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  1. Mar 17, 2013 #1

    Clark

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    Can't wait for warmer days. Winter is making a last stab at it here, and we have travel on our minds.
    Some shots from 2012. Wish we were in Florida now.


    Caught this otter feeding. I'm up to my you know what, in this marsh, with my fingers crossed no gators are hungry. Crop is bigtime.
    Too bad for that weed.

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    Handful of photographers are standing around debating about these two ospreys. Argument is which is male and female.
    Moments later...

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    Decent mugshot of black vulture.
    In the parking lot of this place, tarps are provided to keep these birds from eating the rubber off the automobiles. No ****.

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    Hope nobody is tired of great blue herons by now.

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    This pied billed grebe was gracious enough to pose for a group of us.
    Real fun time here. About ten folks from all over the world were crammed into a space about six feet wide.
    Felt like a sandlot pickup game of basketball- no fouls!!! Really was getting into it.

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    Sandhill crane is cutting across though some swampy vegetation.
    There is a family together here, but none of the shots showed all in focus.

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    I know I blew out the whites with the ospreys. The 7D is easy to change exposure compensation with the thumb dial on back of camera by mistake. It has happened a few times.
    Thanks for looking:)
     
  2. Mar 17, 2013 #2

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    As always Clark, very nicely done. Some useful (?) comments:

    I'm voting the guy's on top, but these days, yah just never know.

    Reminds me of hiking the high Sierra in California. We were warned to put chicken wire around all exposed hoses in the engine compartment of any parked vehicle since marmots love to drink antifreeze and will chew every hose in search of it. No poop.

    Never, but I bet they're tired of us by now.

    Obviously this guy took the suggestion, "hey, go eat somebody your own size" to heart.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2013 #3

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    Excellent shots Clark, bravo !!!! Jean
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2013 #5

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    very nice images
     
  6. Mar 19, 2013 #6

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    Awesome photos! You really have a talent for capturing birds on film! I especially like the crane photo!
     
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    Crazy, isn't it? I remember back in the 80s there was scare about some cheap sweet white wines from some less than reputable dealers that was laced with antifreeze...I think in Italy...wow!
     
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    Beautiful shots. I like the photo of the crane too.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2013 #10

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    great pics thanks for sharing
     
  11. Mar 21, 2013 #11

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    Enjoyed your pix, great shots!
     
  12. Mar 21, 2013 #12

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    Thank you :)


    Looks like the otter pic is a little gritty.
    Someone forgot to run the noise reduction on that one. oops.



    From the Anhinga Trail.
    Anhinga mugshot.
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    Eco Pond
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    Maybe for the locals, this is an everyday sighting.
    For us, not so. Many sweaty miles.
    Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)
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    Thanks for looking:)
     
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    Cormorant -- great shot!
     
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    Beautiful shots. The tree frog is so cute.
     
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    Great colors in all those shots. I had no idea that cormorants had blue green around their eyes - I've never been close enough to see that! Superb colors on the roseate spoonbills too - I wonder if they've been eating carrots :rollhappy:
     
  16. Mar 22, 2013 #16

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    Sorry, I royally screwed up with that bird ID.
    That is not a cormorant, it is an anhinga.

    I got some cormorant images around here somewhere...
     
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    Wonderful work as usual Clark. I'll never get tired of seeing it.
     
  18. Mar 23, 2013 #18
    fantastic photos!!! Thank you for sharing them with us Clark :D
     
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    No matter -- it's still a great shot.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2013 #20

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    Thanks:)
    Not sure where my head was, while typing that. I should know better.
     

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