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Old Feb 1, 2007, 1:02 PM   #1
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Owl Goes To Boot Camp

K10D W/Bigma taken near Delta, Utah. Lots of smog and in the evening light what there was of it.

I saw him flying and then he dived into a field. I figured this would give me a chance to get closer while he was having a snack. I got myself in between the field and a dead tree and the pole. I was thinking after lunch he would fly to one or the other so he could be avove the field. As you can see from the photos he picked the pole.

Waiting for the Drill Instructor



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Right Face



About Face



Left Face



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Lie Of The Day is - This was on purpose, he did everything I told him to do when I told him to do it.
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1. He is a good recruit
2. I am a good drill instructor


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Old Feb 1, 2007, 1:40 PM   #2
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That is one very gung-ho owl! Nice pix as usual.

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That is one very gung-ho owl! Nice pix as usual.

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Hi Glen, thanks for looking and for commenting.

YUP!!! he did gooood.

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Just love the detail on your pics.

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Just love the detail on your pics.

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Hi Darren, thank you for the nice comment.

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Awesome shot. Very sharp with good contrast and color saturation. You should have made him drop and give you 10 pushups!
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Awesome shot. Very sharp with good contrast and color saturation. You should have made him drop and give you 10 pushups!
You are right royce about I should of had him do pushups. No excuse I just forgot.

Thanks for the nice comment and for taking the time to look.

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Any tips on steadying the camera when you are extended this far out? Even with shake reduction, your shots at 500mm are still quite impressive. Tac sharp!
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Great shots and I love your story that went with it. Thanks very much for sharing - though I must admit to being frustrated at the moment- looking at your awesome pictures makes me realize just how limited mine are.
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Any tips on steadying the camera when you are extended this far out? Even with shake reduction, your shots at 500mm are still quite impressive. Tac sharp!
Hi royce,

What I am trying to teach myself is to push the tripod collar thing down firm on to what ever I have it on. If I can't find anything good to set it on I use my binocular harness. Many times I have used both at the same time.

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