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Old Sep 22, 2007, 2:18 AM   #1
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four shots from the last week or two. Raptors have been abundant the last few weeks migrating to where ever they go (wishe they'd stay around longer) but, unfortunately, most stayed a bit too far off for anything decent. But, other birds and critters have been a bit more cooperative.

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1. A small painted turtle taken fron under a log to get a better perspective and hand held


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Old Sep 22, 2007, 2:20 AM   #2
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2. this cardinal flew in fairly close and 4 shots later flew off. a female stopped too but, not long enough to get a shot off. I think female cardinals look nicer.


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Old Sep 22, 2007, 2:22 AM   #3
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3. my first ever merlin. 3 times it tried for a sandpiper and 3 times it failed. they fly like rockets and that's why I have no flight shots. But, she did sit long enough for a long shot or two, wished I clonedthe out of focus branch. somehow I missed it.





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Old Sep 22, 2007, 2:27 AM   #4
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4. and lastly a green heron in the dark. sun hadn't set yet but was deep behind the woods and the swamp was really dark. autofocus wouldn't work so I had to manually focus. used flash and the better beamer at about 150+ feet. i didn't know what to do with the retinal reflection so, I just left it as it was. did clone a tree out of the left side of the frame.




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Old Sep 22, 2007, 5:28 AM   #5
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All are nicely done



Thanks for sharing
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Each shot just excellent. I cant wait to add a cardinal to my collection of bird pics. One used to visit my feeder but has since passed on, in more ways than one.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 10:22 PM   #7
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Well done. Nice bit of diversity. I especially like the Green Heron shot, very dramatic.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 11:32 PM   #8
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The turtle shot is perfect in all respects. I love the raptor as well, great on the head especially. It amazes me that people can shoot turtles in the wild. The closest I can get to that is a chickadee with a helmet, and I've never seen a chickadee with a helmet so I guess that means that I'm out of luck

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great shots. i especially like the pose on the cardinal.

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