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Old Jan 28, 2009, 8:38 AM   #1
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Sitting beside a glass wall all the time this challenge is a no brainer. Took these couple shots a few minutes ago. Its amazing how tough these little creatures are.




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Old Jan 28, 2009, 3:33 PM   #2
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I just came if from feeding my flock of birds, I see you have plenty of snow like us. Nice shots!!

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Old Jan 28, 2009, 4:44 PM   #3
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Just the shots you and Bob have posted is about ten years worth of snow for us, here. We got through the storm with minimal icing, but the people in the northern half of the state could be without power till Sunday.

Nice photos.

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Old Jan 28, 2009, 4:58 PM   #4
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Very nice. Those mourning doves have a brain the size of a pea, I see them doing some awful stupid things. I am amazed at the resiliency of some of these small creatures that winter here.
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Great photos, the dove is very pretty and cute squirrel photo.
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 3:23 AM   #6
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Bynx,

Those photos are really technically well done especially the mourning dove with the sharpness of the snowflakes on the shoulders of the dove.

I've got a couple of them right now that gather outside my window in the morning cooing away. Sometime two males havea go at it trying to protect their territory.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 5:52 AM   #7
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Thanks all for your comments.
Selvin, you can see the problem with shooting the squirrel through the window. It has to be cleaned. The lack of sharpness on the right is due to frozen moisture on the outside. Unfortunately its too cold for Windex.
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Old Jan 29, 2009, 7:01 AM   #8
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Your pictures are wonderful. I love the first best but the second shot really caught the squirrel looking awefully cold.
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Notice that the dove has his/her feathers puffed up to create more insulation. That helps a great deal when they are not moving. Great shot.

Apparently squirrels don't hibernate so they still have to forage. They keep a stash of food in their dens or nests but they also have food stashed in strategic locations which they can find even if there is several inches of snow on top. I've seen them do it.

Great shots, Bynx.

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Very nice, Bynx. The little squirrel looks like he's shivering.

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