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Your Top 5 - Wildlife Photos of 2017

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Mountain, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Mountain

    Mountain Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Colorado
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  2. O2BanRRT

    O2BanRRT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
    Jean
    Unfortunate
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    A local Osprey with lunch
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    Mergansers, unusually out of the water!
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    Wild horses in the French (Basque) Pyrenees
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    and another wild horse in the French (Basque) Pyrenees
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    Happy New Year and I wish much wildlife in 2018!
     
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  3. Geez, hard to narrow it down. I'm just going to pick the 5 that were either a real lot of work doing something new or that I was real proud of not fing up during the one decent shot I had at getting them.

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    caper white butterfly close up by PIG, on Flickr

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    reflecting white faced heron by PIG, on Flickr

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    digging parasitoid wasp by PIG, on Flickr

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    natural light focus stack of large male orchard butterfly by PIG, on Flickr

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    Brown honey eater by PIG, on Flickr
     
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  4. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Bainbridge Island, WA
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  5. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I like the idea of year end "Best of" threads for different topics. It doesn't make it any easier to choose images as I thought it would.

    Here are mine:

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    Panasonic 100-300 - I had only had the lens for a day or two when I shot this.

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    Panasonic 100-300 - Not the best image, technically, but the pose is just too cute.

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    Olympus 60 2.8 - It's not everyday you get to shoot birds with a macro lens. It's also not everyday that you find a hummingbird nest.

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    Olympus 60 2.8

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    Super Takumar 105 2.8 - This one will be on most of my Best of 2017 lists.
     
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  6. ak300

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    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  7. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    It was so hard to narrow it down to just 5 photographs.

    Here are my personal favorites of the year.................

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    Double Vision by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

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    Turtle Stew 11 by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

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    No Fear by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

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    Livingston Dam GBH 01 by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr

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    Snowy Egret 005 by RRcoleJR Photography, on Flickr
     
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  8. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    There isn't a rating strong enough to reflect the feeling those pictures give. "WOW!!!!" just isn't enough - not by a long shot. Fantastic work (once again).
     
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  9. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    Thank you, I really appreciate the comment. It was a really great year of photography that I hope to build on over the next 12 months.
     
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  10. Mountain

    Mountain Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Colorado
    The turtle vs gator shot will be a tough one to beat. I spent many many hours at brazos bend hoping for gators eating, but only ever saw them eat fish or a snake. Great shots.
     
  11. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    Thanks and it will, hoping to come across it again in better light. Eating a turtle is about the only thing you can really photograph them eating because any thing else quickly becomes just a bloody mess. I do hope to eventually get a shot of a bird catching a baby gator, that would be priceless.............
     
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  12. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Here you go:

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    So the last is not wild per se, he is wild but not technically wildlife :) 
     
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  13. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    Great idea for a top 5. I had a great wildlife year with great trips above and below (Maldives, Kenya and Zanzibar), these are 5 of my favorites - not necesarilly the best in terms of sharpness or technique, but the ones that stand out and sort of define the trips for me. All UW take with my E-pl5 and either the 9-18mm and the 60mm and the others with my e-m10 and the 100-300 pana lens.
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  14. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    On one hand, I'm a bit ashamed to admit all of these were in my yard; on the other I should be happy we have them...

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  15. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  16. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    There is nothing wrong with backyard wildlife. At times it is the best kind, because you know you are providing a habitat.
     
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  17. kiwirobfinland

    kiwirobfinland Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2016
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    Wild Brown Bear Kuhmo Finland
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    Hooper Swans
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    Dancing Hedgehogs
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    Squirrel
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    Bank Vole
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  18. DenverDutchman

    DenverDutchman Mu-43 Regular

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  19. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

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