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Old Jun 9, 2010, 9:46 AM   #1
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Under one of the out buildings on one of my properties a family of groundhogs has taken up residence, I took the opportunity last night to see how close I could get to snap some pics, I counted at least 8 but there may be more. these first 2 are e-3 /70-300mm combination.








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all of these were shot with e-3/50-200swd combination.

















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.....maybe the results of all those extra winter days 'Phil' declared? lol


I like these photos, they project a fun time making them and perfect for the E-3/50-200.

The first time thru I didn't notice the 70-300 which are keen also.
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What a great opportunity for photographs. Looking forward to seeing some more shots.

(Having wild animals nearby can be a lot of fun when you have a camera.)
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Bob, thanks for looking. if all these would see their shadow winter would never end here.


Steven, yes it is great to have wild animals around, I enjoy photographing them it was fun. I was going to do it again today but it has poured here all day. Trying to get back in practice of slow stalking animals as I will be going to Shenandoah National Park next week to Photograph newborn fawns.


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............. Trying to get back in practice of slow stalking animals as I will be going to Shenandoah National Park next week to Photograph newborn fawns.
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That sounds great, we will be expecting you to share your shots.
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Good morning Charles,

Like Bob, I didn't notice, at first, that you used both the 50-200mm and the 70-300mm to capture these images. I guess that's a testament as to how sharp the 70-300mm is.

You've got yourself quite a healthy population of those critters. We don't have a lot of Groundhogs in a backyard. Chipmunks are the name of the game here. That and one fat and happy marsh hawk that feasts on these little guys. To which I'm very happy since he is helping to manage the population here.

Have a great trip and looking forward to viewing some of your images when you get back.

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yeah Zig, there is an abundance right now but I am sure mom will be sending them on there way soon.

I will be sure to post some pics from Shenandoah, this will be my first time shooting fawns at this park so might not get as many as I would like but experience for future trips will be invaluable. I am going to concentrate on Big Meadows for the majority of fawn shooting since research indicates that is one of the best locations. just hope it is not to over-populated with fellow photographers.

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I'm with Zig.. didn;t spot that you'd shot with the 50-200 and the 70-300 for the pics until I saw his post! Just goes to show what a good lens the 70-300 is ! Once you take a closer look you can tell the difference between them ...

There's no chance of seeing anything as cute as those over here in London.. damn shame if you ask me !

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....There's no chance of seeing anything as cute as those over here in London.. damn shame if you ask me !

Harj, I have to disagree. Those fashion shots that you just posted had something much cuter than a groundhog, IMHO.
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