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Old Oct 14, 2007, 1:28 PM   #1
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Here are a couple of other subjects I caught in yesterdays outing.

Before sunrise I saw a flock of about 50 American Pelicans fly over and setting about a half a mile from where I was. Later, just before I left I spotted these two just lazing around in one of the ponds by the auto tour road.

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Another shot of the Pelicans relaxing.

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Some ducks settling in to feed in the pond.

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A drake Mallard posing on a log.

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Old Oct 14, 2007, 1:32 PM   #5
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The same Drake paddling through the reeds.

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Old Oct 14, 2007, 2:00 PM   #6
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Great shots.

Those taken with your big Tammy also?
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 3:42 PM   #7
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Thanks,* Yes,* until I can save the Eleventy-million dollars for one of the big Nikon Teles, I will keep using my Tamron, which seems to do a pretty decent job, and I can shoot it hand held if need be.* I'm not sure I could say the same for the Nikon 600mm Monster* he he he.:roll:
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Good looking shots Steve! Are you thinking about a D3 or D300 in the near future? I pre-ordered the D300 but the more I think about it I may go for the D3. They have some really nice features for wildlife and action shots.

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 9:34 PM   #9
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Thanks Ron, I also pre-ordered the D300 in early Sept. I have been happily married for 30 years, mostly because I know my wifes limits. I know she would be happy for me if I upgraded to the D300. She would be equally happy to bury me if I went for the D3. I think the D300 will do me fine. I would rather save the money for a long VR lens. I have my eye on the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 VR.
Thanks for looking and let us know if you pop for the D3.
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smac ,as always great photos!!!

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