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Offline OpieK

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2011, 06:49:43 PM »
gmadeb - thanks so much for sharing the sandhills with us.  They are graceful and I love their sounds.  I was lucky to observe them in a field near my brother's home on the Kenai peninsula in Alaska a few years back.  What a great distance they travel!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2011, 08:57:39 PM »
gmadeb - Thanks so much for this "up close and personal" view of something that we here in Wisconsin consider the first sign of spring- the distinctive sound of the Sandhill Cranes! Wonderful pics~~~~
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2011, 01:57:20 PM »
You are welcome, very unique area at this time of the year.  Have lived here all of my life and didn't realize how special it is.  This site and the nest has opened my eyes and given me so much love of nature :ecsmile
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2011, 09:14:35 PM »
Sandhill Cranes in flight March 24




Love their feet...
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2011, 03:33:31 PM »
 

Male Purple Martin on House.  They are busy building their nest.
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2011, 03:43:44 PM »
 

Making the best nest possible
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2011, 06:25:32 PM »
Super pics of the male and female Purple Martin.  :nod2
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2011, 08:46:47 PM »
Those purple martins are the neatest birds. We've been trying to attract them the past few years, but no takers yet... :pray2
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2011, 10:08:04 PM »
Nice pics gmade, beautiful birds...then again i think all birds are beautiful :biggrin3

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2011, 02:43:50 PM »
Faerie,  I so enjoy praying mantis also,  have given my mom an egg case for her birthday the last two years and mine just hatched last week.  They have lots of grasshoppers in my flowers to hunt.    I think they are very interesting.
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2011, 08:50:28 PM »
I find this rather amazing, these two praying mantis hatched from the same egg case and yet one is brown and the other is green       they are in different flowers.
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2011, 08:53:41 PM »
Not a fan of spiders but this one is living in my flowers so I know it has a nice home,  but still creepy   
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2011, 09:12:47 PM »
WOW!  Neat photos  thanks, gmadeb!
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2011, 08:19:27 AM »
I have recently been testing night time-lapse photography and thought that one of the Hornby Tree would be a pretty neat thing to do.
This was shot at ISO 1000 in "BULB" using a remote shutter, 8.0 aperture, 17 sec exposure every 15 seconds.
Duration was a little over 2 hours.
Watch in HD and in full screen.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPlW5jQfKz4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPlW5jQfKz4</a>



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2011, 08:38:55 AM »
Neat, Adrian--what kind of camera did you use?