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autumn

In photography by webmeister Bud

Sure, autumn officially starts in September, but it really feels like it in October. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 55 mm · 1/100 s · f/7.1 · ISO 200 From a recent quick trip to Little Qualicum Falls, which was fun and happy on many levels. =)

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updown

In photography by webmeister Bud

Geese in the sunset fly over Blenkinsop Lake. Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 300 mm · 1/400 s · f/7.1 · ISO 100 In my travels, I’ve seen mad ducks. No, not mad, like insane. Mad, like angry. They lower their heads, beak open, and head off in a run toward their target. It’s quite effective. I’ve …

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Rudy

In photography by webmeister Bud

Rudy welcomes you to happydesigns.com version 3.0, now with larger photos, sharper detail, and more Exif data! =) Canon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 300 mm · 1/250 s · f/5.6 · ISO 200 Actually, I’d bet a shiny nickel that Rudy would more likely tear the skin off your nose if you got too close. I, on …

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keeping warm

In photography by webmeister Bud

Keep warm, everyone. We don’t get much snow here that often, but it tends to immobilize the city, especially when, days after a big dumping, the temperature drops to -6. =)

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GITGO

In photography by webmeister Bud

Photos from a recent adventure in getting nature all over me camping. We declared ourselves GITGO: Gamers In The Great Outdoors. =) This was one patient woodland creature. Not only did it sit still while I got within inches, then centimetres, then millimetres of it, but it didn’t even move when my lens brushed its wing. Later, it allowed itself …

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Brinly

In photography by webmeister Bud

Brinly — very accurately — tracks a crow flying in the distance. From a recent day of fun in Vancouver. It was pretty intimidating to be under this bird’s stare.  Amputated right wing or no, I’m pretty sure I’d be on the screaming-like-a-little-baby end of a battle with her. Also, as owl’s eyes are shaped like tubes, rather than spheres …

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Cairn lily

In photography by webmeister Bud

A lily — a columbian lily, if I’m not much mistaken — in Esquimalt’s Cairn Park. Such wonderful sights, all in and around this cool little city I’ve lived in all my life, which I’m only now seeing, thanks to the fun little hobby which is Geocaching — using million dollar satellites to find tupperware. =)