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wildlife photos

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by Broadlandsnaturalist, May 28, 2008.

  1. Broadlandsnaturalist

    Broadlandsnaturalist New Member

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    I'd like to update our "Wildlfe Sightings in Broadlands" bulletin bd here at the nature center. If you see any wildlife locally and have your camera avail. , send me a photo via email ( or post your photo on the forum). Let's keep updated on our wildlife residents.

    Thanks.
    Susanne Ortmann
    Audubon Naturalist
    Broadlands Nature Center



    my email is naturalist@broadlandshoa.com
     
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I wish I had a camera handy when the fox was on our back deck peering through the glass door. My daughter saw it first and said "look Dad, a cat!"
     
  3. christinaandrob

    christinaandrob New Member

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    i wish i had my camera yesterday morning at the nature reserve (across from harris teeter in southern walk). there was a fox and two of her babies (kits?) playing. the babies were chasing each other around a rock and one came within 10 feet of me and my dog. tooooo cute. i didn't take my camera because it was a bit rainy. sure enough, today i packed 2 cameras and no fox!

    i have a lot of pictures of the nature reserve that i can send you. i've been doing a series on it. PM if you are interested and i am happy to share them.
     
  4. pamD

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    Not too exciting, but here is one of our local bunnies:
     

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  5. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    Here are a few shots I've taken in the last year or so. Nothing special, but all either in my yard or in the trees behind the house.
     
  6. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    ...and one more since the last post hit the attachment limit.
     
  7. Pluto

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    These photos are amazing......
    From next time, i will also take my camera when i go out for a walk.....
     
  8. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    I never seem to have my camera when I need to either! Keep your eye out for the heron and the crane that hang out at the Nature Center pond, also a Kingfisher. There is also a mom and three ducklings at the Nature Preserve on Demott!
     
  9. Pluto

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    I have a photo which i took couple of months ago.....
     

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  10. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Geaux... are you taking that through a window? What kind of zoom does that represent in general? Almost seems like you are using a tripod...
     
  11. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    The chipmunk shot is through a window. The shots of the squirrels/birds on the fence were while standing on the lower deck. The tree shots were from my upper deck and yes using a tripod for those. The camera is a Nikon D80 with various lenses. I may have done the math wrong but I think the distant shots are effectively about 12x zoom.
     
  12. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    oh ok, that explains the quality - great work there. And nice camera. Is that a Costco purchase? I saw they have been having a great sale on Nikon. Anyway, great stuff.
     
  13. GeauxTigers

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    Thanks. I think we bought it from Amazon. We got it just before the D40 came out and the D-series became as mainstream as they are now. We had the Canon Rebel for a few days and ended up returning it for the D80. Not that there was anything wrong with it but we came across some decent used Nikon lenses at the same time.
     
  14. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    I just remembered I took a pic of a groundhog the other night that was still on the flash card. It was fairly dark and not all that close.
     
  15. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    GeauxTigers excellent photos, thanks for sharing!!!!:):):):)
     
  16. Sunny

    Sunny Chief Advisor

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    here's a baby bunny and a heron.
     

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  17. christinaandrob

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    Here's a stinky little guy that's been visiting us the past few nights and digging up our front yard.
     

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    love the skunk picture!
     
  20. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I saw a big grey one.. would that be a heron? He was sitting in the little open area at the end of the "dock" and took off running one morning around 7a when I biked out to the end.

    it was also cool seeing all the turtles around the lily pads too!
     

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