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Tony's Takes Photography
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Colorado-based extreme weather, landscape and wildlife photography.
Colorado-based extreme weather, landscape and wildlife photography.

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Backyard #squirrel hopes for leftovers. These little guys can't get to my bird feeders but that doesn't stop them from looking for a meal. They oftentimes are hanging out on the ground under the feeder, hoping to catch the sunflower seeds and peanuts that the birds drop. This guy was pretty clever in that he would go to the adjacent tree and watch. When something fell to the ground, he would run down, grab it, then scurry back up the tree to watch for more.
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11/18/18
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Young Gray Ghost performs a flyby. Driving along the rural roads of Adams County, #Colorado, I spotted this gorgeous #raptor hunting right along the road. I quickly staged myself in front of the young male Northern Harrier and in return it gave me a couple of nice flybys. You’ll find these #hawks across much of North America, Europe and Asia depending on the season. Typically they fly very fast and low to the ground using their keen eyesight and hearing to spot and listen for their prey.
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11/17/18
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Video slideshow: Mule #Deer buck chases his lady. Well, this was a fun scene to come across. I see this nice looking buck and doe and stop to snap their pictures. The doe used that as an opportunity to get away from the buck and he did not appreciate it one bit. He took off running at a full sprint, leaping a bush in a rather athletic maneuver to catch up to her. She tried to escape but he caught up, cutting her off and circling her back. Both were running at full speed, back and forth, as she was trying to make him understand she wasn’t interested in his affections. With his hormones raging though, he was not to be deterred and she did finally give up and stop running. I shot 20 images or so of the event and figure putting them in a video works best to show the action. #rut #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Beavers work hard on their winter prep. While quite common, #Beavers are a form of #wildlife not often seen. They prefer to stay out of sight and are shy around people. On this morning last week though, three of them were quite busy along the South Platte River southwest of #Denver, #Colorado. They continually made trips from their lodges to the sides of the river where they grabbed sticks and hauled them back home. It was well shaded and I didn’t have quite enough lens to get good close-ups but it was fun to see them, something I have only done a few times.
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11/15/18
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Solitary reflections in black and white. Jumping back to almost exactly one year ago today. Thick #fog had settled in on the St Vrain River in northern #Colorado and spotting wildlife became pretty much impossible. It did however create some very cool scenes like this one, taken in St. Vrain State Park. #LandscapePhotography #Weather #weatherphotography #blackandwhite
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Sheesh. Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week and a half away? That means the start of the shopping season. Ugh! I can give you a head start here! ;-) I am getting ready to order my initial batch of calendars and am sure you or someone you know would love one (or two or three). https://tonystakes.com/photo-calendars/
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Icy eyebrows on a Great Horned Owl. The #weather this past Sunday was not particularly hospitable with temperatures below freezing and steady snow. Most animals had opted to lie low and stay sheltered. This Great Horned Owl wisely chose to do just that, staying as sheltered as possible in a tree that had a few remaining leaves. There were enough leaves missing through that my friend Bill easily spotted it and let me know about the find. Needless to say, the #owl was in no rush to leave its perch, rightly opting to sit tight in the cold weather. When I got home I realized that the poor thing had ice and snow caked onto its face, an indication of just how inhospitable the conditions were. #Denver #Colorado #wildlife #birdphotography
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11/13/18
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White-tailed #Deer #buck weathers the snow. Temperatures below freezing and snow don't make it very comfortable to be outside for humans. Creatures such as these are far more capable of withstanding those conditions though. I spent yesterday morning driving around looking for photo-worthy subjects and found a few, including this handsome guy. The deer actually seemed to be reveling in the cold and were quite active. See more of these common but cool creatures here: https://tonystakes.com/tag/deer/ #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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In honor of our nation’s heroes. Happy Veterans Day to all who have served. #VeteransDay #Veterans
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My week's long 'photo funk' continues... A frustrating #photo morning. I went to Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver for the bighorn and yeah, I saw them - as tiny little dots on the side of the canyon. Sigh. Apparently they came down hours later but I wasn't willing to wait that long. I am in a bit of a 'photo funk' having gone weeks without a truly quality photo outing. I've had periods like this where I struggle to find quality subjects and fail to have a good outing but this one, goodness, seems to be going on forever. The drought continues... #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography
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