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Jun 28, 2017 21:19 |  #616

^^Thanks. Yeah, I know what you mean, that ship is big!!


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Jul 01, 2017 00:43 |  #617

at Shipley Nature Center - this egret chick was so hungry it tried to eat mom's head! :-)

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Jul 02, 2017 10:59 as a reply to yendikeno's post |  #618

That must have been a tough shot. I like it, just wish there was more detail and less highlight blow-out on Momma's head.


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Jul 03, 2017 08:27 |  #619

JPepus wrote in post #18392502 (external link)
That must have been a tough shot. I like it, just wish there was more detail and less highlight blow-out on Momma's head.

There is no blow-out at all on any part of Mama Egret's head. Perhaps your monitor brightness is mis-adjusted?

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Jul 03, 2017 10:47 as a reply to Tom Reichner's post |  #620

Holy crap! You're right! I slid the window over to my secondary monitor and "POOF" there's mama's head! Ha Ha I guess I never noticed this monitor since I don't do my photo work on it (good thing).

Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Edit: Found the problem. Was the maxed out Contrast I guess I had set for gaming. How embarrassing.


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Jul 05, 2017 19:11 |  #621

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Jul 07, 2017 14:22 |  #622

From Joshua Tree this past May. I'm heading back for a solo all nighter 7/21.

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Jul 07, 2017 14:27 |  #623

Scatterbrained wrote in post #18321421 (external link)
Joshua Tree again.
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that is beautiful. I want to go on a cloudy day some time in the future. I've been about 5 times, and all cloudless days.


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Jul 08, 2017 09:33 |  #624

01Ryan10 wrote in post #18396451 (external link)
From Joshua Tree this past May. I'm heading back for a solo all nighter 7/21.


01Ryan10 wrote in post #18396457 (external link)
I want to go on a cloudy day some time in the future. I've been about 5 times, and all cloudless days.

I'm curious about what you guys have seen when you're in Joshua Tree.

Do you ever see any little lizards when you're there? . How about Gambel's Quail? . Roadrunners? . If so, how cooperative are the Roadrunners?

Ever see any Desert Bighorns there in Joshua Tree?

Any other wildlife there that you've found to be interesting and/or photogenic?

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Jul 08, 2017 13:34 |  #625

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18397043 (external link)
I'm curious about what you guys have seen when you're in Joshua Tree.

Do you ever see any little lizards when you're there? . How about Gambel's Quail? . Roadrunners? . If so, how cooperative are the Roadrunners?

Ever see any Desert Bighorns there in Joshua Tree?

Any other wildlife there that you've found to be interesting and/or photogenic?

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I just moved away for JT to San Diego. There are lizards that you can find if you're patient. My girls used to chase them around the house (they'd be crawling on outside walls). Morning Doves are ubiquitous. Coyotes aren't hard to find. At one point I was tempted to mount a strobe on my roof so I could grab some shots of coyotes on my way into and out of the park at night. They tend to use the roads to get around at night. Lots of mice. I only ever saw Roadrunners when they were actually crossing the road (very cliche to be sure), but they are out there. Rabbits. Everywhere. Gambel's Quail are pretty common. Hummingbirds at times. Desert tortoise, although I never sought one out, are supposed to be in the park. Squirrels are there. Toads at the dam.

There's wildlife for sure, but it's not as ubiquitous as in the northwestern parks. It's not like rolling through Zion and having a mule deer eating right next to you, or having to stop on the road in Yosemite for bears. For the most park the wildlife doesn't start showing up until sunset, and it tends to avoid people. Then again, I usually wasn't looking for it either. -?


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Jul 08, 2017 13:50 |  #626

Things I've seen in the park every visit...

Squirrels
Rabbits
Lizards
Various insects

I saw a rattlesnake once. I know there are big horn sheep in the "Wonderland if Rocks" region, but I've never been there.


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Jul 09, 2017 01:09 |  #627

Scatterbrained wrote in post #18397197 (external link)
There are lizards that you can find if you're patient. Rabbits. Everywhere. Gambel's Quail are pretty common. Hummingbirds at times. Desert tortoise, although I never sought one out, are supposed to be in the park. Squirrels are there. Toads at the dam.

It's not like rolling through Zion and having a mule deer eating right next to you, or having to stop on the road in Yosemite for bears.

Thanks so much for this information! I am actually every bit as interested in rabbits, lizards, and toads as I am in Mule Deer and bears. In fact, I would be more excited to get good opportunities with any of the JT species you mention than I would be to get Mule Deer or Bear opportunities.

I'm really hoping that I can figure out how to get down to JT either next February or the February of 2019.

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Jul 09, 2017 12:47 as a reply to Tom Reichner's post |  #628

Hi Tom,

My last trip back in March of this year. Some Road Runners will let you get VERY close, I had to actually back up a bit since it was too close for my 400. The Quail were a bit timid.

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Jul 09, 2017 18:17 as a reply to PixelPusher's post |  #629

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Holey Shamoley - absolutely gorgeous imagery!

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Jul 09, 2017 23:37 |  #630

Thanks Tom, really appreciate the comment means a lot coming from you. The trails next to the visitor center had the most tolerant birds and wildlife since they were probably used to seeing people. The trails out in the remote areas I must have scared everything away... :) I took a couple hikes and hardly saw a thing.


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