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10-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #706
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Thank you for the comments, friends. I am sure most of you nature photography buffs would agree that it is great therapy to relax amongst the wildlife and watch, hoping for a good shot. It seems to me the less I worry about the photo, and the more I just enjoy the birds and such, everything gets easier.

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Think I'll post a couple
Nice set, Tom!

Here are a couple of my favorite bug-eaters.


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What a nice pose on the first one Dave!
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Nice shots Dave Is that first one a Kinglet? They don't sit still for long.

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Thanks, guys! The first is a Phoebe (I think). They're quick moving too but tend to fly off, grab a bug and return to the same spot. I got a slightly sharper shot of it in a more conventional pose but preferred this version. The second is a flycatcher of some sort but I'm really not sure which--the color from early morning sunlight complicates identification.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Welcome, and what a Great first post! Magnificent bird.
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+1 (I'm totally envious.)
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Nice owl fuzzfuzz

Think I'll post a couple

Thanks Guys!

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I've only seen a few owls in the wild and they always see me first so they don't stick around. I have one picture with two huge yellow eyes behind a big bush that one flew to for cover. Congratulations on getting a great shot!

@borno those are some great photos!!

I camped in the forest for hours to get a nice hawk or eagle shot with no luck so i gave up but on the way to the car i saw that big gal flying.
She landed in a tree near me but the owl didn't like my company so i flew away but I'm to stubborn to let it go so i started to running after her through the dense forest with my k-5 and the sigma 70-200 in my hands. She landed in a tree again but this time she didn't care about me, just stared(see the first picture) at med when i was to loud and ruined his hunt.
After a while she changed tree and i ran after her again and the same thing happened again many times. I kept the bird company for approximately 45 minutes until she was tired of me and flow far away and left me alone in the forest with no clue were i was .



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Great adventure fuzzfuzz! I'd have thought running through the woods after a bird would be an exercise in futility (as well as difficult.) I can't say I'm totally glad to learn that it works sometimes. The face in the front-on shot is splendid.

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QuoteOriginally posted by fuzzfuzz Quote
Thanks Guys!




I camped in the forest for hours to get a nice hawk or eagle shot with no luck so i gave up but on the way to the car i saw that big gal flying.
She landed in a tree near me but the owl didn't like my company so i flew away but I'm to stubborn to let it go so i started to running after her through the dense forest with my k-5 and the sigma 70-200 in my hands. She landed in a tree again but this time she didn't care about me, just stared(see the first picture) at med when i was to loud and ruined his hunt.
After a while she changed tree and i ran after her again and the same thing happened again many times. I kept the bird company for approximately 45 minutes until she was tired of me and flow far away and left me alone in the forest with no clue were i was .



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The deer and bears started showing up in the back yard so that i can exercise the f*300mm

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Very cool Ivoire. Despite the abundance of wildlife here in South Africa, I would still like to see a wild bear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivoire Quote
The deer and bears started showing up in the back yard
Bears in the 'burbs?! Wow.
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Bears in the 'burbs?! Wow.
Yes and no. I forgot to mention i am in Lake Mary Florida for a month or 2. The place i am staying backs up to the Weikiva Forest Preserve. The Bears and deer cross the back 2 acres of the property when they travel thru the preserve. Across the street from where i reside is the elementary and middle school. I actually treed a young bear while taking the recycle to the street last wednesday evening. I went into the house and grabbed the camera and realized it was the 70mm lens on it a bit too late. Having to get very close was a bit scary and when the bear started growling, huffing and shifting in the tree the camera got scared (see the blurriness in the pics?!)

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Very cool Ivoire. Despite the abundance of wildlife here in South Africa, I would still like to see a wild bear.
Thanks.... I'd like to see some lions (but not as close as the bears were)
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the camera got scared
Confirms my suspicion that, in some ways, modern cameras are smarter than the photographers who use them. ;~)
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Confirms my suspicion that, in some ways, modern cameras are smarter than the photographers who use them. ;~)
So my woman keeps reminding me
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