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Chris' Camera Bag

A Photo Web log by Chris Young

The best of fall

November 25, 2011 at 09:33 AM

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Despite some rainy and windy weather, there have been a few days that were great for photography.

Here is a sample of photos - most have illustrated articles, news items and announcements here at PSO over the past few weeks.

I hope you had time to get outside. Fall is on its way out - and quickly.

Top photo: A buck chases a doe on the opening morning of firearm deer season.

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A northern pintail lifts off from The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve in Fulton County.

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A flock of ducks - mostly green-winged teal - lifts off from the north pool of the Chautauqua National WIldlife Refuge north of Havana.

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A buck at the edge of the woods surrounding Lake Springfield.

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Photographed through tree branches gives this scene of ducks and geese taking flight from Lake Chautauqua a painterly quality.

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Moist soil vegetation = ducks at Lake Chautauqua.

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A juvenile bald eagle on patrol.

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Fall on the banks of the Sangamon River.

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Milkweed pods open up against the sun.

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