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From the Swamp
self | Jan 29, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 01/28/2012 10:27:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

No new stuff, these are from the archives, some going back several years.

Various cameras, I've worn out several. I believe they were made to be used

REFLECTIONS

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

GREAT EGRET, Ardea alba

Snowy Egret,  Egretta thula

Great Egret, Ardea alba

Great Blue Heron  Ardea herodias

Tricolored heron Egretta tricolor

Great Blue Heron,  Ardea herodias

Great Blue Heron,  Ardea herodias

CARDINAL

Red-bellied Woodpecker  Melanerpes carolinus


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bird; florida; photo

1 posted on 01/28/2012 10:27:46 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 01/28/2012 10:29:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Those are fine pictures, thanks for sharing them.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 10:31:36 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great pictures. Thank you.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 10:32:18 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

nice


5 posted on 01/28/2012 10:37:46 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Some older stuff here, most with the point and shoots.

src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/tsiya/BUGS%20AND%20BEASTS/DSC04645.jpg" border="0" alt="Atlantic Marsh Fiddler Crab, Uca Pugnax, Atlantic Marsh Fiddler Crab, Uca Pugnax">

MILKWEED BUG

ROBBER FLY

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MONARCH  Danaus plexippus

Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae

6 posted on 01/28/2012 10:41:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful!

Could you please add me to your ping list?


7 posted on 01/28/2012 10:44:59 PM PST by berdie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Lovely work...


8 posted on 01/28/2012 10:56:09 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the great pictures.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 11:00:00 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I love the Mergansers.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 11:00:53 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for those wonderful pictures SWAMPSNIPER.


11 posted on 01/28/2012 11:02:29 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: berdie

Done!


12 posted on 01/28/2012 11:06:22 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks! You do beautiful work.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 11:11:16 PM PST by berdie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Excellent pics! The other day my wife asked me about a bird on the trunk of an apple tree. It was a red-headed woodpecker like the one you have in your pics. Taking a picture would be tough as he was jumping all around the tree. I've seen them before but think they only come down here during the winter.

Did you happen to see the program that featured cranes that fly over the Himalayas to migrate to India? It was on the other day. Amazing story and the photography was superb. Pretty neat to be in a place where migratory birds head for winter. By March, there'll be hundreds of Canadian geese overhead on their way back north. It's a sight to see and hear. Wave after wave for a few weeks.

14 posted on 01/28/2012 11:17:14 PM PST by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks Sniper....we need the sanity at this time!

JC


15 posted on 01/28/2012 11:23:41 PM PST by cracker45
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To: budwiesest

That one is a Red Bellied Woodpecker. Red seems to be a favorite color for woodpeckers.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 11:26:18 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow, great photos!! Thanks for sharing them! I especially like the first two. Very artistic.


17 posted on 01/28/2012 11:29:02 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert ("She turned me into a Newt . . . backer!" . . . . . Go Newt 2012!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

As a bird lover I always so enjoy your photos. You bring out different views and intensities in birds. I love that fluffy red headed duck. So cute!


18 posted on 01/28/2012 11:51:40 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I also love bugs, so thanks for the bug pictures. I have seen some unusual bugs in my day and wish I could get pictures of some of them like you do.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 11:53:23 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous pictures! Love the rooster! I had forgotten how beautiful their feathers are.
This is just what I needed this morning. I wasn’t really ready to get out of bed or turn on a light, but the dreams were too annoying.
Keep posting your old stuff - it’s all so good.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 1:37:30 AM PST by Just A Reader
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Outstanding. I took a bad fall on the ice yesterday afternoon and can barely move around this AM. Your pics have given a lift to a new day. Perhaps I should be thinking about livving elsewhere — no snow; no ice. LOL.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 2:53:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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A bird with hair...Cool...Great pics...


22 posted on 01/29/2012 3:20:07 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful! One of the best parts of living on the Mississippi gulf coast is the access to the wildlife and many of your pix would sell around here.


23 posted on 01/29/2012 4:35:10 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful start to the day. God’s creation is filled with beauty and order. I appreciate the visual reminder. Thank you!


24 posted on 01/29/2012 4:40:25 AM PST by Pat4ever
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Some Gorgeous photography there, FRiend.


25 posted on 01/29/2012 5:04:37 AM PST by left that other site
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I get the impression this is a hobby for you?

I see exceptional skill and talent. ...far better than I've seen from so-called professionals.

I enjoy viewing your backyard pics. ..very cool.

26 posted on 01/29/2012 5:25:57 AM PST by TexasCajun
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Wonderful! Thank you.


27 posted on 01/29/2012 6:25:55 AM PST by lysie
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nice


28 posted on 01/29/2012 6:57:32 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I get so happy when you post your pictures !!!! I see a photo and think that one is my favorite to date and then I keep scrolling and find another favorite.....I just love them all !!!!!


29 posted on 01/29/2012 7:08:03 AM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: Iscool

You should look up a picture of a Polish Chicken...they are quite unique and funny...they look like they are wearing a stunning hat on their heads..


30 posted on 01/29/2012 3:42:18 PM PST by goat granny
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you!

We do love the great blue herons, even though they like to stalk DH’s pickle bucket when he is out casting for mullet, lol.

And the picture of the one spearing is an amazing catch in itself, VeryBigGrin.

Normally, I close with a wish for God to bless , but it is clear He has :) so I will pray instead, that those blessings continue!
Tatt


31 posted on 01/30/2012 11:45:07 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Look carefully, the bird with it’s head submerged is a Tricolor Heron. They are always around but not seen as much as the Great Blue Heron.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 11:50:09 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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AH! I forgot to mention the great shot and attitude of the cardinal fella! I am always amazed at the expressions and differences in manner, shakes head.

And the rooster - the close up is incredible, what a handsome bird, but OhMyGoodness - those spurs make me want to jump : o

Thanks again, FRiend and blessings.
Tatt


33 posted on 01/30/2012 11:51:29 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you! I had no idea, and couldn’t get an idea of his size either.

But the REALLY important question is - do they like to go “fishing” in old pickle buckets, like their bigger cousins - ala “Yogi bear” and the pic-a-nic baskets ; }

Thanks again and take care :)
Tatt


34 posted on 01/30/2012 1:00:12 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

They see no reason why your bucket fish are any different than other fish.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 1:23:57 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Au contraire! I think they find the mullet in those buckets to be quite the delicacy, and so handy too! ; }

Blessings.
Tatt


36 posted on 01/30/2012 3:14:42 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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