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Offline crashdive123

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A Few Days At The Lake
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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 06:23:04 PM »
Man, that sure is beautiful. How do you like paddle boarding, how hard is it to learn?

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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 08:07:13 PM »
Great shots Dave. What lake is that? Looks like a cool little cabin with the screened in patio. Nice fashion statement too...

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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 08:20:55 PM »
Great pics Dave!  Those colors are priceless!  Seems like a great few days from those views
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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 10:38:22 PM »
Looks like you had a great time, Crash.....loved the crane pictures, too! :thumbsup:

Those Sandhills cranes migrate through Nebraska and gather here by the hundreds of thousands for their mating ritual every year in the Platte River valley.  The sound is almost deafening at times and the gyrations they go through in their dance is quite a sight with those huge, outstretched wings and gangly legs.  Crane-watching is big business for some of the landowners who go to great pains to provide pit-blinds and bed & breakfast accommodations for bird watchers that come from all corners of the world to view the grand spectacle!  :shocked:
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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 04:13:06 AM »
The lake is Kinglsey Lake - a giant sinkhole.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsley_Lake  The little cottage was on Camp Blanding.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Blanding

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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 08:16:49 AM »
I love the storm clouds. Not much scares me in this world but a sink hole is so unpredictable. We have something a little comparable. It's a reasonably small lake at 65 acres, but it's 195 feet deep.

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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 10:56:40 AM »
The Sandhill Cranes are really striking looking birds.  They used to have (maybe still do) a season on them in Colorado and a friend shot a couple and had them mounted.  Up close they are much taller than I thought and really beautiful birds.

I have been in Nebraska when the Sandhills were going thru.  Saw a lot of them in the North Platte and Kearney area one year.

Nice photos Crash.  Really impressive colors and sky.

That lake is really too round to not have been made by aliens from outer space.   :-\
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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2017, 03:55:21 AM »
What a good time! Your pics are wonderful as always.

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Re: A Few Days At The Lake
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2017, 08:28:45 AM »
Great pics as always! Thanks for taking us along.
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