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gregg dudley
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My buddy told me that he had been seeing game fairly regularly on a piece of public property not far from the house so I decided to take my new camera and see what I could see. I was expecting to see some deer and turkeys, but I was hoping I might get a glimpse of a bear since they frequent the property as well.

Monday after work I parked at the designated parking area and eased down a grass cut road with my new camera in hand. I had come straight from work and was still in my shirt, pants and dress shoes, sans tie. I had barely made it 300 yards down the road when I heard sticks breaking in the woods to my right. I stopped and listened, but didn't hear anything more. I was just about to start walking again when I heard more sticks breaking. I said to myself, "That's a bear!"

I eased off of the grass road and tried to peer through the thick growth near the road. I could see that it opened up within about ten yards. I found a game trail and slipped into the woods. After it thinned out I stopped and looked around slowly. It took me a second to realize that I was looking at a bear 30 yards away. He was looking at me too! I eased the camera up and snapped 5 quick pictures before he departed the premises.

Unfortunately, the camera was on auto focus and there was a lot of junk between us, but I still got a little memento of the encounter.

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Wannabe1
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Cool photo and encounter! Thanks for sharing that with us. [thumbsup]

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allanburden
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another." Ernest Hemingway

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Killdeer
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What is your camera?
You are taking some really cool pictures!

Killdeer

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Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

~Longfellow

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mcgroundstalker
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Wow! That will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up!

... mike ...

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rastaman
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[thumbsup] Very cool!

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Randy Keene

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gregg dudley
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Thanks, guys!

Renee just bought me the Nikon D5000 for my 40th birthday. My birthday isn't actually until the 16th, but Best Buy had a great deal last weekend. She spoils me.

I got a 18-55 and a 80-300 (might be 70-300). I need to get something in the middle too. Maybe Christmas if I am good!

I had only had the camera for one day when I got this shot.

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Killdeer
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Nice camera. I had the biggest buck I had ever seen in front of me and took some shots. That's when I ran into the autofocus syndrome. When you are looking at all that antler, the viewfinder loses its impact... [Roll Eyes]

Killdeer

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Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

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Arrowslinger
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Happy B-day a few days early bro. Enjoyed the picture. You going to make it to JC's this year. We would love to have all of you up to shoot but I know it sure is a long way.

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Chris Shelton
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OO that autofocus!!! I hardly ever use it anymore and my current cameras manual focus is Extremely hard to use [Frown] ! Seems to always focus on the foreground when you dont want it too and the background when you want the foreground. BUTTTTTTT, with all that said, I still really like the picture! Kinda a loomy type vibe, cool!

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NoCams
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Thanks for sharing Gregg. That is something I need to work on. I ususally depend on brother DW to take the pics when we are out and about and he does a great job ! However, I am missing lots of memories I need to be getting on film. Note to self..... get a better camera and get to taking good pics like Mr. Dudley and DW !!!

nocams

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gregg dudley
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Hey guys! Not going to make JC's...going to Howard Hill a couple weeks later. You boys going?

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Thumper Dunker
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Thats real cool.

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You can hop but you can't hide.
If it was not for rabbits I would never get a buck.
Yip yipahooooo yipyipyip.

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