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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:30 PM

some animals I've seen

Folks,

I'm not a professional wildlife photographer. In fact, I'm not a photographer at all. I'm a vertebrate paleontologist whose camera equipment is optimized for objects within 4 or 5 feet of me that aren't moving.

Nevertheless, I've tried for some animal shots over the past few years. I apologize if these are substandard, but I did the best I could with the equipment I had.

I put up some bird shots on the Birding group. I'm a birder, so I tend to focus my photography on birds. But my research is dedicated to crocodylians, so there's also a gator and croc bias evident in my photos.

Not sure if I'm bragging or asking for advice on how to improve, but I thought some of you might appreciate them.





Scarlet tanager, Ryerson Forest Preserve, Illinois
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Vermilion Flycatcher, near Tucson, AZ
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blue-spotted salamander, Ryerson Forest Preserve, Illinois
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Nile crocodile, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
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American alligator, Cameron Prairie NWR, Louisiana
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Ethiopian wolf, Bale Mountains NP, Ethiopia. (It helps when your birding guide did his thesis work on this species.)
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Black-pencilled marmoset, Riberao Preto, Brazil. I don't usually have much use for primates, but this was cute.
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giraffe, Maasai Mara, Kenya
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bush elephant, Murchison Falls NP, Uganda
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spectacled caiman, near Manaus, Brazil. This species is undergoing major revision and will probably be split up into several species.
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blue mud wasp, Hickory Hill Park, Iowa City, IA
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African giant snail, National Museum of Kenya grounds. (This was a juvenile about the size of snails I typically see in the upper midwest.)
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Reply some animals I've seen (Original post)
cab67 Jan 2021 OP
niyad Jan 2021 #1
cab67 Jan 2021 #2
niyad Jan 2021 #4
Drum Jan 2021 #3
cab67 Jan 2021 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #6
niyad Jan 2021 #7
cab67 Jan 2021 #12
MLAA Jan 2021 #8
cab67 Jan 2021 #10
flamin lib Jan 2021 #9
cab67 Jan 2021 #11
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2021 #13
cab67 Jan 2021 #14
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2021 #15
cab67 Feb 2021 #17
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2021 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #16
littlemissmartypants Feb 2021 #19
Duppers Feb 2021 #20
Talitha Feb 2021 #21

Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:35 PM

1. The ones that came through are great. Several,of the images did not.

Such amazing beings you have seen!

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:36 PM

2. working on it.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:38 PM

4. I figured it was just my computer.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:37 PM

3. Really beautiful shots, impressive!

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Response to Drum (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:49 PM

5. thanks!

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:54 PM

6. if you're not a professional wildlife photographer, you should be.

These are great!

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 09:54 PM

7. WOW!! They are all there now! Thank you so much for sharing these amazing images with us.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 11:17 PM

12. thanks!

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 10:35 PM

8. These are super good!

My absolute favorites are the Alligator and crocodiles. So glad you posted them. Please keep sharing. You are talented.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 11:15 PM

10. Many thanks.

Crocodylians are photogenic, so it wasn't really hard in those cases.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 10:59 PM

9. For someone claiming not to be a wildlife photographer your

sure do a good impression of one. You show a wide range of talent here and a well traveled talent at that.

Love the reptilians. The ground level angles make for a personal connection to them.

Hope to see more of what you have to share. You're good.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 11:17 PM

11. much appreciated.

Given your icon image, I'm obliged (and, in fact, proud) to state that my PhD is from the University of Texas.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 11:21 PM

13. Wow! Every single one of these is wonderful!

I love the Birds, that has to have been tough, but the others are equally impressive!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 11:25 PM

14. These particular birds were very cooperative.

Otherwise, the shots wouldn't have happened.

Very few of my action photos have worked out, but here are a couple of bald eagles from the Kenai Peninsula to show that in a set of several dozen shots in a row, one or two work out.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 31, 2021, 11:28 PM

15. The places you've been!

And these sure look professional to me! Magnificent eagle!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 12:23 AM

17. thanks

The trip to Alaska was straight-up birding - my best friend and I turned 50 and decided to celebrate with a trip to the Pribilofs and anywhere else we ended up.

Otherwise, crocodyliforms have existed everywhere. I've published on croc material from the Canadian Arctic dating back to the middle Eocene. I've dealt with material from every continent except Antarctica. Hence my visits to museums where they've been found and photos reflecting that travel.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 12:51 AM

18. That is quite fascinating!

And your crocodile pix sure are impressive! I don't think I'd dare get that close! But if I really had to choose a favorite of the wonderful photos you've posted, it would probably be the elephant, that one made me smile.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 12:04 AM

16. Wow, my dear cab67!

These are very high quality photos, plus they're showing us creatures that we might not have seen in such grand detail before.

I hope you will keep sharing your work with us.

Thank you!

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 01:45 AM

19. Lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. ❤ nt

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:33 AM

20. These are impressive!

Very impressive!!



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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 01:36 PM

21. Fantastic captures...

Kudos!!!

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