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#7271662 - 01/05/13 Introduction and a few shots  
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I am new to this forum and got bit with the photo bug a few years back. There is some very nice work posted and I thought I would share a few I managed over this past year.

Spring 2012 - early arrivals back to Edmonton area

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Red Necked Grebe

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Chickadee

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Spring Coyote in an Industrial land area within the city

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Edmonton City Centre at night

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Hope you enjoy.



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#7271747 - 01/05/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: HughW]  
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Welcome Hugh, you have some great images. The Chickadee is my favorite. I would shoot the Coyote with something else.


#7271770 - 01/05/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: JBLEDSOE]  
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Hi Hugh, I am fairly new to the site myself but it's easy to recognize a darned good photographer when I see one! Nice work sir!

Wildlife is probably the hardest subject to shoot...I have tried them all, from one end of the spectrum to the other and I have complete respect for people that have the patience and skill to produce a good nature or wildlife shot!

#7272024 - 01/05/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: 219Zipper]  
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Welcome! I'm lovin' the chickadee picture! Nice shots and thank you for sharing!


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#7272126 - 01/05/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: HughW]  
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Welcome and thumbs up on the Chickadee.


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#7296801 - 01/10/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: 1minute]  
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Thanks folks. At times we get some great photo opportunties on a few small wetlands in Industrial areas that are not frequented by many people. Here are a couple of American Pelican shots from last fall

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This one the light and angle was just right only for this frame

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#7296850 - 01/10/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: HughW]  
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Nice shots and amazing birds there. Our best locale here is the city sewer ponds. Unfortunately, they fence us out.

Until I actually saw it, I would not have believed they could soar in circles with essentially no wing movement for hours. Give them some thermals and they can circle from one horizon to the other with nary stroke.

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#7302169 - 01/12/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: 1minute]  
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Originally Posted by 1minute
Until I actually saw it, I would not have believed they could soar in circles with essentially no wing movement for hours. Give them some thermals and they can circle from one horizon to the other with nary stroke.


Once they start to soar on thermals they can go very high. Occassionally we go to a large shallow lake that has breeding colony and can get some flight shots. Here are a few for you.

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#7305270 - 01/12/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: HughW]  
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Great shots! What are u using for gear to get these?


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#7312572 - 01/14/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: harv3589]  
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Originally Posted by harv3589
Great shots! What are u using for gear to get these?


Harv I saw on your other thread a question on lenses. I use Canon gear (7D and a 30D) and have a bit of a variety for glass that sees use. My primary two go to lenses are the 100/400 F4.5 and a 24/105. Here are a few shots with different glass.

Weed seed head with 100 mm macro

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Flower 100mm macro

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Honey bee on russian sage - 100/400 cropped

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Woodpecker - 400mm 5.6 L

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Amazon - Red headed vulture in flight - 100/400 at 400. I find this lens easier to use for birds in flight shots

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General scenery - 24/105 (also the city night shot at the start of the thread)

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Hugh
#7314987 - 01/15/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: HughW]  
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nice work sir..

#7315743 - 01/15/13 Re: Introduction and a few shots [Re: jasontx]  
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Welcome Hugh! I like most the chickadee and macro seed head. Very nice colors on the twised bud with the water drops. I need to get a macro lens or some extension tubes.


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