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Towhee On Branch
Towhee On Branch
Species: Pipilo maculatus (Spotted Towhee)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2020 > Towhee On Branch

Stellars Jay Looking For Seeds
Stellars Jay Looking For Seeds
Species: Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2020 > Stellars Jay Looking For Seeds

Sheet Piles In Beaver Lake
The war with the Beavers in Beaver Lake goes back decades. The humans are brining out the big guns here - sheet piles will be an interesting challenge for a beaver.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2020 > Sheet Piles In Beaver Lake

Hand Feeding Nuthatch
Hand Feeding Nuthatch
Species: Sitta canadensis (Red-breasted Nuthatch)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2020 > Hand Feeding Nuthatch

Two Birds Sharing Hand
Two Birds Sharing Hand
Species: Poecile rufescens (Chestnut-backed Chickadee)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2020 > Two Birds Sharing Hand

Hand Feeding Chickadee
Hand Feeding Chickadee
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > November 2020 > Hand Feeding Chickadee

Freighters Under Lionsgate At Sunset
This video took a look of work to get. I tried shooting this once before but the clouds were too heavy which lead to a very blah sunset and I misconfigured the camera (ISO was not in automatic) which lead to a variable interval (the clouds speed up).
This sequence is 1064 frames, taken every 8 seconds. I started at 7:51pm at f6.3, 1/3200 (-2 exposure compensation) and ended at 10:13pm at f4.5, 6 second exposures). It was shot in aperture priority mode.
I was standing on the lions gate bridge which introduces some challenges. First - the bridge has lights and you can see them start to dominate the park lighting in the last 1/3rd of the video. The much bigger problem is that the bridge moves a LOT. The frames have both a vertical translation and rotation element. I used ffmpeg to reduce the motion, but because this image is dominated by the clouds and boats I had to mask out (using a blur) much of the image so that the video stability detect code could find the motion. The code was:
# Gather the source images into a movie:
ffmpeg -framerate 30 -pattern_type glob -i 'DSC_*.jpg' -c:v libx264 LionsgateFreightersHg.mp4

# blur out most of the movie except the cliffs on the left and the mountains on the right
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i LionsgateFreightersHg.mp4 -filter_complex "[0:v]boxblur=50[bg];[0:v]crop=w=1078:h=987:x=0:y=1038[fg];[bg][fg]overlay=0:1038[c];[0:v]crop=w=1125:h=516:x=2114:y=776[fg];[c][fg]overlay=2114:776" -map 0:v blurredVideo.mp4

# Use the blurred video to generate the transform estimates. Because of the minimum constrast requirements, the stability detect can't detect the clouds. ocean or boats.
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i blurredVideo.mp4 -vf vidstabdetect=stepsize=16:shakiness=4:accuracy=15:mincontrast=0.4:show=1 cropVectors.mp4 -f null -

# Use the transform vectors to make the final video.
/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i LionsgateFreightersHg.mp4 -vf "vidstabtransform=input=transforms.trf" -crf 20 LionsgateFreightersStabilized.mp4

There are a few large ships in this timelapse. The first is the Bulk Carrier Kinoura followed by the Island Trader Tank Barge and finally the Bulk Carrier Sunny Hope. There are at least a dozen smaller ships including a police boat.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > May 2021 > Freighters Under Lionsgate At Sunset

Soft Blossoms At Stanley Park
Soft Blossoms At Stanley Park
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > April 2016 > Soft Blossoms At Stanley Park

Bullfrog Covered In Bugs
Only when you look at the detail do you see the hundreds of smaller bugs on the frog and leaves. I'm guessing they can't bite the frog or else the frog would have gone crazy by now.
Species: Rana catesbeiana (American Bullfrog)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2015 > Bullfrog Covered In Bugs

Yellow Iris Hosting Morning Glory
Yellow Iris Hosting Morning Glory
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > May 2020 > Yellow Iris Hosting Morning Glory

Yellow Irises
Yellow Irises
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > May 2020 > Yellow Irises

Claira Trying To Feed Wood Ducks
Claira Trying To Feed Wood Ducks
People: Claira

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > May 2020 > Claira Trying To Feed Wood Ducks

Claira Feeding Baby Mallards
I think Claira's hope was that the baby birds would come up and eat out of her hand. The birds stayed in the water but did convince Claira to throw food to them.
People: Claira
Species: Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > May 2020 > Claira Feeding Baby Mallards

Male Wood Duck In Water Lilies
Male Wood Duck In Water Lilies
Species: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Male Wood Duck In Water Lilies

Three Girls On Disk Swing
Three Girls On Disk Swing
People: Claira

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Three Girls On Disk Swing

Stellars Jay Looking For Handouts
Stellars Jay Looking For Handouts
Species: Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Stellars Jay Looking For Handouts

Single Water Lily
Single Water Lily
Species: Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Single Water Lily

Pink Water Lily
Pink Water Lily
Species: Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Pink Water Lily

Great Blue Heron Walking Through Lily Pads
Great Blue Heron Walking Through Lily Pads
Species: Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Great Blue Heron Walking Through Lily Pads

Four Kids Not Social Distancing
Four Kids Not Social Distancing
People: Claira, Nara

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > June 2020 > Four Kids Not Social Distancing

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