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Old Feb 20, 2010, 7:04 PM   #11
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First thing that came to mind was the camera
I see you got your priorities straight Glad you're OK too!
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 9:00 PM   #12
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DAMN....I missed another glorious photo opportunity...



You weren't wearing a dress were you???
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 9:17 PM   #13
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glad you and camera are safe!
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 1:22 AM   #14
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Thanks all and no i had long pants on LOL.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 1:22 AM   #15
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actually I went back to the area this morning and got some nice shots of birds, will post in here soon
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People who walk in snow where there are hidden crevasses use a pole to probe ahead - maybe you could use a monopod as a walking stick in the thick grass?? Glad that little creek bottom was not quicksand! We once had to pull a fellow student out of the everglades muck in which he had sunk almost to his armpits (he was certainly heavier that you), so I can imagine what must have gone through your mind.
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Isn't it amazing what we photographers are willing to put ourselves through just for a photo!
Glad you and the equipment are OK.
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 1:09 PM   #18
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I once fell off a 15 foot cliff into four feet of water while trying to sneak up on a Blue Heron. On the way down, all I kept thinking of was to protect the camera...

The Heron was totally unfazed by the splash of me and my equipment...
While he certainly didn't "look" amussed, he was probably laughing too hard internally to actually move...

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Must be something about those Herons. I was shooting them several years back and fell thru some ice. My camera and lenses did not survive. Fortunately the gear was insured so the only lasting damage was a severely bruised ego - a passenger train happened by and the engineer was a photographer too - he captured my "experience" and sent it in to the local paper. Not the best way to make it into the paper. I don't really enjoy shooting herons anymore
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sounds like you had a lucky escape, glad you and your gear are ok
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 11:48 AM   #20
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Aladyforty,

I'm happy to hear that there was no damage to you and your gear. And I can relate. Recently, I was out in the Arizona desert looking for avian subjects when I spotted a female house finch on a cactus. As I walked toward her, stopping every few feet to snap a pic, I lost my "situational awareness" and stepped on a cholla cactus pod that imbedded a couple of cactus needles in my instep - through the nylon webbing of my hiking boot. I looked down in pained surprise and found that I had wandered into a forest of chollas with pods strewn all over the ground. I was able to hop on my good foot back out. Then I sat down and pulled off my boot and thankfully, the two needles came out (more or less) with the boot. I'm a little more careful now when I'm out there. Regards, Dan

PS - Can't visit the forum as often as I'd like due to limited internet access where I'm staying in AZ.
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