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Cape St. Mary's Bird Sanctuary | by Litehouseman
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Cape St. Mary's Bird Sanctuary

Took a run down as far as Cape St. Mary's Bird Sanctuary today. While fog makes a great photographic subject in it's own right, it's not helpful when you're trying to photograph predominately white birds with a long lens. Of course, I can make a return trip on another day.


The gentleman in the foreground won't be so lucky as he was an "out of province visitor". I didn't have much of a conversation with him but I did think his "video" kit was interesting. He has a Canon 60D with a "Hoodman" loupe to view his camera display and what seems to be a Sennheiser mic on top. But, that's not what fascinated me so much as he has a very dated and rare manual focus 600mm 5.6 Nikkor fitted to his Canon rig.


On another note, officials are starting to worry about stability of the rock outcrop next to the sea stack, hence the fluorescent orange markers in the foreground. Not for the faint hearted, but some of the best photographic vantage points are just at the edge of those markers. Perhaps time is limited and we'll soon have another natural treasure off limits. If you've been delaying a trip to the "Cape" for a close look, you may want to visit soon!


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Taken on June 24, 2012