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Old 03-02-2009, 11:37 PM   #11
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #12
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Congrats on your excellent lucky shot, Lorax!
My dear Sage. I stalked that buffalo. I put my life on the line getting that photo for all of you. It was a cold day, -50 with temps dropping amidst blizzard conditions. I had barely enough outerwear to protect me from the elements yet I set off on my journey through the frozen tundra in pursuit of the ever so elusive Bison. And there, several miles uphill into the frozen tundra, I found my subject. I hid behind a large tree and peered out from behind it adjusting every setting my camera had to offer to be able to get just the right depth of field and f-stop while attaching it to a tripod. I took that photo just before he spotted me and charged. Round and round and round that tree I went with my subject breathing down my back clinging to the tripod with the camera that held the precious prize winning International Wildlife quality digital image while glancing backwards at his horrible tusks while the saliva dripped from his fangs. I knew that if I stopped running I would be gored then eaten alive. Finally he stopped to relieve himself. I seized the moment and escaped by running uphill several miles through the frozen tundra back to the safety of my vehicle. And there you have it, cross my heart and stick a needle in my eye.

Thank you everyone. My family is going to roll their eyes when I tell them a photo I took won something. I think I better print this thread and frame it. Nobody will believe me otherwise. Can any one photoshop my photo and get rid of the fence behind my Bison? Add some frozen tundra while you're at it too please.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:22 AM   #13
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Hey! *I thought you took this picture on your SUMMER vacation. What's this with the frozen tundra?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #14
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Wow - a great photographer and a great writer too!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:24 AM   #15
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*cracking up!*
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:57 PM   #16
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My dear Sage. I stalked that buffalo. I put my life on the line getting that photo for all of you. It was a cold day, -50 with temps dropping amidst blizzard conditions. I had barely enough outerwear to protect me from the elements yet I set off on my journey through the frozen tundra in pursuit of the ever so elusive Bison. And there, several miles uphill into the frozen tundra, I found my subject. I hid behind a large tree and peered out from behind it adjusting every setting my camera had to offer to be able to get just the right depth of field and f-stop while attaching it to a tripod. I took that photo just before he spotted me and charged. Round and round and round that tree I went with my subject breathing down my back clinging to the tripod with the camera that held the precious prize winning International Wildlife quality digital image while glancing backwards at his horrible tusks while the saliva dripped from his fangs. I knew that if I stopped running I would be gored then eaten alive. Finally he stopped to relieve himself. I seized the moment and escaped by running uphill several miles through the frozen tundra back to the safety of my vehicle. And there you have it, cross my heart and stick a needle in my eye.

Thank you everyone. My family is going to roll their eyes when I tell them a photo I took won something. I think I better print this thread and frame it. Nobody will believe me otherwise. Can any one photoshop my photo and get rid of the fence behind my Bison? Add some frozen tundra while you're at it too please.
Hahahahaha! And the going uphill in both directions!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #17
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The envelope please.......................

Lorax- you won the Douglas Tallamy book Bringing Nature Home. Send me your name and address and I'll have it shipped to you.

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:45 PM   #18
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Ohhh Sage! I saved the whole web page so 30 years from now I can remind myself of the day when MY Bison knocked out YOUR Bambi.

No respectable tall tale would be complete without going uphill in both directions.

Thank you GreenMan. I already own that book. Figures. My 15 minutes of fame and glory blown out the window. It is a great book. Everyone should read it. You keep it and give it to this month's winner?
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Congratulations, Lorax and thanks for the blow by blow account of how you accomplished it!
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:43 AM   #20
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Congratulations Lorax, you did good!
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