MountainCastle Speed Paint

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This started out as a speed paint, and then I messed around with it for hours and nothing improved. So I went back to the old file, which is this. I need to learn to just drop a thing when it’s not working. It was more or less fine at a few hours, and then I expended a bunch of time for nothing. I guess it’s not really wasted time, because I learned some things, but, uhg. Time to move on. I like the water, at least.


More birds of Toronto, July 5th 2017

Saw a Cedar Waxwing for the first time in Toronto on Canada Day. Learned also that female Cardinals look a bit like Cedar Waxwings. Heard a Cardinal calling today and it took awhile to spot him, but I did get a photo of him, hidden way up in the trees. Found the Red-Tailed Hawk again today, too, way up on an apartment building. And of course, sparrow nest. With chick.

More birds – June 7th 2017 – Red-Tailed Hawk, Suspicious Sparrow Dads

I have a polarized lens on that I keep forgetting to use properly. Next time I go out, I think I’ll try without that lens and see if I can get better resolution. The only fairly sharp one is this first one where the hawk is about to fly between me and the sun.

Red-tailed hawk takes off from antenna:kiazundaunted_Red-TailedHawk_20170607Toronto


Red-tailed hawk flying in profile:


Suspicious Sparrow Dad #1kiazundaunted_sparrownervousfather

Suspicious Sparrow Dad #2kiazundaunted_nervoussparrowdad2

Suspicious Sparrow Dads #1 and #2 haven’t seen each other yet:kiazundaunted_sparrownervousdadshaventnoticedeachother


Territory defended. Time for preening:kiazundaunted_sparrowdadpreening2kiazundaunted_sparrowdadpreeningkiazundaunted_nervoussparrowdad2b

The sky colour varies so widely because of the polarized lens, which, if I was using it properly, I would adjust after focusing. But mostly I forgot I had it on.