C B Images

Photography by Chris Bates

Turtles and Blackbird Marsh Life II
Female Red-Winged Blackbird entertaining Eastern Painted Turtles: ISO 500, 368mm, f/6.3, 1/1000

This picture was taken the same day that I took the Geese Family photo below.

The turtles seem to be watching this bird rather intently.

Canadian Geese Family
Canada Geese Family: ISO 500, 227mm, f/6.3, 1/500

Spring is here. It seems a little late this year but these Canadian Geese are right on time.

Watchful  Robin
Watchful Robin: ISO 800, 400mm, f/6.3, 1/1000

This photo is from the same walk along the fence line in Quinte West last Sunday. I believe it is a different Robin than the one in the previous post.

This one was watching me from afar. Making sure I was doing nothing more than admiring the spring weather with my camera.

Robin with Nest Material
Robin with Nesting Material: ISO800, 400mm, f/6.3, 1/1250

Spring is finally here in Quinte West, Ontario! I went for a quick walk this cold morning to find some birds along a fence line. I spotted blackbirds, starlings, chickadees and robins.

This robin was showing off the material it collected to help build the nest in the cedar tree.

Orchard Lane Nov 2 2021
Ontario Fall Colours: ISO200, 61mm, f/2.8, 1/2500

It has been a long while since I posted last. This is one of the last photos I have taken and have not shared.

This was taken one bright, cool fall morning down the street from where we live. Maple Leaves were displaying there colours they are famous for.

Itsy Bitsy Spider_
Itsy Bitsy Spider: ISO 1000, 210mm, f4.0, 1/250

It has been awhile since my last post. My life has been busy in the last year and have not had much opportunity (energy) to go out after working and exercising my photographic eye. Today, I got a chance to review some old shots taken last year.

Last summer, I was sent to work in Invermere, British Columbia. After one of my shifts I was sitting on the balcony of my hotel room during a light rain and spotted this little guy hard at work on the siding of my balcony view.

RCAF Globemaster
RCAF Globemaster: ISO200, 200mm, f/4.0. 1/3200

I was doing some backyard birding in our new home the past few weeks. This big bird flew by…

_DSF9316Gosport Fall 2020 Portrait
Gosport Sunset: ISO 200, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/240

Well, I had my computer packed up for an extended period of time and have been unable to update this website.

This was taken last November in Gosport, Ontario as the sun was setting.

We have moved close to the banks of Lake Ontario. And now I have my computer up and running and should be posting more regularly.

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Free: ISO 400, 77mm, f/8.0, 1/2500

Caught this guy fighting the wind in Invermere, BC from my hotel window. The sun was setting and a storm was looking to be rolling in.

Against the background and big clouds he looks like a small bird. I believe he was a crow as he looked too small to be a raven.

Poplar Stand Mt Lorette Pond
Poplar Stand at Mt. Lorette Pond: ISO 800, 15mm, f/4.5, 1/1000

This is a stand of Trembling Aspens in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. The backdrop is a pond.

Keeping with the black and white from my previous post, thought I would add this to my collection. The aspen bark takes on a silvery tone.