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    Default Good light, good bird

    I took advantage of the good light and got myself a wall hanger! Here they are








    Headless



    I got an itch


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    Nice shots Pat! Where were these taken? I found a trio of swans on the trail in between upper six mile and otter lake on sunday, but they were pretty spooky! Only got one keeper shot of one of them in flight. May go back there later and see if I can get within a decent distance from them.
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    Those are beautiful shots.

    Cory I heard the Swans were at Potters Marsh just down the road from me..

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    I have heard that too. If the light is decent I may try and head down there today after work. Here is one of the flight shots I got. Not the greatest, but all I had to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    I found a trio of swans on the trail in between upper six mile and otter lake on sunday
    Is this the trail that runs on the north side of Upper Six Mile, where folks cross country ski? I saw the resident wolf pack making there way across the lake, about a week & 1/2 ago when i was on that trail. I couldnt get the camera on them in time...maybe next time. I know they frequent that area, i came across one of their kill sites out there this winter. Hopefully i can get a pic of them. Also, have you seen any Lynx out there yet?
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    Patrick, Cory ...Really Nice Captures! The birds are back and I'm in hot pursuit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silencekills View Post
    Is this the trail that runs on the north side of Upper Six Mile, where folks cross country ski? I saw the resident wolf pack making there way across the lake, about a week & 1/2 ago when i was on that trail. I couldnt get the camera on them in time...maybe next time. I know they frequent that area, i came across one of their kill sites out there this winter. Hopefully i can get a pic of them. Also, have you seen any Lynx out there yet?
    Yes, thats the one. I have yet to see the wolf packs (The wildlife agents on base said there are two) anywhere yet, but I have several friends that have seen them. One guy I work with is a wildlife agent and said that one of the packs is not all that afraid of people which make them (the agents) kind of nervous. I have not seen a bobcat out there either, but I did get a chance to photograph one on the Rex trail.

    Eddie, was that shot taken at Potters Marsh?
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    Default Swans/Potter Marsh?

    Howdy Cory,
    The Swan photo was taken out on the Old Glenn Highway towards Knik River Road. You will find a couple of gravel ponds on the left hand side of the highway. I was able to get a few other good shots, but I like this one the best.

    Have you had any luck finding and photographing Lynx?

    I spent a lot of time out Arctic Valley this winter shooting Ptarmigan with no luck in finding any Lynx.

    By the way, I noticed your mention about the Eagle River VFW Bald Eagles on your web site ...so, I thought I would throw in this shot from the same location.




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    FYI ...the swan shot was from fall 2006.


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    Very nice Eddie! Love the motion of the wings and background with the sharp head and eyes! One of my favorite kind of images to pull off! I meant to say lynx in the post above, not bobcat. I photographed one lynx on the rex trail since my arrival in Oct, but have not seen another yet. I am going up to Denali this weekend and part of next week so I may get a chance at one, but I will not hold my breath. I am really hoping for some wolves.

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    those are from auke lake

    heres one from auke creek yesterday


    Hopefully tomorrow I can get out and do some duck "hunting"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    those are from auke lake

    heres one from auke creek yesterday


    Hopefully tomorrow I can get out and do some duck "hunting"
    Let me know if you find any good spots Pat. I have been patiently waiting for them to come back!
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    I was kind of thinking about going to my fall honey hole and setting up some deeks
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