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Sssh, Don't tell Flew about this post

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, May 27, 2007.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Y'all,

    Lately Frank has been a tad envious about the photo ops down here in Florida. I'm afraid he might get a bit upset to see the visitors to the Viera Wetlands' click ponds

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    there were lots of ops for flight shots

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    the spoonbills hung out in groups
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    and singularly
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    Stilts were dropping in
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    a juvenile little blue was hanging out
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    in the wetlands I was able to get some close-ups
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    the sandhills were so close I had to switch to the 18-200 to get this shot
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  2. Awesome Harry! I have to go back for a visit some weekend!
     
  3. Great stuff as usual, Harry. Maybe Flew won't notice...
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    That was a good display Harry
    Very nice
     
  5. Man you have the birds Harry, Nicely done, I won't be the one to tell him.
     
  6. Harry that could put some of us over the edge. LOL Well done, great variety once again.
     
  7. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    are these 'real' birds Harry ?
    u r killing me....i'm leaving in the AM
     
  8. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Amazing. Are you sure they were wild and not hired for you to torment us up north?
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Alex and come on up.
     
  10. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Dave and we can only hope that Frank will miss this thread.
     
  11. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Holy something or another I think is what I said when I opened these images! :biggrin: What a variety you have there. Great images Harry!
     
  12. That's it! I'm catching the next broomstick down there! Err, make that a kirby! Awsome shots! - nope I ain't spillin the beans either!
     
  13. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Very nice series. Love the little blue image.
     
  14. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    We can only hope Dave. :biggrin: Thanks.
     
  15. Droooooooolllll.........

    My eyes are flashing green with jealousy. WOW!!!! You really have some great photo ops there and you know how to best take advantage of them, too. WOW.....!!!!
     
  16. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Harry old buddy, you're killing me. I talked to my boss last Friday about coming down week-after-next and got a big no, so unfortunately, I won't be joining Mike Mac and the Florida crew. I'm so disappointed, and these shots just make the torment worse. Guess I'll have to be satisfied shooting the back-yard birdies this summer. :frown:

    Nice shots though. :smile:
     
  17. TimK

    TimK

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    Harry, that's extraordinay! (Or is it judt another ordinay day in FL?)
     
  18. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Gale
     
  19. Wow. great set. When's the next flight to Florida?
     
  20. Excellent set Harry. The close up of the Sandhill Crane is a terrific shot. I'd have to say a lot of us are envious to see this many birds....I'm on my way back. (I wish)

    Louie
     
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