Jonathan van Bilsen

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Jan 31 2015

GALLERY: Birds of Namibia

There are some 620 bird species native to Namibia. The national bird of Namibia used to be the Crimson breasted shrike (now known as the Crimson breasted boubou) as it’s colours matched those of the Imperial German flag. However, as that is no longer politically correct the African fish eagle has now been named Namibia’s …

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Jan 31 2015

John’s pic of the week – where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Clock Tower at the Citadel in Halifax was correctly guessed by Diane Pearce, Gail Hill, Robin Dhillon, Fran Herder, Donna Deakin, Dalton London and Tony Bridger. Congrats to all! The Town Clock is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the historic urban core of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The idea of …

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Jan 29 2015

TRAVELON: The temples of Khajuraho

Mystical India holds many interests for many people, including exotic food, sculpted architecture, a variety of wildlife and archaeological wonders. One such ancient site is the temples at Khajuraho, located a two hour train ride from Agra or a thirty minute flight from Varanasi. The town of Khajuraho, with a population of 19,000, would be …

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Jan 29 2015

PHOTO TIP: High speed photography

Have you ever wondered how photographers were able to capture a water splash, bursting balloon, or a bullet hitting a fruit? The goal of the high speed photography is capturing objects in motion. You can photograph events that follow a predictable sequence. In all cases you want to be able to detect a trigger, wait for …

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Jan 28 2015

REVIEW: Butterflies in my stomach

Last night i had the pleasure of once again visiting what is (and has been for 20+years) my favourite restaurant in Toronto, le Papillon. Located on Front Street, just east of Church Street, le papillon has been serving the best crepes this side of the Champs-Élysées. Sandy and her staff, especially JP, whom I first met …

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