Some cools shots from the last week in May 2008
Some geese at the swamp pond ... manual focus through the trees ... color and composition caught my eye ...
Further into the swamp ... I spot this very large snapping turtle out on a mound ..
No choice but to wade in thru the black muck choked swamp to get an angle on him that would provide a good picture ... The black muck sucked the sandals off my feet ... I lost the sandals , but at least I got the shot !!
Check out the paws and claws on him !! ..
One last frame from the front before he dove for cover ...
Later I bump into a hawk and two turkey vultures ... close to the spot I got shots awhile ago ... maybe they travel together and have this routine down pat !
As I get closer for a shot , the hawk spooks and flys into the tree over my right shoulder ... he switches postion on the branch and watches the vultures ... he must have had his fill !
I walk closer to get a picture of the vultures close up , but they walk away ... I sit and wait approx 8 feet way and eventually one vulture walks in and takes over the carcass ...
As I walk around the pond I get a quick frame of a red wing black bird taking advantage of some old barbed wire in the grass for a perch !
Some cool frames ... going into the last week of May 2008
See Ya. ... R.J. > " Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "