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Photography / Non-typical Bucks or Bulls
« on: November 08, 2016, 08:01:39 PM »
We all have seen them and sometimes we have killed them or captured them via photography...atypical (or non-typical) bucks or/and bulls.

Photography / Butt Shots
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:54:56 AM »
This should be an easy subject to post to...everyone has butt shots whether or not they like to admit to them.  Here is a starter.

Photography / Pronghorns
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:38:09 PM »
Since many Pronghorns have already been posted to other threads, perhaps we should start a Pronghorn thread.  Here is one I got a couple days ago at a watering hole.  I guess since breeding is past for this year the bucks have lost their outer horns and will regrow new ones for next year (I am not well educated on these critters) ?

Trail Cameras / Morning catch
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:50:38 AM »
My cam was sporting some bears near my home, which I assumed were there but hadn't seen any since spring.  The attached was a recent and best bear image I have captured so far.

Photography / Babies
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:57:27 PM »
It seems we all focus attention, at least to some degree, on babies: fawns, calves, cubs foals, chicks, etc.  I see these images in other postings but feel they deserve their own forum.

Photography / Insects
« on: July 06, 2013, 09:55:04 PM »
I searched for a thread for insects and didn't find one, so here is a start for one should anyone care to contribute.  I did find some insects under the flower thead but bugs seem to deserve their own (IMHO).
I'll start of with a Thread-waisted wasp carrying a caterpillar on which it will eventually lay eggs.  The larvae will eat the caterpillar which has been immobilized (not killed) by the adult so it will have fresh flesh to feed on.

Photography / Lightning Storms
« on: March 30, 2013, 10:31:00 PM »
Had a doosey of a storm, tonight.  Shot many frames but this one was the best of them the 4th of July!

Photography / Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest
« on: March 29, 2013, 08:47:17 PM »

If anyone will be in the Eugene area on the 25th, here is a superb opportunity to hear Mr. Lanting speak twice.  You can register at the door.  This is an organiztion I co-founded about 15 years ago but have been away for about the past five years...this is a great opportunity to meet/hear a world renowned, former Nat Geo photographer.  I will be there.


The Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest Spring 2013 meeting will be April 6 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. We will open the doors at 8:30 AM, and the program will begin at 10 AM. The invited speaker will be FRANS LANTING. Frans has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. A former director of photography at National Geographic has said “He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet.” Frans’ morning presentation is entitled “Eye to Eye with Life” and his afternoon presentation is “Cheetahs on the Run” (See the Nov. 2012 issue of the National Geographic). See Frans’ website at
Do bring your digital camera bodies for sensor cleanings at a bargain price by Advanced Camera.
The projected image competition will be exclusively digital. Send a maximum of three digital files as email attachments, each smaller than 3 MB in size, to Include text in your email message that describes the attachments. Your digital files must be received no later than Friday, March 29.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR DIGITAL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: The file names for submitted images must have the format: PhotoTitle_by_PhotographerName_X.jpg, where “PhotoTitle” is your title for the photo, “PhotographerName” is your name, and X is a 1-character code of P, S or W for Plantlife, Scenic or Wildlife, respectively.
In addition, participants are encouraged to bring a maximum of two prints. The prints may be matted but not framed. The total external dimensions (including mat) must not exceed 48 inches (length + width). The categories for the print competitions are the same as those for the projected images. We will again use a “limited hand of man” rule. Any man made object in the entry should not be a major or significant portion of the image.
Directions: From Interstate 5, take Exit 194B onto I-105 West. Stay to the right and take Exit 2, keep left and follow the signs to the University of Oregon. Proceed in the left lane over the Ferry Street Bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Blvd. At the first stop light on Franklin Blvd. turn right onto Alder St. Drive four blocks and turn left on 14th Street. Park in Lot 16A on your left. Walk east to Columbia Hall which is located near the intersection of 13th St. and University St. (Follow the red balloons.)
Lodging: For those that wish to arrive on Friday (April 5), a block of rooms has been reserved at the Phoenix Inn Suites. Please contact the Inn directly to reserve a room (800-344-0131). If you identify yourself as a member of the Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest, you will receive a special rate of $95 plus tax for one or two persons. From Interstate 5, exit onto I-105 West. Stay to the right and take Exit 2 and then keep left and follow the signs to the University of Oregon. Proceed over the Ferry Street Bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Blvd. The Phoenix Inn (850 Franklin Blvd.) will be on your right at the first traffic light after exiting the bridge. The Inn will be the site of an informal conversation among NPPNW members beginning at 7:30 PM on Friday evening.
In order to assist planners, it is important that you return the following membership/registration information as soon as possible.
Name(s) ___________________________________________________________
        Single membership                        $10                 
         Two members, one address           $15               
        Three members, one address         $20                 
        Four members, one address           $25
Make checks payable to the Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest and mail to David Smith, 3168 19th Ave.SE, Albany, OR 97322. On site membership/registration will be $5/participant more than the above.
Telephone________________________ E-Mail__________________________
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The Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest meets twice a year, rotating meeting sites. The primary purpose of the NPPNW is to share information about nature and wildlife photography and thereby to promote the growth and development of its members. Our next meeting will be Nov. 2, 2013 in the Portland area.

