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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Fri 01-Aug-14 01:10 AM
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"August Contest – Cooling Off!"


Lowden, US
          

This month’s challenge is "Cooling Off”
We are entering the dog days of August here in the northern hemisphere and Nikonians south of the equator have had a very hot season last summer. So, let’s see some wildlife trying to keep cool.
From Jeannean (jrtx) last month’s winner….
“I'm not so sure about the rest of the country, but all I can think about here in south Texas is "Cooling Off", so thought that might be an interesting theme. (wildlife in shade, watering holes, bathing, etc.) “

Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.
These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.
The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.

The winning image will be added to the Wildlife Contest Winners Gallery. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

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-- Entrants must be Silver, Gold or Platinum members
-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- This is a contest – Please present your best, portfolio quality, work
-- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
-- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners.
-- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
-- Include a title in the subject line
-- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
-- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
-- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice.


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Lava Lamp Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd May 2014Sat 02-Aug-14 12:58 AM
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#1. "Gator 1"
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Shot this a while back with a D70 and 300mm f/4.


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#5. "Water Slide"
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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Fri 08-Aug-14 03:48 AM
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#19. "RE: Water Slide"
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Destrehan, US
          

Barry, I just love your hummer shots. Is your waterfall in your garden? Did you do the setup yourself?

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BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Dec 2005Sat 09-Aug-14 06:38 PM
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#23. "RE: Water Slide"
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Rolling Hills, US
          

Hi Roberta,

Yes, I have a koi pond in my backyard, which has a small waterfall. The pond was already present when I bought the home about 15 years ago. I have several feeders about 100' away, so the hummers have food, water and shelter, which keeps them around all year.

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#6. "Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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#7. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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WOW!

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BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Dec 2005Mon 04-Aug-14 04:24 PM
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Thanks Kevin!

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#30. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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(Out of Contest)

What a series, Barry!
How can you get so close? Do you shoot from a blind?

The not so pretty birds at home will fly away the moment I step outside.



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#38. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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Rolling Hills, US
          

Thanks for the comment JRP.....much appreciated.

I set up right next to the waterfall, roughly 5 feet away, which is the minimum focusing distance of my 300 f/4, and use a TC 14. I often set up the camera/tripod and then back away for a while so the hummers get used to its presence. Then I move back into position and wait. I am not in any blind. The hummers are very curious when I am there and often hover right in front of my face to size me up. I just remain still. After a few minutes, they come back, double-check that I seem to be no threat, hover a bit over the water, then set down. Hummers have a tendency to shift their head back and forth (left/right) when they are stationary, but pause for a second or two at the end point of each turn of the head. That's when I release the shutter and can capture a fairly sharp image of a bird that is otherwise non-stop energy. I don't use flash because I have never achieved very good results in this situation. So my D3s is really an essential tool. If my timing is right, I have even captured pretty clear images at shutter speends as low as 1/20.

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#47. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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Thank you, Barry.
Darn good pointers.

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#35. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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Great set of hummer shots, Barry!

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#42. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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Rolling Hills, US
          

Thank you!!

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#59. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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Those shots are just terrific Barry, and thanks for the pointers!

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#61. "RE: Ahhhh.......That's Better"
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Thanks Richard!

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#8. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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Lowden, US
          


Here is a shot from a couple of years ago. A red-winged blackbird cooling off in a puddle.

D300 | 400/f2.8
f/6.3 | 1/800s | ISO-640





** Posted for fun - not contest eligible **


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#9. "Goose Bath"
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San Jose, US
          



D200 with 70-200 VR hand held f/6.3, 1/400, ISO 200, 190mm. 8/3/2014 re-edited in PSCS6 Extended using Picture Postcard Workflow.

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#10. "Bad Feather Day"
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This Egret had just dunked himself in the water and it left his feathers all ruffled. Shot hand held with D200 and 70-200 VR at 200mm. ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/800.EDIT 8/3/2014 Re-edited file in PSCS6 extended using Picture Postcard workflow.

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#11. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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Kanpur, IN
          

Red Billed Leothrix having a quick water bath in a stream of fresh water. The bird would come down from the perch - take a very quick bath and fly back.

Exif: D7100, VR 70-300mm, FL 200mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 800


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#12. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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Mississauga, CA
          

Goldfinch cooling off.

D80, Sigma 150-500 @ 500mm, ISO 320, 1/45 sec @ f/13, -1 EV
supported with bean bag

Take care,
CK
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#13. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off! - Robin #2"
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Mississauga, CA
          

D80, Nikon 300 f/4 (450 mm effective), 1/500 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 200
Thanks for looking

Take care,
CK
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#14. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off! - Robin #2"
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Dublin, CA, US
          

Barry:

Your hummingbird photos are wonderful.

Mp

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Thanks Marion....glad you like them. I really enjoy photographing hummingbirds, as you probably figured out.

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Very nice! I specially like the water dropping from its mouth!

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#28. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off! Cattle Egret"
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I think this is known as a Cattle Egret, please correct me if not?

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(Not for the contest - just sharing)

I thought this female cardinal looked really perturbed at me for disturbing her bath. ;)

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#36. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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Very nice, Lela!

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#37. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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Very nice Lela. I really like the expression, plus the bokeh is very appealing.

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#40. "Bobbing for Minnows!"
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#41. "RE: Pyrrhuloxia Bath Time"
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#46. "RE: Pyrrhuloxia Bath Time"
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>This is a gorgeous shot! Perfect focus and dof. Congrats!
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#49. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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#54. "Marine iguana"
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#56. "Snowy Egret – Cooling Off!"
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#57. "Pool Play"
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#58. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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#62. "Wet"
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After taking a bath in a mud puddle this hawk goes to a tree to dry off.

