i love these pics...the katydid nymph one reminds me of a science fiction movie.
Here is a link that might be useful: nwf photo contest winners
I like that Kodiak playing hide and seek. :o)
What wonderful photos! Thank you for posting them, FTM. One was actually from my home town where I learned photography and darkroom techniques many, many years ago. So much has changed. Sandy
Oh, FTM!! That's an awesome link! All of the pics are incredible, but that first one really gets your heart pounding. :D
The last 2 left me with a BIG smile.
Thanks FTM, great photos! That poor female frog! I could say more about those males, but I won't!!! hee hee
lol, poo! quite popular, eh?
i am glad everyone is enjoying them. i think they are all fabulous!
Maybe some day I'll get lucky and get something half as incredible as any of those. Such talent.
Yes, those pics are pretty amazing! Incredible what some of those folks went through to get those shots, too, which is often the case with the best photographs and why many of us never get them.
I'm not sure if that great gray owl had been flying directly AT ME if I could have had the nerve to stand there and take a closeup shot BEFORE ducking (nor if my camera could have successfully focused on it as it was moving towards me and still caught it in such sharp focus). That was a combination of a really GOOD camera, and a very skillful and brave (foolhardy?) photographer!
Thanks for sharing that link, FTM!
Great photos! Having said that, who says you have to be a "pro" with an AWESOME camera and incredible skills to take great photos??? I still maintain that even the average photographer with an average camera can take great photos with sufficient practice. Here's some of my best work:
hmmmm, now how did those get out of my file??? just kidding! lol, semper! i like that in ya.
you're welcome, jeff!
LOL!! At least you thought to save a couple of those, Fi guy. I always delete them before anyone can see how badly I screwed up. :D
FTM Thanks for posting that! Its hard to pick a favorite they are all so good.
Great photos FTM ! I found an Eastern Screech Owl (Red Morph) a few days back and took it to a rehab specialist. Unfortunately it's wing was broken where it connects to the body and could not be fixed. That owl sort of reminded me of him (except the one I found had ear tufts). They are so beautiful.
the poor baby! maybe they could still find him a place at a sanctuary (fingers and toes crossed) where he could have "protected freedom." i once kept a crow until the break was found...took 2 vets to figure it out...it was the clavical. definitely would not fly after that.
No sadly, the rehab folks said the owl would go slowing insane trying to preen, when it could not, so determined it had no reasonable future as an educational owl either. It was euthanized by the vet. Not the most cheerful ending to the story, but better than dying of exposure, starvation or predation.
I seem to have a penchant for finding injured wildlife, which always breaks my heart. I realize though, that much wildlife does not survive trauma, even with the best of care. We do what we can.
well, i suppose it is best, eh? kind of like the squirrel will the paralzyed end....no cage for the rest of its life for it.