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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Wed May 31, 2017 8:43 am

Still loving this thread.
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Post by TwoXseveN » Wed May 31, 2017 2:16 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 3:46 pm
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Two more recent Lake Michigan shots:

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Found a great place to camp last year on the western edge of the Manistee National Forest:

(Not a good image, but I like it.)
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Wowser. Those are all three great images, 2X7. And that camp sit looks so nice and secluded. It that near Lake Michigan? The soil looks sandy.

You have a good eye for composition. The 2nd pic especially says so. Nice light & signature clouds. And the image draws one into the scene w/ the lower left to top right lines.

Keep posting !! I love it.
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Agreed!
Great photos 2X7,

Thanks!

Yeah Goose, Lake Michigan is just over the bluff on the right side of the photo. Couple hundred yards away or so in total.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Sir Moose » Wed May 31, 2017 4:41 pm

I found this little guy the other day in the backyard:

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Sir Moose » Wed May 31, 2017 5:06 pm

From our cruise to Alaska a few years ago....

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by durangopipe » Wed May 31, 2017 5:49 pm

Love both of them, Moose, but especially like the damselfly.
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Milky Way from our front yard:

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Post by Goose55 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:41 am

Nice photos, Moose. And I love that Milky Way image, DP. Makes me think of the old TV series, Lost In Space. When I try to think of the vastness beyond "our" own galaxy, I get a head ache.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

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Nice photos, Moose. And I love that Milky Way image, DP. Makes me think of the old TV series, Lost In Space. When I try to think of the vastness beyond "our" own galaxy, I get a head ache.
Me too.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:56 am

Very nice, Archer.
I'm quite fond of nature "detail" photos.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:15 pm

At our duck lease this afternoon, in the rain ...

Redwing Blackbird
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Lotus Flower
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Rabbit (that just noticed me)
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Post by Goose55 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:28 am

Some nice, spontaneous photos there, S&S. Post some more when you can. Others, too.
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Post by durangopipe » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:44 pm

I'm still looking through some old prints to digitize.

This isn't a particularly great photograph, and I didn't take it, but I post it in the same spirit of nature as the shot of the mulie with the huge rack Bloodhound saw while hunting grouse a while back.

Check out the tail on this wild Kansas pheasant:

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I bet I tied a couple of seasons worth of pheasant tail nymphs from that one bird!
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:16 am

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:44 pm
I'm still looking through some old prints to digitize.

This isn't a particularly great photograph, and I didn't take it, but I post it in the same spirit of nature as the shot of the mulie with the huge rack Bloodhound saw while hunting grouse a while back.

Check out the tail on this wild Kansas pheasant:

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I bet I tied a couple of seasons worth of pheasant tail nymphs from that one bird!
Beautiful bird. Hope the men to whom the bird gave it's life, honored it in some way. That's what I really like about many of the Native Americans. They mostly revered all life as sacred. With exceptions, of course.
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Goose55 wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:16 am
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:44 pm
I'm still looking through some old prints to digitize.

This isn't a particularly great photograph, and I didn't take it, but I post it in the same spirit of nature as the shot of the mulie with the huge rack Bloodhound saw while hunting grouse a while back.

Check out the tail on this wild Kansas pheasant:

Image

I bet I tied a couple of seasons worth of pheasant tail nymphs from that one bird!
Beautiful bird. Hope the men to whom the bird gave it's life, honored it in some way. That's what I really like about many of the Native Americans. They mostly revered all life as sacred. With exceptions, of course.
I honored it by eating it and tying flies with its feathers. And being grateful.
Other birds by giving them to friends to enjoy.

(Roughly one third of my students are Native American. They've taught me a great deal.)
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Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:12 pm

At the beach today ...
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Pelicans flying over ...
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Some beach combing always; see what came in with the tide. I always look for possible pipe tampers, and also pick up sand-polished glass. My wife just picks at misc shells and other items.
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One of these could be my next beach pipe tamper. The 2nd from the top perhaps; or maybe the 5th from the top? ...
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On the way home I stopped to take a pic of this fallow field full of flowers. Last year about this time this field was solid green with new rice coming up.
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Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:14 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:16 am
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:44 pm
I'm still looking through some old prints to digitize.

This isn't a particularly great photograph, and I didn't take it, but I post it in the same spirit of nature as the shot of the mulie with the huge rack Bloodhound saw while hunting grouse a while back.

Check out the tail on this wild Kansas pheasant:

Image

I bet I tied a couple of seasons worth of pheasant tail nymphs from that one bird!
Beautiful bird. Hope the men to whom the bird gave it's life, honored it in some way. That's what I really like about many of the Native Americans. They mostly revered all life as sacred. With exceptions, of course.
I honored it by eating it and tying flies with its feathers. And being grateful.
Other birds by giving them to friends to enjoy.

(Roughly one third of my students are Native American. They've taught me a great deal.)
Very nice bird. And you honored it very well indeed!
As thus we sat in darkness
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"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:26 pm

Thanks for posting those images, Sweet & Sour. Brings back memories of some time I spent in Galveston, TX

Your pics w/ those type clouds also show what is headed our way pretty soon,...monsoon season
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Post by hogleg » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 am

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Interesting. Still prefer it to its eastern cousin, the Giant Hogleg. Exposure to the Giant Hogleg could cause feelings of oversimplification, unjustified superiority, and an unconscionable desire to talk down to the world from a false summit of knowledge.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:38 am

hogleg wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Interesting. Still prefer it to its eastern cousin, the Giant Hogleg. Exposure to the Giant Hogleg could cause feelings of oversimplification, unjustified superiority, and an unconscionable desire to talk down to the world from a false summit of knowledge.
Logged on today thinking I might rejoin in. So much for that.
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