Swamp Photography

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by rass » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:23 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:Meanwhile, Momma is not amused:

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Cool stuff steve. I love moose. There is something sort of prehistoric about them. Just size in general, and their faces.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Sabo » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:29 pm

Moose ain't nothing to fuck with. Arguably the most dangerous animal to encounter in the woods in the eastern U.S. Mrs. Sabo and I saw one in the Algonquin Provincial Park when we vacationed there years ago, and DAMN was it big.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by P.D.X. » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:33 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:Had an awesome moose encounter at our cabin weekend before last.
I was up in the Uinta's over Labor Day and saw a couple of gigantic bulls from about 30 yards. Unfortunately it was dusk and they were in tree cover so I got no shots.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:42 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Had an awesome moose encounter at our cabin weekend before last.
I was up in the Uinta's over Labor Day and saw a couple of gigantic bulls from about 30 yards. Unfortunately it was dusk and they were in tree cover so I got no shots.
Where were you?

Mynd you, moose bites kan be pretti nasti!
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by P.D.X. » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:45 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Had an awesome moose encounter at our cabin weekend before last.
I was up in the Uinta's over Labor Day and saw a couple of gigantic bulls from about 30 yards. Unfortunately it was dusk and they were in tree cover so I got no shots.
Where were you?

Mynd you, moose bites kan be pretti nasti!
We (my parents) have a cabin just north of the Mirror Lake area. It's like a 7 hour drive for me, so I don't get there too often. Might go for Thanksgiving though.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:20 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:
P.D.X. wrote:
Steve of phpBB wrote:Had an awesome moose encounter at our cabin weekend before last.
I was up in the Uinta's over Labor Day and saw a couple of gigantic bulls from about 30 yards. Unfortunately it was dusk and they were in tree cover so I got no shots.
Where were you?

Mynd you, moose bites kan be pretti nasti!
We (my parents) have a cabin just north of the Mirror Lake area. It's like a 7 hour drive for me, so I don't get there too often. Might go for Thanksgiving though.
Is that by Christmas Meadows? I love the North Slope.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by P.D.X. » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:11 pm

Right by Christmas Meadows. Staked out a few mornings in the meadow to see if I could find any moose or elk but struck out. Still quite pretty though.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by The Sybian » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:22 pm

I'm hoping that is one hell of a high quality zoom lens on that camera. Love the Momma and the cat picture.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:09 pm

Fuck.

http://www.parkrecord.com/summit_county ... al-charges" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Based on the vague description of the incident, that could be my momma moose. Fucker.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by phxgators » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:53 pm

The sign in front of my son's, otherwise excellent, elementary school this morning

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by rass » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:13 pm

phxgators wrote:The sign in front of my son's, otherwise excellent, elementary school this morning

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It is Christmas time, you know.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Ryan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:21 pm

Ugh. I got it, unfortunately.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

holy fuckbAllZ, what a ducking nightmare. Holy shot. Just, fuck. The

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by EdRomero » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:35 am

Saw some gulls resting on probably the last ice island of the spring (I hope) on the Charles River, and thought it was kinda like the famous lonely polar bear on ice photograph and then the birds flew away when I tried to take a picture.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by mister d » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:50 pm

Unless I'm a complete stupid idiot who has lost all sense of location, you got a nice shot of where Quinlan was born.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by EdRomero » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:10 pm

Cronin's Landing, Waltham?

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by rass » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:19 pm

May I continue with the horrible wordplay in is thread? Yes!


I guess gulls love a light floe day.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by The Sybian » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:15 pm

rass wrote:
phxgators wrote:The sign in front of my son's, otherwise excellent, elementary school this morning

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It is Christmas time, you know.
Still can't figure this one out.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Rush2112 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:56 pm

"Speling" bee
Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by The Sybian » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:58 pm

Rush2112 wrote:"Speling" bee
Thanks, I figured that part out. I'm a bit insulted. I don't get Rass' comment. "It is Christmas time, you know."
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by rass » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:34 am

The Sybian wrote:
Rush2112 wrote:"Speling" bee
Thanks, I figured that part out. I'm a bit insulted. I don't get Rass' comment. "It is Christmas time, you know."
Noel


As Ryan said, "ugh."
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by The Sybian » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:52 pm

rass wrote:
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Rush2112 wrote:"Speling" bee
Thanks, I figured that part out. I'm a bit insulted. I don't get Rass' comment. "It is Christmas time, you know."
Noel


As Ryan said, "ugh."
Ha! Clever. I would have gone with "must have been written by Scott Turow."
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Sabo » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:06 am

This is a very powerful image.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Johnnie » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:42 am

Fuck. I hate to follow up a post like that with my #basic Insta photo with filters, but...

