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The Best Photo I Ever Took....Enjoy

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rick979, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. rick979

    rick979 Active Member

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    I have deer all over the ranch. Most stay in the "south 40". This doe decided to give birth to her twins near the house and dogs probably hoping to keep possible predators (including feral hogs)at bay. She has become one of "Sadie's" friends and I have seen them within a foot or two of each other. I got this "photo op" a couple of days ago. I really like how both Sadie and the doe are looking right into the camera lens. This photo is now the screensaver on my computer. I wanted to share my good fortune. Rick... Texas
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  2. CalvinMD

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    yup..that sure is a priceless moment you caught Rick...really nice!
     
  3. wireguy

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    Good work.
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

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    Amazing that mama doe doesn't open up a can of whoopass on the dog. Has she been a frequent visitor in the past?
     
  5. skidrowe7

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    Where abouts are you located. It looks so serene I'd like to move there tomorrow.
     
  6. rick979

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    Brian and Skidroe: The doe had only started hanging out close to the house when she was within about 10 days of giving birth to the twins. She and the others normally stay at least 150 feet from the house. I live on a ranch about 50 miles east of Austin near the little town of Giddings, Texas. My place is about 2 miles from the city limits and has several great fishing tanks (ponds). The one in the pictures is about 75 feet from my back porch. The property has been in my family for well over 100 years. I retired here in 2001 because the land taxes are very low as they are "agriculturally exempt". If I lived elsewhere I would need to go back to work. That idea doesn't appeal to me. LOL!!
     
  7. yvonne

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    How sweet is that?
     
  8. Mr.M

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    Rick,

    Wait a minute!!!!!!!!!!! How can it be the best picture you ever took and I'm not in it????

    Kinda reminds me of the one I posted a while back of the turket courting the Canada Goose on my property here in southern Oregon. Sucker musta ate some Myrtlewood acorns.

    Mike Mann
     
  9. JACK

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    Is your dog tougher than a feral hog?
     
  10. rick979

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    Vern: I try to hog hunt nearly every evening but the numbers continue to rise. They breed at an alarming rate and it is said if you don't kill 7 out of every 10 you see the numbers continue up expoentially. Since I shoot bolt action rifles I am lucky to take down one out of every 25 I see as they scatter after the first shot. Here is a photo for you. Rick.... Texas
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  11. royboy

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    Great picture! Good, good dog!
     
  12. Catpower

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    Great picture, we live NNE of Dallas about 45 miles and have finally started getting deer in our area, when we first moved here in 95 there were a few hogs, but along with us our neighbors aggressively hunted them and none of us have seen any signs of them for about 10 years, but we hit it hard it get rid of them, they say you can't get rid of them but if you keep after them you can

    I do kind of miss shooting them though, nah I'm over that, they can really tear up stuff
     
  13. Dr.Longshot

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    That's a great picture of mother and her 2 Fawns and of Mother Doe and your Protective Dog.

    I hope the family stays near your home


    Gary Bryant
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  14. Lead Miner

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    Rick, I have a few good people that are very good hog exterminators that would be happy to help thin out the hogs. Thanks for sharing the pics. Terry
     
  15. Clay Gauge

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    Excellent pictures....What type of camera were you using.
     
  16. rick979

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    Clay Gauge: Thanks for the compliment. I shoot a Sony FD Mavica.
     
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    But that is not a Holstein........
     
  18. rick979

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    Burgess: What do your comments and photo have in common with this thread? Is your "bull" photo the pinnacle of your photographic expertise?