monthly photo thread (?)

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Michael Thompson, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. riseform Active Member

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    It's a hard act following humping geckos.

    Here's a crappy shot of a mostly obscured owl, including its face half hidden by a tree. It's an interesting lesson in camouflage. I normally wouldn't have taken this shot, but even through the viewfinder I realized the sunlight on the tree bark seemed to complete the rest of the owl's head.

    Or is it a ghost?

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  2. KerryS Ignored Member

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    I think it is a cool shot. Makes one wonder how many creatures are missed during a day in the woods. Nice capture.
  3. KerryS Ignored Member

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    From this morning while checking out the river. There were about 8 or 9 bulls in the field.

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  4. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Love the amorous Anolis!
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  5. riseform Active Member

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    Having stalked its prey through dense brush culminating in a cunning ambush, the ninja squirrel drags its quarry into the clear where it is fiercely devoured...
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  6. Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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  7. stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    In a fit of rage....Alvin the chipmunk ate woody woodpecker
  8. riseform Active Member

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    It was pretty weird. Golden mantled ground squirrels are supposed to eat berries, nuts and small insects. This bird (juvenile Swainson's thrush) actually died from a window strike. The squirrel was quite ingenious. It ripped into the bird and ate the seeds, insects and berries from its stomach. I had no idea they were so smart.
  9. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I've seen chipmunks and squirrels do that same thing. I wasn't aware they were after the stomach contents.