We are at the peak of fall colour in the Toronto area and the most glorious of all, to me, is the oranges and reds of Sugar Maple.
The borrowed (thank-you Ian Valentine) Nikon D800 camera is wonderful in so many ways, but I would need different lenses to capture objects which are either very close or very far.
Take these starlings for instance. Look closely:
or these Wood Ducks:
Species list: mallard, wood duck, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, osprey, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, blue jay, common raven, black-capped chickadee, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (16 species)
This morning’s group:
Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant. – Sara Coleridge (1802–52)