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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:58 am 
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Thanks guys, I also got my first Snowy Owl this season, hoping to get some closer shots and flight shots soon. He should be around the rest of the winter.

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RUI...that Kestrel is magazine quality...VERY WELL DONE!!!
Now quit hogging all the sunshine and some east will you?....lol
Looking fwd to more of that owl.
Caught this guy last evening,he started out about 200yds away and spotted me,
I thought it would take off so,I whistled like I was calling a dog and over it came :shock:
Came to within 12ft just had a few bushes in the way.... :roll:

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Thanks kpr, tell you what, I'll give you the sunshine for the rest of the work week but then I'd like it back for the weekend. :lol:

You whistled and over it came :shock: wow what luck, even with those bushes there, it's a great shot.


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DEAL....

My work week ended Monday and doesn't start again til next Monday.
All the soccer games got PPD last weekend on account of the weather in England so I suspect I'll have plenty to do on the weekend as long as nasty weather doesn't do in the sattelie TV :D

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headed out at 3am to get there before daylight.... 9 hours total driving... 4 hours snowshoeing to a few different locations.... all for an encounter lasting less than 2 minutes... was it worth it... heck yes!!! only the 3rd time I have ever seen one in the wild.... seems this one has been hanging around in about a 5km square area for the last 2 weeks and seems to be at least a bit comfy with ppl which is very unusual... after about 10 shots though it took off... these 3 were by far the best of the lot... sun was directly behind her and very low on the horizon but I'm still very happy with the shots. The area was just covered with rabbit tracks and moose/deer rubs and tracks. She was in a thicket and I never did see her entire body.. as it was it was hard getting this angle without cutting off some of the head.

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now its time for a nap :P

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Lynx or Bob cat? Awesome capture. Was it taken in Sask?
I'd say that was well worth the trip to see one in the wild.


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lynx rui... was taken about 3 hours north of Prince Alberta Sask.

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COOL!!! :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:10 am 
Ah, my little spider is nowhere near as cool as some of the wild creatures you guys have captured, but here's the closest I have gotten to a killer critter, or I should say, critters..... C&C welcome.

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Nice Solace...looks much like a golden orb weaver, which is a spider we have in enormous abundance each summer here in my town. Was that shot down under? I didn't know you had these...unless it's a close relative. Are they about the size of a fist!? If so, sounds like ours!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:42 am 
Yes, that is a golden orb weaver, however I suspect it may only be a cousin of yours as ours is only about the size of a grape, not a fist! Definitely prolific in the summer months here in Aus.


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Are they about the size of a fist!?


YIKES!!! :shock:

I'm stickin with my bears :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:09 pm 
These photos are from an event called Eagle Watch here in NS. Kpr has attended more of these than I and can probably give you the whole story. Basically it began many years ago with one man’s attempt to help these birds and has evolved into a community event attended by thousands. (And hundreds of Eagles). At peak times it is impossible to count the birds, they are everywhere in the trees on the ground and circling overhead.
It was quite cold there today and I started without gloves then stayed until I couldn’t feel my fingers and shooting became nearly impossible. I messed up a lot of shots through accidental changes to the settings but I did manage a few decent ones.
These are all crops taken hand-held with a 400mm.
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Awesome shots Kevin!!!
Was the "Watch" this weekend?
I'm on Alcatraz...of course :roll:
We took a run up last weekend and it was sunny when we left our place but cloudy and snowing when we arrived 40 mins later :evil:
Today was definately the day for it!!

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AWESOME K!!!!

What attracts so many eagles there at that time? Do the birds not become scarce with that many ppl around? What keeps them around with that many ppl around... man.. got 1000 questions I could ask about this :shock:

Last time in Prince Rupert I noticed 40 or more eagles hanging around the fish docks but even there when you got anywhere near them they scattered...

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