I have returned

After a lull in blog postings due to many other projects, I have moved my blog to self hosting. I will be adding new posts shortly… Moving will give me more control on my site and no ads.. Point your bookmarks here: http://darrelllarose.ca/www Darrell LaroseOttawa

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Osprey nest at Iroquois Island

On July 11th and 20th I traveled an hour south of Ottawa to Iroquois & Harkness Islands with my Pentax K-3 mk.II and my Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM to view and photograph an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest with chicks. All photos are hand-held using OS mode 2. Adult arriving at nest … Both […]

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Spingtime first journey to Mud Lake

Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018 Spring has continued in the National Capital Region. I loaded up my gear and headed out to Mud Lake (Britannia Conservation Area).  During my field trip I crossed paths with numerous friends. Immediately upon entering the trail from Cassells Road was this Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) Pentax K-3II […]

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Springs late arrival

A week ago we were scrapping ice off our cars, salting our walkways and shivering over sub-zero temperatures. All of a sudden it’s Spring. Time to shake off the winter blues, and take photographs again. First up are the spring crocus (crocii?) in the front yard. Pentax K-3II w/ Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS […]

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Friday Night in Ottawa

On Friday January 12th, 2018 Two of Ottawa’s hottest bands warmed up a frosty Friday. Ottawa Life Magazine’s (OLM) reader poll awarded The PepTides as “Ottawa’s Best Band”, they were opened by OLM’s “Ottawa’s Best Musician” Malak Sound both give high energy sets. “Malak filled the room with her incredible, multi-octave voice, accompanying herself on keyboard […]

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Bigma goes to Remembrance Day 2017

I took the amazing Pentax K-3II with the equally amazing Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Remembrance Day 2017. The snappy auto-focus captured these fast movers. The RCAF and a pair of CF-18 jet fighters (Quill 11 callsign) from 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron nicknamed the Porcupines out of 3 Wing Bagotville, Québec. RCAF CF-18 Remembrance Day flypast, over […]

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Thar be Dragons…

Over the last weekend of July, Ottawa was visited by Kumo, a 40 ton robotic spider and Long Ma a fire breathing 46 ton dragon horse. Over 4 days these magical creatures roamed the streets of our Nation’s Capital. I was able to capture a portion of Sunday’s performance. I was carrying my Pentax K-3II […]

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