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Kimberley, CA
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Wingman Silver Member Awarded for sharing his excellent work and continued contribution to the forums, most notably at the Aviation forum. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2002
Mon 24-Sep-12 04:23 AM

A couple of weeks ago I was driving through the Salmon River Canyon in central Idaho. I came cruising around a curve and suddenly saw a monster! It was huge! And noisy, with great flapping wings!

It did not seem threatening, so I settled in to watch its behavior. It would fly around for a while, and then come back to the river for a long drink, and then fly off again. When drinking, its huge wings would churn the river into a froth, with spray everywhere. There was definite smell of smoke in the air aroud the monster, so I think it also breathed fire!

Once I had a feel for the thing's pattern of behavior, I decided to try to get a picture. After a cautious, stealthy approach (I grew up in the woods, so I know how to do that) I finally got into position for this photograph. I'm glad I got this, as noone would ever believe what I saw without evidence!

It was quite an adventure, I'll tell you!

D700, 70-200mm F2.8 with TC-17E at 130mm, ISO 400
F14 at 1/250, handheld

Neal Nurmi

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