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Old 12-22-2009, 08:33 AM   #281
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Suunto's sharp this morning!
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:21 PM   #282
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:44 PM   #283
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I had to work with this shot in post-processing because I didn't nail the exposure well, but it is such a nice pose I couldn't bear to delete it!

Also, this snag is what's left of the snag which won the snag contest, again complete with a Red-tailed Hawk!

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:06 AM   #284
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Hmm. I'll try again to post a downy woodpecker image - I though I had done so yesterday, but for some reason, it didn't take...
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #285
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Great shots both, Sage and suunto! I cannot photograph anything that actually moves.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:18 PM   #286
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Hedgerowe, ya gotta set your shutter speed higher. Set is as high as possible without getting a red warning or too dark a pic. What kind of camera do you have? When I go out to shoot birds, I set the shutter speed for 1/1000 and adjust as needed for the lighting. If you try to shoot moving subjects on an automatic setting, it doesn't know to compensate for the moving subject. That's where you come in!
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:50 PM   #287
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Okay, here is my first attempt at posting pictures.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #288
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Hooray! It looks like it worked! I'll try some more. This is actually quite easy.

Here is a double-crested cormorant that was playing in our crawfish pond. My hubby hates these birds because he claims that they eat a lot of our crawfish. I got shots of this one swimming, splashing, taking off, and finally flying away. Does anyone else see this bird on a regular basis?
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:28 PM   #289
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We always have flocks of ibises hanging out around here. This flock was resting on the levee between the crawfish pond and the small bayou next to it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:44 PM   #290
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It was mostly a coastal bird. We hardly ever saw them in Illinois but they were common in SC. We killed off a lot of them back in the DDT days. Now they've come back ten fold. I like them. Lots of people love to hate cormorants... mostly fishermen.
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