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Photography / Moved/Vote Jan Poll?
« on: January 09, 2013, 12:48:19 PM »
Am I not seeing this not the December Poll?

Photography / Broken
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:16:47 AM »
After the breeding season many animals experience painful loss of antlers, eyes, limbs, etc.  Here is an almost mature bull feeling very poorly from his defeat having lost an antler tine and an eye.  He looked rather sickly, had isolated himself from other elk  and may have other injuries I was unable to see and may not make it through the winter.  This may be the ugly side of life in the wilds.  How many similar images do you have?

Photography / Large Clean Bucks
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:43:17 PM »
This is a very large bodied buck.  I've watched him over the past couple of years and his antlers don't seem to get much larger but his body certainly does!  And he poses well!

Photography / The Herd
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:06:51 AM »
Here is a nice relatively young herd bull (presently) with many of the cows in the area.  I am hoping to get to see a fight between him and the much larger and older bull that has sired most of these calves for the past 4 years.

Photography / Happy Father's Day!
« on: June 17, 2012, 04:48:30 PM »
Unfortunately we fathers may not always look for opportunities to spend time with our children...they deserve our attention.  Here an adult buck is giving a very tense yearling a small bit of tender attention.  Happy Father's Day to all of you Dad's and wanabees...may your lives be enriched and blessed by your children and may you enrich their lives as well!

Photography / Trophy Bull
« on: March 18, 2012, 06:27:02 PM »
Thought you all might enjoy a good bull since most are now losing their antlers.  Didn't find a trophy bull elk thread, but I know you guys have plenty of them!

Photography / Environmental Dumping
« on: March 13, 2012, 11:58:07 AM »
I have to believe that people on this forum are not involved in leaving their shooting targets and shot shells of all kinds on display and always pack out those items they pack into a hunting area, but we have a number of folks in my area, and I'm sure in your areas as well, that do not clean up after thay have had their recreation.  I am not a left winged environmental idiot, far from that, but I do appreciate our environment and our opportunities to relatively freely travel around our country and recreate in most any fashion that suits us.  I do get disgusted when I see what has been left behind by some who evidently feel no resonsibility for their actions.  In the images I'm posting there are contractor's nails, shot shells, brass, eating utensils, broken bottles and more.  Additionally, and what I haven't taken pictures of, are many targets such as televisions, bottles, soda cans, propane tanks, etc, all riddles from bullets.  All of this on a once clean, wide spot on a ridge top BLM road.  This leaves a bad impression and is all too often projected on good people who love to hunt and/or target practice.  This has become an environmental dump rather than a beautiful place to recreate.

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