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Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:37:26 AM »
I have a bunch of random little TRs scattered around DDF and a couple more that I want to add, so I figured I'd gather them all in one place.

I'll start with linking to existing ones, and then add more as they come along.
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 02:37:39 AM »
Cuyahoga Valley National Park PhotoDO, Ohio:




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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 02:37:51 AM »
Hudson Highlands and Minnewaska State Parks PhotoDO, New York:



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 02:38:04 AM »
Somerset Reservoir "aurora chase", Vermont:



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 02:38:19 AM »
Hudson Highlands State Parks PhotoDO, New York:



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 02:38:30 AM »
Brooklyn Bridge Park PhotoDO, New York:



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2018, 02:38:41 AM »
Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, New York:



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 02:38:51 AM »
Helicopter over NYC:



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 02:39:07 AM »
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida

I spent a Shabbos in Miami visiting my elderly great-aunt, and was able to steal away for a few hours to shoot some birds.

Wakodahatchee is a bird photographer's dream - tremendous amount of birds, some of them hanging out extremely close, and lots of easy access. I lucked out that it was breeding season, so the birds were showing off their best colors and plumage.

My Nikon D850 and 500mm f/4 lens set up right next to a tree packed with wood storks. They were close enough to touch, but their foot-long beaks made me think the better of it:



Wonder why it's called the wood stork?





Cattle egret:



One of the weirdest birds there is the anhinga, often called the snake bird. This particular fellow was having a bad hair day:





Drying his wings after diving for fish:



Tricolor heron:



Common grackle:



Glossy ibis:



There's a certain image I've wanted to take for many years: a great white egret in full breeding plumage, displaying in front of a dark background. Conditions had never worked out, but I knew that today the stars were aligned: the egrets were in full mating dress, and there were a ton of them around - now all I needed was a bit of luck.

So I consequently spent a lot of time hanging out with the egrets, capturing them doing their thing and hoping one would strike the pose I wanted.

I saw egrets preening...:





...egrets screaming at nobody in particular...:



...egrets collecting nesting material...:





...but no egrets displaying.

Until I eventually found a solitary egret off on a tree, perfectly lit up but with the background in the shade - exactly the conditions I wanted! So I parked myself in front of him and waited. And waited, and waited.

Until suddenly out came a female, up came the feathers, and click went my camera:



And that was that.
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2018, 07:20:30 AM »
Sorry to interrupt.
these pictures are absolutely incredible.
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2018, 12:45:54 PM »
Sorry to interrupt.
these pictures are absolutely incredible.
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2018, 01:05:26 PM »
@Something Fishy photo challenge:
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 02:22:47 PM »
INCREDIBLE!!!



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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2018, 02:50:45 PM »
All this makes me wanna buy a camera.

All I have is the iphone  :D
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »
A real photographer can work without the equipment.

But on a real note, these pictures are some of the most insane stuff I've seen.
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 12:48:01 AM »
All this makes me wanna buy a camera.

All I have is the iphone  :D
Same here, after seeing these amazing pictures  :)
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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 07:29:46 PM »
Popolopen Creek, NY:

Back in 2013, but I just bumped into those so I may as well share.

Fall sunrise, from the Rt. 9W overpass over the Popolopen Creek. You can see the creek, its footbridge, and the railroad trestle. Beyond that is the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, and Anthonys Nose.













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Re: Something Fishy's Random Mini TRs and Pictures Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2019, 08:12:37 PM »
I go crazy when I see your pictures, are they edited or originals?