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« on: February 08, 2006, 06:19:02 AM »
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While recovering from knee surgery Jan. 4, 2006, I was taking a little hike around the "Migrants Mile" nature trail at Quivira NWR and came upon what first appeared to be a squirrel nest of leaves in a tree.  Upon closer inspection with my 100-400 IS lens, I found this:
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 07:49:10 PM »
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Nice!  I did the same thing once with a porcupine.  I thought it was some kind of nest until I walked up on it and its yellow teeth.

Nice shot.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 08:57:42 PM »
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Nice shot,,Did you kill him?

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 10:42:47 PM »
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Hope you don't mind I took a stab at tweaking the color in photoshop.

I have a couple of bird images which appear to be almost exactly the same light and positioning and was working on them.  I saw yours and couldn't help trying the same thing on it.

Nice catch... I've never seen a bobcat in the wild.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 09:00:46 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 10:44:02 PM »
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While recovering from knee surgery Jan. 4, 2006, I was taking a little hike around the "Migrants Mile" nature trail at Quivira NWR and came upon what first appeared to be a squirrel nest of leaves in a tree.  Upon closer inspection with my 100-400 IS lens, I found this:
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Fantastic. I have never seen one so clearly. There is something pleasantly menacing in the look the cat is giving you.....
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006, 09:12:13 PM »
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Nice shot,,Did you kill him?

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Why would you want to kill it? Are they a problem in your location?
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 09:59:00 PM »
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Definitely a shot to be proud of (that's definitely, not definately). We don't have these creatures in Australia, so when I clicked on the thread, I expected to see a mini excavator (which we call bobcats in Oz).

You've captured the twinkle in the eye, but I can't say I feel anything particularly menacing about this cat, as someone suggested, but 'pleasantly menacing' (?).... that's definitely an oxymoron.  

As Ben has pointed out, the image could have done with a 'levels' adjustment.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2006, 10:23:03 PM »
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Definitely a shot to be proud of (that's definitely, not definately). We don't have these creatures in Australia, so when I clicked on the thread, I expected to see a mini excavator (which we call bobcats in Oz).
I too momentarily expected to see a picture of someone on small machinery at an escavation site....especially since one is working around here just on dawn at the moment, preparing my new orchard.    
I love the facial features and the way the branches complement the lines on its' face.
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....especially since one is working around here just on dawn at the moment, preparing my new orchard.   

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Jule,
Can we expect to see some compositionally esthetic shots of delicious nectarines and custard apples in the near future?  
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006, 11:32:01 AM »
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Hehe.. we call the Excavators Bobcats here in the US too... but I never expected to see a picture of an Excavator on this site.

It is a special picture.   I know the hard core nature photographers who camp out for months in national parks get to see animals like this but for the rest of us bobcats are exceedingly rare.  I'd be very happy to see one even if I didn't manage to photograph it.

Deer have become very common here in New England and I am starting to spot Coyotes lately, but I have yet to get a chance to try and photograph one as they have all been sightings in the middle of night.

I am not messing around with any Coyotes either to get a picture.   At least Bobcats don't travel in packs!
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 04:37:15 PM »
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Hey, Ben,

There are bobcats here in Massachusetts, and I did see one once, in Western Mass. many years ago, in broad daylight on a little dirt road. No camera with me, of course, but it was exciting to see. They are very shy and seldom seen even where they live.

Eric (also in MA)
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 05:16:41 PM »
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Can we expect to see some compositionally esthetic shots of delicious nectarines and custard apples in the near future? 
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hmmm...only dirt at present, but I do have an existing orchard with wonderful fruits and nuts which I have never thought about doing any compositionally aesthetic images of.   No nectarines though. Fruit fly are a big problem and I am a bit of a greenie and don't use sprays....so citrus, pecans, macadamias, jaboticabas and avocadoes will be on the 'still life' photographic menu over the coming seasons. Thanks Ray for the challenge...lol..
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2006, 02:57:28 PM »
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Here’s a photo from May of 2000 that I just got around to scanning.  This is a wild lynx in Yosemite National Park.  The lynx appeared to be accustomed to the presence of humans.  After slowly following it for about a half mile, it stopped to rest.  I slowly approached to within about 20 or 30 feet, and then lay on the ground to get an eye level view of the lynx.  It lay by me for about 15 minutes and appeared not to be the least disturbed by my presence.  [attachment=592:attachment]
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2006, 07:18:58 AM »
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2006, 06:53:02 AM »
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Shame those thumbnails (except the first) show nothing but ascii . . .
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2006, 09:37:52 AM »
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I get the ascii garbiling too... I'm using the latest version of FireFox (1.5.0.4)

IE works fine.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2006, 12:33:22 AM »
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We're looking at the problems with the attachments, will be fixed ASAP with any luck!

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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2006, 09:42:27 AM »
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Hey, Ben,

There are bobcats here in Massachusetts, and I did see one once, in Western Mass. many years ago, in broad daylight on a little dirt road. No camera with me, of course, but it was exciting to see. They are very shy and seldom seen even where they live.

Eric (also in MA)
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I saw one a few years ago in broad daylight, crossing a road in Columbia County, NY (a few miles from Mass.).  It had much longer hair than the one in the OP's image, though.  Of course, my camera was in the trunk.

Are embedded images OK in these forums?  I notice that most people use attachments, but attachments are not working right now.
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2006, 11:01:34 AM »
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Cats are my favourite.  Wild ones best of all.  I encountered one at 6AM once while driving.  I stopped to watch him and was so captivated I couldn't be bothered changing lenses to try and photograph him.  I just sat, transfixed.  He walked slowly across the road, paused once, gave me a long look and disappeared into the forest.  Magic!

Thanks for the great pix, guys.

Peter
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