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02-09-2011, 11:38 PM   #16
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Nice thought LD,already a bunch of beautiful images here.Caught between this
juvenile nothern harrier and about 60 trumpeter swans today,not a bad spot to
be in.Kinda metropolitan location,had to crop out civilization with the swans.

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02-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #17
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Boy can I add some shots to this thread, I shoot almost nothing but wildlife. A lot of birds, but mostly anything out there that moves is going to get its picture taken...

Some of these have already been posted in other threads, some have never been seen...

Great White Egret



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One of my better Eagle shots



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White Throated Sparrow



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Tri Colored Heron



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Great Blue Heron



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Blue Grey Gnatcatcher



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Ring Billed Gull grabbing a snack



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Ruby Crowned Kinglet



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That's enough before this post gets too large, I'll try to add some more later. I also have around 20 that have not been uploaded yet, including some critters I've never shot before.

Hope you like 'em...
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Without getting into specifics on each post, Wow. Great stuff all! I've never seen some of these species. Keep em coming.

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My previous post made me think of this photo taken at Yellowstone. Anybody know what these are?:
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These are GREAT photos, everyone!

Tom, those charmers look like Uinta ground squirrels.

Here's a watchful critter...

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Now there is a face only a mother could love....

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Common snaping turtle from 1985 on ektachrome 64 ,ME spr,A70-210/4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tamia Quote
These are GREAT photos, everyone!

Tom, those charmers look like Uinta ground squirrels.

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Tamia, thanks! Nice face, hope you didn't get too close to that snapper, I've seen them lunge.
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Couple more, wandering away from birds a bit, and back of course...These were taken with the Sears 80-200, most of those in the previous post were taken with the Lentar 90-230, one or two may have been the Rokinon 75-300 but the Lentar has been my primary lens for a good while, now I'm using the Sears a lot. It's doing a very nice job...

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Armadillo - Yukky overcast day, frozen over and sleet off and on, color turned out brownish on every shot that day probably from reflections off the dead grass.



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Eastern Phoebe in the snow from a couple of days ago, backlit was the only chance he gave me...



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Cant say Ive ever seen any type of flycatcher over snow Pete.Tamia has great article
on otters, get a chance its a great read. Im 'hopin' thats eastern box turtle there
or I need new glasses.Soft-shelled turtles are the "ornery'ist" Ive met,got 2 stitches
from one when I was 9,between thumb and forefinger,can stretch neck to 'rear end
Threads an accumulating bucket list of great pics,reasons to go visit.
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BillM - This was fairly unusual, we don't get much snow around here, the past week was way too cold for me and unusually nasty even for our wet, miserable winters. Normally it's about every 3 or 4 years a bit of snow, just enough to cover the ground and gone by the next morning. This one was rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow and stayed around for 3 days along with a really ugly cold spell...

Anyway these birds (Phoebes) usually stay here year round, or I think they do, since I've seen them most of the past year and got pictures of my first one around July. The others in this thread are mostly the same except for the gnatcatcher, Ring Billed Gull and Kinglet, they're winter visitors. The others are all long term residents, even though some do migrate - some also stick around.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Tamia, thanks! Nice face, hope you didn't get too close to that snapper, I've seen them lunge.
Thanks, Tom. I used my Penny 50-200mm to get that shot of the snapper. She was very large, and after I took her picture I carried her to a safe place (she was on the road). She was quite heavy and feisty.

Anyone who wants to help snappers cross roads should read how to do it so neither turtle nor lifter (I call us Turtle Taxis) will get hurt -- they can stretch their necks back quite some distance, and up, too. I got advice from an expert turtle handler and who shows how in Help Turtles Cross Roads.


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...Tamia has great article on otters, get a chance its a great read...
Thanks, Bill. The article is here. I was shooting pix on a riverbank and heard a caterwauling over the roar of the river. Discovered that young otters were stuck on a mid-river boulder and were calling to Mom. She came upstream a long way to help them back to the shore (opposite me). Unfortunately, I didn't get any good shots because I didn't have enough reach in the lens, and the brood were backlit with lots of glare, and it all happened so fast. Here's Mom hurrying back to the brood (1x1 crop):




And here are the kids:



Pete, I wish I'd had a chance to get close enough to the river otters I saw last summer so I could get as good a shot as yours.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tamia Quote
Anyone who wants to help snappers cross roads should read how to do it so neither turtle nor lifter (I call us Turtle Taxis) will get hurt -- they can stretch their necks back quite some distance, and up, too. I got advice from an expert turtle handler and who shows how in Help Turtles Cross Roads.
Wow Tamia,Im off to the optician! Dont mind,nice of you to call attention to something
that has been troubling for turtles quite some time,encounters with autos.If one decides
to provide a "lift" to one of these critters,be sure to check for traffic.What I posted
was on slab over creek on family farm,have a pic of alligator snapper in 'archive'
see if can find and post.
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