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Posted By: daacon, 04-14-2008, 10:16 AM

Ha-ha cheesy title I know. I am also ashamed to know who sang that tune but not ashamed of this shot - one of my best wildlife shots yet. I am no Tom Lusk but hey ya gotta work with what ya got He only stayed up until the shutter click then that was it - under the ice (there are only a few pockets of open water)

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04-14-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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I like it Dave. Great colour and nice and clear. Good to see the Bigma getting some of the use it was bought for. We're both waiting for some green grass I think.

Was this at a full 500mm? f ????
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Thnaks Peter a full 500 indeed with a CPL on (exif is above the photo)
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Wreading isn't my stwrong point.... duh

damn fine at wide open.

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Dave, on POTW i commented on this shot of a "Beaver" Seems that I got it totally wrong.
(How would I know) I'm better at kangaroos, wallabies and wombats I suppose.
Nice shot nevertheless. Love the exposure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Dave, on POTW i commented on this shot of a "Beaver" Seems that I got it totally wrong.
(How would I know) I'm better at kangaroos, wallabies and wombats I suppose.
Nice shot nevertheless. Love the exposure.
Heck we don't have them creatures in the southern part of the US either. I thought it was a beaver also.

Great shot. I really want that lens. *sigh* one day.
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Nice shot dave well done!

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Wreading isn't my stwrong point.... duh
damn fine at wide open.
Thanks Peter - I agree not bad at all

QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Dave, on POTW i commented on this shot of a "Beaver" Seems that I got it totally wrong.
(How would I know) I'm better at kangaroos, wallabies and wombats I suppose.
Nice shot nevertheless. Love the exposure.
No worries Bruce not sure I could tell the difference between a kangaroo and a wallaby

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Heck we don't have them creatures in the southern part of the US either. I thought it was a beaver also.
Great shot. I really want that lens. *sigh* one day.
Thanks dws1117 - it is a sweet lens great range see Tom Lusk recent post he has some great beaver shots to me it looks like a large RAT (there are not rats in Alberta) - thus the name Muskrat !

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Nice shot dave well done!
Thanks Dan I am pretty pleased with it.
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Great capture Dave. Trying to get these sort of shots gives one a high degree of respect and admiration for the Tom Lusks of this world.

Actually nailing one like this occasionally then gives you hope for more....bit like playing that good shot on 18th after a dog day out with golf clubs.

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Actually Dave the Kangaroos jersey is quite different to that of the Wallabies...easy to pick. ...................???????????....... you say?



I'll let someone else explain that to you.

I'm going! I'm going!
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Actually Dave the Kangaroos jersey is quite different to that of the Wallabies...easy to pick. ...................???????????....... you say?
I'll let someone else explain that to you.

I'm going! I'm going!

haha nice Grant that made perfect sense to me dooh And good analogy on the golf - the rare good shots are why I keep torturing myself with another round.
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Beautiful shot Dave, good to see some open water and the animals stirring again.
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Great shot. and folks say the lens is no good at 500mm.
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Great shot Dave. New avatar photo looks good as well. Notice you didn't use your daughter's excellent profile shot of you.

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Beautiful shot Dave, good to see some open water and the animals stirring again.
Thanks Scott , Having recently come back from Mexico, Alberta 'open water' has a whole different meaning

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Great shot. and folks say the lens is no good at 500mm.
Thanks Pat - what do 'they' know

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Great shot Dave. New avatar photo looks good as well. Notice you didn't use your daughter's excellent profile shot of you.
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Thanks Paul - ha ha yeah the new avatar is my best Jacques Cousteau aboard the Calipso look - reminds me of places I reather be and things I rather be doing
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