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Awe F'shore

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So, like, was today the day of the butterfly or what?
There must be some deep significance to this. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />



Great shot nautica and it's great to see your pixels. How's life treating you in wonderland? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

PPB, looks like you got the spinner going on with that tern there man. They do that SO quick it's a mind blower to see them in the camera.

Keen, what kind of butterfly is that that I shot, a tiger swallowtail? Don't tell me it's a french fry butterfly dammit!<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bawling.gif" alt="" />

Actually, I think it's a trestle special, due to the location I shot it at. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Keep up the flow, this thread smokes!
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Blue Angels formation
Not very sharp captures though. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cussing.gif" alt="" />





 

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My town is just a bend in the road pop 126
<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/hah.gif" alt="" />the speed limit is 35 mph
This flock of Wild Turkeys act like it's their job to stop trafic for photo op's
I'll try and get a better picture...
...if we ever have a "Who has the greenest lawn " contest...
 

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Lol surf cat. That photo and your comments made me LMAO !!!

Chucho - That stuff looks just as scary as it does beautiful !!!

Great stuff everyone !!!
 

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So, like, was today the day of the butterfly or what?
There must be some deep significance to this. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Great shot nautica and it's great to see your pixels. How's life treating you in wonderland? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
life is great, been in CA last couple weeks for biz. heading back to wonderland in the morning and i cannot wait... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> stoked. heres some birds and nature from there:

an owl i found hunting late afternoon
they say he's a good omen to spot. i hope <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


and something else hunting...


i love this thread, guys. thanks for posting such amazing pics. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> all stokey.
aloha, nauti
 

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These are officially birds, despite their somewhat reptilian appearance. These are baby Parrotlets that we are feeding by hand. The coin is about 1" in diameter for scale.

Take care.

 

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These are officially birds, despite their somewhat reptilian appearance. These are baby Parrotlets that we are feeding by hand. The coin is about 1" in diameter for scale.

Take care.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

or

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

I'm not sure which <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/monkey.gif" alt="" />
 

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Awwwyeah.. the Joan Irvine house perched precariously out on the point. My favorite house on the whole coast. The views have got to be unbelievable from that vantage point.

Great shot Awe!

And Hump, Jurassic Park called and said they want their Pterodactylus Chicks back! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Those look like cool little birds. Post up photos of them as they develop and mature.
It will be neat to follow their development!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
 

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Hey there,

I'm new here. I'm a 13 year surfer and a newish photographer. These photos you guys have posted are great. Completely inspiring thread. I don't know how to post photos yet but if anyone would like to check out some of mine go to www.saltydogphotography.com I hope it's cool to plug my new site here if not, sorry and I'll try to figure how to post pics. Constructive Criticism and Photoshop advice is always welcome.
 

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Beware OC birders !!!

West Nile homes in on O.C.
Virus found in 107 dead birds this year, making county nation's most active site.

By PAT BRENNAN
The Orange County Register


Orange County now has the most West Nile virus activity in the nation, disease trackers say, in part because of the large number of wetlands and marshlands along the coast.

The sobering statistic emerged Wednesday from the Orange County Vector Control District, responsible for tracking animals that can cause disease in humans.

The virus has been detected in 107 dead birds collected in the county since Jan. 1, as well as in 11 batches of captured mosquitoes.

Nationally this year, only two human cases have been reported: a 47-year-old man in Tulare County who is recovering, state officials announced Wednesday, and a Kansas man who recovered.

"The surprise is that we've got so many more infected birds and mosquito pools compared to last year," said district spokesman Michael Hearst, who found a dead crow at his Orange home that tested positive for the virus.

Initially appearing to concentrate around the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach, the virus is spreading from that area, Hearst said.

More of Orange County's coast is made of up of wetlands than, for example, Los Angeles County's, where West Nile has been detected this year. State officials had expected San Joaquin and the Sacramento Valley to be among the hardest hit.

The statistics, based on counts of infected birds and mosquitoes, underscore the strong presence of the virus in Orange County. It remained at a low level in bird populations throughout the winter, rather than disappearing altogether, and seemed to get an early start in spring when warming weather normally stimulates mosquito breeding.

Heavy winter rains created more pools of standing water.

Orange County also might have higher numbers partly because of more vigorous collecting and testing of dead birds, Hearst said.

http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/06/30/sections/local/local/article_579736.php

I think I'll find some new subjects for a while. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cussing.gif" alt="" />
 

Awe F'shore

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No prob Ping Pong Bob, just add one of these to the quiver.


<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/monkey.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/monkey.gif" alt="" />

Seriously tho, that blows! Thanks for the heads up.
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Hey thanks man, that means a lot coming from you. You definetly got skills man. We've got some decent surf up here as well, but all this time I've been in the water not shooting. I've got a few pics of waves but not sure how to post them.