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Old 09-21-2009, 07:12 AM   #11
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Thank you, Equilibrium. It was an easy shot, as the bird is a captive. No, I don't specialize in bird photography, not having the big lens I'd need even for my backyard or the opportunity anymore to shoot in the wild. My specialty is flower and insect macros. You can take a look at my photos at:
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Your one-eye is what they call eye candy around here. Welcome to you. Really good to see someone with photos like that. Are you into birds or photography or both?

adding, my vote would be to ditch the USDA hardiness zones and the join date. We're all here so it doesn't matter when we joined and the hardiness zones are impractical and misleading.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:00 AM   #12
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Your album was HUGE. I looked at it yesterday. Holy cow you are a good photographer. The most moving photo for me was your chipmunk tail along with your comments.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:26 AM   #13
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Your album was HUGE. I looked at it yesterday. Holy cow you are a good photographer. The most moving photo for me was your chipmunk tail along with your comments.
You looked at all 2,000+ photos?? Nah. But thanks a lot for taking the time to view whatever you did, and for your nice compliment.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:17 AM   #14
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Cool GHOW pic! We had one at the raptor center I used to rehab at that was an educational bird and had one eye. Actually, owls can be released with one eye since hearing is their main mode of hunting. We released several "one eyed" birds and they lived normal wild lives (according to their band history anyway). Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:51 PM   #15
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Aw, I love that owl. mimbrava and me had the opportunity to talk on the phone. She's a lovely lady. (sigh) Our conversation was interrupted by me every few minutes. It must have been hard for her chatting with a person who repeatedly burst out with comments about photos. I must have missed the chipmunk tail. Will you please tell me more about it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:03 PM   #16
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"You looked at all 2,000+ photos?? Nah." I made it back about 50 pages!!! Look where you buried the chipmunk tail, the remains of the...chipmunk on Flickr - Photo Sharing!!!!
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:02 AM   #17
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@gnomenative--First, I love your screen name and cute avatar. Second, I assume there is another reason or two why they didn't release One Eye (my name; to my knowledge, CNC does not name its captive birds).
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:04 AM   #18
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@Equilibrium--That's a lotta pages you went through! And thanks for posting the link to the chipmunk tail for TheLorax.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #19
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Thanks mimbrava! There are often other considerations for sure. Do you happen to know how the bird lost its eye? Just curious.

About my name/avitar. Several years ago, my kids were playing in the yard. The had been looking at a coffee table book about gnomes that my wife had when she was little. It was simply called Gnomes and is by Wil Huygen. Both kids were young and using their imagination to picture gnome trails though my natives, where they would live, what animals they would find, etc... It was a vivid memory for me. A couple of years later my oldest son, who is in a junior naturalist program and very into natives, was asking me about ecotypes. Somehow in my brain these two stories connected and I came up with Great Natives Of Midestern Ecotype (GNOME) and began publishing a website/newsletter devoted to natives of the midwest. So- that is why I use that screen name and av.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:43 PM   #20
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Mimbrava-
Ok, I'm still drooling over the photos in your Flickr album. Holy cow you have lots!!! Beautiful flowers, bugs etc. And the color is just jaw dropping. Would love love love to see some photos of your gardens with all those flowers growing together.

My favorite photo on your Flickr album is called "on a cupped hand." I hope you don't mind that I posted a link to it.

Thanks so much for sharing your amazing photography skills with us!!

You better start entering some of your amazing photos in our monthly photo contest!!

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