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Old Jan 11, 2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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Fence Red tail / Post Red Tail (?Jail?)

The fence Red Tail almost got me in jail. I was in between the airport and the air force base at Colorado Springs thinking I would get a chance at a photo of a commercial airplane. I was parked on the highway right away in a pull off waiting for a plane when this Red Tail Hawk showed up so I started taking photos. After getting a few bursts off I went back to the highway and about a mile later when I was making a turn at the entrance to the air base (Peterson) Air Force Security pulled me over. Red lights and the guard got out of the car and told me to stay in my vehicle. About 10 minutes later he came up to my camera wagon and said they had a report I was taking pictures of their air base. I explained NO that from the pull off I couldn't see anything on the base but a grassy knob and I was taking photos of a Hawk. I offered to show him the photos and did show him the photos and he admitted there was nothing about their base just the hawk in the photos. He then tells me I have to delete the Photos RIGHT now. I refused and told him I was on a public right away part of the state highway and their fence had no signs about any kind about restrictions. That he had three choices: Call the sheriff who has authority on state highway property, call the officer of the day to come out or arrest me. He told me to stay in my vehicle and went back to his car with his partner in it and I could see in my mirror they were on the radio. About another 10 minutes went by and he came back and told me to remember they do not allow photos of their base and I could leave.














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Old Jan 11, 2008, 2:26 PM   #2
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If you get thrown in thecan does that make you a jailbird? :lol:

The fenced red tail photos are superb Roger. I'm gladthey didn't land you behind bars. Good on you for standing up for your rights. Cheers, Dan
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Excellent, Roger! I have been wanting to see a photo of one like in the fence shot. Beautiful bird. I agree ontaking the position you did and refusing to delete those photos. No evidence of wrong doing.

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The fence post shots are great Roger.

I can see their point about not taking photos of the base, but then when I was in the military I took many photos of the base from the inside. Good job of standing your ground since after showing them you had not photos of the base they were just being idiots demanding you delete your files.

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Beautiful shots Roger. Glad to see that sanity prevailed....cheers...Don
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Roger, you da man! Stick to your guns and your principles, no matter what the result.

Now, take the toque off when you shoot near air force bases or public airports, apparently some are mistaking it for a turban :-)

As for the shots, well worth the effort, excellent work!
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If you get thrown in thecan does that make you a jailbird? :lol:

The fenced red tail photos are superb Roger. I'm gladthey didn't land you behind bars. Good on you for standing up for your rights. Cheers, Dan
Dan thanks for making me laugh and for the nice workds about my photos.



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Excellent, Roger! I have been wanting to see a photo of one like in the fence shot. Beautiful bird. I agree ontaking the position you did and refusing to delete those photos. No evidence of wrong doing.

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VP glad you like the fence hawk photos.


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The fence post shots are great Roger.

I can see their point about not taking photos of the base, but then when I was in the military I took many photos of the base from the inside. Good job of standing your ground since after showing them you had not photos of the base they were just being idiots demanding you delete your files.

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I had no problem with them doing there job it was to nasty attitude that got me angry.



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Beautiful shots Roger. Glad to see that sanity prevailed....cheers...Don
Hi Don thanks for the nice comment.


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