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      gail bisson

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      Thread Starter: gail bisson

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      Last Post By: gail bisson Today, 12:04 PM Go to last post
      haseeb badar

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      Thread Starter: haseeb badar

      Hello everyone ! Thank you for all your comments and suggestions on my previous post , much appreciated.

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      Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      Jonathan Ashton

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      Thread Starter: Jonathan Ashton

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      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 12:35 PM Go to last post
      Jim Crosswell

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      Thread Starter: Jim Crosswell

      Here is another image taken last month in Costa Rica. This was a setup with a bamboo perch and BG. Hope you enjoy it.

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      Thread Starter: sasan nejadi

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      John Dalton

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      Thread Starter: John Dalton

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      Thread Starter: John Mack

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      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

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      Thread Starter: Jay Shah

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      Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...Common-Dolphin

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      Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...p/142316-light

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      Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: greg cowle

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