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WORLDWIDE PHOTO WEEK: Part 706 - Things That Start with the Letter "S"

 
Tom ­ Reichner
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Apr 21, 2020 10:04 |  #61

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Well, better late than never, I suppose.

I took these S-word images during the correct week, on my big trip to South Dakota (another S-word!) . But it's taken much longer than expected to download, examine, select, sort, and edit the images. . I'm still only about halfway done that monumental task, but didn't want to put this post off any longer, so I'll just go with a couple I have so far.

Short-horned Lizard, and Sharp-tailed Grouse. . This is the first Greater Short-horned Lizard I have ever seen! . Always special to add a "lifer" to one's body of work.


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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Apr 21, 2020 10:12 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #62

Tom, I’m not a lizard person but know the excitement of seeing a lifer. Congratulations!

And I love that grouse. A beauty of a shot that. Looks like you shot it early in the morning during blue hour?


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Apr 21, 2020 10:15 |  #63

Tom Reichner wrote in post #19050518 (external link)
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Well, better late than never, I suppose.
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Hi Tom, Welcome back. Hope you had a good trip. Love the lizard shot!


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Apr 21, 2020 10:21 |  #64

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Tom, I’m not a lizard person but know the excitement of seeing a lifer. Congratulations!

And I love that grouse. A beauty of a shot that. Looks like you shot it early in the morning during blue hour?

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Yes, Levina, I did!

You have a good eye for light to recognize that.

Most of the time, we wildlife photographers are out there early, waiting for the sun to come up so we have good light to shoot by. . But out in the wide open prairie, the best light of the day would actually happen just before sunrise, when the sky was a deep, intense, almost surreal blue color.

I was also able to get a couple of Prairie Chicken images during that "blue hour", as you call it. . But "Prairie Chicken" doesn't start with "S", so I guess I'll have to post those elsewhere.

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Apr 21, 2020 11:30 |  #65

In NZ, at one time, it was a 'thing' to say that something was "grouse" if it was particularly good. So pardon me if I say that, while both shots are great, the grouse is really "grouse"!! ;-)a


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Apr 21, 2020 11:40 |  #66

Tronhard wrote in post #19050573 (external link)
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In NZ, at one time, it was a 'thing' to say that something was "grouse" if it was particularly good. So pardon me if I say that, while both shots are great, the grouse is really "grouse"!! ;-)a
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I love that expression! . I probably love it because I think so highly of Grouse.

One expression / saying / play on words that came to mind on my trip was,

"Little Grouse on the Prairie"

Maybe I'll make that the caption for one of my posts on Instagram or something.

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Apr 22, 2020 14:10 |  #67

Tom Reichner wrote in post #19050535 (external link)
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Yes, Levina, I did!

You have a good eye for light to recognize that.

Most of the time, we wildlife photographers are out there early, waiting for the sun to come up so we have good light to shoot by. . But out in the wide open prairie, the best light of the day would actually happen just before sunrise, when the sky was a deep, intense, almost surreal blue color.

I was also able to get a couple of Prairie Chicken images during that "blue hour", as you call it. . But "Prairie Chicken" doesn't start with "S", so I guess I'll have to post those elsewhere.

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I know that light very well, Tom. During my active bird photography years (I don't shoot a lot these days), when I went to the countryside I always tried to be in place about a half hour before dawn and just wait for it. Beautiful light that intensifies colours. And also amazing to see the light change the moment the sun peeks over the horizon and warms up the scene. Two very different worlds.


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