Every year the Chinese community at my work place organizes a grand camping trip to a location near Ottawa. Murphy’s Point Provincial Park was chosen for this year. Unlike Algonquin Park, Murphy’s Point is more of an recreational park. That being said, there is no shortage of opportunities for nature photography.
A deer came into sight while I was waiting for some interesting moments. A welcome company.
Missed a shot when one of the loons took off with wings flapping on the water. It was a beautiful scene.
After the loon is gone, I saw a group of eastern kingbirds sally out for insects on the surface of the lake. They always return to their favourite branches.
I pre-focused on the branch and set the camera in continuous high speed mode . Before the bird landed, I pressed and held the shutter button to take multiple shots. Sun was coming from the right, so was the wind. At 7:22AM, the light was still soft.
Here is a male eastern kingbird in flight displaying its red median crown patch.
A beautiful little creature deserves another shot from a different angle.
I had lots of fun shooting the kingbird in flight and landing.
The water lily and lily pads were where the kingbirds found the insects.
After dinner, wife and I were paddling a 2-person kayak at the Hogg Bay. The kayak allowed us to get closer to the loons.
This is one of my favourite shots of this trip.
At dusk, I took one last photo of the loon.