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Day 2 – Amazon Birds, Fish, Monkeys…

December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Pictures can be found at http://photos.giraud.com/Travel/201010-Peru/1024-Day-2-Amazon/14858074_o4psi Sharon’s comments in RED We woke up a bit late and so were rushing to get to the boat for dawn. I noticed I had sported a number of new bites overnight and was stiff from sleeping on the foam mattress. On the plus side, Sharon was on the […]

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Tags: Amazon · Birding · Peru

Hong Kong & The Phillipines Galleries

December 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Sharon and I traveled to Hong Kong and the Phillipines in November 2009. We spent 3 days in the Phillipines doing a bit of shopping and saw a few sites. We then flew to Manila where we stayed with some friends, doing lots of shopping drinking and touring. Thanks for Neil and Avon for having us and […]

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Tags: Photos · Travel · Uncategorized

Winter is finally over!

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Well it’s been a long and cold winter and it’s finally over. Not sure that what we have today (its cold, blowing and raining) is much better but at least almost all the snow has melted except for one recalcitrant blob in a dark corner of the garden. I was tempted to take a power […]

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Tags: Birding · family · Photography

On a more artistic theme

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments

I spent several days looking at different ways to post-process images to redo some of the art work at home. I came up with the following using a combination of Photoshop, filters and Nikon Capture NX. {wp-gallery-remote: gallery=0; rootalbum=78682; showalbumtitle=true; showsubalbums=true; showimagesheader=true; imagefilter=include:78683,78687,78690,78693;} My personal favourite is the last image. Something about the nature of […]

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Tags: Photography

Ruff, Hudsonian Godwit in Minnesing Swamp

May 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ontbirds (an excellent birding mailing list for Ontario) reported a Ruff, a shorebird and also a bird I’ve never seen before just outside of Angus, Ontario. I decided that I would give finding it a try rather than going to Long Point as the weather was a little on the rainy side further south. The […]

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Tags: Birding · Photography