Outdoors Photography

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Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » May Thu 30, 2019 1:31 pm

It's been pretty quiet in here so I figured I'd post some photos from hunting and fishing trips from the past few years with my buddy and I. I am a terrible fisherman so they're going to skew heavily towards hunting and the general outdoors :oops: Some IL fishing, IL turkey hunting, NE turkey hunting, NE mule deer, AZ coues deer, AZ elk, IL squirrel, assorted hiking trips. Enjoy!

ImageDriftless IL by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageDriftless IL by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageCanada Goose by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageGunnar by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageGunnar by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageBingley vom Herbstmond by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageBingley vom Herbstmond by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageUrban Critters by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageUrban Critters by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6713 by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageTikka T1X Hunting by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageTikka T1X Hunting by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5680 by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5179_hires by charliebravo77, on Flickr

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby joetrain » May Thu 30, 2019 1:48 pm

Outstanding. Post some more.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby polishfly » May Thu 30, 2019 2:06 pm

That farm shot with the hunter walking is awesome nice stuff!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Phil6 » May Thu 30, 2019 2:22 pm

Great shots, really enjoyed checking them out. Was that antler coming off or is that a mutation?
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » May Thu 30, 2019 2:35 pm

Thanks all - Phil, that deer was shedding its antler. Surprised I managed to get a shot of it since it was just barely hanging on.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Rambler » May Thu 30, 2019 2:53 pm

Absolutely killer photos. That first one really speaks to me. Guessing the muley was shot in the Sand Hills?
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » May Thu 30, 2019 3:00 pm

Rambler wrote:Absolutely killer photos. That first one really speaks to me. Guessing the muley was shot in the Sand Hills?

That's a real good guess :)

The first one is from this year's turkey season up in NW Illinois. Seems the gobblers didn't like getting 4 inches of snow dumped on them overnight.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby badger75 » Jun Thu 06, 2019 1:01 pm

Very nice photos. Yes, we would all enjoy any more you care to share.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby urbanHog312 » Jun Thu 06, 2019 4:19 pm

inspiration city! nice muley too.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby HEDDONFROG » Jun Sat 08, 2019 11:00 am

Excellent stuff!!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Jun Sun 09, 2019 9:26 am

Thanks all! Here's some more.

Fish-related (caught these at Costco, since I am an awful fisherman it turns out):
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ImageRobin Dinner by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageRobin Dinner by charliebravo77, on Flickr

Busse Woods Elk:
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ImageBusse Woods Elk by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageCanada Goose by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageSage by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageUrban Critters by charliebravo77, on Flickr

Some zoo pictures from MN:
ImageMinnesota Zoo by charliebravo77, on Flickr

ImageMinnesota Zoo by charliebravo77, on Flickr

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ImageMinnesota Zoo by charliebravo77, on Flickr

Bonus car show photos:
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby CBatt2 » Jun Sun 09, 2019 11:30 am

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby badger75 » Jun Tue 11, 2019 12:38 pm

Nice work
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Aug Sat 31, 2019 9:15 pm

Went back to CO on vacation a couple weeks ago, figured I'd share some more photos:

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I did manage to catch a fish too, just a small brookie but I'll take it.

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby vman01 » Sep Sun 01, 2019 12:21 am

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Your very gifted use of the camera and some excellent subject matter is appreciated here. Thanks for posting these.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby joetrain » Sep Sun 01, 2019 5:04 am

WOW really great.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Woohoodude11 » Sep Sun 01, 2019 7:58 am

That night sky shot is GORGEOUS.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Rambler » Sep Sun 01, 2019 9:08 am

More outstanding shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Sep Sun 01, 2019 11:54 am

Thanks all, if anyone wants me to follow them around with a camera on a fishing trip I'm always looking for new material!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby catchafew » Sep Tue 03, 2019 6:13 am

Beautiful pictures. We need more posts about hunting.
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Postby charliebravo77 » Sep Tue 03, 2019 10:36 am

catchafew wrote:Beautiful pictures. We need more posts about hunting.

Thanks! I'm heading back to CO next week to follow a buddy around on an elk hunt, so hopefully there will be a pile of new photos and stories soon!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby HEDDONFROG » Sep Wed 04, 2019 2:29 am

Damn I missed the middle pics. Love the Cobra interior shots. I photograph autos for a living and used to shoot at a ton of car shows as well, so I recognize a great interior shot. The rest are beautiful, thanks for sharing
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Sep Fri 20, 2019 3:21 pm

Can't believe I have lived right by The Grove for 3 years without checking it out.

