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Two VERY poor pictures from today that I’m thrilled with.

 
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May 13, 2014 15:36 |  #16

Congrats Barry. Now go get those Nat Geo shots.


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May 13, 2014 15:38 |  #17

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Naturally I didn’t have my camera.

WHAAAAAT!


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May 13, 2014 15:59 |  #18

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Great story Barry and I know the feeling about getting the shots no matter what the quality, sometimes the quality is all in what you experienced and your experience seems to ave been top quality! :)

Thanks for being a kindred spirit, Craig!

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Congrats Barry. Now go get those Nat Geo shots.

Thanks, John. Your expectations for me are a wee bit ambitious however :-)

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WHAAAAAT!

You must be feeling my pain, Larry. I was walking from the garden to our house and the last thing I expected was a first ever sighting. Sheeesh.


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May 13, 2014 16:02 |  #19

lol, always the way


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May 13, 2014 20:29 |  #20

Jeff, stop rubbing it in. Lol.
I’ll vent one more time and be done with it. That tanager flew down to the creek like a crimson angel right in front of me. He splashed, drank, and played like he was posing for National Geographic. I couldn’t believe it.


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May 13, 2014 21:12 |  #21

I've never had a 'nat geo' and I'm cool with that. Seriously happy I can still get out and about and give it a go--more often or not forgetting the SD card and/or battery :)


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May 13, 2014 21:24 |  #22

Amen, MedicineMan . . . Perhaps our most memorable moments are those when we forget our cameras. Instead of looking at pictures you close your eyes and just remember.


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May 13, 2014 22:31 |  #23

Well I say you have shots to prove your sightings Barry and now know where they live.
Two years ago I saw the 2nd largest White Tail buck I've seen in my life, he was on my farm, standing broadside at 100 yards as I drove around the barn toward the road. Grabbed the Binoculars from the dash of my truck and looked at the 12 long points for several seconds, guessed the width at 22 inches and then drove away not wanting to spook him off my farm.
My camera with the 150-500 was lying in the seat next me, ready to shoot, completely forgot about taking a photo I was so amazed by the size of the deer. I will never forgive myself for this mistake. Have not seen the deer again either and can't prove that I ever did.

I did get a few decent shots of a Scarlet Tanager last week and they are a beautiful little bird and do sing a beautiful song as well. Our trees are not fully leafed out making it easier to spot them and get a few shots. They seem to like to stay high in the trees and like densely forested areas, often staying in the shade making them a tough target to find and shoot although their singing is very noticeable which will cause you to walk in circles while looking up in the trees for them.
And the Pileated, well a few live here, I see them once in awhile, never have my camera. The Pileated Woodpecker has and does elude me well.
Good luck Barry with shooting these two worthy targets in the near future, look forward to seeing some close ups.


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May 14, 2014 01:02 |  #24

Congrats on the sightings Barry! I bet it was quite an experience. I remember my first and only sighting of a male Scarlet years ago. I'm still looking for a Pileated (my nemesis bird).


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May 14, 2014 01:53 |  #25

My kind of photos Barry, its about capturing the moment.


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May 14, 2014 05:25 |  #26

grizzerbear wrote in post #16902904 (external link)
Amen, MedicineMan . . . Perhaps our most memorable moments are those when we forget our cameras. Instead of looking at pictures you close your eyes and just remember.

Thats a different forum Barry around here we carry large chunks of glass painted white everywhere we go lol


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May 14, 2014 07:06 |  #27

Awesome finds Barry! Can't wait to see more shots!! Seems everytime I leave my camera at home I see the most wildlife...


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