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Cooper Marsh, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
April 24, 2011

Out and about down at The Marsh and I spotted this very talented lady balanced on a log. Meanwhile, the mister was watching from the other side of the boardwalk.

I can just imagine the conversation.

“Look out, Jeannie! That daft auld git’s oot wi’ his bluidy camera again”

“Ach! Jings, Angus! Ye should huv warned me! Ah feel like a richt idjit!”

“Is Mr Happy Snapper still there?”

“Maybe if Ah dinnae look at him, the nosy auld sod’ll bugger aff”

“Nivver mind, Jeannie! Yez can tell him tae tak a piccie o’ this. And tae gie it a wee kiss while he’s at it!”

What a charming couple!

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 170 t0 500 at 500 mm
iso 100, multi-pattern metering, F6.3, 1/320 second

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Larry!

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 3 years ago

    Ahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Tooooo funny Mike! I’m still trying to figure out who (or what) Mr Happy Snapper is, but I’m guessing he’s a turtle! Lol! Great series, Mike!!

  • LOL! Glad you enjoyed this, Deb. I think Mr Happy Snapper was Jeannie’s derogatory opinion of yrs truly’s photography skills.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Well Mike the bluidy camera seems to have done a bang up job with this take near as I can tell! Now I hear that these guys are very intelligent so they might have thought you were the LOCAL TALENT SCOUT you know. A Fave my friend LOL :>)) Leslie

  • Many, many thanks, Leslie, and thanks, too, for the lovely fave! Much appreciated, my friend! Hmmm. Talent Scout, eh? Maybe for “Canada’s Rudest Wildlife”! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    Oh this is a brilliant capture Mike, I love the one tone in different shades all blending into one great comp. and she is a cutie !

  • Thanks so very much, Elfie, and I greatly appreciate the compliment of the fave! Much appreciated! She’s one of the resident pair now nesting in the west section of the marsh. I’ll be keeping an eye on their progress.

    – Mike Oxley

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyover 3 years ago

    Great set, Mike. Needed a good chuckle to counter all that wetness outside.


  • Many thanks, Gene. Glad I was able to raise a we smile! This never-ending rain is starting to get a little monotonous. Although the forecast isn’t looking too bad. Here’s hoping!

    – Mike Oxley

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Nice one, it’s funny how they do this!

  • Thanks so very much, Kat! She’d just finished giving herself a wee scratch under the chin and had tucked her leg up underneath. Couldn’t resist!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Rudest Wildlife LOL !!! Grin……. Only if they were blowing bubbles in the pond :>)) Leslie

  • He was. She was too busy posing on her log. Men are sooo crude. :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture!!!!

  • Many, many thanks of the lovely comment, Lorilee!

    – Mike Oxley

  • kukawa
    kukawaover 3 years ago

    Hehehehehhahahahahha!!!! SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t stop laughing my friend!!! Thank You So Much for sharing these!!! Amazing Captures of these beautiful creatures!!! Love Love Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a Most Beautiful Weekend!!!!! peace hugzzzzzzzzzzz,syl

  • Many, many thanks for your uplifting comments, my friend! Always such a pleasure to hear from you! I got a few chuckles myself taking this series.
    Have a gran weekend, too, and hugs back atcha, eh? :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Barrie Daniels
    Barrie Danielsover 3 years ago

    one foot wet at a time lol
    great shot!

  • Thanks so very much, Barrie! She was probably showing off for the tourists!

    – Mike Oxley

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