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    Posted: 27 June 2020 at 22:05
Pee Dee is a small wildlife refuge area close to where I live (about an hour away) so I rode out with a buddy of mine a couple of week backs to scout the area and see what I can find. It's a very small swamp and is apparently a resting spot for migrating birds.

It's the wrong time of the year to get bird shots. So I just came back with whatever I could find.

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1. Super quick and skittish dragonflies made it difficult to get half decent shots.


2. The small birds are ridiculously skittish and I have a new found respect for togs who get perfect bird shots.


3. Corona virus flower!


4. Some sort of heron? To compound my bad luck I was on the wrong side of the sun.


5. Scarlett tanager, I think.


6. Pine forest.


7. Lilac wildflower.


8. No idea what kind of butterfly.


9. Our ride.


Since it's only an hour I hope to revisit over time and get some better bird shots.


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Sashi

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Hi Sashi,

Seems a lovely place to visit and so close that you can keep making a trip to see how it changes with the season - something a 'project' perhaps?

Of the series I like #'s 1, 3, 4, 7 and 8 the most as the subjects are both well framed and have a good deal of detail and interest in them.

To answer the questions posed in the captions, I suspect the bird in #4 is actually a Sandhill Crane whilst the butterfly in #8 looks like some derivative of a Swallowtail.

I was particularly taken with #3 though - well seen for what looks like such a small flower and so relevant to the moment; the DoF is just right; sharp details and a very delicately blurred background to go with it. Well seen and very well taken.

Oh - and for #9 I think you have the perfect mode of transport for the current weather!

Thanks for sharing these and best regards, Neil.
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Sashi,
Wonderful to see this set of which ##3, 5, 7 and 8 are my favourites.
Enjoy your brief outings, and looking forward to seeing more through your eyes and lenses.
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Neil, as usual, you've given a detailed and thoughtful reply which I greatly respect. Thank you.

Yes, I certainly intend to go back to the nature preserve and hope to get better pics in future. I hope to be able to capture different bird species during various months of the year and also improve my skill in the process. So it'll be a long term project indeed.

I don't live along a bird migration corridor but am smack in the middle of two: one along the east coast of the US and one along the smoky mountains to my west. The coast is about 4 hrs away and about the same for the mountains. With a young family and as a working couple, time is a premium.
So I'm happy to have found out about this tiny marsh land so close to home.

Joz, thanks for your comments. I'll try to post more as I make more visits.

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Another fan of #3 here. TFS Sashi .
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great set Sashi.

I am partial to #5 and 3.

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Greatseries Sashi. Another fan of #3, but I like the light in #4 a lot as well.
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Thanks, all!
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I happen to like #1 thru #9, making a great series, Sashi!
but yes, that light in #4...
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Thanks, angora.
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It's been a month already, huh? I made a trip this morning.
My main goal was at least 1 good quality BIF shot. Barely got any chances at it - except one where a whooping crane flew by, silently and gracefully. Got 4-5 shots, all of them misses.

However, I did come back with other shots which at least provide some satisfaction.

All with ILCA-77M2 plus Tam 150-600 G1.

1. Bottlebrush - a common plant to swampy/marshy areas of the eastern USA.


2. Dragonfly 1.


3. Dragonfly 2.


4. Desperate 'tog will shoot any bird he can find.


5. Desperation causes me to shoot even this.


6. And this, even though I went to a wildlife preserve.


7. Tiny swamp land.


8. Funny colors of the "green" heron when I can't get the WB right.


9. Er, are you taking my pic?


10. From a few hundred yards away. These birds just stayed put all the time I was there.


11. "Frank, I'm telling you, that man's taking pictures of us!"


12. Would appreciate ID for this butterfly.


13. Same guy as above.


14. And a third one.


15. Tiger swallowtail, if I'm not mistaken.


16. Enjoying the sunshine.


C&C welcome and appreciated.
TFL
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It gets better and better. #2 and 7 this time. #2 would be an absolute winner if the eyes were in focus, now the wings are. Still, a very pleasing image. #7 has a great composition. All in all, the series is very diverse and that is an accomplishment too. TFS Sashi .
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Another superb set from this magical place.
Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks, Michele and Joe.

For #2, it was at 900mm and the dragonfly was pretty far! I just managed a shot before it flew off so I didn't have the luxury of working harder. But I'll try to remember that for future.
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