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby billebob5 » Sep Fri 20, 2019 3:57 pm

Squirrel Porn! My favorite!!!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Sep Fri 20, 2019 3:58 pm

billebob5 wrote:Squirrel Porn! My favorite!!!

Something for everyone :D
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby HEDDONFROG » Sep Sun 22, 2019 1:34 am

Always love seeing your photographs. Muskrat covered in duck weed is my fav. Keep em coming
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Phil6 » Sep Thu 26, 2019 11:29 am

HEDDONFROG wrote:Always love seeing your photographs. Muskrat covered in duck weed is my fav. Keep em coming


Agreed on the muskrat pic, looks like something out of a disney movie or planet earth doc.

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Sep Thu 26, 2019 11:59 am

There's actually a bit of a series to the squirrels:

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby polishfly » Sep Thu 26, 2019 1:54 pm

Nailed it!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Yankoo » Sep Mon 30, 2019 4:38 am

You have some great pictures, congratulations!

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This picture was taken in Italy, I had a holiday there this summer in a property in lake Como here and went fishing almost every day. Really beautiful place to be and enjoy time, I loved it there.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Oct Tue 29, 2019 12:03 pm

Finally snagged a good shot of a local buck. I think I feel good enough about this photo to finally do a limited run of prints maybe.

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby badger75 » Oct Wed 30, 2019 1:57 am

Nice!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby McChou » Oct Wed 30, 2019 12:02 pm

This is an amazing collection of photos. Very impressive! I think picking up the camera is on my short list of things to tinker with. Keep up the good work, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby Rambler » Oct Thu 31, 2019 11:11 am

Outstanding shot! Puts me in mind of a 'mental' shot I took years ago.

A buddy who'd just gotten out of the Army & I were driving from the Grand Canyon to Arches in Dec. 1974. We were on US 191 coming up from The Valley of the Gods onto White Mesa when we saw a heard of mulies standing on the west side of the road. It was sunset. The scene was so unbelievable that I pulled over. Unfortunately my camera was stashed in the back of my '72 Subaru wagon so I couldn't get it without getting out which would have probably freaked out the deer & made them run off.

The bucks stood there looking at us. Their racks were outlined in the alpenglow on the peaks of the Sierra Abajo. Absolutely amazing. Didn't get the shot but the image is still with me.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby mike son » Nov Sat 02, 2019 11:39 am

Wow, these are great!
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Nov Sun 03, 2019 6:47 pm

Thanks all, here's some more from today. I really ought to be hunting instead, but so little time and so many things to do.

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Nov Wed 06, 2019 11:24 pm

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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby charliebravo77 » Nov Sun 17, 2019 6:11 pm

Went to go look for some squirrels this morning. Had a pretty calm day with only 4-5mph winds and no precipitation. It was overcast which wasn't ideal but I figured it would be better than sitting at home wishing I was outside.

Got to a state wildlife area just over the border in WI and explored part of the unit. Hiked about a mile back in past a few cut corn fields and found a big stand of oak trees and what I thought surely would be prime squirrel habitat.

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Ran into a guy pheasant hunting with his dog who said he's been hunting this place for years and is lucky if he sees 2-3 squirrels in an entire season and that they've been overhunted here. I took it with a grain of salt and hiked into the oaks and up a hill with a decent vantage point. Found some rabbit tracks but no sign of the rabbit that made them. Kind of hard to see in the photo, but I found one squirrel nest and leaned up against a tree for a while.

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After sitting there for about 20 minutes, plus the my requisite woodspoop I hiked around some more hoping to find some kind of sign of squirrels but didn't locate anything, even with a few distress calls. There was plenty of food around, between acorns and corn left over from the harvest, so maybe he was right about the area being overhunted.

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Wandered around for another half hour or so before driving over to another section I wanted to check out. This one has a class III trout stream I will probably revisit soon.

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Probably would have been a decent place to duck hunt, too if the lake/pond hadn't been frozen over. No sign of squirrels here, either, but I have a feeling the giant man-made eagle nest probably didn't help things.

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Found some deer sign in the form of fresh droppings and a very old rub.

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Maybe I should try trapping beavers instead?

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Overall not a bad way to spend a morning wandering the woods with a .22 and camera. Both of which (Tikka T1x and Fuji XF10) I grew to appreciate a little bit more on this hunt, even if one got more use than the other.
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby badger75 » Nov Sun 24, 2019 1:14 pm

Very nice
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Re: Outdoors Photography

Postby KankRat » Nov Mon 25, 2019 8:37 am

Nice shots. That platform is for osprey to nest on.
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