Been on a quest

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bfjr, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    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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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Prolific day you had here Ben. 8)

    Excellent and very diverse series. All good shots. :wink:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    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.
     
  4. Looks like you had a great day with a wide variety of shots, really like the dragonfly, wondering what that snake is doing also
     
  5. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Good stuff, Ive never seen a red dragonfly.
     
  6. Talk about variety!!! These are beautiful shots, esp the dragons!
     
  7. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Wow, Ben! You sure had a great day with a diversity of subjexts! Nice shooting!
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    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.
     
  9. Nice job, Ben! I really like the Monarch shot!
     
  10. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Morning Frank
    and thank you
     
  11. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    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
     
  12. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Thanks Mike
    I think he may be a transplant, hope he survives
     
  13. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Never a red one well then here's another shot. Think he's scratching his eyes :)

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  14. What a great diversity of subjects in this one post. Way to go Ben, they are all very well done.
     
  15. 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,
     
  16. I really enjoyed these!! Thanks for sharing!! :D :D :D
     
  17. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Yes my fav so far as well.
    so glad you enjoyed :!:
     
  18. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    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 !!
     
  19. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    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!!!
     
  20. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Thank you Kevin
    I can tell you that 300F4 is one sweet lens, rarely take it off camera these days.
     
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