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2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« on: December 05, 2015, 07:57:54 AM »

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  1. Doodle - Scaring the Geese


  2. Wintergon
  3. Tartlaghan
  4. bandmandq
  5. Snapper - St. Luke's Church, Kensington


  6. Ochotona - Night Buck


  7. Suka
  8. Mariuccias
  9. Bish - Hyperspace Tree


« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 01:24:18 PM by Snapper »
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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 07:18:54 PM »
Cool shot Doodle!  Yes, they'll test the waterfowl periodically and if someone doesn't scoot when they fly over they're probably injured or weak = easy snack.

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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 07:26:45 PM »
Cool shot Doodle!  Yes, they'll test the waterfowl periodically and if someone doesn't scoot when they fly over they're probably injured or weak = easy snack.

I hate to narc myself out but I am the cause of this shot.  I watched an eagle land in a tree and I was able to walk over to get closer to it. The problem was, I got too close and spooked this eagle out of his perch and right over the heads of the geese that weren't thrilled with his presence. They threw a fit as he flew over but it probably never would have happened if I didn't try to get too close to the eagle in the first place.

I need to work on my KYDD skills.  (Keep Your Distance, Dummy!)
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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2015, 01:31:41 PM »
Sorry, not my greatest, but I liked it.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 01:22:56 PM by Snapper »
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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 02:12:16 PM »

I hate to narc myself out but I am the cause of this shot.  I watched an eagle land in a tree and I was able to walk over to get closer to it. The problem was, I got too close and spooked this eagle out of his perch and right over the heads of the geese that weren't thrilled with his presence. They threw a fit as he flew over but it probably never would have happened if I didn't try to get too close to the eagle in the first place.

I need to work on my KYDD skills.  (Keep Your Distance, Dummy!)

Sleep easy my friend. If you did that on a wildlife refuge or in a wilderness area, yeah, not cool, but where you took the shot the birds must be used to people, cars, boats, dogs, etc.  So in my book no real foul (fowl?) on your part. If it wasn't you it would've been the next boat or person or something else that spooked the bird.

And at least you copped to it, which elevates you in my esteem. I'm always reading professional wildlife photographers saying that they never disturb the wildlife, and "no shot is worth disturbing the subject". Give me a break. If you photograph wildlife it's going to happen, and I know they do it too on occaision. Even from a blind I've had animals spook at the sound of the shutter or a move of the lens. Should we strive to not disturb the subjects?  Absolutely. But it is going to happen and for all but the most endangered species and animals with vulnerable young I don't think it is catastrophic.

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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 07:05:02 PM »
Ocho, was that taken at a museum? 
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 09:16:02 PM »
Ocho, was that taken at a museum?

Ha!  If i took it at a museum I would've got the right end of him!  Just playing wiyh my flash out the front door.

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Re: 2015 Project 52 - Week 49 - December 6th to December 12th
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 06:16:23 AM »
Ocho, was that taken at a museum?

Ha!  If i took it at a museum I would've got the right end of him!  Just playing wiyh my flash out the front door.

I Hate You Now.  >:(

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Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?