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Posted By: daacon, 03-24-2014, 05:49 AM

As I was driving the range roads looking for an elk , fighting with a wolf while an Eagle swoops down , I spotted this and stopped to grab a snap. It's a good thing as the only wildlife I saw were a couple of rabbits running across the street

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03-24-2014, 04:35 PM   #16
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That's a pretty good find! I love coming across stuff like this on aimless drives. It looks like it's in pretty good shape - it's not abandoned is it?

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Great find!

Beautiful capture, Dave. Those rabbits are lucky you were otherwise engaged! BTW, those wolf/eagle conflicts always hog the headlines; my personal favorites are mountain lion/bear (especially grizzlies, they're not too bright, but tough) and jackalope/snipe. Good times!
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Sorry Canadians as well and any one else that be may have taken offence and or any one in the future that maybe offended.
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Wow! Dave, I really do like that one, what a terrific shot!
Regards!

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QuoteOriginally posted by TonyTurley Quote
Beautiful composition, Dave. It could be a calendar cover.
Thanks Tony appreciate it.

QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Nice one, buddy - I love shots of old vehicles laid to rest and captured in situ, so to speak. Around here, we see longhorns tussling with coyotes and fending off vultures all the time - we hardly take notice.
Jer
Thanks Jer well good to know you have to same kind of action we have here

QuoteOriginally posted by gmans Quote
You Americans are so lucky to have all that Wild life, Aussies only gets snakes, spiders, poisonous jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles all the time. So hard to get good shots when they are hiding in the bushes waiting to crawl or slither out at you. Also the bloody sharks and crocs really test out the Pentax Weather Resistance.
Ahh gmans you got kangaroo's and koala as well @ I have seen a few crocs in some of the southern destinations I have been to and manged a few snaps. I await your shark shots

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Ya, I here you daacon, when they track wolfs in the park one of the things they find is that about 20% of wolf deaths are caused by moose... so how come we never see these battle to the death encounters?
But that's a great looking truck... it needs someone who loves it to come along and restore it...it looks in a lot better shape than some of the restoration projects I've seen. Great capture.
And gmans called you an American.... dem's fightin words...
haha Interesting Norm, other than Elk fighting during matting season I have not seen any 'when animals attack'. I think gmans was just calling us 'North Americans' being from the other side of the pond an innocent mistake

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You all live in North America? The assumption is you are Americans or should have said Nth Americans.My apologies to Americans for calling Canadians Americans.
Yep good call gmans we are Canadians , Canucks that spend our winters in igloo's on the chesterfield wearing toques

QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Nice picture of an old Fargo. Takes me back.
As we Canadians know...the Fargo was a Canadian Dodge truck with different badging and sold by Plymouth dealers in Canada. One of the old farm trucks I used to drive was a '48 Fargo one ton, with an accessory hydraulic lift for the truck box. We used it as a spare grain truck.
BTW, Daacon I do the same thing as you...drive back country roads looking for wildlife, landscapes and old farm vehicles put out to pasture....as photo subjects.
Thanks lesmore - indeed I decided to try a new route home from one of the Parks I generally head out to. Got lucky on this find.

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Good Photo, by the way.
Why thanks 1

QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
I remember Fargo ("Fart 'n' Go") trucks. In my family we always played with the vehicle names. We were a "Shove It or Leave It" family (Chevrolet).
ha nice Albert we had acronyms my dad was generally a Fix Or Repair Daily kinda guy.

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Nice spotting and capture. Doesn't look like it had a heater but I love that it has those pizza cutter tires on it.
Thanks Ed appreciate you stopping by.

QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Tall, thin, heavily lugged tires were good for getting through deeper snow back in those days where 4WD was rare. A corner garage in the '50's and '60's used a 1950's former Ontario Hydro (elec. power) one ton Dodge pick up truck as a general shop and tow truck.
It had wheels/tires like that....no 4WD...but it could go through a fair depth of snow to rescue stuck vehicles. The tall, thin tires...cut through the snow quite well. Coupled with high ground clearance ...it works well in snowy climes.
Thanks for the history lesmore indeed they managed before all the technical advances.

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Now *those* is fightin' words!
haha a virtual battel .....

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Well you sure took advantage of the lack of wildlife. Fantastic shot Dave and it belongs on the wall.
Thanks Susan my mother-in-laws sister took a copy and it is indeed hanging on her wall.

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a fine shot as stated by everyone, but I'm waiting for the elk/wolf/eagle photo. Now that would be a photo to put in National Geographic, when can we expect to see that one?.
Thanks Bob well as soon as I get one of those I'll post it right after I cash in my lotto ticket.

QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
Very nice. Most of my trips looking for wildlife end with far less. We have eagles around here and I see them often but never when I have the camera ready. An old truck is always a treat to find and the shot is excellent.
Thanks reeftool - I have only seen a few Eagles and when I did have my camera they were way to high in the sky. It's on my bucket list to capture.

QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
That's a pretty good find! I love coming across stuff like this on aimless drives. It looks like it's in pretty good shape - it's not abandoned is it?
Thanks Jerry I don't think so , it was on someone's land that was fenced in and it's in good enough shape for a beautiful restoration project so hopefully that's the story.

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Beautiful capture, Dave. Those rabbits are lucky you were otherwise engaged! BTW, those wolf/eagle conflicts always hog the headlines; my personal favorites are mountain lion/bear (especially grizzlies, they're not too bright, but tough) and jackalope/snipe. Good times!
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ha thanks Ron , I actually saw the rabbits at the end of my street at the lights ! I await you mountain lion / bear shots

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Sorry Canadians as well and any one else that be may have taken offence and or any one in the future that maybe offended.
Pretty sure Norm and others are just yanking your chain

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Wow! Dave, I really do like that one, what a terrific shot!
Regards!
Thanks Rupert glad you liked it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
or any one in the future that maybe offended.
Pretty sure Norm and others are just yanking your chain
Doing my diplomatic best and do not want my backyard invaded by angry Canadians.
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marvelous composition... great elements involved.... dave m
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Hi Dave,
Love it. You'll need a bigger house soon with more wall space.
Not sure if it was that model, but I can very clearly recall trying to start one of those with a crank handle as a very skinny 12 yr old when it mis fired and literally threw me across the shed. !!
Right arm hurt for years !
Cheers.

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Yeah , very nice photo .. Good share !
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Liking the old truck photo, but after I showed it to my husband I had to listen to his "Old vehicles he used to have story".
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Doing my diplomatic best and do not want my backyard invaded by angry Canadians.
haha that's right despite what you may have read or heard you really don't want a pissed off Canadian anywhere near you

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marvelous composition... great elements involved.... dave m
Thanks Dave appreciate the comment.

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Hi Dave,
Love it. You'll need a bigger house soon with more wall space.
Not sure if it was that model, but I can very clearly recall trying to start one of those with a crank handle as a very skinny 12 yr old when it mis fired and literally threw me across the shed. !!
Right arm hurt for years !
Cheers.
Grant ! Long time no hear from . Hope you and Anne are doing well. Nice story glad it all worked out in the end. The good news is I know you can drink a beer with the left had when necessary

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Yeah , very nice photo .. Good share !
Thanks old4570 .

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Liking the old truck photo, but after I showed it to my husband I had to listen to his "Old vehicles he used to have story".
Thanks sherrvonne , glad I could stimulate the conversation
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As I was driving the range roads looking for an elk , fighting with a wolf while an Eagle swoops down , I spotted this and stopped to grab a snap. It's a good thing as the only wildlife I saw were a couple of rabbits running across the street

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love these older trucks! good shot!
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