The Stories Behind the Pictures

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The Stories Behind the Pictures

Post by Jo UK » December 12th, 2008, 8:23 pm

Anyone who has a story to tell, to accompany a photograph they have taken, can post it here.
I often wonder "how on earth did the photographer manage to get that picture - was he up a tree all day? Hiding in snow?"

Well, here, we can find out!

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Post by yarko » December 13th, 2008, 11:07 pm

I had a luck to observe and take some photos from Migration of Branta Leucopsis – (valgepõsk lagle in Estonian)
03.November, Nort-East Estonia (near Rakvere)

Ornithologist Aivar Leito (senior researcher Estonian University of Life Sciences) says that he does’nt remember seeing that kind of mass-migration Branta Leucopsis here in Estonia.

Story behind pictures: when i drived to Rakvere, fields were filled with those birds. On my way back to Tallinn there was suddenly a magic moment when thousands of birds ‚departured’:). They made a strange sound – not a voice, just whir of wings, and flied quite low - it was a feeling that air actually ‚moved’. After circleing about 20 minutes they landed again.
Pictoresque sunset played a part too:)

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Post by okaskera » December 13th, 2008, 11:45 pm

Sorry, story deleted, had to make space im my ftp site.

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Post by yarko » December 14th, 2008, 12:50 am

okaskera - i'm absolutely speachless!
i was on your website too. Super.
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Post by Jo UK » December 14th, 2008, 12:54 am

I am full of admiration for okaskera's photography and his desciption of how he was able to take the photographs.
Thanks for joining us, okaskera. :bow:

Hint - we notice there are more photographs - - - - ??

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Post by okaskera » December 20th, 2008, 12:16 am

Sorry, story deleted, had to make space im my ftp site.

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Post by Jo UK » December 20th, 2008, 12:20 am

Thanks for the warning, okaskera. That is nature at work. Everything feeds on everything else.
I, for one, want to read more of your stories, please.

(This afternoon, I was thinking - I wonder if okaskera will tell another photo-story, or shall I write to him?)

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Post by Kuremari » December 20th, 2008, 2:35 am

okaskera - i can only express my admiration !
super ! and thanks for the story also.
i`d like to hear more :bow:
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Post by juta » December 20th, 2008, 10:10 am

okaskera wrote:I´ll try this time without translation.
I´m sure, many of us have cats at home. KEEP EYE ON THEM!!! You never know what may happend.
This is a bit like shock theraphy :D . Click on links only on your own responsiblity (pictures may be not nice for you).

Your cat may get hungry
http://www.okaskera.ee/ajutine/jutt2/pilt147.jpg

or...someone else may get hungry
http://www.okaskera.ee/ajutine/jutt2/pilt93.jpg

If you still interested, i´ll tell longer story about both of pictures.
Yes, still interested! Longer story, please. And thank you for the warning. But that is in the nature - everybody eat everybody and all are happy.
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Post by okaskera » December 21st, 2008, 9:58 pm

okaskera wrote:I´ll try this time without translation.
I´m sure, many of us have cats at home. KEEP EYE ON THEM!!! You never know what may happend.
This is a bit like shock theraphy :D . Click on links only on your own responsiblity (pictures may be not nice for you).

Your cat may get hungry
http://www.okaskera.ee/ajutine/jutt2/pilt147.jpg

or...someone else may get hungry
http://www.okaskera.ee/ajutine/jutt2/pilt93.jpg

If you still interested, i´ll tell longer story about both of pictures.
About the first picture: It happend many years ago. I was living other side of Estonia, on island Saaremaa.
It happend one of very cold winter near abadoned cottage. Fox was died probably by car. That cat from abadoned cottage found that fox and he was eating it all week until all fox was finished. Cat was rather wild - fearful. It wasnt easy to get that picture, he always was running away and growling on me further if i was trying to get close enough with my photocamera

