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Old Dec 17, 2007, 9:58 AM   #1
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Brrrr its minus 10 degrees, Fog & Ice (Elk)

Went to the Camera Wagon about 1 hour before daylight and it was fairly NIPPY out. Turned on the camera wagon and the heater on high and went back inside and had another cup of hot coffee.

When I got to a ridge above the lake I saw very thick fog, I pulled over had a sip of coffee turned around and look in the back to find my insulated overalls and boots. Thought about it then looked back at my cup of hot coffee then at the temperature (-10) and decided that today is a "STAY IN THE CAMERA WAGON" kind of day. Normally I just don't pay attention to the weather but today was a Roger lazy day I guess.

On the last ridge before the lake I saw this tree and not much fog here.




Then I went down to the edge of the lake



I was having a problem finding anything the fog was so thick so I went and climbed up on a ridge to wait and see if a Bull Elk I have been watching would show up on the South slope of the ridge. In between waves of thick fog I found him laying down. He looked miserable when I got him in my spotting scope so I waited until the fog cleared a little again and tried to get a few photos.

You can see him laying down on the ridge.



With a close up



I am sure he was wondering ?? Where Is The Warm Sun?? He looked so miserable I turned my heater up 1 notch.



Doesn't look like any sun today so back to the dark timber I go.





After he left I decided I would take his lead and go back home and sit by the heater.



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Old Dec 17, 2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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Lovely series Roger. I think #2 is POD material. Hope it warms up a little for you, and you get back to those fantastic blue skies...cheers...Don
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Thanks for sharing these Roger... always fun. Dan
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wow. i think a lazy day once in awhile is called for. especially if it is 10 below outside. brrrrrrrrr. that 2nd shot really looks like IR (infra red) photography. very nice work.

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You really do a great job getting close to the wildlife, great shots.
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 8:31 AM   #6
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Lovely series Roger. I think #2 is POD material. Hope it warms up a little for you, and you get back to those fantastic blue skies...cheers...Don
I think we are suppose to get some blue sky today so I better get out and see what I can find.


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Awesome series, Roger. Definitely looks cooooold!
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Thanks for sharing these Roger... always fun. Dan
Thanks Dan


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wow. i think a lazy day once in awhile is called for. especially if it is 10 below outside. brrrrrrrrr. that 2nd shot really looks like IR (infra red) photography. very nice work.

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Hi to YA!!! -hung, thanks for the nice comment and for looking.


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You really do a great job getting close to the wildlife, great shots.
All you got to do is be patience. Thanks for the kind words.



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