A few more...

Discussion in 'Merritt Island I' started by DavidM, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. "Go ahead... MAKE MY DAY."
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    Do alligators eat snails?
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    Harris' manner-less Brown Pelican trying to elude an attack from the rear
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    A reflection image for Gale...
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    Not your usual bird pic, but what can I say?? He was posing for me!!
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    A Peregrine Falcon just before he darted off...
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  2. Great series David, wondered when you would let loose with some. :D
     
  3. Hi David,

    An Alligator eating escargot, it looks really close. How big was it?

    The Peregrine Falcon is super, I have been trying to shoot one flying around our building for a couple of years with only moderate success (two posts in general).

    Very nice meeting you at the shoot,
    Bob & Nan
     
  4. Thanks, Harris. It's taken awhile to go through them with everything else I've had going on this week. Guess I'm as slow as my old D100...

    Hey Bob! Nice to meet you and Nan as well. I almost didn't see the Peregrine, and he didn't hang around long enough for me to get within a good range. The alligator was probably between 4-5 feet. I spent most of my time on this trip trying out the 300 f4/TC14 combination, so the closeness is a bit misleading in that pic.
     
  5. David,

    Glad you were not that close, you always want to come home with the same number of legs you left with! :lol:

    Bob
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    David,

    Took you long enough. The results were worth the wait though.... :wink:

    Excellent shots and excellent series. :D

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  7. Nice series

    All well done really like the egret shot such beautiful colors that is a wall hanger for sure
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    David,
    Glad to see some of your creativity and humor.

    Very beautiful images. The reflection is beautiful.

    Does the aligator eat snails. Well I am not sure.

    The Limpkin loves snails and that is a good thing. These snails may take over our marshes and streams.

    Seems as though they are from, I believe South America. Some one may have had them in a fish tank and emptied it into a body of water and they are very prolific. Not a good thing.

    Thanks again for the images.

    I will post a Limkin for you.

    cheers
    Gale
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Limpkin for David

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    Nice looking bird. Nice size. He did not seem to be to concerned that Harry and I were snapping pics of him/her. This was at Viera.

    Cheers
    Gale
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent shot Gale. See, I told you you should post more.... :D

    Frank
     
  11. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi there Mr Flew

    :>)))

    thank you for the nice compliment.

    He wasn't shot at the session.

    That was back in Nov or Dec I think when Harry and I went to Viera.

    Cheers
    gale
     
  12. Mike - Thanks! I like that pic of the snowy as well. Wish it were a little sharper focused, but maybe next time.

    Frank - You are too kind. I really appreciate everything you did for making this trip a success. Let me know if I can help with the hat idea at all...

    Gale - Thanks for the Limpkin pic. Now I know what they are! I saw some of them on a mound when we were all waiting for the sun to set on Saturday or Sunday (can't remember which now). Glad they're helping with the snails...
     
  13. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    David....

    You're a schmuckkkkk...cuase you got the falcon and I never even saw him :(

    Great shooting!

    Jim
     
  14. LOL Jim -

    Sunday night, just before sunset. We all saw the eagle in the tree (the one that, uhm, "relieved" itself before flying off). Richard gave me a ride in the back of his SUV as he backed down the road to where the eagle was. When I got out, I was looking at the eagle when all of a sudden I realized there was another bird in a tree about 125' away (the peregrine). What a situation! I was torn between where to shoot -- eagles and peregrines share the top spot for desired targets on my list. Fired off about 3 shots (all too dark and too far away I'm afraid) before he took off. Next time...
     
  15. Hi David,

    I had not seen this post until now. Wonderful series and each is so well done. The diversity of wildlife that you all saw was amazing and you have captured your share very well.
     
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