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:23 pm

Sorry, I couldn't resist. My son just forwarded me the shots he took when we were in D.C. a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Sabo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:36 am

I cashed in some United Airlines miles a few weeks ago and got a Nikon Coolpix P900 camera. I got this camera mostly because it has an 83x optical zoom, which is a cheap and easy way to get into bird photography. A photojournalist friend of mine has one and raved about the camera's capabilities.

I took it out to the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park yesterday afternoon to give it a test run. I learned a couple of really important lessons:

1. Bird photography is hard as fuck.

2. Bird photography requires a ton of patience.

3. I really need to buy a pistol-grip camera mount.

That said, I took about 40 pictures, but only a couple turned out halfway decent.

These are a couple of midland painted turtles, which are very common in the park. The trail follows the old Ohio and Erie Canal, and there are several sections of the canal that still has water. The turtles thrive in that environment.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOmdbGIFn9QKMzhJidnpRD3pmpl2Z-lwaIgmkkC

I managed to snap a few pics of a song sparrow as it was splashing around in some water. This was the best of the bunch.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNQhxgVYYGExJ0TSGsZT_0R0ZTIDNkNb1vbhQN_

I ride my bike on this trail quite a bit and usually see great blue herons and the occasional green heron, but I didn't see either while I was out yesterday. Those birds should be easier to shoot because they stand still for long periods of time.

Sorry for the links, but I can't figure out how to hotlink directly to a photo in Google Photos.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Shirley » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:02 pm

Those links don't work for me. Anyone else see them?
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Sabo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:37 pm

Shirley wrote:Those links don't work for me. Anyone else see them?


Google Photos is a pain in the ass for sharing pics to the public.

Try this link instead:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HDo2Rlb1swhcl3i73
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Post by Shirley » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:33 pm

That one worked. Nice pics!
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by A_B » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:45 pm

Fuck birds.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Love them - especially the turtles!
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Sabo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:05 am

Thanks, guys. I'll post anything that turns out reasonably well from my future photo shoots. I'm taking two weeks off in October and plan on a couple of photo excursions as long as the weather cooperates.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by howard » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:15 am

A_B wrote:Fuck birds.


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Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:35 pm

Not a swamper taking the photos but great shots
http://www.businessinsider.com/wildlife ... or-food-13

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:56 am

From USA TODAY

Laugh out loud at Comedy Wildlife Photography Award winning photos

https://usat.ly/2CASELI

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Post by The Sybian » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:35 am

So now that Photobucket wont let me post pics for free, is there another site, or a way to post from my hard drive here?
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Johnny Carwash » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:29 am

The Sybian wrote:So now that Photobucket wont let me post pics for free, is there another site, or a way to post from my hard drive here?


imgur.com

To get the links to post here, go to "Get share links" and then copy the "BBCode (Forums)" one.
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Re: Swamp Photography

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wlu_lax6 wrote:From USA TODAY

Laugh out loud at Comedy Wildlife Photography Award winning photos

https://usat.ly/2CASELI



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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by bfj » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 pm

The Sybian wrote:So now that Photobucket wont let me post pics for free, is there another site, or a way to post from my hard drive here?


https://www.freeonlinephotoeditor.com Is a site I use.
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Re: Swamp Photography

Post by Johnny Carwash » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:13 am

So, looking to get into photography a little more seriously and in the market for a camera.

Thinking of a DSLR, something in the "dedicated hobbyist" range. Don't want to break the bank, but something that could pass for borderline professional if I figure out what I'm doing.

Also looking for something with video capability as well.

So, questions:
- What's a reasonable price range based on the above?
- Any brands/specific models to recommend?
- What other basic equipment should I be looking at to start? Lenses, etc., plus other gear like a bag/strap...
- Any recommended books/courses? I have a few of the standard Dummies guides, but wondering if there's anything else that would be a good intro.
- Anything else to consider?

Obligatory: No, it's not for porn.
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