Bald Eagle Dance

Two bald eagles by Anne McKinnell

At our campsite in Campbell River, British Columbia, the bald eagles are constantly watching from above, flying by, and diving down for a fish. One bald eagle sits on the top of a dead tree for hours every day. A few days ago, he was joined by a friend... I made this photo while practicing with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens. I love that lens! But the eagles were a … [Read more...]

Hummingbird Landing

Hummingbird Landing by Anne McKinnell

Why have I never had a hummingbird feeder before? I have no idea. Now that I see the photo opportunities I should have had one a long time ago! Please click the image to view a larger version. My husband bought me this feeder as a little present. He always gets me things that are so unexpected! There were lots of hummingbirds around our last RV site so he thought it … [Read more...]

Gila Woodpeckers and Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus Birds Nest by Anne McKinnell

I always see Gila Woodpeckers on the Saguaros everywhere we go in Arizona. I don't know how they manage to perch themselves against so many spiny needles! You even see them standing on the very top of the cactus as if they are smooth telephone poles. Believe me, they are anything but smooth! Please click the image to view a larger version. I came across this Saguaro in … [Read more...]

Salton Sea Egret at Twilight

Salton Sea Egret at twilight by Anne McKinnell

Internet Break! I'm going to be heading into a National Park for a few days and I wont have internet access. It's Organ Pipe National Monument actually. One of the things that is best about the national parks and national monuments is that the lack of cell towers forces you to step away from daily life and immerse yourself in nature. So not only no internet access, but no … [Read more...]

Bird in Flight Abstract

Bird in Flight Abstract by Anne McKinnell

I'm getting so far behind on processing my images! That's why I decided to try to post one image per day so I would keep up on my procssing. But I'm still a month behind. I do love processing, but when we're travelling and I'm seeing so many new things I feel like I could just keep making new images forever and never get around to processing them. It's fun to find out … [Read more...]

Flying in a Fiery Sky

Seagull In Flight at Sunset by Anne McKinnell

I made this photo on the same night as the Great Egret image. It was an incredible fiery sunset at Corvina Beach on the the Salton Sea, California. This image required virtually no processing! The sky really did look like this. ISO 1250, 270mm, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec. Please click the image to view a larger version. … [Read more...]

Great White Egret in Flight at Sunset

Great White Egret flying at sunset at the Salton Sea, California, by Anne McKinnell

The Salton Sea in California is a fascinating place for it's history and it's unique shore, but the thing I like most about it is seeing all the birds. It's not Florida, but on the west coast it's one of the best places I have found to photograph birds. In the morning they all seemed to be heading somewhere south and in the evening they all come back north again. I just … [Read more...]

Bald Eagle and Sony NEX6

Bald Eagle in Nanaimo, BC by Anne McKinnell

A couple of months ago I bought myself a Sony NEX6. Woot! I've had my eye on this camera for awhile because it has the same sensor as my Canon 7D, but in a much more compact and lightweight kit. With all the hiking we do, carrying all my gear can be a real drag. And with my back problems it just makes sense to go with the new mirrorless technology. This camera is 3 times … [Read more...]