Red-wings and a Muskrat *No 56k*

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  1. Peanuts

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    All of the posted Bird threads in the previous week inspired me to wake up earlier then usual today, borrow a lens and try my hand at bird photography. My respect for bird photographers just went up, as I am certain I do not have the patience or eye to tell when exactly those birds will take flight (as seen in pictures below). Saying that, I will leave future bird photos to the Eastern Canadians :lol:.

    Enjoy laughing at my attempt.
    (My apologies if the photos seem a bit large. I was having some difficulty resizing for photobucket)

    1. This muskrat showed his face for a few minutes before disappearing again.
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    2. There were probably about five or six males 'displaying' their feathers the whole time I was there, but not a single female was visibly present
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    6. The bloopers
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    What a great series! Love the inclusion of the barbed wire and post in #5.
     
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    you did very very well, love these shots! 2, and 6 are great, and 1 makes a ugly animal look almost cute! well done!
     
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    Thank you very much Woodsac and Raymond. It was wonderful to get out and enjoy the fresh air after a long winter.
    Once again, my apologies for the size of the photos
     
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    Great shots of the RWBB, you did a great job.

    Eric
     
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    ooopps I mean 2 and 5 are great.. 6 is a bit of a blooper, and believe me I end up with hundreds of these every week.. but once in a while when you fire that shutter on a hope.. it works out. I hope you get hooked on birds Peanuts, it is a great challenge.
     
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    not sure why we would be laughing... these turned out great... i especially liked 4 & 5... :thumbup: it was fun seeing the muskrat and some of your bloopers too... :)
     
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    I agree...the barbed wire really add to this picture!
     
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    The detail in number 5 is just awesome. These birds being so black, it is very tough to capture detail. It is a great shot.
     
  10. Peanuts

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    Wow, once again thanks for the comments. If I have another opppurtunity to borrow that lens again, I am certain I would take a few more bird shots and perhaps after maybe 50 hours I might be lucky to ever take a decent in flight picture :lol:
    Thanks
     
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    Holy crap! Birds in Calgary! You must live in the south. Damn southerners.
     
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    Too true actually. These were taken south of Calgary half way between the city limits and Okotoks. Last time I was up north I could have sworn I saw some sparrows:lol:
     

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