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    Birds, Bugs, and Bats ! Oh My !

    aka: New Camera Passion

    I finally upgraded from my 7 yr old dSLR to a new 2013 model and have had several days to test it in the past couple of weeks.

    The city trail network is actually ripe with great photo ops for a cyclist, so most these have been shot from Ft. Collins' Spring Creek bike "path" with several shots taken back in WI on some short rides a few weeks ago, while I was back home for my 40th HS reunion.

    I'll probably start throwing it in for some MTB rides as well, since even with one WA lens mounted, it weighs less than my old cameras body weighed alone !

    Damsel Flys @ the pond in Rolland Moore Park.





    More bugs @ Rolland Moore








    "What is the Airspeed of an Unladen Cliff Swallow ? "





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    "Fish, It's What's for Lunch"







    A plethora of mixed mid-west critters

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    This past week, I've been roving the trails at dusk and decided to try my hand at capturing a few bats.








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    Wow those are some very quality shot's. Just curious where you saw the King Fisher.
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    I don't know what your new camera body is (no exif data) but you're rockin' some pretty sweet lenses. The only water I have near my place doesn't have near the variety of birds like in your pics, just some cormorants and red wing blackbirds. No bats. Great stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    I don't know what your new camera body is (no exif data) but you're rockin' some pretty sweet lenses. The only water I have near my place doesn't have near the variety of birds like in your pics, just some cormorants and red wing blackbirds. No bats. Great stuff!
    Thanks ! It's a Nikon D7100. It's the Bee's Knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Wow those are some very quality shot's. Just curious where you saw the King Fisher.
    Thanks !!

    That's funny. I've tried and tried to capture the Kingfishers along the trail here in Ft.Collins with only fair/mediocre results, but the first ride I took in WI yielded those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
    Thanks !!

    That's funny. I've tried and tried to capture the Kingfishers along the trail here in Ft.Collins with only fair/mediocre results, but the first ride I took in WI yielded those.
    They are an awesome bird. In the spring I found a pair on the Big Thompson river in Loveland. I saw them several times but they seemed to have left. I haven't seen them since June or so. One again great shot's and keep posting in this thread with future outings.
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    Spectacular!

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    great shots - but you gotta reserve the triple b for Beer, buds, and boobs...waiting for those shots

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    Good list there hungryhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
    "What is the Airspeed of an Unladen Cliff Swallow ? "
    African or European?

    (Nice pix!)

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    excellent work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    They are an awesome bird.
    They're always along the S. Platte trail. I see one or more every ride, south or north from Denver.

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    Most excellent. Those are some outstanding photos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    They're always along the S. Platte trail. I see one or more every ride, south or north from Denver.
    Good to know , thank's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Good to know , thank's!
    No problem. Also, there is a flock of wild turkeys around the Riverside Cemetery.

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    Great pic of the cedar waxwing! Where was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay dee View Post
    Great pic of the cedar waxwing! Where was that?
    Thanks !

    That was while I was back in WI a couple of weeks ago. I've snapped a few pic's of them in CO, but this one is much better than anything I managed around here with my old cam.

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