Untamed Land

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Replacement Post


It has been a hectic week for me and next week is looking like it will be even busier. I have been trying to put together a nice post about the painting that I am currently working on. The problem is that I have not finished gathering material for the painting, nor the post that I intended to publish today.
Instead I am trying to slap together a few leftover photos from my trip to St. Paul last Summer. 
A typical view of the nesting cliffs for kittiwakes, murres, and puffins etc.
Least Auklets zipping by.
The Least Auklet nesting beach.

An almost adult, Red-legged Kittiwake next to its much more abundant and widespread cousin, a Black-legged Kittiwake.
Rock Sandpipers. Not so impressive but not easy to find without travelling to the far flung places where they congregate.
A meeting of Horned Puffins.
There were many Horned Puffins but I had a hard time getting decent photos of them. For some reason I also have a hard time doing decent paintings of them.
Tufted Puffins are easier to photograph and to paint, although this photo is not so sharp because the light was so foggy and dim.
A ground hugging plant growing in the sand.
Now I am off to dinner with friends.


3 comments:

John Holmes said...

There are some wonderful north Pacific birds in this post !

Ian McMahon said...

I just found your blog. You are a really good photographer in addition to painter.

john said...

Thanks for your comments John and Ian. If you want to see a really good photographer, look up John Holme's Hong Kong birding blog. He goes to many places in addition to Hong Kong.