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    The cranes and geese are at Creamer's Field in Fairbanks, so I have spent a little time taking pictures there since we haven't had the best weather for my favorite subject, landscapes. I posted a few more at my other thread "on learning about long shots..."

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    Nice shot Ray and love those birds. We have a few here in Wasilla out Trunk Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Nice shot Ray and love those birds. We have a few here in Wasilla out Trunk Road.
    You should drive to Fairbanks this month. Creamer's Field is right next to the F&G building on College Road. The birds get as close as 20 feet from the fence sometimes. I had to pick subjects that were farther back, because some birds were too close. It's just beginning to get crowded with all kinds of birds, but the ones that get close usually are the cranes, geese, and ducks. I saw some swans, but too far back. I have a whole bunch of photos to work on

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    here is a eagle we saw today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 900fusion View Post
    here is a eagle we saw today.

    that eagle looks nice and chubby

    Nice photo, 900fusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post
    You should drive to Fairbanks this month. Creamer's Field is right next to the F&G building on College Road. The birds get as close as 20 feet from the fence sometimes. I had to pick subjects that were farther back, because some birds were too close. It's just beginning to get crowded with all kinds of birds, but the ones that get close usually are the cranes, geese, and ducks. I saw some swans, but too far back. I have a whole bunch of photos to work on
    I might just have to do that! Sometimes it is tough getting close to these birds. I have a dome camo blind, would that help at all?
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    I must agree with Ray ...well done, 900fusion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    I might just have to do that! Sometimes it is tough getting close to these birds. I have a dome camo blind, would that help at all?
    You don't have to use a blind at Creamer's Field, just stand by the fence at the parking lot, or just sit on one of the benches in front of the fence. Just walk slowly when you get out of your car and get close to the fence, and they stare at you to make sure you aren't going to jump them or something A 200mm lens should be plenty for the birds near the fence, but a 400mm one gives you more choices.


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    More great shots, Ray. Wish I could be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    More great shots, Ray. Wish I could be there.
    I still find taking pictures of birds quite boring, except for grouse, hawks, and such. Grouse aren't that plentiful at the moment, but should come up perhaps next year. I just have to find the time to look for birds around the places I hunt moose, before moose season, of course.

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