Some I took today

Discussion in 'Nature' started by texascbx, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Another interesting and colourful set - thanks for sharing. Really like #3 of the vultures on the stump.
     
  3. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Ricky, I always enjoy seeing the animal life that surrounds you. I am smitten, still, by that little calf standing in that field of gold. Beautiful.
     
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  4. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Love that calf mate! Looks about as old as my younguns! He yours?
     
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  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Nice set of pictures ricky, thanks. I too like shot #3 most, well captured.
    Did you took all shots with your A33 plus zoom 18-218 lens ?
     
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  6. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Yes, I took them all with the A33 and 18-250 Tamron. I was out looking at our pond that was scraped out and made deeper a couple of weeks ago. The trees were dead so the dozer knocked them down. Then I noticed the black vultures sitting quietly on the knocked over tree not even fifty feet from me. So I crept closer to them. The pose of the two of them is just before they launched into the air and even though I thought I was ready to capture the launch, I missed it.

    The baby longhorn is mine. She is a cute little thing. She will soon be like her mother.

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  7. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Interesting as their posture changes as I get closer. The last one I was about 25 feet away, very close.

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  8. BBW

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    Yes, it looks as though they're getting ready to take off any second!

    Great observations, Ricky. They feed my need for the country life. Where I live I'm sort of in place that is neither here nor there. It's not urban, though the town right next door has a real urban quality. I live in a town that came into being in the 1600's...so there are some beautiful historic buildings and churches...and still a few places that are preserved, though not many at all. We have the plus of being on the coast...but 99% of the coastline is privately owned. Fortunately there's a pretty big county owned nature preserve that abuts the Long Island Sound...but it's not like having farm land... We also have a town park that has sweeping lawns, old style Spanish roofed architecture...and a beach...but again, it's not the same as rural beauty.
     
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Very Nice set.

    Dj
     
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  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Great pics, birds are really hard to capture!
     
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  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Ricky - do you shoot em (literally)

    There was a programme on the BBC last night - apparently the domestic cats in the UK kill 54 million "garden birds" every year

    Remember the UK is very small compared with the US - the UK is less than 100,000 square miles - just over one third the size of Texas - (a lot more people and gardens of course, in the UK)

    Cheers
     
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Hook'Em Horns!!!
     
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  13. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Shooting architecture is fun too BBW.

    Right now I am blown away by the tiny yellow wildflowers. They are so bright in the sunlight. They are simply beautiful this time of year.

    I had the tank/pond in the back pasture cleaned out since it had silted in over the years and was only a couple of feet deep, the rest taken up by mud. Had the two dead trees dug up too and knocked down so I can burn them. Planted some bald cypress trees planted too. It looks pretty bad now and will for a while. I hated to knock the old dead trees down since so many birds like to land on the them, but they were dead and I did not want the branches falling off and killing one of my cows.

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