sparrows in an urban environment is interesting and different. During the spring season you can get good shots of baby sparrows that nest in my building. a blurred background gives a nice photo

Perch Selection

merlin_0678, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

It is funny how you learn new things. When I started photography I never thought of perch selection. Now you need to think of where the bird is , what the bird is perched on , what the background is and the more you control all those things the better the photo. Wow so much to think about. This is a rather proud merlin from Mountsberg Raptor Centre again from the Ray Barlow workshop I went on

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bald Eagle Portrait

eagleportrait_9920, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

When I go to the Mountsberg Raptor Centre in Campellville Ontario Canada I love to see the eagles and take closeups of these magnificent birds. This is a wonderful place to get wonderful closeups of Bald Eagles. The eyes are so wonderful


kittenlesbaux_4650, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

This is a picuture of a kitten from Les Baux de Provence France. I was thinking of entering this in an art sale at Riverwood Park over Valentines Day

Barred Owl

barredOwl_0488, originally uploaded by gashphoto.

Photo of a Barred Owl from Ray Barlow's Workshop at MountsBerg Raptor Centre

Start of My Photo Blog

Went to Ray Barlow's Photography Workshop last Saturday at Mounstberg Raptor Centre at Mountsberg Conservation Area near Campellville Ontario