Guest Contributor – TomD – 06FEB2019 Photo

Welcome and thanks to long time reader, now Guest Contributor  TomD.  Link below to this photo on his site.  Just great. 

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4861/46386983461_1bb614c97c_h.jpg

When it comes to just absolute work to make a shot, this one (the whole series) was at my absolute top for me. Maybe not as bad as someone waiting silent for hours in a scorching hot blind waiting for the perfect bird shot but plenty of work.

To me, the water drops look like little spaceships.

 

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War Pig
War Pig
1 year ago

I like a lot of slow-mo or stop action that “Doc” Edgerton did, too. The pioneer in the genre.

War Pig
War Pig
1 year ago

Your pics of the barred owl were very good. I like raptors of all sorts. The fact that I can drive around and usually see at least one, and usually several hawks, does my heart good. Especially when I remember as a lad in elementary school in the 50s that if you saw a red tail hawk, it was so special an event that you wrote a school theme about it.

War Pig
War Pig
1 year ago

I was at Eglin AFB in Florida. An old USMC comrade from Vietnam had switched to the USAF and was retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. We were standing about three feet apart, talking. On one side were barracks, on the others a few pine trees. Eglin is infested with two animals, red tail hawks and squirrels. The hawks are protected and the GIs tend to feed the squirrels. Both animals are quite used to humans. As we talked a squirrel was hanging nose down on a pine tree about 5 feet off the ground, chattering at us. All of… Read more »

TomD77
1 year ago

I live close enough to Eglin to hear the *thump* from the bombing ranges on a quite night.