160529 Birds of Toronto - matthew piers robertson • photography writing creative toronto

I know better.

Photographing a bird with an ultra-wide lens just isn't going to work, especially when it's above the treetops. I know this, but I try anyway. And the thing is that I barely like gulls to begin with. 

The good news is that there's plenty of space left for inspirational quotations. 

These two only incidentally include birds, but they still add so much. Even in the larger version of the harbour photo – click to enlarge – it may take a bit of searching. Still, they add a lot.

This city changes so quickly. Assuming I can even reach the spot where I took the construction photo in next year, it will look completely different. Yet another exclusive development is coming soon. 

This pigeon never moved the entire time I was taking photos around it. 

To think that this is what the dinosaurs became.

I've been toying with the idea of doing a full 'birds of Toronto' series, but that might be too dystopian, even for me. But you never know. At least pigeons are easy to photograph with a wide-angle lens.


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