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To find some Osprey of my own here in SoCal. No luck yet!! but have narrowed down the where I will eventually hook up with some, I hope :? In the meantime I have been shootin what I do find thought I'd share some here :)

Comorant
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Yellow Dragon
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Red Dragon
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Icky Spider
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Pretty Butterfly
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Florida Banded Water Snake (whats he doing here :?: )
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I could watch and shoot these guys all day :)
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And finally GBH up close
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Prolific day you had here Ben. 8)

Excellent and very diverse series. All good shots. :wink:
 
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All wonderful images. What a variety.

Great dragons.

That snake is yours, you keep him. Looks Bad.
Gives me the willies.

Thanks for sharing a great mixed bag.
 
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Very nice series, Ben. You had more success in one outing than many of have in weeks of shooting. I hope that you find that illusive Osprey someday soon...but can't wait to see what else you capture in the meantime.
 
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Flew said:
Prolific day you had here Ben. 8)

Excellent and very diverse series. All good shots. :wink:
Morning Frank
and thank you
 
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Gale said:
All wonderful images. What a variety.

Great dragons.

That snake is yours, you keep him. Looks Bad.
Gives me the willies.

Thanks for sharing a great mixed bag.
Lately been seeing lots of dragons, but no stinkin Osprey :)
Yeah at 1st I thought this was a baby rattler, but the eyes are not slit and a friend straightened me out :)
Thanks for looking and commenting
 
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mike mac said:
Looks like you had a great day with a wide variety of shots, really like the dragonfly, wondering what that snake is doing also
Thanks Mike
I think he may be a transplant, hope he survives
 
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biggstr6 said:
Good stuff, Ive never seen a red dragonfly.
Never a red one well then here's another shot. Think he's scratching his eyes :)

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Ben, nice stuff. As to the snake, it is quite possible that this is a pet that either escaped or was turned loose when it got too big, an occurence that happens far too often and is often detrimental to native species so don't ever do it - I'm off my soap box now :wink: .

But I do have one question. What ID book did you use? I can't find "Red Dragons" and "Icky Spiders" noted anywhere. I have been looking in diverse places as well, like the books by Anne McCaffrey, but the only real Red Dragon reference I found had to do with that Hannibal guy, but this doesn't look like him at all :wink: :wink:, nor even like anything I could find from Red Dwarf either.....

Good luck on the Osprey Hunt. I know how it was for me, but the weird part is that once I started finding them, it was amazing how many places they actually show up here.

Thanks,
 
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TOLady said:
Talk about variety!!! These are beautiful shots, esp the dragons!
Yes my fav so far as well.
so glad you enjoyed :!:
 
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drueter said:
Wow, Ben! You sure had a great day with a diversity of subjexts! Nice shooting!
Except for no stinkin Osprey or Raptors for that matter, I am very lucky to be able to find all of these and actually more !!
 
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eng45ine said:
Very nice series, Ben. You had more success in one outing than many of have in weeks of shooting. I hope that you find that illusive Osprey someday soon...but can't wait to see what else you capture in the meantime.
Well I don't know I sure see some great work from you and others here. I'm actually really jealous of our southern friends, talk about variety :shock:
I'm not gonna quit looking for some ever!!!
 
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Kevin Scott said:
Nice job, Ben! I really like the Monarch shot!
Thank you Kevin
I can tell you that 300F4 is one sweet lens, rarely take it off camera these days.
 

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