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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

As the light of day fades away, life in the wild goes on.

Sometimes wildlife photography offers unexpected opportunities.  On this evening we were heading back home and had safely tucked the Canon away on the backseat.  The light was fading quickly and there was a light drizzle.  We were heading back to the warmth and safety of our home but out in the wild life goes on. There was little light left when we spotted this big fella and had it not been for the slight illumination from the sky in the background we may not seen him.  Our first thought was to simply watch him as he fed on the tender grass but I decided to try a couple hand held shots with the 400mm wide open.  Although not great in detail or sharpness it's not too bad of an image considering the conditions.  This big guy is not collared but we will hopefully run into him again and track his growth.  He needs to eat pretty much continually in order to grow a fantastic set of antlers and prepare for the fall rut.  He should attract the ladies and doesn't even drive a sports car.

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