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Old Oct 6, 2009, 2:23 PM   #1
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Default Four portraits from the marsh

My disguise as empty tuna fish can, and Chatos disguise as a Teacup Yorkie, worked pretty well on Monday. As a result we were able to get close to some of the birds.

So, four portraits of the inhabitants.

Snowy Egret:




Great Blue Heron:



Sparrow:



Semi-Palmated Plover:




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Great shots, Dave. Now, how about a few of you and Chato in your disguises? THAT would be quite a topic for discussion
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Chato and I spent a fortune on holographic projection gear; money well spent, considering how much fun we have. I had a hard time simulating the smell of rotten tuna, and Chato of course, had to tone down his 120 pound woof, to sound like a teacup Yorkie. Surely, you don't expect us to reveal all our secrets?

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Chato and I spent a fortune on holographic projection gear; money well spent, considering how much fun we have. I had a hard time simulating the smell of rotten tuna, and Chato of course, had to tone down his 120 pound woof, to sound like a teacup Yorkie. Surely, you don't expect us to reveal all our secrets?

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Would you believe that I dress up in drab, washed out colors, mostly greens and browns? Would you believe that whenever Chato sees me go into shooting mode, he runs off at an angle for 50 yards and then starts acting like a clown?

And after years of shooting, you develop a sense from the body language of the birds, exactly when they are thinking of flying off? You merely have to freeze in place for a few minutes, and they calm down.

The first bird is getting ready to go, the second isn't.







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Nice job. I don''t think the Song Sparrow is sharp enough for such an extreme crop, but the others are fine. I like the uncropped shot of the plover, too..
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Nice job. I don''t think the Song Sparrow is sharp enough for such an extreme crop, but the others are fine. I like the uncropped shot of the plover, too..
Song Sparrow? Notice I didn't specify species, you have me totally intimidated, not to mention my taste buds shot for the next ten years. I'm only glad that you didn't point out that my Great Blue Heron is actually an off color Egret, recently busted for selling oxyconten on the Heron Black market...

Thanks for the comments. There were three Plovers, and they weren't quite sure what I was, so rather than fly away, they walked, and I followed. Took a while when a person stands frozen like a block of ice.

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