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Feb 05, 2010 23:13 |  #1

I had thought about starting this as a thread some time back. Then while downloading some images today it came back to me when I saw this shot I had taken of a Wilsons Snipe along a small creek and how well that he blends in (I almost missed him).

Everyone has those shots of the well camoflagued wildlife they "almost" missed. Well lets share some of them.

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Feb 06, 2010 05:53 |  #2

Incredible camo! Nice close up


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Feb 06, 2010 06:45 |  #3

Great capture.


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Feb 06, 2010 20:20 |  #4

mrgolf wrote in post #9552726 (external link)
Incredible camo! Nice close up

They really do blend in don't they, Thanks, I was very surprised they let me get so close. Not cropped at all.

Cyclop wrote in post #9552814 (external link)
Great capture.

Thanks very much!!

I really hope some others will post shots of well Camoflaged wildlife?


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Feb 07, 2010 13:53 |  #5

WOW. Excellent capture, I would have walked straight past it.




  
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Feb 07, 2010 15:42 as a reply to  @ AlfieJones's post |  #6

Just read about the Wilson's Snipe in the Atlanta Audobon site the other day...but pictures there weren't this good. Great example of their camoflauge!


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Feb 09, 2010 02:48 |  #7

AlfieJones wrote in post #9560722 (external link)
WOW. Excellent capture, I would have walked straight past it.

Thanks I almost did on the first one I saw, then once I knew what I was looking for they seem to pop out.

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Just read about the Wilson's Snipe in the Atlanta Audobon site the other day...but pictures there weren't this good. Great example of their camoflauge!

Thanks for the complement!!


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Feb 09, 2010 11:15 |  #8

How did you spot him? He would have to move for me to see him. Nice.



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Feb 10, 2010 20:35 |  #9

Duckhunter250 wrote in post #9574287 (external link)
How did you spot him? He would have to move for me to see him. Nice.

It is the same as spotting deer in a thicket, bedded deer, etc... Once you "see" them they are just kind of there, after a while. I see them on this creek all the time, usually I will see one fly first and then when I look they are just kinda there.

Plus I have a few years as an outdoors person, hunting and fishing, which gives you an "insight" as to where and what you should see. My dad (who was an amazing outdoorsman said you just have to stay out there and the more you stay out there, the better your "radar" works.


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Feb 10, 2010 20:46 |  #10

Here is another example of "Natural Camo" not quite as camoflaged as the woodcock, but hard to spot driving down the road at 45.

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Feb 10, 2010 21:09 |  #11

Here is another case of "blending in" would you spot this guy if the snow was not on the ground?

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I had two people with me when I shot this, and they could not spot the deer and still did not believe me that it was a buck even looking at the viewfinder screen. Until they saw it on the computer screen when we got home. This was shot at 300mm.

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Feb 12, 2010 10:41 as a reply to  @ ducklabdad's post |  #12

You obviously have a very good eye if you are seeing these while driving down the road! Very impressive.


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Feb 12, 2010 11:34 |  #13

Nice Bobcat!! I agree you have a very good eye. I am always spotting deer along side of the road and my wife never sees them. Makes her mad.LOL



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