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    Well, my plans to spend 5 days in Denali were cut short after 2 days in the park. Not a thing was moving except for the Ptarmigan. I saw a total of 8 caribou and about 150 ptarmigan. Not a single bear, moose, or wolf. I think it is still just a bit too early so I am going to wait another 2 weeks and head up there then for a bit longer. I did get some great Ptarmigan images though and that is something I needed! I also got to see a ptarmigan wade across a small stream. Something you dont see too many birds do. The hen he was following flew across and then he just plopped down in and walked through it! Pretty cool I thought!


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    Cool shots Cory. I am planning on going up across the Denali and then over to Kennicott Mine. That is if I can wait long enough for them to get the roads opened. I am long overdue for a vacation!! Hoping to get some great Alaskan shots!! EricL

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    Outstanding shots, nice and sharp like what can be accomplished with a "L" lens (?)

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    Oh that is beautiful! Good to spend the time and see stuff like that (better to capture it.) Too bad not much was moving. I think the weather was good though?

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    excellent captures No2 for me

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    Oh Man, Awesome #2 image! Bummer about the trip ...but, looks like you scored anyway. How close were you to the male when you took the shot?

    I am hoping to get out this weekend and track them down ...looking for the breeding plumage.

    Again, Really nice work.

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    " ...incident metered ..."

    ???

    Can you please explain what this means.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Oh Man, Awesome #2 image! Bummer about the trip ...but, looks like you scored anyway. How close were you to the male when you took the shot?

    I am hoping to get out this weekend and track them down ...looking for the breeding plumage.
    I am geussing around 15-20 feet. He came close enough several times that I could not focus on him.


    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    " ...incident metered ..."

    ???

    Can you please explain what this means.
    I used a Sekonic incident meter to get the exposure and had the camera set to manual mode with that reading dialed in. It makes exposing white or black birds alot more accurate as the camera would try to render them gray and makes me alot faster to respond to anything the bird might do, I dont have to fumble with settings.
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    Dang! One more thing to add to the list of wants. Just don't tell the Wife.
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    Very nice shots Cory. Last time I was up there the only ptarmigan I saw was a dead one
    Hopefully your next trip will have a bit more wildlife out for you see.

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    I just happened to be there during the breeding season so they were everywhere. Thank goodness or I would have come back totally empty handed!
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    The Sandhill cranes are here you could get some good pictures. The mating pair of Swans, Pacific Loons.

    Last night I watched as a squirrel moved her babies, they roll into little balls and the mother carries them off. One jump was a one toe catch could here the baby screaming. I should be taking pictures... too busy playing in the boat.

    Cory PM me I have the perfect way to get out to the water fowl and back into places other boats can't to. You can see it at Mokai.com get in touch if you want to get out.

    Cheers

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