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Old Sep 10, 2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Here are some more shots from my last outing.

1) Long billed dowitcher.



2) Looks like they are on a date.



3) Greater yellowlegs. I think...not sure how to tell between a greater or a lesser. Looks like I blew some of the white highlights. Grrr.




4) Green-winged teal.



I was so focussed on shooting the Greater Yellowlegs, that I missed a Northern Harrier attack. It swooped down into the pond and nailed one of the little shore birds. I saw a commotion as all of the shore birds took flight. Looking around, I spotted the Harrier flying low over the ground away from the pond with a bird in its talons. It was a fleeting moment and then it was gone through the treeline. Ah the ever elusive Northern Harrier. You are at the top of my most wanted list. We shall meet again. Mark my words!

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Great shots Hung! Too bad about missing the Harrier. I know how you feel. I had an opportunity today to shoot a hawk as it landed about 30' away in the wide open with great light. Unfortunately, I don't have the Canon 30d replaced yet and was using my old FZ. DRATS!!!!! Murphy's law I guess. Been trying to get an open shot of one of these hawks for 3 years....:?. But the good news is, by this afternoon, my buddy lent me his 30d until Saturday. I hope my replaced body arrives before then.............cheers...........Don
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That darn Murphy! I too have had some great encounters with White Tailed Kites and Northern Harriers, but of course, my camera was sitting at home at the time. Lol. Hope you get your camera back soon.

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Nice shots, Hung! I'm liking the low eye level... too many peeps taking the "zoo shots" down at the subject or belly shots up in trees... no gouda. These are well done!
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Thanks Mike! I try to shoot as low as possible. It helps to create a cleaner background. However there are times when the situation does not allow for it. I have kneeled down in the mud but I have yet to lay belly flat on the mud. Hahaha.

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Awesome. You made my day seeing all these after a day of hard work.
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