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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 21, 2014, 11:12:55 PM »
A killdeer on a cold spring morning - ice crystals on his back feathers

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:40:02 PM »
Fresh Cutthroat Trout

Take last April in Moose Wyoming during a light snow fall.

That looks more like a brook trout than a cut, with the white/black on the leading edges of the fins. I'm sure the heron didn't care!

Was that the beaver pond on Moose-Wilson?
That's where I got this guy, which might have even been the same bird.

Jackson Bill,  Yes.  Moose-Wilson Rd to the left of the beaver pond a bit.  Might be the same guy.  Drove by there 3-4 days ago and still covered in snow and about a 4 foot snow bank along the road.  One of my go to places for late day places to shoot.  Also, lots of Black Bears in the area.  About a mile south/west down is where i got the Cinnamon Black Bear shot last fall.
Might be a Brook.  Maybe this cropped pic (few frames before) will help you.

Thanks,
Yes, I'm definitely leaning towards a Brook and fairly good-sized at that. I'll have to get out there this summer and see if I can find one with my flyrod.

From your other photos we've been hanging around the same places!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Plans For NAB 2014 Next Month [CR1]
« on: March 20, 2014, 03:30:52 PM »

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If there is any camera in the Canon lineup that desperately needs an update it's the 7D. The 70D brings more features to the table at a lower price... that has to be annihilating the sales! If they put 4K video on it, NAB would be a great place to announce it.

I completely agree that the 7D needs an update and that the 70D is competing well in the 7D market, having seen amateur wildlife shooters I know opt for the 70 D. I'd be *really* disappointed if the addition of 4K video is the only upgdate though. I just don't see video as one of the primary functions of the 7D and, personally, could not care less about 4K video.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 19, 2014, 03:16:17 PM »
Snake; It's what's for Breakfast!  ;D

and from the shape of the snake, it looks like he had eaten something fairly recently - nature's cycle, huh?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:32:29 AM »
Breakfast  600mm

Nice one!
I have a similar shot of a white weasel with something as large as he/she is in his mouth but not nearly as sharp.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:30:52 AM »
and another bird eating ...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:23:47 AM »
Fresh Cutthroat Trout

Take last April in Moose Wyoming during a light snow fall.

That looks more like a brook trout than a cut, with the white/black on the leading edges of the fins. I'm sure the heron didn't care!

Was that the beaver pond on Moose-Wilson?
That's where I got this guy, which might have even been the same bird.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 15, 2014, 06:01:34 AM »
Thanks Don.
Same place, same gear, but high up in a tree with a gray sky
Cedar Bohemian Waxwings

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 15, 2014, 05:49:59 AM »
Ain't Spring grand?
Waterfowl moving through Market Lake Wildlife Management Area, ID
Tundra swans, snow geese, pintails, american widgeons, mallards, coots, and maybe even a cinnamon teal all in one shot
7D, 500 f4 IS USM

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:07:23 PM »
OK, enough of these BIFs with green scenery :-)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:35:40 PM »
A Cedar Waxwing.

how about a Bohemian Waxwing?

7D, 500/f4, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000
I have seen them several times, but have never managed to get a nice picture like yours....

Thanks Don.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:09:27 PM »
A Cedar Waxwing.

how about a Bohemian Waxwing?

7D, 500/f4, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Beaver Shots
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:14:26 AM »
I'm glad to see that these really are beavers.  After seeing the "shots from the rear" post and then the subject of this one, I was worried this forum was going downhill fast ;)

 :) :) :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Beaver Shots
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:13:11 AM »
I counldn't pass up the chance to respond - not a topic one sees often!

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Lenses / Re: How many radioactive lenses do you own?
« on: February 04, 2014, 03:40:06 PM »
You all realize that bananas, potatoes, and even beer is radioactive due to the presence of the naturally occurring K-40 (potassium 40) isotope, right?

 8) Yeah, but that's one of those semi-stable isotopes with exceptionally long half-lives. K-40 has a half life of 1.25 billion years! The dose in a banana is about 0.1┬ÁSv, or 0.0000001Sv. For the average human, radiation doses under 100mSv (0.1Sv) per year have no measurable health effects. You would need to eat one million and one bananas in a year to experience the most minimally measurable health effect due to potassium-40 radiation exposure. (I actually don't think that is humanly possible, to eat that many bananas.)

All true, Jon, although another way of putting it is that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission limit on dose to the public (above background) is 1 mSV, which, I agree, is still a lot of bananas :-).
My point was that we are exposed to many sources of radiation, natural and man-made, every day. The implication (in some posts) that Fukushima caused some measurable increase in the dose from lenses manufactured in Japan is bogus. Discussion of radioactive lenses isn't really meaningful unless you consider the associated dose, which is likely to be very small, if measurable at all.

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