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Not bad at all. Could use a little nudge with post processing software, and it's pretty tough to get a shot of an eagle in flight with an all-in-one camera or an SLR with not quite enough lens. It's not sharp enough for print media, but the shooter caught it at exactly the right instant, and that's a GOOD job!

Now and then, I've tossed a little perch a ways out after I saw an eagle perching nearby and witnesses just such a scene. grin.gif

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Steve I just looked at your website for the 1st time. NICE WORK man!!! That Snowy Buck is awesome as are the rest of course.

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Will the real ST please stand up. I'm ST and STFcatfish is STF. smile.gif Neat pic Val.

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Thanks, Northlander. Took the better part of two years to build enough work to make it fly, then took another couple months by Mrs. Catfish, with her graphic and Web design skills and business, to get it up and running really nice. And, of course, we're continually adding and subtracting images and adding features.

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stcat, very cool web page and pics. When are we going to see some waterfowl pics? I can only imagine what someone with your skill and camera could do to a pair of canvasbacks gliding over ice.

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STF I've always wondered if you have ever been to the Zim-Sax bog to take pictures, its only about 5 miles away from my place and there is always tour buses and magazines and bird watchers taking pictures. I heard it is the best place to go for owl pictures

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Spence....I was just in the Sax -Zim Bog area last saturday...I usually take a camera run through the roads in that area every couple of weeks ...never really knowing what one may find...I've seen many owls in the area(and various hawk species)(actually lost count)...and other wildlife(got some photos of grouse last week)..on the Sax road is a DNR sharptailed grouse habitat designated area also...I'm certainly going to try and be there with the camera when the sharp-tail do the "dance" thing(leks)this upcoming spring...it's a great area for wild-life photos...you're lucky to have it in your backyard..lol!...here's a pic of a great grey(taken last march) taken right off of hwy #7..and a massive field of "joe pie weed"....jonny grin.gif

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Will the real ST please stand up. I'm ST and STFcatfish is STF.
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Neat pic Val.


You are ABSOLUTELY right, I am sorry I know very well ST is you, I don't know what went through my mind....it felt funny about it but when I was writing, but didn't get it until now...

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Ran: Thanks buddy! Hard to get good waterfowl pics up here because there isn't much waterfowl where I live. That being said, I have some decent shots of geese and ducks, but none Web site saleworthy. I'll be working on it this spring though.

Spencer: Sax-Zim is an excellent owling area, though we don't have large numbers of great gray and northern hawk owls like we did last winter. Most winters, however, we get some in there, and this winter is no exception. I went on five shoots there last winter, and the GGO and NHO on my Web site were shot there, as well as many hundreds of other frames of those owls.

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STcat, can you get decent shots from a duck blind grin.gif Your more then welcome to come sit in the blind with me in the fall. You can also find some really nice looking ducks on both sides of Wi. point in the spring.

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STFcatfish,

I just checked out your website. VERY NICE Photography!! If you are ever interested in doing photography at the Ely Golf Club, let me know. There are ALOT of animals including many species of ducks that make the golf course their home. It might also be cool to see a few golf course photo's in you "landscapes" section on your website!

How has the bite been on Shagawa lately?

Take Care,

Justin

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Hey Justin:

Thanks for looking at the site. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun, too.

I had a good day for 'eyes on Shag Sunday. Brought home supper, turned a few back into the hole. grin.gif

I've shot golfers on the course for the Timberjay, but didn't realize there are ducks in there. Do they hang out in the pond you can see when looking down from Hwy 21 and the Morse Town Hall, or are there other places? One thing about park/golf course ducks — they're used to people.

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Steve,

Those ducks are in any one of our 4 ponds on the golf course. We also have a nesting Mallard hen that has chicks every year. In the fall we have quite a few different ducks fly into the ponds, such as teal, bluebills, wood ducks, canvas backs, and every once and awhile- snow geese.

I haven't been out to shagawa this week. I am planning on moving my fish house out to semer's park on Friday.

Take Care,

Justin

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