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    Where were you? (part four)

    Ozpeter Level 1
      Fred Nirque - 05:22am Jun 27, 2005 Pacific <br /> <br />As a purely superfluous topic, how about posting images of a place/situation you were in in the immediate past to give folks an insight as to how your part of the planet lives..... <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?pic=1RtBXp4GN7awDfGbGRPDaehoYthxwV1" /></a> <img src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1RtBXp4GN7awDfGbGRPDaehoYthxwV1_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />Gretna Green Hotel, Tasmania, Australia: 6:25PM, Monday June 27 '05: Shearer, farmer, two stone masons, builder, publican.......
        • 1. Re: Where were you? (part four)
          Fred Nirque Level 1
          I wondered when part three would go.

          Update: the two stone masons have since had a child, the builder got married, the shearer is still seen here from time to time, the farmer is now semi-retired after a bout of kidney cancer, and the publican still runs the pub.

          Life goes on..............
          • 2. Re: Where were you? (part four)
            Level 1
            yes but where is the image?

            > Life goes on..............
            • 3. Re: Where were you? (part four)
              <shep> Level 1
              At the top of the page, clifford. It's the one that started the thread lo-o-o-ng time ago.
              • 4. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                A little snow and a cardinal in my backyard. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1PH02UcLMRHhUluAcV22QO8tr9aPsE1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1PH02UcLMRHhUluAcV22QO8tr9aPsE1_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                • 5. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                  Nice one Donald. You are getting some great bird shots. <br /> <br />Here's one from an orchard at my favorite reservoir. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1gwoatrKOfHleN1ZLpzejTKFfoj4Zp" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1gwoatrKOfHleN1ZLpzejTKFfoj4Zp_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                  • 6. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                    Fred Nirque Level 1
                    You're becoming quite the bird man these days, Donald.....

                    Cute one, Steve
                    • 7. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                      You are right. i love the long lens shooting. i never knew we had some of the birds i have showing up at my deck. i got a red bellied woodpecker,and a nuthatch today,which i have never seen before. here is a shot i got the other day as well. it is neat larger cause you see pintails and other small ducks mixed in. <br /> <br />Stephen,thats a great shot of a very skittish bird,in my experience anyway. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1GtjLl0KCCKKsSVfPsSfjoHQENm61" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1GtjLl0KCCKKsSVfPsSfjoHQENm61_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                      • 8. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                        Those are great shots! <br /> <br />Here is a common bird. <br /> <br />[ <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1MbNODkACGBSG9RaY4RGp8qzjmngiJ0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1MbNODkACGBSG9RaY4RGp8qzjmngiJ0_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                        • 9. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                          Very nice.both subject and muted background.
                          • 10. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                            Level 1
                            Thanks Donald,

                            That was the Canon 70-200, 2.8 lens, pretty much full frame I only cropped about 10% on the right.
                            • 11. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                              I had a surprise this morning. I saw a bird that I thought at first was a Brown-headed Rosy Finch, then I thought it was an escaped exotic, then I finally came to the conclusion that it was an albino Black-eyed Junco. It was very skittish and I finally had to sit in the rain for more than 30 minutes at some distance. However, it did eventually come back to the feeder. <br /> <br />It is white-headed, with a black eye and a pink bill and pink legs and looks just like a Junco, except for the coloration. The picture is not very good because I had to crop just the center portion of the picture but you can see the color. The head is whiter than the millet in the background. Shot with a Canon S3 IS from 50-60 feet. <br /> <br />Skua, where are you? <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1YiICENzZcrNn3T72p8v3N2MkdZ0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1YiICENzZcrNn3T72p8v3N2MkdZ0_thumb.png" border="0" /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=14DRm9UyZuWYJJpqFvvbNVNl0oyiD90" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/14DRm9UyZuWYJJpqFvvbNVNl0oyiD90_thumb.png" border="0" />
                              • 12. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                Level 1
                                That must have been exciting. i have a one legged junco visiting my area. not sure how he lost it,but he seems to manage just fine.
                                • 13. Re: Where were you? (part four)

                                  Wow. What a bird! I agree that it's a partially albino Dark-eyed Junco. Since this little guy must stand out like a beacon to every Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawk in the neighborhood, it's remarkable that it's survived this long!

                                  Donald: that's a stunning shot of the cardinal. And Stephen, that' a great Tufted Titmouse, too.

