get busy jeanner! and photo contest to share...

fairy_toadmotherDecember 7, 2005

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

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pondmaninfl(z9 FL)

I like that Kodiak playing hide and seek. :o)

G'day,
Scott

    Bookmark   December 7, 2005 at 9:25PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

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

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 12:14AM
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youreit

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.

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 9:42AM
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grandmapoo(z8 S.Texas)

Thanks FTM, great photos! That poor female frog! I could say more about those males, but I won't!!! hee hee

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 11:14AM
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fairy_toadmother

lol, poo! quite popular, eh?

i am glad everyone is enjoying them. i think they are all fabulous!

    Bookmark   December 8, 2005 at 6:58PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Awesome!!!!

Maybe some day I'll get lucky and get something half as incredible as any of those. Such talent.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2005 at 7:43AM
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jeffahayes(8a Upstate SC)

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!
Jeff

    Bookmark   December 10, 2005 at 2:30PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

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:

    Bookmark   December 11, 2005 at 7:47PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

LOL

    Bookmark   December 11, 2005 at 9:27PM
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fairy_toadmother

hmmmm, now how did those get out of my file??? just kidding! lol, semper! i like that in ya.

you're welcome, jeff!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2005 at 10:29PM
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youreit

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

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 12, 2005 at 11:01AM
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somethinsfishy(z5 NE)

FTM Thanks for posting that! Its hard to pick a favorite they are all so good.

LOL Semper!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2005 at 1:54PM
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comettose(7)

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.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2005 at 5:32PM
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fairy_toadmother

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.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2005 at 7:38PM
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comettose(7)

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.

:-(

    Bookmark   December 19, 2005 at 1:02PM
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fairy_toadmother

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.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2005 at 10:38PM
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