Decided to test out the HD video capabilities of my new Canon SX240 HS on a subject who was more than willing to volunteer for the job. It was amazing to see how tame this magpie was to let me stay about 2ft away from him. It was originally in 1080p24 but my older copy of iMovie exports as 720p. Normally magpies will not let people close enough to hear the wide range of vocalizations they make. Typically you’d only hear their screeching but up close they sound a lot different.

Alberta Legislature in January

This shot has had a number of requests to be used in personal PowerPoint presentations and websites as well as a few other miscellaneous uses. It was originally taken back in January 2004 and has had 17 separate requests to be used. It is one that I had offered free for a number of years as long as I either had credit or saw the final work it was used in.