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Nature Images Of The Year Hamilton

Nature Images Of The Year Hamilton

January 1st 2012

Blue Heron Harbourfront Park June 15 2011

A Happy New Year to all from DW Photography and readers images and our writers. Special thanks to Jacqueline, Lois and Steve

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers here at DW Photography.Each passing year brings many obsticles to the revitalization of our natural habitat

throughout the world, We are still destroying  what we should be preserving. More than any time on our calendar our best friend Mother Nature needs our help.

Pick your small piece of nature and keep it clean and healthy. Find garbage that other people have left behind. Take ownership “stewardship” of your environment more than ever this year.

Thanking you in advance

Doug Worrall

Sunrise 5:30 May 21 2011

Living in Hamilton has many perks with the proximity of Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour.  By foot,  Bike,  Bus or drive down to the Harbourfront Park,  Cootes Paradise,  Princess Point,  The Harbourfront Trail is very long with many attractions starting in Hamilton then Burlington and further.

Dundurn Castle April 2011
Pets enjoying nature early April 2011
Bark-it is always the year of the DOG
A face you got to adore

Known for its heavy industrial waterfront, Hamilton will surprise new visitors.

June 5AM a start
Male American Goldfinch
Dundas Conservation area

The past decade has dramatically changed the waterfront bringing with it new recreational uses and restored natural and cultural features.

Enjoying the sun and surroundings
Webster Falls

The Hamilton Waterfront Trail (7.5km):

Sunset Discovery Centre

follows Hamilton Harbour from Princess Point (Cootes Paradise) through Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park, the Discovery Centre and on to HMCS Haida. You’ll also find Williams Coffee Pub, a Waterfront Ice Cream stand and the Hamilton Harbour Queen Cruises nearby.

Getting the shot
Gosling shaking all about

At Cootes Paradise there is an impressive staircase with a cycling trough leading to Dundurn Park and some amazing lookouts. From here you can connect to Burlington via York Street- extreme caution is needed when crossing the ramp from the 403.

Kayaking Cootes Paradise

Note: The staircase at Coote’s Paradise is quite large and steep and can be a challenge for cyclists with full paniers.

Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron
Horns of plenty
Goslings May 13 2011

The Hamilton Beach Recreation Trail:

Lighthouse bridge
Lift bridge

 follows the Lake Ontario shoreline for about 8 km taking people from Burlington under the Lift Bridge to Confederation Park and into the former Stoney Creek. Interpretative panels describe the history of Hamilton’s waterfront and explain the restoration process. Please note there is a new way to cross the very busy Eastport Drive/Beach Blvd.-take the path that goes under the bridge rather than crossing the road.


The Hamilton Beach Trail

Night Heron
  • Confederation Park – Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. and Centennial Parkway
  • Van Wagner’s Beach beside Lakeland Community Centre – Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. East of Confederation Park
  • Beach Blvd south of lift bridge
The Pride of Baltimore leaves Hamilton harbour
The Pride of Baltimore

Hamilton Waterfront Trail

  • Dundurn Park-York Blvd.
  • Bayfront Park-Harbourfront Dr and Bay St.
  • Pier 4 Park – Leander Dr. and Guise St.
  • Pier 8 – Canada Marine Discover Centre
  • HMCS Haida at Catherine St.



Signet and pen June 2011

Lois McNaught

Steve Loker


White-tail Deer

Doug Worrall

Sunrise Hamilton


Warm Weather Attracts People Outdoors Hamilton

Warm Weather Attracts People Outdoors Hamilton

Wednesday November 9 2011

A face you got to adore

 The mid-day of the week is named for the Norse God, Odin. He was also known as Woden or Wotan. Unlike many of the other days of the week, this day did not correspond roughly with the Roman designation for the day. (The Roman’s named Wednesday for the Messenger God – Mercury – In Romanian, the day is still known as miercuri). The early Scandanavians and Germans believed that Odin was the chief god of Asgard and as such deserved to have a day of the week named for him. The Anglo-Saxons used the word, Wodnesdaeg.

Wednesday is often referred to as “hump day” because of its position as the middle day of the work week. If the work week were a hill, then Wednesday would be the crest. It is all down hill from there. (Whether the down hill ride is a coast or a descent into a swamp is left to the individual.)

Great weather, mild and sun have made the beginning of November a wonderful treat for many. Myself included, now the shoulder is nearly healed have been ebiking the Harbourfront Trail, Burlington Harbour into Cootes Pardise

and Grindstone Creek while this weather attracts many others also. As site coordinator at pics4twitts I am pleased to share the images with you.

Doug Worrall

Always aware
Great blue heron hanging around for the Winter

Grindstone is a wonderful hike, there are many trails to choose from.

Grindstone paths

Cootes Paradise offers photographers a backdrop that any artist would enjoy viewing and recording what the heart feels

Above as is below



Fisherman are taking advantage of this great Weather

Getting the shot


Rainbow trout


Kayaking is wonderful this time of year also

Kayaking Cootes Paradise in November
Kayaking Cootes Paradise


Trumpeter Swans Grace the Burlington Harbour

Trumpeter swans Burlington


Trumpeter swan




People on bikes rest to enjoy the scenery of Cootes Paradise

Enjoying the sun and surroundings


Obstacles modes of transportation



The Turtles are ready to hibernate, not too soon though …………………………

Turtle November 7



Doug Worrall Photographer

Canoeing And Kayaking Hamilton Harbour

Canoeing  And Kayaking Hamilton Harbour

September 9 2011

Great Blue Heron

Accidents will Happen:

After a bit of a fall and breaking my shoulder and knee as photographer at “pics4” I apolgize for lack of posts lately, I am healing fast and should be back on the trail as soon as possible.

Just before the accident happened while hiking cootes paradise.I was just learning the ropes of canoeing, while my buddy was kayaking. Will try to get as many Kayak images and wild life posted soon.

The Joys of canoeing

Cloudy day

Canoe: /ke’nu:/noun, light narrow boat propelled by paddles

Carols Bay Burlington side

“An exquisite example of form and function, the canoe is inextricably twined with our nation’s story. For Canadians, to canoe is to be moved.”

Try to imagine the more idyllic moment – paddling your canoe leisurely on a glass-like lake or river.  Either way, it’s tough to imagine a more serene setting as your paddle dips gently into the stillness of the water, moving your vessel forward almost effortlessly along the shoreline.

Great Blue Heron

Few activities lend themselves to enjoying nature and a healthy lifestyle like canoeing. Just consider the thousands upon thousands of waterways available to explore in Ontario. That translates into a lot of potential solitude, open space and fresh air.


By Doug Worrall Photography