Jul 24

Song Sparrow Singing

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 5:14 PM

Spent a few hours at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Saturday. It was a hot summer afternoon, everything is quiet so as the birds. Two singing Sound Sparrows were the highlight today.

Song Sparrow Singing

Song Sparrow Singing

Song Sparrow
Scientific name: Melospiza melodia
Higher classification: Aves

Jul 23

Young Sandhill Crane

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 5:18 PM

Young Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Scientific name: Grus canadensis
Higher classification: Grus

Jul 21

Rufous & Anna’s

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 9:47 PM

Two hummingbirds taken in Richmond Nature Park.

Rufous Hummingbird ?
Rufous Hummingbird
Scientific name: Selasphorus rufus
Higher classification: Selasphorus

Anna's Hummingbird ?
Anna’s Hummingbird
Scientific name: Calypte anna
Higher classification: Calypte

Jul 14

Red-breasted Nuthatch & Song Sparrow

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 9:42 PM

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Scientific name: Sitta canadensis
Higher classification: Sitta

Song Sparrow Juvenile
Song Sparrow Juvenile
Scientific name: Melospiza melodia
Higher classification: Melospiza

Jul 10

Mourning Dove & House Finch

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 9:37 PM

Mourning Dove ?
Mourning Dove
Scientific name: Zenaida macroura
Higher classification: Zenaida doves

House Finch ?

House Finch ?
House Finch
Scientific name: Haemorhous mexicanus
Higher classification: Rosefinch

Jul 03

600mm Lens Bracket

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 5:01 PM

I have been using the self-made lens support bracket for years. Actually everything works pretty well and it does strengthen the stability of my lens and tripod combination. However, once in a while I would want to rotate the lens and shoot vertically, so I decided to grab this toy when I find it on other photo forums and Youtube.

A friend of mine bought and shipped this to me from Taiwan about a year ago, and I just installed it over the long weekend. So here is the process:

1. The last peek of my beloved self-made lens bracket.

2. Closeup

3. New bracket system, included a low profile replacement lens foot.

4. Demounted the original bracket and lens foot.

5. Install the new lens foot.

6. Front bracket installed, the ring has three little wheels in it so it’s rotatable.

7. Rear bracket to hold the camera.

8. Camera mounting plate added.

9. Camera mounted.

10. That’s right, it’s rotatable.

Now I can’t wait to go out to give it a shot.

Mar 20

Mayan Temple – Tulum

2016 • Posted by Kai @ 1:00 AM

Tulum is an archaeological site, stands on a cliff facing east toward the Caribbean Sea with a beautiful beach. Tulum has been well developed as a modern tourist attraction along the Mexican Caribbean coastline, with the short distance from Cancún and Riviera Maya.

There are many interesting structures at the site. While I touring around Tulum, I was imaging what Mayan people were doing in this area 3,000 years ago.

Aug 12

Galiano Island Sunset

2015 • Posted by Kai @ 1:04 AM

Went to Galiano Island while my mom and my sister who visiting Vancouver this summer. We stayed at Raven’s Escape for 3 nights during the trip, which was wonderful.

Raven’s Escape is a two bedroom cottage on two levels, with a deck leading to a fenced lawn and garden area. A waterfront hot tub and sundeck are just a few steps from the cottage, allowing guests enjoy the sunset view while dipping in the hot tub with beers in hand (actually that was me).

* Look at the pictures I think I need to clean the camera’s sensor.

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