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The Smelt are Running

 
Wallace ­ River
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Nov 02, 2015 11:45 |  #1

At least I think they're smelt. Each November they come in to the bays around here and the seals and Bonaparte's Gulls, in particular, are taking full advantage. It's a good opportunity to practise one's Birds-In-Flight photography.
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ACrm​tD] (external link)IMG_7224 Bonaparte's Gull (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/AjQP​ow] (external link)IMG_7225 Bonaparte's Gull (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/AjQU​iS] (external link)IMG_7302 Bonaparte's Gull (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ACri​Ht] (external link)IMG_7208 Bonaparte's Gull (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Az9C​bY] (external link)IMG_7202 Bonaparte's Gull (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr
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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/zBMB​t5] (external link)IMG_7090 Bonapartes Gull (external link) by Ian Murray (external link), on Flickr

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Nov 02, 2015 11:47 |  #2

Great series. # 6 is art.


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Grizz
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Nov 02, 2015 12:33 |  #3

Nice set Ian! I agree with Bill on #6, wonderful shot.


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Nov 02, 2015 13:02 |  #4

Beautiful series! Especially like #1, 5, and 7.


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Nov 02, 2015 16:40 |  #5

Great set. Yeah, nr6 is outstanding but it's still the otter in nr7 that steals the show. Well done.




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mandokid1
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Nov 02, 2015 18:06 |  #6

Great stuff,especially #6!


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Ishrani
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Nov 02, 2015 18:40 |  #7

Lovely shots; #6 is indeed awesome!


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Wallace ­ River
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Nov 02, 2015 18:43 |  #8

bpiper7 wrote in post #17769462 (external link)
Great series. # 6 is art.

Thanks Bill, much appreciated.

Grizz wrote in post #17769518 (external link)
Nice set Ian! I agree with Bill on #6, wonderful shot.

Hi Craig, many thanks!

Beekeeper wrote in post #17769558 (external link)
Beautiful series! Especially like #1, 5, and 7.

Thanks for the kind remarks.

Mag-1981 wrote in post #17769799 (external link)
Great set. Yeah, nr6 is outstanding but it's still the otter in nr7 that steals the show. Well done.

Thanks Mag, that's my fave too......and it's a seal. I wish it was an otter!

mandokid1 wrote in post #17769877 (external link)
Great stuff,especially #6!

Thanks very much Denis.


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Nov 02, 2015 19:10 |  #9

Really cool group of shots. Great opportunity well handled. Super shots, my friend!


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Peter2516
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Nov 02, 2015 20:10 |  #10

Very nice series Ian


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Nov 02, 2015 20:15 |  #11

#7 for me too. Great set.




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Nov 03, 2015 03:22 |  #12

Well done Ian.


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Nov 03, 2015 05:47 |  #13

ardeekay wrote in post #17769955 (external link)
Really cool group of shots. Great opportunity well handled. Super shots, my friend!

Thanks for the comments Rog.

Peter2516 wrote in post #17770031 (external link)
Very nice series Ian

Thank you Peter.

Robi wrote in post #17770044 (external link)
#7 for me too. Great set.

Hey a neighbour! Thanks for the comment!

Red Dexs wrote in post #17770378 (external link)
Well done Ian.

Thanks kindly Red.


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Nov 03, 2015 07:41 |  #14

You've got some great shots here, Ian; well done. Smelt, at least in the Great Lakes, are spring spawners; perhaps your local fisheries unit could tell you what they might be feeding on.


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Wallace ­ River
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Nov 03, 2015 09:41 |  #15

CDMOOSE wrote in post #17770540 (external link)
You've got some great shots here, Ian; well done. Smelt, at least in the Great Lakes, are spring spawners; perhaps your local fisheries unit could tell you what they might be feeding on.

Thanks Al. We had a similar run of activity a couple of years ago and it attracted a bunch of Atlantic White Sided dolphins in and everyone was saying smelt then too. Also in November. You might remember this pic, the dolphins would charge through the water and stir up all the fish, and the gulls would come down and pick up whatever fish were left on the surface.

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