Notice: This site is not mobile friendly, we recommend you download tapatalk for a mobile friendly experience of our forum.

It is currently Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:23 am

Shop Nosler

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:25 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
Took the kayak out on the Columbia River this morning, and a bit of the Wenatchee River as well. Went about 5 miles total - what a great workout! Thoroughly enjoyed. Then took a short hike near the confluence of the two rivers. Got some decent photos this morning. Highlights were eagles, osprey, and mule deer, including a brief glimpse of a spotted fawn.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

For a sidearm today, I chose my 9mm Kahr. The pistol is compact, lightweight, and made of stainless & plastic for the most part. The holster is kydex. I think it's a good choice for kayaking.

Regards, Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:58 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:08 pm
Posts: 19865
Location: Rockford, MI
Great pictures Guy, thanks for sharing.
Good choice on the carry pistol and holster for potentially soggy conditions.

JD338

_________________
Speed sells but Accuracy kills.

Noslers Rock


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:11 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:09 pm
Posts: 4573
Location: Western Montana
Guy I'm just guessing but you don't just have a point and shoot camera do you?? Nice pictures. Good choice on Firearms.

_________________
NRA LIFE MEMBER / RMEF / Montana Wild Sheep Foundation
Boone & Crockett Club / Montana Bow Hunters Association


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:57 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
6mm Remington wrote:
Guy I'm just guessing but you don't just have a point and shoot camera do you?? Nice pictures. Good choice on Firearms.


Thanks guys. Ya, this is a "compact" Olympus OM-D camera and today I was using the 75-300 zoom lens. Only the photo of the kayak was taken with my cell phone.

Mama gave me the Olympus camera a few years ago for a retirement gift. I've been trying to get better at wildlife photography. Am finding that the 300 lens is good, but more would be better. :)

Actually the one she gave me was destroyed last fall, but I saved the telephoto lens, and not long ago I bought a replacement camera, a bit of an upgrade too.

I can photograph wildlife year 'round. No season. No tags. And it's a lot easier to carry out a camera than cleaning, quartering and hiking out with some furry critter... :wink:

Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:08 pm 

Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:18 am
Posts: 599
Location: Western NY
Beautiful pictures Guy, I am glad that you had the experience and are kind enough to share with us.
Keep up the good work... Thank You, Rol

_________________
NRA Life Endowment Member
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Life Member


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:02 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
Thanks all. I don't know where I should put my outdoor adventure/wildlife photos on the forum, so sometimes I put them in "hunting." Sometimes here, or elsewhere.

I know it doesn't have a lot to do with Nosler, shooting, hunting... But I figure that most of us here enjoy wildlife. So do I, and I like to share my experiences via photos.

Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:51 am 

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:25 am
Posts: 339
Location: Thompson Falls Montana
Guy, I carry a Glock 26, when it’s wet.
Like riding through trees with snow on them, or it’s raining. It sets in a carbon fiber holster. I don’t remember the brand. The whole setup doesn’t weight much.


Too Tall

_________________
Too Tall

Thompson Falls Montana


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:55 am 

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:25 am
Posts: 339
Location: Thompson Falls Montana
That got posted before I was done writing. Must have hit a wrong button.
I just got a S&W M&P 9 M2.0 with a 5” barrel, and a rail that fits my mits a lot better. It holds 17+1. I should be a little more accurate with the bigger grip and longer barrel.
Funny how the 5” barrel makes a difference.


Too Tall

_________________
Too Tall

Thompson Falls Montana


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:22 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:43 am
Posts: 263
Great pictures Guy. Lots of different wildlife there to enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Dan.


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:37 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
wvbuckbuster wrote:
Great pictures Guy. Lots of different wildlife there to enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Dan.


Thanks! I want to get some elk and bighorn sheep photos soon. (y)


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:08 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:27 am
Posts: 5887
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Guy as usual those are beautiful photos on your post, thank you (y).

Blessings,
Dan

_________________
Keep the Son in your eyes

Whelen is the way


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:55 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
sask boy wrote:
Guy as usual those are beautiful photos on your post, thank you (y).

Blessings,
Dan


Thanks Dan. I've gotten good photos of that particular mule deer doe before. She lives in a nature area at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers. Nice walking paths go through there, and she's very accustomed to people walking through. Highly tolerant of humans nearby. Makes it easy to get pretty good photos of her.

Wish her boyfriend was as cooperative! :grin:

Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:48 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
Got out on the Columbia and the Wenatchee rivers again today. What a morning! Covered 7.6 miles. Flow from the upstream dam on the Columbia was STRONG. Taught me a bit about the kayak, currents, and the limits of my own strength.

Felt comfortable enough to take the good camera out in the kayak this morning. Got some wildlife photos:

Image

Interesting little back-channel, near the confluence of the two rivers:
Image

A very curious doe. She came over to see what the heck I was :)
Image

Geese:
Image

Image

Not a goose:
Image

Merganser:
Image

Our resident eagle made her appearance:
Image

Am so doggone glad I bought this thing! Brought it home a week ago and have been out three times now:
Image

Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:49 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:43 am
Posts: 263
Amazing what new toys we find in our old age, lol. Glad your enjoying it. Dan.


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:58 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:31 pm
Posts: 291
Guy, with you sitting in the Kayak how much water does it draw? It looks like your in pretty shallow water.


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:55 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
diverdown wrote:
Guy, with you sitting in the Kayak how much water does it draw? It looks like your in pretty shallow water.


Just a few inches. Maybe 4" or so?

I know that I have paddled in such shallow water that I can't get the entire paddle blade actually in the water, 'cause it's hitting the bottom. But the kayak glides smoothly along.

I had to turn back at one point yesterday, just couldn't get the kayak through some rocky shallows. Could have dragged it over the rocks, but I went back down and around instead! Saw more wildlife that way.

Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:59 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
Hit a point yesterday, fighting upstream against the main current in the Columbia, where I was struggling hard with the paddle and making very slow progress. The dam a couple of miles up was releasing a lot of water and the current was strong. So...

I zipped across the river to a shallow, calm area I knew of. Wanted to go there anyway for the photography and wildlife watching. Got over there and rested for a while before continuing upstream - and stayed out of the main current until I was on my way back to where I'd put in.

Going back down the river, I was happy to let the strong current hustle me along!

I try to go upstream first, when I'm strong. So I can ride the current back down when I'm tired.

Really enjoying this little kayak - and thinking of all sorts of fishing & hunting that could be done with it.

Regards, Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
Posts: 14344
Location: Washington State
Got out on the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers this morning with the kayak & camera. The osprey put on an incredible show. The eagle was jealous. The heron stoic.

I got a great workout and managed a few decent photos. Friend of mine was bicycling at the same time, and spotted me on the river. She took the photo of me kayaking. She was on a bridge over the Columbia. Pretty cool.

Image

Image

Image

Image

It's been a good morning. I think I'll just keep adding to this post time to time when I've got some decent photos to share.

Guy


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Wildlife along the River
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:31 pm 

Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:49 pm
Posts: 32115
Location: Northern British Columbia
Great shots of the birds encountered along the river, Guy.

_________________
Fortiorum fortia facta


Top
Offline Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Moderators: JD338, NOSLER, FOTIS, NoslerV, Nosler4

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

This forum is:

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Theme created StylerBB.net