Now about the second picture: it all happend close to same den from my first story, on the first year there. It was ver successful year for me and one of my friend. We got good friends with cubs, we were there almost every morning and evening and saw miraculous things from theyr life. One morning we went there, we saw cubs playing near den on cole - rape field.
We parked our car a lot further and crawled back there and saw cubs eating something.
ill add there couple of links to my website with better pictures of that day.
http://www.okaskera.ee/?pid=91
Close up
http://www.okaskera.ee/?pid=162
Smallest cub with absolutely full stomack

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Post by Kuremari » December 21st, 2008, 11:21 pm

good stories okaskera,
we are ready for more, anytime! but soon, please
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Post by Jo UK » December 21st, 2008, 11:30 pm

Thank you, thank you. I like to read of your activites with the camera.
Please can you or someone help me to understand one phrase?
One morning we went there, we saw cubs playing near den on cole - rape pole.
What is cole-rape pole? We have crops of rape here. It is for cattle feed and the seed produces rapeseed oil.
So, cole - rape pole? :book: :help:

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Post by okaskera » December 21st, 2008, 11:47 pm

Jo UK wrote:Thank you, thank you. I like to read of your activites with the camera.
Please can you or someone help me to understand one phrase?
One morning we went there, we saw cubs playing near den on cole - rape pole.
What is cole-rape pole? We have crops of rape here. It is for cattle feed and the seed produces rapeseed oil.
So, cole - rape pole? :book: :help:
LOL, thats why i need translation :D field - ploughland - arable land. i dont know what about i was thinking

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Post by Jo UK » December 21st, 2008, 11:59 pm

So it was an unplanted field? No, you said arable? So I have to look it up, to make sure I have it right!
Dictionary - arable.
▸ adjective: (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively


You don't need a translator. I like posts that are individual - it leads to better communication!

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Post by okaskera » December 22nd, 2008, 12:03 am

Look on pictures Jo, you will see tiny rape plants already grownig there its rapsipõld in estonian
Põld is quiet universal word here its like agricultural land , what ever grows there. It may be planted or not planted yet or unplanted? already, its still põld.

I never learned english in school and logics in estonian and english are too different, so its very difficult to translate with dictionary.

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Post by Kuremari » December 22nd, 2008, 12:16 am

we understand you very well okaskera.
and if we don`t , then we ask- so it is communicating
and that`s another great thing about this forum :rolleyes:
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Post by juta » December 22nd, 2008, 12:38 am

I always admire people who take pictures or film about wildlife. When I watch some documentary film about animals I find myself thinking - there are people behind, how did they do that?
Okastera, your stories are very interesting. You said "We got good friends with cubs", how?
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Post by terrytvgal » December 22nd, 2008, 3:13 am

okaskera wrote:Look on pictures Jo, you will see tiny rape plants already grownig there its rapsipõld in estonian
Põld is quiet universal word here its like agricultural land , what ever grows there. It may be planted or not planted yet or unplanted? already, its still põld.

I never learned english in school and logics in estonian and english are too different, so its very difficult to translate with dictionary.
I think you are describing a very beautiful, peaceful place, Okaskera. If there is no English word for this kind of place maybe there should be. :mrgreen:

Oh I just though... maybe it is a fallow field? :unsure: :unsure:


FALLOW

SYLLABICATION: fal·low

ADJECTIVE: 1. Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season: fallow farmland. 2. Characterized by inactivity: a fallow gold market.
NOUN: 1. Land left unseeded during a growing season. 2. The act of plowing land and leaving it unseeded. 3. The condition or period of being unseeded.
TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: fal·lowed, fal·low·ing, fal·lows
1. To plow (land) without seeding it afterward. 2. To plow and till (land), especially to eradicate or reduce weeds.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English falow, from Old English fealh, fallow land.
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Post by macdoum » December 25th, 2008, 4:20 am

Those are wonderful sories and beautiful photographs,Okasera
I congratulate you .
:shock: Magnifique. :2thumbsup:
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Post by laveda » January 1st, 2009, 9:57 pm

And it my cat celebrates New Year!
I wanted to open new thread in an order to tell about our home animals, but I do not have this license to do :
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