                                  As to Donald's Snow Goose photo: does anyone else see at least two other species of birds in that flock? :-)
                                  • 14. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                    I know there are pintails,but not sure the other. went there saturday and they say approx 180,000 strong at the moment. when the eagle flies over,they all take off for a minute till settling back in.
                                    • 15. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                      Yep. Northern Pintail is one of the other species I noticed.
                                      • 16. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                        Here's a hint: the red circles indicate Pintail; the green are a different species. There are a few more ducks in this photo that I can't quite make out, too--could be a third species or maybe females of the first two. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1Qn7DECNc4cHEls7E5gZBT6foGvq" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1Qn7DECNc4cHEls7E5gZBT6foGvq_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                                        • 17. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                          Finally made it to the local butterfly house. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=17ph7n2Mx3yFVvkhtRYILGT2seOJR1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/17ph7n2Mx3yFVvkhtRYILGT2seOJR1_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />Skua, I think I see a "hey, Duck!" in there.
                                          • 18. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                            Very nice stephen. now i am getting eager for spring. what kind is that?

                                            Skua, could they be shovelers? i dont have a clue
                                            • 19. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                              Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                              This thread is turning to be for the birds! :D
                                              • 20. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                How about dem Wallowas! <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1mSVkMdZjOenjgmkckew6VSgMBtlLf0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1mSVkMdZjOenjgmkckew6VSgMBtlLf0_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br />©2007Lawrence Hudetz
                                                • 21. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                  Thanks, Donald. Shooting in a butterfly house was more difficult than I thought as the ambient light was pretty poor (we were shooting at 7 am which was before the sunrise), so the flash created a lot of black backgrounds and plenty of hot spots.

                                                  Speaking of spring, Sunday was in the 50's here, but that place is a 1/4 mile ride from here and before sunrise the road was coated with frozen fog. A bit of a slippery ride. Most folks went skidding right by the entrance.

                                                  At 7 the butterflies were a bit active. But by the time 9 rolled around you couldn't walk without them bumping into you. They were everywhere. Lots of fun.

                                                  I don't know it's name yet. Most likely not North American. It wasn't on their ID chart, so I have an email in to them for identification. I'll let you know.
                                                  • 22. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                    Level 1
                                                    That is early for shooting them.i alway do ring light type flash,but ambient levels are always a bonus for sure.

                                                    Larry, two shot pano,or one shot? very nice shot.
                                                    • 23. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                      Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                      Three shots.

                                                      Right outside my B&B door. Of course, the B&B is a working ranch.
                                                      • 24. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                        Level 1
                                                        Cant beat that.
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                                                          Fred Nirque Level 1
                                                          Tsk, tsk, Larry. Now that
                                                          i really
                                                          isn't square! ;-)

                                                          Nice pano, though.
                                                          • 26. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                            Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                            The Hasselblad never came out, although, in retrospect, I would have done better with it for the pano. <br /> <br />Hand held, Fred. <br /> <br />Here's a couple of others. <br /> <br />The Alpenglow has a story behind it: <br /> <br />I lost my Nikon(!) I left it at a café in Enterprise OR, and didn't even realize it until about 4:30, when I was getting ready to go look for late light imagery. $2000, down the tubes! <br /> <br />Yikes! <br /> <br />I instantly knew where it was, about 6 miles down the road. Haul *** to Enterprise, screech to a stop in front of the café. <br /> <br />It closed at 4PM! Arrrgh! <br /> <br />The business next door was still open, and they kindly made a couple of calls and roused the owner, who graciously also drove 6 miles to get me the camera. <br /> <br />Heading back to Joseph, I saw this, the last legs of a full blown alpenglow, the only light worth while shooting all afternoon. No time even for the tripod, just prop the camera on top the roof of the car and squeeze off a couple. I then got out the tripod but in seconds, the light faded. <br /> <br />So it's not too sharp, just like the forgetful photographer! <br /> <br />The morning shot is also just outside my small apartment on the ranch. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1YoTvq19RpsgXMqsYtxk1hm1sGI6r" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1YoTvq19RpsgXMqsYtxk1hm1sGI6r_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1E9hdfcctgQKi7zzgyi3u6d3qPe" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1E9hdfcctgQKi7zzgyi3u6d3qPe_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br />©2007Lawrence Hudetz
                                                            • 27. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                              Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                              Amazing contrasts in landscape in the Wallowas. Two photos of the rancher. The horseback shot has the Wallowas at my back. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1uZF6wyYHUqs6raziiKuuNFQf83Ez" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1uZF6wyYHUqs6raziiKuuNFQf83Ez_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1b1aVCaKtsp7CyfynSf0nVMVxtobhn" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1b1aVCaKtsp7CyfynSf0nVMVxtobhn_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br />©2007Lawrence Hudetz
                                                              • 28. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                                Fred Nirque Level 1
                                                                I've never lost a camera, but once during a wedding I took the camera off the tripod during the shoot in the park - and left the tripod there. Would you believe it was still there, standing in the middle of the path, when I returned after the reception 6 hours later at midnight (I didn't realize it was missing until I was packing up after the reception).

