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Old Feb 21, 2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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went down to the park today to take advantage of the near-60 degree temps and get out in the sunshine... too beautiful a day to sit in the house, and since i'll be moving in a month to a location much farther from the park (but much cheaper, which is the reason for the move), and won't be able to get there nearly as often, i wanted to get what i could while it's still close... anyway, there were eagles about, which is always a good thing to see, and i managed these shots as one of them flew over on its way to their favorite perch. the seagull showed up apparently to make sure the eagle didn't stray from its original flight plan... 40D, 400mm, 1/2000 @ f/10...







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Old Feb 22, 2010, 7:20 AM   #2
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Seems to have a stern look on his face ! Amazing treat to have these around you.
Rocky, work still an issue there? SA's looking forward to your visit

On the images - there seems to be a blue cast overall ? I don't know what the others see ?
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Seems to have a stern look on his face ! Amazing treat to have these around you.
Rocky, work still an issue there? SA's looking forward to your visit

On the images - there seems to be a blue cast overall ? I don't know what the others see ?
hey, Colin... yeah, i'm still out of work. it's been 14 months now, and i'm no closer than i was a year ago! it's a lot harder at my age (59) - if employers are hiring at all, they're looking for people half my age, with a lot less experience, so they can pay them half my salary. i see ads for jobs asking for a college degree and 3-5 years of experience, and they want to pay $12 an hour! heck, that's almost what the schmucks mowing lawns make!

anyway, i'm still looking. haven't abandoned my hopes of visiting Kruger one day, but i'll have to get a good job and pay down some of the debts from this damned recession first, so it may be a while...
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hey, Colin... yeah, i'm still out of work. it's been 14 months now, and i'm no closer than i was a year ago! it's a lot harder at my age (59) - if employers are hiring at all, they're looking for people half my age, with a lot less experience, so they can pay them half my salary. i see ads for jobs asking for a college degree and 3-5 years of experience, and they want to pay $12 an hour! heck, that's almost what the schmucks mowing lawns make!

anyway, i'm still looking. haven't abandoned my hopes of visiting Kruger one day, but i'll have to get a good job and pay down some of the debts from this damned recession first, so it may be a while...
Squirl - When things get tough you may not mind $12/hr.
The "schmucks" mowing lawns are at least providing a service to someone and "they have jobs".
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Nice shots Rocky, interesting expressions on the first 2.
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Squirl - When things get tough you may not mind $12/hr.
The "schmucks" mowing lawns are at least providing a service to someone and "they have jobs".
thanks for the philosophy lesson... just what i need...
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Is that typical behavior for gulls to chase/follow eagles? Fascinating photo!
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Is that typical behavior for gulls to chase/follow eagles? Fascinating photo!
i don't see it often... usually crows are the ones that chase the eagles most. this gull just happened to be in the area, and may have been trying to stake out mating territory or something...
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Wonderful photos... the first two, you really can see that the eagle has his eye on you... the last one shows the eagle flying in all its glory... even if this daft gull wanted to hitch along...

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Steve, good shooting on these (I don't see a blue cast on my monitor).

Hang in there ... Regards, Dan
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