Some I took today

BBW

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Ricky, I always enjoy seeing the animal life that surrounds you. I am smitten, still, by that little calf standing in that field of gold. Beautiful.
 

Herman

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Jul 11, 2010
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Nice set of pictures ricky, thanks. I too like shot #3 most, well captured.
Did you took all shots with your A33 plus zoom 18-218 lens ?
 

texascbx

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Yes, I took them all with the A33 and 18-250 Tamron. I was out looking at our pond that was scraped out and made deeper a couple of weeks ago. The trees were dead so the dozer knocked them down. Then I noticed the black vultures sitting quietly on the knocked over tree not even fifty feet from me. So I crept closer to them. The pose of the two of them is just before they launched into the air and even though I thought I was ready to capture the launch, I missed it.

The baby longhorn is mine. She is a cute little thing. She will soon be like her mother.

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texascbx

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Interesting as their posture changes as I get closer. The last one I was about 25 feet away, very close.

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BBW

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Yes, it looks as though they're getting ready to take off any second!

Great observations, Ricky. They feed my need for the country life. Where I live I'm sort of in place that is neither here nor there. It's not urban, though the town right next door has a real urban quality. I live in a town that came into being in the 1600's...so there are some beautiful historic buildings and churches...and still a few places that are preserved, though not many at all. We have the plus of being on the coast...but 99% of the coastline is privately owned. Fortunately there's a pretty big county owned nature preserve that abuts the Long Island Sound...but it's not like having farm land... We also have a town park that has sweeping lawns, old style Spanish roofed architecture...and a beach...but again, it's not the same as rural beauty.
 

BillN

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Aug 25, 2010
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Ricky - do you shoot em (literally)

There was a programme on the BBC last night - apparently the domestic cats in the UK kill 54 million "garden birds" every year

Remember the UK is very small compared with the US - the UK is less than 100,000 square miles - just over one third the size of Texas - (a lot more people and gardens of course, in the UK)

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Armanius

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Yes, I took them all with the A33 and 18-250 Tamron. I was out looking at our pond that was scaped out and made deeper a couple of weeks ago. The trees were dead so the dozer knocked them down. Then I noticed the black vultures sitting quietly on the knocked over tree not even fifty feet from me. So I crept closer to them. The pose of the two of them is just before they launched into the air and even though I thought I was ready to capture the launch, I missed it.

The baby longhorn is mine. She is a cute little thing. She will soon be like her mother.

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Hook'Em Horns!!!
 
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texascbx

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Shooting architecture is fun too BBW.

Right now I am blown away by the tiny yellow wildflowers. They are so bright in the sunlight. They are simply beautiful this time of year.

I had the tank/pond in the back pasture cleaned out since it had silted in over the years and was only a couple of feet deep, the rest taken up by mud. Had the two dead trees dug up too and knocked down so I can burn them. Planted some bald cypress trees planted too. It looks pretty bad now and will for a while. I hated to knock the old dead trees down since so many birds like to land on the them, but they were dead and I did not want the branches falling off and killing one of my cows.

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