Wood Ducks in progress or maybe not
12 x 16
oil on canvas board
Christmas arrived and so did a zoom lens for my camera enabling me to get up close and personal with the huge bird population frequenting the marshes along the Fraser River or for that matter anywhere! This pair live on a slough just behind our home along with Hooded Mergansers, Herons and numerous other species. I could zoom in so close to these birds that I was able to see the reflections on their eyes and felt that I could see so much personality in their facial expressions. Hearing that there was a rare Northern Hawk Owl in the area I joined throngs of photographers and bird watchers and was able to get a some really nice shots of it. I'm now hooked on bird watching!