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my weekend in pictures
Posted: 06 February 2012 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Saturday
i was pretty depressed late last week over some medical news, so even though it was raining my husband keith knew just how to cheer me up. a trip up the river!


we found our 1st bald eagle of the day near rome IL


this bald eagle was just north of lacon IL. there was actually 3 eagles in a tree together, but this was the only clear shot i had.


a nice whitetail deer on hwy 26 northeast of henry IL

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Sunday
keith is sick of going up thru rome, and chillicothe, so we head to spring lake near manito, and then around thru havana to emiquon.


the ever present invasive mute swans at spring lake


keith took this pic of a red-tailed hawk out of the car window at spring lake


i was really happy to capture this belted kingfisher in the new observation area at emiquon. it appears to have a small fish hanging down from its beak.


and of course, the snow geese at emiquon


there was tons of mallards along the road to the dickson mounds museum at emiquon.


i found this squirrel near a grove of trees somewhere south of pekin as the sun was getting low on the way home.

 

 

 

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Posted: 06 February 2012 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Great pics T, Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 06 February 2012 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I agree, we love pictures and a story to go with them…

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Posted: 06 February 2012 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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AWESOME JOB AGAIN T!!!!!!Pics like that turn a bad day into a good one:)

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Posted: 06 February 2012 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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even with my 300mm lens the snow geese were too far away to get any real quality pics. that bummed me out. especially after walking all the way down to the water on the southwest corner of the big lake.

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Posted: 07 February 2012 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I need a decent camera, What set-up you using T?????

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Posted: 07 February 2012 11:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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i have a pentax digital SLR with a 100 x 300mm telephoto lens

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Posted: 07 February 2012 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I NEED ONE OF THEM:)

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Posted: 07 February 2012 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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well, dont get a pentax k-x. i have had alot of trouble with this one, and we had to send it in to the factory because it wouldnt read the SD cards. it seems to work fine now. 12.4 megapixels, and with an 8 gig card i can take about 1000 pics before i run out of room.

digital SLR’s arent cheap either. i think this camera was like $500 new, and the telephoto lens did not come with it.

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Posted: 07 February 2012 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Looks alittle too hi-tech for this redneck:)

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Posted: 07 February 2012 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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it’s really not though. i has automatic settings for most everything. the only trouble with that though is that when you are shooting stuff in trees it wants to focus on a closer branch instead of the subject.  you can go to manual and focus it in too, but the ’ focus window’ is so narrow that it makes it real hard.

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Posted: 07 February 2012 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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freak, I have a canon slr and love it. Night and day difference in quality of pics even on the auto settings.

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Posted: 07 February 2012 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I need too get a decent one!!!!and….ITS TAX TIME:)Matt you have one of them big lenses like t on yours…..

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Posted: 07 February 2012 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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the 100-300 is a standard telephoto that comes with them a lot of time.  I do have one but don’t use it much.

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Posted: 07 February 2012 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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matt, what model canon do you have? i have been looking at new cameras, but there are way to many to choose from!

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Posted: 07 February 2012 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I have an older Rebel Xt.  Its a 8 mpx but it works great for me.  I am a true believer in the lens makes the camera.  A crappy slr/dslr can be a professional camera with a quality lens.  Most stock lenses that come with a camera will take great pics, a lot better than your normal point and shoot, but a GOOOOD lens will blow your mind.

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