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As always, I like to share a few of the calendar images I've picked out for my Yellowstone-related themes. I do a Yellowstone theme each year with new photos, and decided to add a separate Yellowstone Birds calendar this year. The Weasel & Mongoose calendar also has a few GYE species.

Great blue heron at Pelican Creek
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Great horned owl
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American Bison, Yellowstone Lake and Mt. Sheridan
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American black bears
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Bighorn sheep
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Dusky grouse
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Red-tailed hawk
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Red-naped sapsucker
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Common raven
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American pelicans
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Short-tailed weasel
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North American river otter
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American badger
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American marten
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Long-tailed weasel
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You can see all of the calendar images on my website.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:03 am


Author: Max
Posted: November 13, 2018, 6:03 pm
Great photos -- make me homesick to be back in the park! I agree that mountain goat one is special, but also loved the two moose in the stream -- wonderful feeling of peace and beauty in that shot! Thanks.

Statistics: Posted by Dorothy — Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:10 pm


Author: Dorothy
Posted: November 9, 2018, 6:10 am
Thanks Linda. It's always hit or miss with them, and we barely got those two when a client spotted them near the road on our way back down. I couldn't believe they still had remnants of their old coats clinging on at that point... normally in fall they're looking quite handsome (barring a radio collar and ear tags!).

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:03 am


Author: Max
Posted: November 8, 2018, 4:03 pm
Oooh, I'm at 943. Guess I'll have to start deleting soon.
I have never clicked on the auto, so I don't know if I have it.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:42 pm


Author: lah
Posted: November 7, 2018, 7:42 pm
Love the mountain goat pix especially.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:40 pm


Author: lah
Posted: November 7, 2018, 7:40 pm
Mike wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am
mdtrot wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:27 am


Thanks. One thing I'm confused about with Flickr is if they count your "Auto Upload" album against your 1000 photo limit. This album is all that is putting me over the 1000 photo limit. I'm not sure how I ever got this album or how to get rid of it.

Do you have the Flickr app on a phone or tablet ?...if so open app,go to settings(3 vertical dots on top right) and "autoloader" is the first setting.Mine was on and I do not allow auto uploads from my camera to any website or cloud service so I thinking that this was switched on by default.

Now this post says the new limit is 1000 pics but my free account says I have 1000 TB,maybe this has not been implemented yet
Thanks, I turned it off, but I still have some 275 pics in my auto upload album. I guess I'll have to go through them all and get rid of a bunch.

Statistics: Posted by mdtrot — Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:21 pm


Author: mdtrot
Posted: November 7, 2018, 7:21 pm
mdtrot wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:27 am


Thanks. One thing I'm confused about with Flickr is if they count your "Auto Upload" album against your 1000 photo limit. This album is all that is putting me over the 1000 photo limit. I'm not sure how I ever got this album or how to get rid of it.

Do you have the Flickr app on a phone or tablet ?...if so open app,go to settings(3 vertical dots on top right) and "autoloader" is the first setting.Mine was on and I do not allow auto uploads from my camera to any website or cloud service so I thinking that this was switched on by default.

Now this post says the new limit is 1000 pics but my free account says I have 1000 TB,maybe this has not been implemented yet

Statistics: Posted by Mike — Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am


Author: Mike
Posted: November 7, 2018, 6:57 pm
Max wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:11 pm
It's probably only a big deal to those who use Flickr for storage. I ditched Pro last year when I finally realized all I was paying for was storage I didn't need. I just went through and culled a number of images to get below 1000, and I'll do it again down the road. I use Flickr as another way of sharing with a wider audience. Ultimately it nets me almost zero business, but I have always enjoyed sharing my view of the world with folks, so as long as it doesn't cost me anything, I'll stick with my account there.

Max
Thanks. One thing I'm confused about with Flickr is if they count your "Auto Upload" album against your 1000 photo limit. This album is all that is putting me over the 1000 photo limit. I'm not sure how I ever got this album or how to get rid of it.

Statistics: Posted by mdtrot — Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:27 am


Author: mdtrot
Posted: November 7, 2018, 5:27 pm
I recently uploaded a small gallery of new images from my Fall tour to my photo archive. A short preview is below.

