Where's the birdie??? by Mike Oxley

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Bubble Meet

Parc Omega, Montebello, Quebec, Canada
August 9, 2011

Someone told them there was a pretty birdie in this cage. Much jostling for position to get the best shot!

From left to right: Ben (Mr Yan), Yan, John and Michael Cummings

Breaking the law!

We got there early and immediately headed to the Arctic Wolf section – and left our cars! (Gasp!!!) We asked a couple of the employees if it was okay and they said no problem. All was well until the Park Narc came and told us to go back to our cars. Still, we managed to have a fair bit of time to wander around. From right to left – my wee nephew Colin, World Famous John, Pierre Frigon, the lovely Yolanda and, partially hidden, The Grand Daughter.

Watching the wolfies.

Pierre, Michael, Yann (hidden by Michael’s Mega Lens), and Ben on the boardwalk that goes through the Timberwolf Area.

The long and the short of it.

Michael and Pierre scoping out the angles for the best shot.

Lessons from Yan.

Yan and The Granddaughter trying to get the bear (not shown) to cooperate.

A wonderful meet was had by one and all. What a day! Many thanks to everyone for making it so.




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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 3 years ago

    Hehehe, great capture Mike. Phots all over the place eh?
    It’s great to have a few friends bring their cameras over.

  • Thanks so very much, Don, and thanks, too for the “fave”! A marvellous day in marvellous surrounds and all accompanied by great people. You couldn’t really ask for more!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Charlene Aycock IPA
    Charlene Aycoc...almost 3 years ago

    LOL, this is great!

  • Many, many thanks for the lovely comment, Charlene. It was a wonderful day and a lot of fun!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesneralmost 3 years ago

    Looks like you had a fun time: Taking shots and picking on your friends it seems (LOL). ;)

  • LOL! Greatly appreciated, Robert. It was a great day indeed!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Jacinthe Brault
    Jacinthe Braultalmost 3 years ago

    Looks like you had a nice time! Sorry I missed it!

  • It was a marvellous day, Jacinthe, and we’re sorry you couldn’t make it, too! Still, John has another trip for December all planned out. Lots of time to make arrangements!

    – Mike Oxley

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesalmost 3 years ago

    I see what you’re up to here Mike Oxley!!!!
    After all those shots on the walk where you couldn’t get close enough to shoot wee birdies yourself you thought you’d have some fun with your friends, invite them along, tell them some story about a little bird behind a wire or some big dogs with hair (trained to howl!!!) & laugh at them by getting shots of them trying to take shots!!!!!
    You are so unkind my friend!!!!!
    Glad you had a good day mate….

  • That would be me, right enough. Actually, too bad I hadn’t known about this earlier. Plans could have been made! The young lady looking after the area looked like she had a good sense of humour….
    Thanks, Lee!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 3 years ago

    Lol! Very well done Mike, very good capture of us. And all the ones on the right side. We had so much fun :) Hope you had a good drive back. Cheers :)

  • Thanks so very much, Yan! Yes it was a wonderful day and so nice to meet with everyone. Many laughs, my friend. Many laughs, indeed. And the drive home – terrible! Solid heavy rain from Hawkesbury all the way to Cornwall. But we made it! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 3 years ago

    What a great record of a fun day. What lenses they had.

  • Many thanks, Fred. It was a great day, indeed. The big lenses were a definite asset in some areas of the park, mainly for the larger apertures. Many shady spots!

    – Mike Oxley

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68almost 3 years ago

    O M G the equipment y’all got :O :O :O :O :O The lenses themselves are like 10x larger then my cam’………….. scary…………………. ;P LOL!!!
    Wonderful shots Mike!!! Looks like soooo much fun :D

  • Many, many thanks, Eva, and I greatly appreciate the :fave", too! A wonderful day in the company of wonderful people. It was quite amusing to see the looks on the folks’ faces when our mob appeared. Lots of “Holy sh*ts”! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 3 years ago

    hee hee love this shot Mike, great

  • Thanks so very much, Malcolm! It was a great day indeed! Much fun had by one and all!

    – Mike Oxley

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    Howdy all
    9 am in Montreal and just got up to see your series Mikey
    Excellent done, also the ones on the side ..
    Soon I will post that photo where the bear (in lust) was looking to all those sexy legs..
    Yes Mike it was a fine day..looking forward to Xmas time and we might all be together again
    Compliments and FAV for your fine work

  • Greatly appreciate your very kind words and the fave, too, Sir John! Really looking forward to December, my friend! This was too good a time not to repeat it!

    – Mike Oxley

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