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Old Oct 30, 2010, 4:22 PM   #11
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Edge - I understand - I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. Your area really dodged a bullett in that last storm, compared to the rest of the Great Lakes region.

I've seen fall colors in a lot of the US over the years. Dunno if you know this, but one of the best places is southwest Wisconsin - more red leaves mixed with the yellow and green, than anywhere else I've seen. Other places in mountain areas may have equal or better scenery, but not better autumn colors.

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Yeah Wisconsin is phenomenal! I have been there in the fall a few times. I also like Colorado, the aspens are amazing this time of year!
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Old Oct 30, 2010, 4:29 PM   #12
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See, I'm not too old to learn something new.
I did not know they were nocturnal. I just remember the Saturday morning cartoon shows as a kid, and the beavers chewing down trees.
Yeah, I think a lot of us grew up seeing beavers swimming around in daytime, in TV shows and frankly I was surprised to find out they are nocturnal. So I don't even want to know what the TV producers did to get them to swim around during the day.

If it makes you feel any better, this morning I asked a ranger how they drag the trees they cut down, over to their lodge (the nearest lodge is not very close to that cut-down tree in the photo I posted). She looked at me kinda strangely and said that they pull the trees around just fine through the water.

I am a nuclear physicist and mechanical engineer - I can NOT believe I asked her that question without thinking about it a bit first.

However, I had not had any coffee yet that morning. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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there is nothing more terrifying than fishing at night and having a territorial beaver come along side the dark side of your boat and slapping its tail on the top of the water....everytime they do this to me I almost fall outta the boat!
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there is nothing more terrifying than fishing at night and having a territorial beaver come along side the dark side of your boat and slapping its tail on the top of the water....everytime they do this to me I almost fall outta the boat!
Jeeez - I'll bet you do, especially since they don't make any noise swimming. Hell of a way for them to announce themselves in the dark...

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Those are real nice... looks like the 14-35F2 was out shooting! I just love the colours you guys get in the fall ...all 3 are cracking and the colours look just great.

we don't get anything like that here, well in London anyway ..

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Those are real nice... looks like the 14-35F2 was out shooting!
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Hah! I knew I was going to do some hiking, up and down hills, on an undeveloped trail. Which one of these would you have grabbed? (Hint - the one on the left starts to feel like a watermelon if you carry it long enough and if you don't have a backpack-style camera bag.)



I think it's pretty neat that you thought the photos came from Oly SHG glass. I keep telling folks that if you could only have one lens and it needed to cover a wide range of requirements, that lens is the PL Vario Elmar 14-150mm. If it were water resistant it would fit between the Oly HG and SHG classifications (and would be SHG if it were faster).


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I just love the colours you guys get in the fall ...all 3 are cracking and the colours look just great.

we don't get anything like that here, well in London anyway ..

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I didn't know that. London has a lot of really beautiful public parks - I'm surprised the leaves don't change color in the autumn.

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