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PostPosted: March 12th, 2011, 12:27 pm 
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The entries for the "Fins, Fur & Feathers" contest showed interesting interpretations on the theme. :D

You can see all the entries and the final vote counts here:

viewtopic.php?f=150&t=37549

I've posted the entrants' CCR usernames to the photos in the Contest Gallery. If I've made any errors, please let me know.

http://www.gallery.myccr.com/thumbnails.php?album=132

Here are the top 3 vote-getters for the "Fins, Fur & Feathers" contest:

Low1 (14 votes)
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Steve E (12 votes)
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paddletothesea (12 votes)
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We would love to hear the stories behind all the photos. It would be wonderful to hear the tales (tails?) involving such a wildly diverse group of photos.

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PostPosted: March 12th, 2011, 12:46 pm 
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Well, I walked up on that grouse while chasing caribou. Usually they are a lot more skitish when there's snow on the ground and won't let you get that close, but I was about 3-4 feet away from her. She flushed and went deeper into the bush, I have a few photos of her flying away as well. I liked the way she was peaking over the bush in this picture.


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PostPosted: March 13th, 2011, 12:22 am 
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Tales from the trail----
This golden Eagle flew just off the bow of my canoe while paddling down the Yellowstone River last year. It was a weird weather day, in fact a storm blew in about one hour later and knocked many big cottonwood trees into the river.
I spend a lot of time on the Yellowstone....the longest un-damed river in the Lower-48 at...about 1100kms long coming out of the worlds first National Park.
Many eagles, osprey, bald eagles, cranes, herons, trumpeters, Canada Geese are everywhere along the river.
I think this Golden was feeding on a carcass. Hard to tell from the photo, but I was in the middle of the river in this shot and the bird just on the edge of shore.
Shooting with a Nikon D-5000 with a 300m lens.

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PostPosted: March 13th, 2011, 8:38 pm 
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The chickadee in the reeds is actually a photo that my daughter took. I told her we were going to feed the birds on our hike. While on our hike I had her hold out her hand for them to land on. She thought I was trying to make her look stupid until a few actually did. She then asked to take some pictures of them. They landed very briefly on the reeds that were there. She knew as soon as she took the picture that she would be happy with it. She got very excited each time the counter went up on her image when someone voted for her. Thanks for the opportunity to post one of her pictures.

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PostPosted: March 14th, 2011, 7:45 am 
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That shot of a big northern water snake is from July 2009. I was snoozing on one of my all-time favorite napping rocks at Mass. when I looked over, and there he was - not stirring at all. He stayed there all afternoon.

This is the same dead branch from the same napping rock in 2010 - much higher water that summer.

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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2011, 11:08 am 
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Low1's winning photo of the grouse is now also posted on CCR's Home Page.

Thanks again to everybody for sharing your photos with fellow CCR members! It's a lot of fun to see other paddlers' photos!


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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2011, 3:49 pm 
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There were some nice entries in this contest. I took the photo of the hippo family while canoeing down the Zambezi River in Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia in 2004, but no one voted for my hippos LOL.

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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2011, 3:58 pm 
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I liked the hippos! (but I only had 3 votes :( )

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