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View the full Yellowstone 2018 Fall gallery here.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:19 pm


Author: Max
Posted: November 7, 2018, 12:19 am
Nice that you found them. We spent all our time scouring the edges of the first meadow on the PV trail... never went into the far trees to look further. Maybe that's why we struck out.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm


Author: Max
Posted: November 7, 2018, 12:12 am
It's probably only a big deal to those who use Flickr for storage. I ditched Pro last year when I finally realized all I was paying for was storage I didn't need. I just went through and culled a number of images to get below 1000, and I'll do it again down the road. I use Flickr as another way of sharing with a wider audience. Ultimately it nets me almost zero business, but I have always enjoyed sharing my view of the world with folks, so as long as it doesn't cost me anything, I'll stick with my account there.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:11 pm


Author: Max
Posted: November 7, 2018, 12:11 am
As suspected, Flicker has announced some new account policies. Free accounts will be limited to 1000 pics. If you want more than that, it will be $50/year for a Pro account, which I guess is not too bad. I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on this.

Statistics: Posted by mdtrot — Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:20 pm


Author: mdtrot
Posted: November 6, 2018, 2:20 am
Yes, this used to be a "happening" forum before the hack attack. YNet Forum has been an invaluable resource for me over the years, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of those who created it and raised it from the dead after the attack! I'm not on Facebook, so I'm all in favor of a resurgence here.

Statistics: Posted by mdtrot — Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:17 pm


Author: mdtrot
Posted: November 6, 2018, 2:17 am
Don't get discouraged, Pugman. Historically, participation is usually fairly slow from the late fall and through the winter. But when March rolls around, most of the Yellowstone diehards will be back in force, along with many newcomers. Right now, I'm in So Cal working on my health again and trying to get the local hummers to pose for me. All three of my favorite Costas hummers from last year have returned to greet me. They're sipping at my feeders every day. And they love listening to music. They'll be courting next month, so I'll try to post some pix soon. The beards on the males turn purple and bright fushia when they're courting...absolutely gorgeous. Had to leave my pro gear at home, but my little Leica P & S does a fairly decent job. Give me a week or so and I'll post some pix of the Hummer Honeymooners "Ralph and Alice" and Norton (aka: Mongo). Mongo is always trying to woo Alice away from Ralph....pretty funny. If I was back in MT right now, I'd be getting ready for the bighorn rut. The rams usually come down from the Beartooth Mountains in November, start kicking and testing each other and chasing the ewes. The rut normally starts sometime during the first week in December. That's when the head crunching of the big adult rams begins. If anyone is going to be in the Nye area in December or in January, you may want to consider checking out the Stillwater Bighorn Sheep herd. The sheep come right down to the blacktop road (Cty Rd. 419). The herd doesn't get many visitors so they're not very wary of humans, yet. So you can get fairly close to them. Just stay in your vehicle to be safe, roll down your window and use a super telephoto lens to photograph them. The ram's charging protocol is unbelievably awesome to watch and photograph. If you're interested, take a look at some of the bighorn sheep pix at my Flickr site. The rut can get very vicious....lots of fur and blood flying through the air. In January, you can also get some very interesting shots of the rut aftermath... scrapes, cuts, chunks of missing horn, brutal scars and bloody noses. The rams really take a beating. You'd think that they'd bash their brains out, but their skull has a double cranium with a layer of spongy material in between that keeps the rams from getting serious head injuries. The spongy tissue acts like a shock absorber. If you're in the area and are looking for excitement, don't miss seeing the bighorns. They're such magnificent animals. How I can go from photographing big horn sheep to humming birds never ceases to amaze me. But I love 'em all!

BTW, I set up a Facebook account when it first started up. Had my account for about 2 months and then canceled it. I was getting thousands of messages from people I didn't know and felt too vulnerable. I became a Y-Net forum member in 2009 and I guess it's the Yellowstone folks who will always keep me coming back. Bless you all!!

Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:21 pm


Author: yellvet
Posted: November 5, 2018, 6:21 am
Great shots. I especially like the Great Grey Owl. Thanks for posting.

Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:56 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: November 4, 2018, 3:56 am