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Old 01-24-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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Shots from the past couple of months

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Old 01-24-2019, 06:39 PM   #2
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very good pics!!!!
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:39 PM   #3
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Fantastic as always and Always enjoy your photos sir!
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:42 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:52 PM   #5
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Wow; beautiful.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:04 PM   #6
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Stunning shots.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:06 PM   #7
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Those bald eagle pictures are awesome
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:16 PM   #8
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Great shots!
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:47 PM   #9
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Man you’re one heck of a photographer. Nice.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:54 PM   #10
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wow!
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:07 PM   #11
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Man if I could take pictures like that, I would be as happy as hunting with a bow. Great pictures ! Just curious what camera and lens.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:11 PM   #12
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Awesome pics!
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:20 AM   #13
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Thanks for looking guys.

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Man if I could take pictures like that, I would be as happy as hunting with a bow. Great pictures! Just curious what camera and lens.
Since my health deteriorated several years ago, this IS the way I hunt now.

Three different rigs were used for the various pics.
Sony a7Riii/FE 100-400
Sony RX10 IV
Canon 7D2/Sigma 150-600 C (just sold these)

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Old 01-25-2019, 06:24 AM   #14
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Those were very nice.
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:17 AM   #15
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Thanks for sharing beautiful pictures. We have a lot of Bald eagles down now never get tired of seeing them. I would have to say that most people don't even notice what they are looking at.

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Old 01-25-2019, 07:22 AM   #16
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amazing pics.
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:45 AM   #17
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Beautiful shots!!
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:23 AM   #18
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Greatness.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:27 AM   #19
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Very nice.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:38 AM   #20
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Thanks for looking guys.



Since my health deteriorated several years ago, this IS the way I hunt now.

Three different rigs were used for the various pics.
Sony a7Riii/FE 100-400
Sony RX10 IV
Canon 7D2/Sigma 150-600 C (just sold these)
Sorry to hear about your health, prayers that you will heal. Iam getting up there in age and donít hunt as much as used to. Iíve been thinking of doing it with a camera also. But I donít believe I have the skills to produce pictures like that. How much of it is the camera, and how much of it it the guy behind the camera ?
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:11 AM   #21
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Thanks again, everyone.

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Sorry to hear about your health, prayers that you will heal. I am getting up there in age and donít hunt as much as used to. Iíve been thinking of doing it with a camera also. But I donít believe I have the skills to produce pictures like that. How much of it is the camera, and how much of it the guy behind the camera?
I'm doing fine thanks.

It takes both but at this point, I think I could get decent pics with a cheap rig due to experience. I currently have decent equipment and the experience grows, always. It takes getting started and learning all you can plus shooting a lot.

One of my favorite cartoons concerning photography.

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Old 01-26-2019, 08:21 AM   #22
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Great Pics.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:16 PM   #23
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Sharp as a tack!! Awesome pics!
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:51 AM   #24
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Awesome photos. Love #2 if I had to pick a favorite.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:23 PM   #25
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pretty!
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:58 PM   #26
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I came across a Ferruginous hawk today too! He thwarted every attempt to get close enough, long enough to get a picture of him though. I was the yahoo walking up and down and driving all over HWY 180 between Lamesa and Snyder today if anyone passed by. Unfortunately, I don't think mine does him justice. They're a very pretty bird.

West Texas Ferruginous Hawk by Chris Jeans, on Flickr
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:27 PM   #27
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Thanks again guys.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:30 PM   #28
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very nice! KJ
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:58 PM   #29
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You surely have an eye on the subject, these photos are beautiful.
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