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Old Dec 26, 2006, 5:23 PM   #1
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Stalking Wildlife (deer,hawk & eagle)

Christmas day out in the woods. What could be better????

A Pretty Lady


Close up


Checking out the lake


Time to stretch


Is he waving hello???



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Old Dec 26, 2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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Great shots, Roger! How do you get such close-up pictures?
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Old Dec 26, 2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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Great shots, Roger! How do you get such close-up pictures?
Hi ride16, thanks for the nice comment.

I try and get a background photo when I find a animal or bird. Then I sit back and figure out the best way to stalk in closer for the close up. Check the wind and look for the best cover. If you can't see them, more than likely then can't see you. if there is no cover then only move when they are not looking. The most important thing is PATIENCE, if it takes a hour to travel 20 yards so be it.

This morning is a good example of not getting in a hurry. I sat under a bush for two hours waiting for the sun to break thru some fog to get a shot of a Blue Heron. It was 6 degrees and the Heron had ice on him from the fog. Go as slow as you can then cut that speed in half.

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, roger. I guess patience is the key - I still just can't get over how sharp your pics are! Really, great job! Also, congrats on your POD, too, the other day!

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Really nice pictures Roger. As ride16 said, real sharp. A big improvement from the pictures you were postingsome months a go! I've been following your postings and is a pleasure to watch allyour wildlife photographs. Well done

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 6:49 AM   #6
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Great shots Roger, yesterday I just tried to get some bird shots but ... ... it's hard, at least I already find them :roll:, now the next step.

I think you make it seem to easy,

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 10:16 PM   #7
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Really nice pictures Roger. As ride16 said, real sharp. A big improvement from the pictures you were postingsome months a go! I've been following your postings and is a pleasure to watch allyour wildlife photographs. Well done

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Thanks you for the nice words Emmanuel.

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Great shots Roger, yesterday I just tried to get some bird shots but ... ... it's hard, at least I already find them :roll:, now the next step.

I think you make it seem to easy,

Ronny
Hi Ronny, thanks for the comment and for looking. What works for me is I always use BURST mode.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 10:39 PM   #9
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Very nice Roger, I think I gave seen that last shot somewhere before.:-)
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Very nice Roger, I think I gave seen that last shot somewhere before.:-)
Yup!!! I won one fo those POD's with it.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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