Tag Archives: Canon EF 70-200mm IS f/2.8L USM II

Mr. MaCaw | Big Bird Photography

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A portrait session with Mr.MaCaw

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Awe, such a pretty MaCaw, sans flaw

Canadian Peregrine Foundation | Birds of Prey

A portrait session with Qetesh, a Peregrine Falcon

Look to the Right

Look to the Left

Canadian Peregrine Foundation | Birds of Prey

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A portrait session with Alex, a female Great Horned Owl

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Look into my eyes, hoo, hoo

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Wink, Wink, I love you too!

Canadian Peregrine Foundation | Birds of Prey

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A portrait session with Seamus, a North American Barn Owl

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A portrait session with Seamus, a North American Barn Owl

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A portrait session with Seamus, a North American Barn Owl

Engagement Photography | Canadian Flair

An Engagement shoot in Ottawa with some grade-eh Canadian Flair!

Family Portaits | Juice Box Time Out

Photo shoot time out: It’s juice box time!

Fiery Passions | Nature Photography

Photography – My flaming passion

Photography – My flaming passion

Photography – My flaming passion

Photography – My flaming passion

Photography – My flaming passion

Wedding Photography | Puddle

A fairy tale wedding portrait: Carrying your bride over a puddle!

Wedding Photography | First Dance

Wedding Photography, First Dance

Wedding Photography, First Dance

Wedding Photography | Golf Course Portrait

Wedding Portraits on a Golf Course

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Venus, 2012, as seen from Ottawa, Ontario

This “once in a lifetime” photo was taken at 19:05:54 on June 5, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario. In attendance was my good friend and fellow photographer, Fernando Matias. Working together, we combined our camera gear by stacking our Canon EF 70-200mm IS lenses with 2 polarizers and 2 EF Extenders 2xII to effectively create a 800mm lens. We took this picture at 1/8000 of a second using an aperture value of 64 and an ISO rating of 50 – In other words, we did as much as we could to get in as close as we could while reducing the intensity of the light. What a moment! The bright dot is the sun, and the tiny black dot is Venus. Photography safety tip #1: Protect your eyes by remembering to never look directly at the sun!

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Lunar Photography

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Meyer – Supermoon

A picture of “super” moon from the Gatineau Hill’s using a 400mm camera lens and a cropped down 22 megabit picture file.

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Supermoon, May 5, 2012

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Meyer – Supermoon

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Supermoon Fun

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Meyer – Man in the Moon

When I photographed the moon on this fine evening it smiled back down at me…LOL…what a super great moment for some photography fun!

Photography tip: This picture is called a “composite photograph” which means it was artificially created by combining elements from other pictures, or in this case, the same picture divided up into crescent moons and reconfigured! With digital photography, and a bit of Photoshop CS5 knowhow, anything is possible, so go ahead, have some fun!

Ottawa Photographer | Urban Art, Metal

Urban Art – Steel beams exposed with a Ceiling Fan

Ottawa Nature Photographer | Flower Power

Flower photography in Ottawa

April showers will bring May flowers, so let it rain today!

Ottawa Photographer | Ottawa Firefighter Photographer

Ottawa Fire Services Photographer

Ottawa Fire Services Photographer

A double professional with one amazing job!  I’d totally love to do this kind of stuff with my camera…

Ottawa Photographer | Ottawa lineman working with high voltage transmission lines

An Ottawa lineman

A shocking situation to watch, yes?

Ottawa Photographer | Ottawa Firefighter Gears Up

Ottawa Fire Services-8

Ottawa Fire Services-9

Before entering a smoke filled house on fire…

Ottawa Photographer | Ottawa Firefighters performing rapid response work

Accountability Command Post

Accountability Command Post

Ottawa firefighters performing some serious logistics work to coordinate and calculate their rapid response operations with professionalism and accountability. When I took this photo, and saw this level of organization quickly unfolding before me, I felt really inspired. I’ve always respected the profession of firefighting, and I think Ottawa residents should take great pride and comfort in knowing we truly have a dedicated workforce of firefighters ready to jump into action with some serious composure and capacity.

Ottawa Photographer | Ottawa Firefighters setup a small accountability command center

Ottawa Firefighters, Command Post and Accountability

Ottawa Firefighters, Command Post and Accountability

Two Ottawa firefighters quickly team up to professionally manage and coordinate over a dozen firefighters working a burning house fire. While I don’t know the exact details, from an outsider’s perspective it certainly looked like they were conducting some seriously effective logistics work! It looked like they were strategically planning their operations with a great deal of composure, and perhaps more importantly, taking the time to account for the scores of firefighters and resources coming in and out of a burning house – an inherently dangerous and unpredictable situation.

Ottawa Photographer | Ottawa Firefighters in Action

Ottawa Firefighters in Action

Ottawa Firefighters in Action

Over a dozen Ottawa firefighters working in teams rushed into early morning action to professionally control and address a burning house fire!

Urban Art | Silhouette Photography

Urban Art Silhouette

Urban Art Silhouette

Ottawa Photographer | Tabaret Hall at the University of Ottawa Campus

Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

A photo from the campus of my alma matter, and a building I spent a great deal of time studying in. This impressive structure was first built in 1905, and it sports six monolithic columns from the vantage point of 550 Cumberland Ave. This building features on the University of Ottawa’s logo, and in 1998 it was immortalized on a Canadian Postage stamp. For some dramatic effect here, and a touch of personal symbolism, I’ve quickly added some photoshop effects to emphasize the pillars of strength and flexibility a good education can provide. A joy to photograph, with even fonder memories of academia.

Ottawa Photographer | Spiral Staircase and Helix Handrails in Ottawa, Ontario

A Spiral Staircase with Helix Handrails, Ottawa

Round and Round we go in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. Spiral staircase and helix handrails located at the Mackenzie King Bridge – next to the Rideau Centre, Department of National Defence and the Ottawa Convention Centre.