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 Post subject: Another wild weekend..
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:18 am 
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I started out from my observation stand, I kept seeing this hawk in the distance snatching up snakes from the clover.
I forgot about him after a while until he fell out of the sky like a bowling ball right in front of me! His meal slithered away once he layed eyes on me.

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With the hot weather I thought I'd go see what's swimming around in the crick yesterday. Found that same momma wood duck that got blasted by the hawk a couple weeks ago, but she's down to 3 ducklings now from 8.

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A little further along I found this beaver gnawing on some branches that got washed downstream from the latest storm.
I didn't try... but he was so oblivious to me being there that I think I could have scooped him up with my hands,lol
At one point he walked right past me about 4 feet away.

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He finally figured out he was being followed and cooled me off with a flick of his tail before cutting under the creek bank.

On my way out I spotted another nose poke out of the water. I'd finally found what I came here for.
My first mud dragon of the year!
It's been a while since I've seen so much variety in a short time!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:25 pm 
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Awesome shots!What gear are you using here?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Predator 1 wrote:
Awesome shots!What gear are you using here?


Thanks Predator!
I just use a Nikon D-3200 with a 55-300mm for the longer stuff and the standard 18-55mm kit lens for the close-ups. (turtle in this case)
My editing is kind of limited to what I can do in Nikon View NX but it does ok for my technically challenged skill level. :puterhi

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Dang ... Those are dandies ....


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:19 pm 
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Nice pics! -- the eyes on that turtle are wicked cool.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:25 am 
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Great shots, thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:55 am 
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Thanks for the comments guys!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:10 pm 
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Superb camera angles. You definitely have the "eye" for wildlife photography. I like the fact that you don't edit your photos much. More skill in the field, less at the computer.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:15 am 
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Some really nice wildlife shots...keep it up and let's see more from your neck of the woods...!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:24 am 
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Thanks again!
Our season on snappers opens July 15'th and my curiosity has been getting the best of me.
I've never ate one before(or killed one for any reason), but I might have to give it a try if I stumble upon one then.

I've always wanted a snapper shell and skull, but could never bring myself to kill one just for that while letting the rest of the creature go to waste.
Maybe I'll change my mind by then. Some things out there I just like to admire.

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