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jonny_redhorse

"The Bog Weasel"

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As Steve mentioned we came upon this weasel during our "bog run" earlier today...To watch this little beauty of a creature was just...well....amazing!...I really do believe it checked out every crevice and crack on all 3 of our vehicles!...lol!....under the hood ,all the tires ...license plates!....you name it ,that little weasel was there!...here's one of the photos...not all of mine turned out that well... grin

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Nice one Johnny. Its pretty amazing a animal that size stood its ground on the carcass for any amount of time when four guys are stalking it like a pack of wolves. What an awesome and comical little beast.

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Nice ones, Jonny and Jay! What a blast that was. Who'd have thought something so little could have pushed up the adrenaline level in some other things who are so big? gringrin

Just what is IN there, anyway?

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Peek!

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Something smells a little fishy

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Bite me, Ford boy!

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Exploring Minnesota indeed

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Lol!...You gotta love it!....That little guy was all over my truck for sure!....Never have I ever seen anything like that before!.... certainly made my day!...and super great photos Steve! grin

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Boy,he's a real cutey! Why didn't anyone scoop him up and take home a new pet?? I don't think they bite or anything. whistle

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Ya know this is almost making me want to wake up early and go again tomorrow. Those shots are amazing Steve. How did the hawks and eagles turn out?

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Jay, I'm onto the hawks and eagles and chickadees and gray jays and redpolls and trains and photograpers next. We'll see.

MM, while the second one will sell some prints (it's almost full frame), I think the explore Minnesota image will have the ultimate best market. Think tourism/promotion. gringrin

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MM, it was all the 30D/20D and Canon 400 f5.6L, with monopod in most cases, at iso400, f5.6 and shutter speeds from 1/125 to 1/640.

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Nice bunch of photos. I wish I had been there. I saw a nature show one time where an ermine was guarding his food against a wolf, and doing a danged good job of it. Them things can be vicious for their size.

Steve, I agree with the Explore MN shot. I can see a lot of possibilities there. BTW, your exif doesn't show up in any of your images.

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I was just curious as to how much EC you used in the photos, to keep the whites from blowing.

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Thank for the great time guys. I just got home and was able to upload my pics. Great looking shots by all and I hope that I have a couple of keepers but that will have to wait tomorrow.

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X-T, there was no EC in these images. I used evaluative metering and the whites luckily were not blown out in any of them. One or two were about 1/3 underexposed.

It's hard to let the meter just be the meter (well, it's hard for me, anyway), but sometimes that's best. smilesmile

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Here some of the little guy that I was able to capture. He was definitely one of the highlights of the day and good for a laugh or two.

Who's that ?

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Sharp teeth !

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How much air ?

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If they could see me now

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One giant leap

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The Fly Wallenda

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Some fantastic shots of a wonderful creature! These are not only good, but entertaining as well! Sure looks like another good day in the Bog!

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Absolutely brillant work gentlemen. What's not to like or appreciate about each and every one of these aptures, thanks for sharing them!

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Those critters are very entertaining to watch. Nice captures there guys!

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Another great set of shots, what an entertaining way to spend the afternoon. Kudos to all!

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