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SWAMPSNIPERPRESS ^ | Sept 06, 2009 | swampsniper

Posted on 09/06/2009 11:25:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

I was sick much of last month, still don't feel good, I'm just old, tired, aggravated and worn out, I suppose.

First is a LITTLE BLUE HERON, next a GREAT BLUE HERON, different birds altogether.

I love the color of the Magnolia seeds, nothing else quite like it.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: birds; florida; photo; trees

1 posted on 09/06/2009 11:25:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

PINGLIST


2 posted on 09/06/2009 11:26:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well, with Obama in office there are plenty of egrets to be photographed...

Nice pics!


3 posted on 09/06/2009 11:29:44 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Love at first sight!
4 posted on 09/06/2009 11:29:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous!!!


5 posted on 09/06/2009 11:31:34 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

nice pics - what ping list is this? if its about nature photos include me in please

thanks


6 posted on 09/06/2009 11:31:59 AM PDT by ezoeni (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I love the color of the Magnolia seeds, nothing else quite like it.

Same here.

7 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:07 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you—these are beautiful.


8 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:43 AM PDT by corbie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great pictures. Hope you are feeling better.


9 posted on 09/06/2009 11:35:15 AM PDT by Marmolade
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To: ezoeni

Gotcha!


10 posted on 09/06/2009 11:36:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Stay well, Olde Swamp Pal. Webfoot


11 posted on 09/06/2009 11:40:04 AM PDT by GOYAKLA
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Please add me to your ping list.

I find some people’s ability to “take pictures” interesting. For example, you could give me the best, most expensive camera made and I’d never take a decent image of anything, ever! Contrary to that, I have a friend you can give a disposable camera to and they always take amazing pictures. It is a G-d given talent.....

Thanks for the pics!


12 posted on 09/06/2009 11:44:17 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful as always!
I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well.
I feel kinda lousy today, myself.
We can commiserate!


13 posted on 09/06/2009 11:44:57 AM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great Blues are among my faves! Beautiful. Thank you.


14 posted on 09/06/2009 11:45:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks my friend.

Beautiful photography.

I can almost hear the sounds in the background.

I needed that today.


15 posted on 09/06/2009 11:52:09 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may. -Sam Houston)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
He comes by once a day fro breakfast.
16 posted on 09/06/2009 11:53:18 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Fine shot! That one is hunting your feeder birds, LOL


17 posted on 09/06/2009 11:55:00 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Thanks for the beautiful pictures. I live very close to a bird sanctuary & many of the white - blues & other birds pay a visit to my yard.

I wish I had the gift of photgraphy that you have!!! Keep the gorgeous pictures coming.

Please add me to your ping list.

18 posted on 09/06/2009 11:59:56 AM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Voter62vb

I’m not getting the Egret/Obama connection. Was BushCheney murdering them? That evil bastard/s.

Lots of Egrets this year in central PA. I saw one standing in the triangle formed by the on/off ramps to PA-641 from US15 last week. That’s the closest I have gotten to one. I have a pond in front of my place. Had one eating my minnows a few days ago. I get lots of Great Blues, Green Herons, and Kingfishers there. Not too many Egrets, one or two a year.

Nice pictures in this thread. I haven’t seen a Little Blue Heron before.


19 posted on 09/06/2009 12:03:43 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you.


20 posted on 09/06/2009 12:07:16 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Word has gotten out. He and about 6 others swing by once or twice a day for rabbit, chipmunk, dove and quail.


21 posted on 09/06/2009 12:11:27 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Belasarius

Really like the pictures.

I was just making a poor attempt at a pun: egret=regret.


22 posted on 09/06/2009 12:18:28 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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23 posted on 09/06/2009 12:29:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

That is a superfine shot!


24 posted on 09/06/2009 12:35:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: JoeProBono; SWAMPSNIPER
How about this? Great Blue Heron Rookery, Sterling Nature Center, Sterling, NY. I've always wanted to go there.


25 posted on 09/06/2009 12:35:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.)
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To: JoeProBono

Did you take that picture in York, PA? At Kiwanas Lake? There are a ton of Egrets, and Yellow Crowned Night Herons, and a few Black Crowned Night Herons nesting in those pine trees all around the lake?


26 posted on 09/06/2009 12:37:52 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

thanks for the post, love the pictures, brightened my day, sorry you was not feeling well, hope you get to feeling better.
please add me to the ping list, thank you.


27 posted on 09/06/2009 12:39:31 PM PDT by housemouse 1
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To: Cvengr

That looks like the Coopers Hawks that come by my yard to try and pick off off our African Gray Parrot who loves to spend time out doors. She’s on to their game and lets the whole neighborhood know when there’s danger afoot.

