Sorry for the lack of posts to the blog lately folks. I have been very busy lately with various projects, not too mention by bad back acting up on me. With the workload nearing an easing up time period and my back pain subsiding somewhat, I have been going through many of my image files that I have been unable to attend to until now. Above you will be Balls Falls on the Twenty Mile Creek along Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, an UNESCO World Biosphere. Often I have visited this waterfall and there has been virtually no waterfall due to low levels of rainfall. This past spring was rather wet and it made for some excellent waterfall photography, especially along the Niagara Escarpment. This is one of my favorites from my visit to Balls Falls. And below you will see that I just could not resist the temptation to run the image through Topaz Labs ‘BW Effects’ plugin for Photoshop. I have saved a selection of settings in BW Effects for my ‘waterfall preset’ and will share those settings in an upcoming post soon. Hope you like today’s images.
Posts Tagged ‘unesco world biosphere’
Posted in Landscapes, tagged balls falls conservation area, landscape photography, nature photography, niagara escarpment, ontario, twenty mile creek, unesco world biosphere, waterfalls on December 12, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Birds, tagged bird photography, Birds, cayo santa maria, cuba, heron specialist group, IUCN, journal of heron biology and conservation, nature photography, photography, unesco world biosphere on May 1, 2011 | 4 Comments »
For those folks that follow my blog, you will remember me posting images of a rather odd-coloured Green Heron that I photographed in Cuba, on the island of Cayo Santa Maria, in the Jardines del rey archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. The Jardines del rey is a UNSECO World Biosphere. As it turned out, through my hopes to identify this heron, I had photographed a melanistic or genetic variant of this species. Subsequently, I was invited by Dr. James Kushlan of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Heron Specialist Group to write a paper on my observations for their inaugural online issue “Journal of Heron Biology and Conservation.” It is now believed that this is the first record of such abbarent plumage in Green Herons. I would like to extend a big thank-you to Dr. Kushlan for this opportunity. It was a privilege to write the paper for an organization such as the IUCN. If you are interested in reading the article please click here.
Posted in Birds, Landscapes, Wetlands, tagged cayo guillermo, cuba, jardines del rey, landscape photography, nature photography, photography, stock photography, travel photography, unesco world biosphere on February 14, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Hola! This will be my last post for about a week and a half. Tomorrow I will be traveling to Cayo Santa Maria in the Cuban archipelago, Jardines del rey, a Unesco World Biosphere. I am including various images from my last trip to this region of Cuba on the small island of Cayo Guillermo. Hope you enjoy the images.
Hasta luego! (hope I said that right)