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Old Jan 15, 2007, 7:04 PM   #1
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20 Below Zero hunting wildlife w/guest

Brrrrrr 20 below is cold

First I need to introduce my guest it was Uncle Murphy ( Murphy's Law ).

My wife and I were having a cup of coffee about an hour before daylight and she asked me if I was going out because it was so cold out. Minus 6 at my place and it would be much colder down to the lake. I smiled at her and told her not to worry I know what I am doing and I can handle it cause I am prepared. Went out and started up the Camera Wagon and turned on the Heater / Defroster on high. I had me a plan but I didn't explain it when I came back in. The results from the trip would prove I have my act together. Another cup and I am ready to go.

Just above the lake I looked at the outside temperature gauge minus 20 degrees. A big smile and then head to the lake I am ready. Spotted some deer laying down in the snow by some trees. Time to put the plan to work - Put the Camera Wagon in low 4 wheel drive ease up close enough to get a photo with out scaring them, roll down the window and success for a brilliant plan. I am in position everything is perfect, got the Bigma in place, roll down the window and press the shutter and listen to the bust mode a working. I didn't look over to the passenger seat but I am sure Uncle Murphy was smiling big time. THE WINDOW WAS FROZE SHUT. I backed up real slow and parked and put on my vest and off thru the snow to a fence post to hold the camera still. I wasn't dressed for being out in this cold of weather so I didn't stay out for very long any time this trip. About two miles from home around 4 hours later the window decided to work. Thank you Uncle Murphy.

Deer trying to stay warm



A closer look shows they don't look real comfortable.



Bald eagle even looks cold



A couple of young eagles



A couple of young eagles with a close up



All by himself in the cold



A suggestion, When you make a plan don't forget to consider Uncle Murphy might show up.


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Old Jan 15, 2007, 7:50 PM   #2
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At first, I thought you were kidding, but now you have convinced even me. You are W A C K Y. I am surprised anything worked at those temperatures.

Beautiful photos, Roger. And you deserve everyone of them. I still believe that the animals lie in the snow because the actual snow temperature is considerably warmer than the ambient temperature.
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Old Jan 15, 2007, 7:57 PM   #3
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At first, I thought you were kidding, but now you have convinced even me. You are W A C K Y. I am surprised anything worked at those temperatures.

Beautiful photos, Roger. And you deserve everyone of them. I still believe that the animals lie in the snow because the actual snow temperature is considerably warmer than the ambient temperature.
Hi YA!!!! Jerry.

I think you are right about animals laying in the snow. Everytime I find them when it is a little NIPY out they are all curled up laying in the snow.

I know one thing that don't work at 20 below zero. Camera Wagon Windows.

YUP!!!! Wacky is me.

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wowwwwww...beautiful and more beautiful!!!!!! those are awesome and must be POTD somewhere!!! I would vote for ya!!!:|
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wowwwhttp://www...beautiful and more beautiful!!!!!! those are awesome and must be POTD somewhere!!! I would vote for ya!!!:|
Annie what a cool comment thank you so much.

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Now I know why you are so cool!
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and WACKY
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Now I know why you are so cool
Thank you Raghu for the fun comment.

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Hi Bootneck, YUP!!!! Wacky be me.

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More great shots from you Roger and to be out in that cold you must have brass ------- knuckles.:-)
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