View Full Version : Ferns, goslings, swan

06-14-2003, 09:22 AM
Just a few more of my pics from my trip to the wildlife refuge!


Little family

My attempt at the Osprey-need a bigger lens!

Trumpeter Swan-Notice the red lined billhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2003/10869-Image520.jpg

Water Lily

Choke cherries or Pin cherries-not sure which!

Minolta Dimage 7i w/2X teleconverter

06-14-2003, 01:04 PM
Whether you need a bigger lens or not, you must have been chuffed to snap an osprey :clap:
Your choke cherry looks like out bird cherry.


06-14-2003, 02:31 PM
Sunny those ferns look very healthy and tall!

What a catch, to get such a big family. They weren't wasting anytime getting away from your and your camera.:D

Sunny I hadn't realized you splurged on a Minolta 7i , wow you are getting serious about picture taking eh?

To get some good shots of the osprey, gotta find a nest down low, that helps, cause when they launch off it, they drop down quite a bit. That or find their favorite feeding area.. Trimoon took me to a lock on a canal and there were 3 of them on the light posts. Got my camera ready and as I approached 1 he took off giving me a great spread wings talon shot.

Pretty and close catch of the swan.


06-14-2003, 10:38 PM
Alan-I saw the Ospey & a mate! I stopped my car jumped out & started clicking! I knew they wouldn't be great because of the distance overhead & the sun was really bright but I was chuffed anyway!
Thanks Ozzie! If I had the d10 with my 300mm lens on it I could have gotten this one! This refuge was huge & you couldn't get close to the nest they were in huge trees! I saw the nest that it was in with my binoculars -my gosh it was massive!
I loved the ferns! And the geese were in a hurry & noisy!:D
Thanks guys!:D :clap: :clap:

06-14-2003, 10:40 PM
I love those Ferns, it's nice and tropical looking :D Beautiful :)

06-15-2003, 02:06 AM
Sunny. Some great shots here. I like the swan, so lovely. The ferns are beautiful and is that a little spider I see there? Good job.

06-15-2003, 12:48 PM
Maria-You have an eagle eye-I didn't think anyone would notice it-so I didn't mention it. I love ferns too!:clap: :D

06-15-2003, 07:17 PM

I just love those fiddleheads! Very pre-historic with the misty/fuzzy background. :)

That swan is a good capture too!

Take care,

06-15-2003, 07:59 PM
Great shots, Sunny, my fav has to be 'the family..........like the reflections....