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JayinMN

Evening at Vince Shute's

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I didn't have much to do this evening so I thought a road trip would be a good idea since gas is back under $4 a gallon...lol Its been a few years since I have been to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary. Boy has it grown. I always say I going to go there when I head up north, but dogs usually prevent that. It was a fun 3-4 hours I spent there. The cubs are hilarious to watch. I didn't go away with a lot of great pictures, but oh well, I can always go back. The bird watching is good too. C&C Welcome.

OSI 400, TV 1/200, AV 6.3 160mm

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OSI 800, TV 1/250, AV 6.3 115mm

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OSI 400, TV 1/200 AV 4.5, 120mm cub3.jpg

A male sap sucker brought in his babies to one of his wells for a drink. He brought them one at a time and would actually drink the sap and feed it to the young ones.

OSI800, TV 1/50, AV 6.3 400mm

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OSI800, TV 1/50, AV 6.3 310mm

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OSI400 TV 1/100 AV 5.6, 400mm

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I think that first one is pretty great!

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They're all neat Jay. I too like the first one best. Nice comp and great expression!

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I gotta agree. The first one is the cutest. I was there a few years ago and only saw one bruin walking thru the weeds. Your trip was worth it.

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I like the first as well. Not a bad hummingbird shot, too!

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I like the first and last shot, good work.

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The first is my favorite too. They are all nice

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