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Steve Foss

Moose, ladyslippers, photographer, woodpecker, canoeists

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I had two photographers out today. It got to be a long day, but there were plenty of subjects to capture.

It's simply hard for me to imagine something I'd rather be doing than what I did today. gringrin

All with the Canon 30D

6-gun stemless ladyslippers

Canon 17-40L at 17mm

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Photographer busted!

Canon 70-200 f2.8L at 200mm

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Grubby! (black-backed woodpecker)

Canon 400 f5.6L

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Paddle on, earth dudes!

Canon 400 f5.6L

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Cow in the bog

Canon 400 f5.6L

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The lady slippers are awesome! The tall pines in the background set it apart from any other slipper picture I have ever seen.

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Great Stuff today Steve. I saw a moose cow also today up by Finland. HOever, since I had my camera upside down on my inverted tripod taking a macro shot of lady slippers I did not get a shot of the moose. Hopefully my slippers did.

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