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railphotog
Fireman

Canada
3758 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2012 :  2:14:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Back into photographing our backyard squirrel for 2012. He hasn't forgotten where the peanuts are:



Here's how I get the photos. Camera Canon SX30 superzoom, set at widest angle (24mm equivalent), f/8, ISO 400, close-up mode, flash popped up (its not in this shot). Bait with a fresh peanut, stay still until he's in the viewfinder and shoot. He takes the peanuts and buries them in the soft soil in the wife's garden, comes back fairly fast for another one.

I tried using my DSLR a few times, but the noise of the tripping shutter startles the squirrel too much. Even the silent electronic shutter in this camera causes him to flinch at times.




Let the summer activities begin!



Bob Boudreau
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lumberjack
Crew Chief

Canada
564 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2012 :  6:34:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee Bob. that looks more like a 2011 squirrel to me

Gerry Gilliland

Maritime Lumber
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rhpd42002
Crew Chief

USA
698 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2012 :  8:16:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The birds are back in full force and the Cardinals seem to be the hungriest.



Ya Ain't Gotta Like It, Ya Just Gotta Do It!
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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
25241 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2012 :  6:16:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Click Beetle (about 1.5" long) was dead in the driveway. (Those are false eyes.)




Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3
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mabloodhound
Fireman

USA
5486 Posts

Posted - 05/24/2012 :  09:22:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's something I haven't seen before.
A pinto moose from Idaho this past February.





Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”~Benjamin Franklin
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andykins
Fireman

United Kingdom
4060 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2012 :  08:16:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
for the last month or so, we've had this black bird in the garden, we think its nesting with his partner in one of the bushes. anyway we put out alot of food for the birds and often bits of dry fruit, when that runs out he'll come towards the door for the last few days hes been flying to the handle when he wants fomr fruit


its now at the point where ive put some stuff right by the back door and he'll come up to an open door and stretch up and have a good look around, he still flys away from us and keeps his distance though
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shortliner
Engine Wiper

United Kingdom
455 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2012 :  12:46:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andy, blackbirds are very easy to tame, I have a female one who literally hops arond my feet while I'm trying to put food on the bird-table, given half a chance she will come into the house too.
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n6nvr
Engine Wiper

313 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2012 :  12:59:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A herd of Roosevelt Elk crossing the lagoons north of Trinidad, CA

http://www.pbase.com/n6nvr/image/138429213

http://www.pbase.com/n6nvr/image/138429208

http://www.pbase.com/n6nvr/image/138429210

http://www.pbase.com/n6nvr/image/138429211

Don't push me bureaucrat, I've got a bit of hangover

Edited by - n6nvr on 07/05/2012 1:03:47 PM
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MudHen 462
New Hire

USA
41 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2012 :  3:49:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here's a shot of a wading buck that i took at Squaw Creek...

Bob


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LVN
Fireman

Canada
5210 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2012 :  11:58:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote


When we were out at Doug's G scale operations the other night I caught this Chickadee in the cedars.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com
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Michael
Engine Wiper

456 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2012 :  9:22:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought I'd add this one.

Our cats, Jackson and Grissom had their vet appointment the other day. While Jackson, howled, and preferred the safer confinds of his carrier, Grissom, shown below, wanted to ride "shotgun" and enjoy the view!



He was very good not to "back-seat" drive, too!

Enjoy,

Michael
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railphotog
Fireman

Canada
3758 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2012 :  9:12:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Something different for me, a small red squirrel, as there are only the larger grey ones around our home. Visited a local nature park this morning, and these little critters are always around scrounging food from visitors. Some peanuts and sunflower seeds brought a bunch of them out for some photo ops!





Bob Boudreau
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shortliner
Engine Wiper

United Kingdom
455 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2012 :  08:28:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A nice story to brighten your day - Beauty and the Beak

http://www.vimeo.com/15184546






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Geezer
Engineer

USA
10153 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2012 :  10:06:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An impressive line of photography.
A pinto Moose???? LOL!
Jack - The eagle video is great.....I
am glad for the outcome.....Thanks guys for posting.


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Geezer
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USA
10153 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2012 :  10:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Took Grandson to the zoo today.....
Nothing special to me, but it was for him:


Sea Lions...quite a show....

There were a tank full of these guys...avg about 12 inches and gustimate about 2 lbs.....

"They cant get out of there, can they Papa??"


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