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03/20/2006 10:11:11 PM · #1
C'mon. Post 'em if ya got 'em.

I spotted this one while on a boat in the Silver river, had seconds to try to find correct exposure, focus and shoot before it was over the trees and was soooooo close....
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Same day I got this darling stork, atleast it is in focus, but I feel like it needs more neck to have real impact.
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03/20/2006 10:14:45 PM · #2
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03/20/2006 10:15:44 PM · #3
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03/20/2006 10:24:14 PM · #4
Originally posted by Keith Maniac:

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Love it, Chris. Left comment :)
03/20/2006 10:25:23 PM · #5
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I saw this bald eagle flying over the water towards me while I was eating breakfast -- I was just able to get the camera out and started up before it flew past the roofline.
03/20/2006 10:35:52 PM · #6
I shot this on my first day out with my new 1.7x teleconverter which I put on my 70-200.

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03/20/2006 10:42:21 PM · #7
Looks like your subject didn't appreciate the new level of intrusiveness : )
03/20/2006 10:42:24 PM · #8
I watched the hummingbird buzz the redtail - 299440.jpg - brave little thing is no more.

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sorry but I just had to post this little guy. the happiest duck I have ever shot.. not technically a good shot but I love his expression
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Message edited by author 2006-03-20 23:19:28.
03/20/2006 11:02:57 PM · #9
Almost missed this hawk completely when he snuck up behind me while I was waiting for my camera to finish processing my last shots.
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03/20/2006 11:08:45 PM · #10
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This one happened so fast that I couldn't get a good angle, but still kind of neat:
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03/20/2006 11:09:07 PM · #11
A couple in here:
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03/20/2006 11:13:31 PM · #12
My good stuff is on the LaCie drive and I'm too tired to fire it up so this will have to do tonight :)

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03/20/2006 11:18:11 PM · #13
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Looks like your subject didn't appreciate the new level of intrusiveness : )


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Actually, I'm surprised that he allowed me to maintain such close proximity. I was only about 5 feet from him and shooting through a wire enclosure. I used the telephoto while pressing the lens hood right up against the wires, which were about 3/4 inch diamter holes.
03/20/2006 11:19:20 PM · #14
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A duck in my pool.
03/20/2006 11:24:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

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A duck in my pool.


I used to have the old version with the chlorine tablets in the basket underneath the float. This updated model looks a lot more realistic.

lol

Edited for typo

Message edited by author 2006-03-20 23:24:39.
03/20/2006 11:25:27 PM · #16
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03/20/2006 11:27:09 PM · #17
Please, not the evil eye!
03/20/2006 11:31:44 PM · #18
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03/20/2006 11:35:55 PM · #19
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03/21/2006 12:02:48 AM · #20
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03/21/2006 12:27:39 AM · #21
this little guy lived in my front yard last summer

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03/21/2006 12:52:54 AM · #22
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03/21/2006 01:08:10 AM · #23
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Just missed full frame! Interesting thing about this photo is that I was able to get close because if you look at the legs of the Eagle you will see that it has fishing line wrapped around both legs. I did not notice it until I processed the photo. I called the Fish & Wildlife and they sent a crew out to see if they could capture but I never heard back from them. Hope he made it.
03/21/2006 01:18:01 AM · #24
This guy was having a bad day...
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03/21/2006 02:34:12 AM · #25
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