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#63. "Osprey bathing"
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#64. "crossbills – Cooling Off!"
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#65. "crossbills – Cooling Off!"
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#66. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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#67. "Dip in the Lake-Moose Style"
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#68. "Gentoo Penguin-Show Off"
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#69. "Rockhopper shower"
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#70. "Just chillin'—brown bear"
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This brown bear was cooling off in a river in Alaska in July.

D300, Sigma 500mm, ISO 400, f7.1@1/400, Gitzo tripod and head.

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scottashley Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002Wed 27-Aug-14 04:16 AM
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#71. "Whole lotta shakin' goin' on"
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This brown bear was cooling off in a river in Alaska in July when I managed to catch him shaking the water off his head. I liked the swirling patterns of the water around his head, and the water droplets sparkled like thousands of diamonds in the afternoon sun.

D300, Sigma 500mm, ISO 400, f8@1/1000, Gitzo tripod and head.

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scottashley Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002Wed 27-Aug-14 04:25 AM
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#72. "Moose calf mealtime"
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Wed 27-Aug-14 04:26 AM by scottashley

Arvada, US
          

This moose calf was happily munching whatever it is moose eat in this pond in Yellowstone.

D70, 80-200 Nikon zoom, ISO 800, f6.7@1/250

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dilipm Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2009Wed 27-Aug-14 05:25 PM
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#73. "Keeping Cool!"
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Wed 27-Aug-14 05:40 PM by dilipm

Mumbai, IN
          

An elephant hoses itself with water to keep cool.
Jim Corbett National Park,India.
D90,70-200mm/f2.8 + 1.4tc, 280mm,f/4,1/800,ISO 200



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dilipm Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2009Wed 27-Aug-14 05:36 PM
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#74. "RE: August Contest – Cooling Off!"
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Brown-cheeked Fulvettas at the Bird Bath
Ganeshgudi,India
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dilipm Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2009Wed 27-Aug-14 06:01 PM
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#75. "Chilled out"
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A Tigress at the Ranthambhore National Park,India keeping herself cool on a hot summer day...
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TerryMc Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Oct 2008Wed 27-Aug-14 07:44 PM
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#76. "RE: Chilled out"
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Sagamore Hills, US
          

Nice shot Dilip.

She looks like she is saying "Care to join me? How about a quick swim and a bite afterwards?"

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dilipm Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2009Fri 29-Aug-14 07:04 AM
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#77. "RE: Chilled out"
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>Nice shot Dilip.
>
>She looks like she is saying "Care to join me? How about
>a quick swim and a bite afterwards?"

lol! She would have had me for breakfast ...
Thanks very much Terence

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henbo Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004Sat 30-Aug-14 10:23 AM
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#78. "European bear – Cooling Off!"
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Tistrup, DK
          

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Captive European bear (Ursus arctos)
Nikon F100
Nikkor 500mm AI-P f4
Tripod
Kodak Elitechrome 100 ISO
Scanned with Nikon Coolscan

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jrtx Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2009Sat 30-Aug-14 01:14 PM
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#79. "Rabbits at the water hole"
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McAllen, US
          

D800, 500mm f/4-P @ 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 3200


Jeannean

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jrtx Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2009Sat 30-Aug-14 01:36 PM
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#80. "Red-winged Blackbird drinking"
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McAllen, US
          

D7000/500mm f/4-P @ 1/800, f/5.6, ISO 250


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jrtx Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2009Sun 31-Aug-14 04:58 PM
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#81. "Male Painted Bunting cooling off!"
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Sun 31-Aug-14 04:58 PM by jrtx

McAllen, US
          

Oooo, the water feels good! D7000, 500mm f/4-P @ 1/100, f/8, ISO 400









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niknac37 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2007Sun 31-Aug-14 05:53 PM
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#82. "Dip sip"
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Mysore, IN
          

These Pelicans resort to this type of acts due to presence of crocodiles in water.

D3, 200-400 VR,@ 200, f:5, 1/640, ISO 400


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niknac37 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2007Sun 31-Aug-14 05:57 PM
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#83. "Leaky Beak"
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Mysore, IN
          

This open bill stork spill out more than it drinks, it is good to watch them watch do repeat acts. Shot in bird sanctuary near by.

D3, 200-400 VR,@ 400 f:5, 1/1600, ISO 400.


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#84. "Landing"
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Mysore, IN
          

Another act of Pelicans picking up nesting materials from water they take few seconds from landing to take off.




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jrtx Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2009Sun 31-Aug-14 11:49 PM
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#85. "Male Cardinal "
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Sun 31-Aug-14 11:51 PM by jrtx

McAllen, US
          

Sorry to add one more, but I forgot Mr. Cardinal impersonating Michael Phelps D800, 500mm f/4-P @ 1/2000, f/8, ISO 3200


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vangophotos Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012Mon 01-Sep-14 01:24 AM
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#86. "Shake it baby!"
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San Antonio, US
          

Grizzly bear shaking off the cold glacial water after going for a swim in the 'blue lagoon', Tongass national forest, Alaska.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 200-400 @ 400mm, 1/640s, f5, ISO 1600

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vangophotos Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012Mon 01-Sep-14 01:31 AM
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#87. "Incoming!"
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Mon 01-Sep-14 01:32 AM by vangophotos

San Antonio, US
          

Flamingo coming in for a landing near Celestun in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200, 1/2500s, f4, ISO 400



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