These hawks are fun to watch because they are so agile in flight compared to the soaring hawks. I watched one chase a finch and follow it’s dodging flight move for move and come to a momentary, hovering stop in the process. Their colors seem plain but up close they are beautiful in their subtle shadings and contrasts.


28 posted on 09/06/2009 1:14:09 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Magnolia seeds?

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Great work SS.

29 posted on 09/06/2009 1:24:52 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: Daffynition

30 posted on 09/06/2009 1:24:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Great pics as always!

Got a picture of mine to share with you!
Common snapping turtle

Hope you're all better soon!
31 posted on 09/06/2009 1:38:51 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan

That bad boy will hurt you! I was cleaning a flooded ditch, something grabbed the shovel, and held on. I went back and got the shovel when the water went down!


32 posted on 09/06/2009 1:42:01 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I thought something was wrong about a week or so ago.
Glad you are feeling better.
Thank you for the fabulous pictures!


33 posted on 09/06/2009 1:50:48 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: Cvengr

Nice pix, great looking bird; I had one of those visit the back yard spring last year (fortunately, the cockatiels were inside at the time ...) Managed to squeeze off a couple photos but nothing to compare to this one.


34 posted on 09/06/2009 1:55:39 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Love your pics. I hope you are on the mend.


35 posted on 09/06/2009 1:55:44 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: JoeProBono
So much for that:

New Jersey's Blue Heron Pines East reportedly closing

36 posted on 09/06/2009 2:47:33 PM PDT by Daffynition (A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.)
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To: Cvengr

Fantastic shot.....a once in a lifetime.......


37 posted on 09/06/2009 3:07:23 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Cvengr

Great picture


38 posted on 09/06/2009 4:20:19 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)(o)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Snappers are nasty...My daughter lost one of her ducks to one in their pond...Her husband recently got a good shot at it...don’t know if he killed it or not...it didn’t float back up....Another friend lost one of his ducks to a snapper. That one floated up from the pond about 3 days after he shot it..It weighted 25 pounds and 2 foot long...If one knows how to cook a snapper, I hear they are good eating..(just not after they have been dead 3 days)


39 posted on 09/06/2009 4:41:37 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great picture of the greater blue...I use to have one visit our farm pond...Its hard to imagine just how big they are until they take off flying....Huge bird, with those long legs hanging behind them as they fly...


40 posted on 09/06/2009 4:45:44 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous!!!


41 posted on 09/06/2009 5:25:15 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- Please pray for our troops!)
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To: Kimmers

Every day like clockwork. He hangs for about 30 minutes, depending on which one swings by. Today, an elder brother of the falcon showed up, hung for about 45 seconds, then grabbed a chipmunk and took off. There seem to be about six of them that rotate. Once a mom and young one flew through the area, 3 ft off the ground, wing tip to wingtip, flying about 20mph through the area.

I keep waiting for them to start dropping off a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, but don’t know where they would get it from....(recalling that Coors/Miller Light commercial from Superbowl umptifratz.)


42 posted on 09/06/2009 5:29:39 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous color, and outstanding shots. I’ve sure missed you the past few weeks. Glad you’re feeling some better.


43 posted on 09/06/2009 5:48:47 PM PDT by okimhere
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thought about you today and was about to FReepmail you, and what do I find in my ping list? You dragged yourself out of a sickbed to post some spectacular pictures. Not to scold you too much, but take care of yourself, Swampy!

The little blue heron is my favorite, and then the magnolia seeds. But it’s all lovely stuff as usual.


44 posted on 09/06/2009 5:55:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful!


45 posted on 09/06/2009 6:29:14 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: Cvengr

That is soooooo cool.


46 posted on 09/07/2009 6:48:24 AM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I got worried when I did not see you here for a LOOOOONG time. I missed the wonderful pictures you share with all the Freepers.

I wish the reason was you were on the Tea Party express buses, but I am glad to see you back.

We, oldtimers have to stick together.


47 posted on 09/07/2009 12:00:28 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Cvengr

I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for the pixs. Always appreciated. I don’t thank you as much as you deserve. I have a red-tail hawk baby that LOVES my birdbath (Cvengr Post 9)but if I tried, it would probably look like a Red-X-In-A-Box.


48 posted on 09/07/2009 3:31:06 PM PDT by AV8gal06
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Thanks, I’m eager to move around some. I have to be very careful what I’m exposed to, everything lands in my lungs. I have a Drs appointment that I’m dreading, it will mean sitting in a room full of coughing, spitting sick people. If I don’t go I can’t get my prescriptions renewed, and I need my therapy meds to keep going.


49 posted on 09/07/2009 3:35:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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