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Old Apr 16, 2005, 9:45 AM   #1
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I stood near a pond with 400/5.6 and monopod waiting for ducks to scramble and then a few very largebeavers began to arrive along with a muskrat. After standing still for about 20 minutes the beavers seemed to lose their fear slightly, enough to resume their daily activities in any event, which afforded me the opportunity for a number of photos that I'm now sharing with you:



















This is a wide-angle of the beaver climbing up a very high hill in order to find a log. He ended up crashing and rolling down the hill but I missed the action (sign of an amateur photog, I should have kept my sights on him):




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You have some fantastic shots here Norm. All of them are sharp and excellent quality but none of them help to make him less ugly do they. :lol:

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WOW, very cool... love the one from the front with him/her swimming directly at you... wonderful stuff.

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Good shots Norm, I watched a wildlife show on beavers last week and I never laughed so much before. There was a scene where the beavers had chewed a tree to almost falling stage and a young bear had climbed up it when it crashed down, the bear took off and the beavers turned upand got their tree:-)Very interesting animals and you have got some very good shots of them.
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You have some fantastic shots here Norm. All of them are sharp and excellent quality but none of them help to make him less ugly do they. :lol:

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Thanks, Houston, but...hey, better watch out or you're gonna have beaver nightmares :?
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WOW, very cool... love the one from the front with him/her swimming directly at you... wonderful stuff.

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Thanks Bill, I appreciate the comments. One of my personal favorites from the batch too. I thought the guy wasn't going to stop for a sec, there. :sad:
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Good shots Norm, I watched a wildlife show on beavers last week and I never laughed so much before. There was a scene where the beavers had chewed a tree to almost falling stage and a young bear had climbed up it when it crashed down, the bear took off and the beavers turned upand got their tree:-)Very interesting animals and you have got some very good shots of them.
They can be ominous looking beasts and they can also be funny. I got a good chuckle out of this one when he went tumbling down the hillside. Thanks for your own little account.
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Had to reply to this series since the beaver is a major Canadian icon. I like the first shot the best - nice lighting and reflections. The head-on shot is unique - the very clear reflection gives the impression that it is in a glass-sided aquarium pool.
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Stunning shots, Norm.
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Had to reply to this series since the beaver is a major Canadian icon. I like the first shot the best - nice lighting and reflections. The head-on shot is unique - the very clear reflection gives the impression that it is in a glass-sided aquarium pool.
Thanks Ottawa, you can retain your citizenship now that you have responded to the beaver post :lol: And some claim that we have a degree of socialism to our politics. Go figure.
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