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Tom Curren status
Jan 23, 2005
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@ the fun house
i had forgotten… but luckily this was in my mailbox this morning….
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and they have a lot of other critters too !

(surf related ‘cause most of this fine sculpture is made from polyester (?) resin…)

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SteveT

Phil Edwards status
Apr 11, 2005
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i had forgotten… but luckily this was in my mailbox this morning….
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and they have a lot of other critters too !

(surf related ‘cause most of this fine sculpture is made from polyester (?) resin…)

:shark:
Gracias!
Wife is headed to Spain this week to do the Camino again (different route than last time)
Think this will make a perfect coming home gift :shaka:
 

GromsDad

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Jan 21, 2014
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West of the Atlantic. East of the ICW.
My friend Karen encountered a feeding frenzy on a bait ball and got a couple good shots.

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Nice close-up of a greedy Eagle with a fistful of din-din.

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Takes a few to make a decent meal.

Photos by Karen Wasilenchuk



Take care.
Nice. One of my photography friends got a an incredible sequence last week of an osprey catching two fairly decent sized fish at once. One with each foot. He is a Nikon shooter and I'm fairly certain this was taken with the Nikon 600mm F4. This guy's photography is insanely good and he's got equipment I can only dream of. Here is a link.

 

Hump

Phil Edwards status
Jan 10, 2002
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Vancouver Island
Lots of youngsters this time of year and Sooke based photographer Kate Woods got a few nice shots.

Here's Mom Merganser with her 10 kids tagging along.
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Here's a juvenile Dipper harassing a parent for food. Kate claimed it whined incessantly as she watched.
I see the same thing with young Crows here.
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And here's a Doe suckling her healthy-looking fawn.
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Take care.
 

Hump

Phil Edwards status
Jan 10, 2002
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Vancouver Island
This photo was taken in Washington state recently, but I could have taken it earlier this evening here, as literally the same thing happened while I was eating supper and looking out my window.
Note fish in one Eagle's talons.

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Had a real show here as someone dumped a bunch of fish carcasses on the beach about 100 yards away from where I live.
Between the Turkey Vultures and the Eagles, it was really frenetic.

Here's what happens every time I go lay out on the beach.
I must be showing my age.
Vulture checking me out. LOL

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Take care.