Montana Outdoors

October 15, 2009

From the cutting room floor

Filed under: Animals, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:41 pm

I have no idea why I kept these, but I did.

Mama and her kids

Momma and the kids. This family visits every day for a handout.

Hidden Heron

This was about one second from an in-flight photo. Should have waited.

Duck

Used up all of the other colors earlier in the day. All that was left was green.

Whitetail profile

I love sneaking through the grass so they don’t see me!

30 Comments »

  1. That duck in the green is really pretty – so vivid with the reflection. And funny about sneaking up on that cute little deer!

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    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — October 15, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    • Those were both taken on a walk one morning. There’s always something to see.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2009 @ 8:14 am

  2. I’d say you kept them because they are all really nice photos and each has a story to it. Cool!

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    Comment by edvatza — October 16, 2009 @ 4:31 am

  3. I love the turkey shot. It reminds me of people on the street.

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    Comment by burstmode — October 16, 2009 @ 6:54 am

    • It does at that. The bird is much the smarter though.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2009 @ 8:15 am

  4. Except for Tom the Turkey which is fine as is, the rest just need some creative cropping and they come off the floor.

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — October 16, 2009 @ 7:31 am

    • Thanks Scott, but these are just some I had fun with. I like the turkey because of the colors of her feathers. Those young ones were hatched this summer and they are as large as she already.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2009 @ 8:17 am

  5. Take 1 Common duck – Mallard
    add a healthy portion of algae
    Sprinkle with sunlight

    Freeze in time and you have created something special out of everyday items. Well done.

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    Comment by DaveABirding — October 16, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    • Thanks Dave. The everyday things under the right conditions…

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

  6. all very nice. glad you kept them and found a chance to share them!

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    Comment by silken — October 16, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

  7. Wonderful photos. What an amazing world we live in!

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    Comment by Maureen — October 16, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

    • It sure is, Maureen! There’s so much to enjoy when we pay attention.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

  8. I don’t know why you would cut them, they’re great. I love the colors in #2 and #4 is also lovely. Well, so are #1 and #3.

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    Comment by Candace — October 16, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

    • Thanks Candace. They were just things I enjoyed when I saw them.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

  9. I think they are all great! We have wild turkeys here, but they mostly pass through in a big hurry and are very shy of people. Maybe when the cornfield that borders our land is harvested, I will be able to sneak out and get some photos.

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    Comment by kateri — October 17, 2009 @ 4:25 am

    • We have tried for many years to re-establish the turkey population in north western Montana and are finally succeeding. When we moved into this place there was a flock of 27 that wintered near us. They were all but wiped out by some really lousy folks who moved into the general area. Now those folks have gone and the turkey population here is doing quite well. Many of us will provide food and water to help them survive the winter.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2009 @ 8:42 am

      • Interesting. I remember wild turkeys being re-introduced in upstate NY, when I was a little girl (mid 80’s) and now they are very abundant there.
        I’m sure the same thing was done in Michigan. I know there are people who feed them around here to help them overwinter. Really sad how such a magnificent bird was almost wiped out. Glad the lousy neighbors moved away!

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        Comment by kateri — October 17, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

        • I’m glad the neighbors are gone. The turkeys are much better neighbors! This evening I took a walk several miles from here and ran into a flock of 30 turkeys. It’s so incredibly nice to see them flourish again!

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          Comment by montucky — October 17, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

  10. We have so many wild turkeys around, sometimes they’re near enough when I’m hiking, I swear they are about ready to fly in my face. (Awful when you’re so chicken you’re afraid of turkeys! Ha!)

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — October 17, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    • They are big birds, aren’t they! They are like many other wild animals. At times they are so shy and elusive you catch only quick glimpses of them, and other times they seem to be standing on your feet.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2009 @ 8:43 am

  11. Love all of them..anything with animals makes me happy, but the turkeys also gave me a smile today.

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    Comment by SuzieQ — October 17, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    • They make us smile too. It’s so enjoyable watching them and yet understanding that they are completely wild and free. They drop by and mooch a few sunflower seeds and a little cracked corn, but we don’t know where they roost or if they will stay around for a longer time.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2009 @ 8:51 am

  12. By all means I would have kept these, especially the turkeys 🙂

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    Comment by Bernie Kasper — October 18, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

  13. I know many delete some of their photos despite the fact that the cost of storage is cheap. That deer one in particular is poignant.

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    Comment by rvewong — October 21, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    • After returning from a trip I usually delete the photos that I don’t care for and end up saving many more that I probably should. These were on the border, but I thought someone might be interested in them. I kind of like the deer one too.

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      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2009 @ 7:18 pm


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