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  1. Aug 4, 2013 #41

    Clark

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    Eggshells- have a feeling that pecker is history.


    Tom- I get the headaches. PITA.
    Did Mrs. V. join you on this trip?

    In about 10 years we will be in Japan for monkeys, cranes, and ice eagles.
    Interested?


    Thanks everybody:)
     
  2. Jan 22, 2014 #42

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    Lovely weather everyone is having. :)

    B&H delivered my wife's tripod, head, camera backpack today.
    Soon we will be spinning our wheels again in the Sunshine State.



    The next six are from late April 2013.

    Great Egrets gathering nesting material.






    Hope this piece is good enough.

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    She's excited!!!

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    Shadows are highlights.

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    The exchange.

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    :)
     
  3. Jan 22, 2014 #43

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    Union workers!? :)
     
  4. Jan 22, 2014 #44

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    Another great series of shots Clark, reminding me of my life back in Florida. I miss seeing egrets nesting. I've not seen a breeding colony here before - I imagine somewhere out in a coastal marsh (very few left these days).

    I somehow missed these questions, sorry.

    Headaches and high altitude are not good companions! As for the wife (who retains her family name), she would not have done well on the trip - rural bathrooms in China are beyond description.

    If I'm still here! In the Kyushu area we have some great places to see nature, especially the central mountain range (complete with active volcanos) and Yakushima, a wild subtropical island just south of the main island - huge ancient temperate rain forests, orchids galore, and dwarf races of Macaques and deer. There even is a wintering ground of cranes in southern Kyushu - a real mish-mash of species with the Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) dominating the scene. Over 10,000 birds winter there each year, a spectacle I've seen only once - impressive.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2014 #45

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    Beautiful pictures of these white lovelies!!!! Jean
     
  6. Jan 25, 2014 #46

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    Amazing photos, Clark!
     
  7. Jan 25, 2014 #47

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    Very nice.


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  8. Jan 25, 2014 #48

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    Cool photos!
     
  9. Jan 25, 2014 #49

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    Stunning pictures!!!! congrats!
     
  10. Feb 15, 2014 #50

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    Thanks:)


    Didn't pass up sale at roadside stand.

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    Got a species also. But it will be some time to flower.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2014 #51

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    Now I'm jealous! :p
     
  12. Feb 16, 2014 #52

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    Interesting price :) !!!! Jean
     
  13. Feb 16, 2014 #53

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    I see this down in West Palm beach by my friends when I go down fishing
     
  14. Mar 28, 2014 #54

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    Don't be Eric. Six weeks later and the flowers are all open and still holding.
    The spikes are throwing out another 12 buds.
    Three bucks. Lol.

    Russell- our last night was in West Palm Beach. On West Atlantic Ave., between Rt. 441 and Jog, we seen sign- 5 orchids for $20.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2014 #55

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    I now it is crazy,to bad I was not down there you could of come out fishing with friend Ron
     
  16. Mar 28, 2014 #56

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    From mid-Feb. 2014.
    Great Blue Herons gathering nesting material.
    And other behavior.


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    After hours of hard work, it was time for a break.

    A nuzzle on the neck.
    A bite on the back.


    She has that look in her eye
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    Three minutes, fifty seconds later.

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    After Glow
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    :)
     
  17. Mar 29, 2014 #57

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    Clark, your shots are amazing!
     
  18. Mar 29, 2014 #58

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    Nice! Thanks for posting these photographs. I have a soft spot for Great Blue Herons.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2014 #59
    Fantastic photos.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2014 #60

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