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Nat Geo did that same thing on one of their covers... with camels.
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:don't know:

Dunno, could be da moon, could be lens reflection, otherwise,

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@EricTheCat - today I downloaded a free photo editing app that automatic removes backgrounds to see if/how they work....blew me away. I used a couple of year recent pictures to practice with and all I did was upload it and it automatically remove the background I even has to touch anything. I gave me the option of using a black white or transparent background so I tried to transparent one pick ed the picture I took on the lake the other day & stuck your animals in it...literally took less than 5 minutes. I had no idea

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@EricTheCat - today I downloaded a free photo editing app that automatic removes backgrounds to see if/how they work....blew me away. I used a couple of year recent pictures to practice with and all I did was upload it and it automatically remove the background I even has to touch anything. I gave me the option of using a black white or transparent background so I tried to transparent one pick ed the picture I took on the lake the other day & stuck your animals in it...literally took less than 5 minutes. I had no idea

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That turned out pretty cool. :green tea:
 

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those are deer bits............and a k9 track...........heck of a place to set a trap or 3...........
That's right by where the creek enters the river I mentioned here a little while back. Many trees gnawed up by beavers in the area. Definitely lots of wildlife activity there.

Unfortunately today I saw my first evidence of dumb asses in the area today at the trail entrance.

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That's right by where the creek enters the river I mentioned here a little while back. Many trees gnawed up by beavers in the area. Definitely lots of wildlife activity there.

Unfortunately today I saw my first evidence of dumb asses in the area today at the trail entrance.

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Cool, kind victims with a good sense of humor though!
 

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Quite a glimpse of the wood duck.

If you only knew how super smart and sweet they are. This one recognized me after only meeting him once, a year prior. RIP Duck-boy.

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And when the mail gets excited he throws that Crest on his head up like a parrot. it's quite beautiful.
 

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Quite a glimpse of the wood duck.

If you only knew how super smart and sweet they are. This one recognized me after only meeting him once, a year prior. RIP Duck-boy.

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Not sure why but your photo not loading for me.

Interesting to know. Most of the ducks I encounter are very hesitant to get too close. Saw some mergansers again but they were too far for a decent pic.

Of course, these guys tend to be a little less shy (mallards). I am loving that place by the river. Haven't encountered one person there. Today I even saw a kingfisher but wasn't able to get a pic. Also saw an owl on my way out. Really wish I could have gotten a pic but it was gone as soon as it was there. Flying silently.
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Not sure why but your photo not loading for me.

Interesting to know. Most of the ducks I encounter are very hesitant to get too close. Saw some mergansers again but they were too far for a decent pic.

Of course, these guys tend to be a little less shy (mallards). I am loving that place by the river. Haven't encountered one person there. Today I even saw a kingfisher but wasn't able to get a pic. Also saw an owl on my way out. Really wish I could have gotten a pic but it was gone as soon as it was there. Flying silently.
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I've been told that wood ducks are one of the most reclusive animals or birds around. I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild.

Here's the pic.
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I've been told that wood ducks are one of the most reclusive animals or birds around. I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild.

Here's the pic.
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Wow. I think I remember you posting that once before now. Amazing.

Closest I have gotten is I had a few downy woodpeckers that became increasingly tame around me. To the point they would land on my tripod right next to me and look right at me while I talked to them. Sometimes when one of the males was in the right mood I could whistle a song and it would dance for me.
 

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Those in my pond are totally skittish !
It really goes to show how smart they are!

I can imagine that being such a bright, flashy, beautiful bird they were/are often seen as a target.
 

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It really goes to show how smart they are!

I can imagine that being such a bright, flashy, beautiful bird they were/are often seen as a target.
Just what are you trying to say ???? :dduck::dduck::dduck::dduck:
 

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Just what are you trying to say ???? :dduck::dduck::dduck::dduck:
No I didn't mean it like that! I mean people in the past made them scared so they don't know a good guy when they see one. :D
 

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I never knew this...

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