                                                                You're as lucky to still have the D80, I reckon.

                                                                Nice light, nice scenery in those shots.
                                                                • 29. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                                  Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                                  I actually wasn't worried. People there still don't lock thir doors. The place I stayed had a sliding glass door with no key lock.
                                                                  • 30. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                                    Great shots of the Wallowas--what a special place that is!

                                                                    And for all .5 of you still waiting to learn what the other ducks in Donald's Snow Geese photo are: American Wigeon. Since there were no correct answers, the $10,000 prize will not be awarded. :-)
                                                                    • 31. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                                      Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                                      Took me 35 years to re-discover that, Skua!

                                                                      We are considering a move there. A great artists community exists in Joseph, where we stayed.

                                                                      Would you believe that I picked up a small job to shoot while I was there? And the damn camera was sitting in a café in Enterprise!
                                                                      • 32. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                                        Here is what 180,000 snowgeese looks like. not sure how the heck they calculate that number,but the sky was hidden for a few moments.it almost looks unreal to me, but the wave eventually had the foreground taking off. i know eagles make them fly,but its a guess usually <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=12AIaXBwjZ4FGJuxyONAAYPGtCD3h0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/12AIaXBwjZ4FGJuxyONAAYPGtCD3h0_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                                                                        • 33. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                                          Fred Nirque Level 1
                                                                          Holy heck, that's impressive, Donald.

                                                                          I once saw something similar in 1971 in East Africa - only the colour was pink and the birds flamingos. The scarer then was my father running at them yelling so that I could get the shot of them taking off.

                                                                          Don't know what happened to it, but it would have been taken on Ektachrome so I guess the colour would be faded beyond recognition by now anyway.
                                                                          • 34. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                                            Hudechrome-sd9sPI Level 2
                                                                            Not really, Fred. I have some 1961 Ektachromes, processed by myself that still read well. Cyan has faded somewhat, but rescuable. Shot with a Rolleicord.
                                                                            • 35. Re: Where were you? (part four)
                                                                              Fred Nirque Level 1
                                                                              I bet yours were stored better than mine, Larry - my Dad took charge of the slides of our travels and I inherited them when he died in 1982. They'd been stored in boxes in the garage and had suffered a lot of mold and dampness damage. I started to go through them once but his writing was all but illegible by then and I couldn't work out what was what, so I gave up. I'm assuming the flamingo shots were in amongst that lot, organized as part of one of his slide shows.

                                                                              Most of my stuff was in B&W which I've kept, but it seemed pretty pointless photographing the flamingos in B&W at the time. I know I only took a couple of rolls of Ektachrome during that 3 month trip (35mm, Minolta SRT101).
                                                                              • 36. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                                                That's a great migration shot, Donald. Do they usually flock in your neighborhood like that? That looks like what you might see at Bosque del Apache.
                                                                                • 37. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                                                  OK, can you find two other species in that flock...:-)

                                                                                  Just kidding. What a spectacular photo. I can only imagine the sound of that huge flock getting airborne and calling to each other...must have been deafening!
                                                                                  • 38. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                                                    Thanks. yes they are yearly visitors and the game warden says mild winters have seen the group grow very quickly. now they are hunting them to thin the lot,in the hopes of saving their habitat. i hear they eat roots and all,so are very unwelcome by farmers.

                                                                                    The sound and the wave are very impressive,but there are so many as to make it hard to see anything in a small print except black and white. they crap a lot while flying in mass,and luckily i have not been hit. i think they are here for two more weeks.
                                                                                    • 39. Re: Where were you? (part four)
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                                                                                      never mind- too gross. :-(
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