Miscellaneous Wildlife

ISv

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I was wondering why it appears to have horns. Apparently *European* red squirrels are not the same as North American red squirrels, and can have these ear tufts.
Not the same species...
 
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ISv

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Love it, Cog! Alright everyone...all together now..."awwwwwwwwww how cute". :)
Ha, ha - I got back on "Miscellaneous..." today (4th of July in USA) and I really hear some loud "booms" outside (still 6:20 but obviously some guys can't wait:))!
 

john1970

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This morning I went to a local national wildlife refuge and stumbled across a very photogenic baby turtle. Normally, I go for birds or insects, but when nature provides you with a beautiful subject one cannot resist spending some time taking photos. I was on my stomach for a good 20-30 minutes photographing the baby turtle before it wandered off.

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Fbimages

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Just wanted to share one of my all time favourite images in this period of unusually high temperatures in the UK! Arctic fox, 5DS R
 

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...went out the front door to check the mail and noticed a shadowy-type figure perched on an interior tree branch about twelve feet off the ground. Came back with mail in hand and the figure was still there--probably not a bird, I thought.

So I went back a minute later, and 5DMkIII + 100-400 II equals this:

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...never witnessed a chipmunk in that tree before.

A quick websearch suggests that it might have been hunting for cicadas!
 
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HenryL

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Day after the hawk paid a visit, a different subject posed for me yesterday. (I hope this little guy keeps an eye to the sky!!) A few months ago I posted a photo of a different rabbit - this is one of that rabbits offspring, and seems to have taken up residence here. All taken with R5 + 100-500, the 2nd & 3rd with the 2x TC added.

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Jackpot!

This particular squirrel did not want to share his/her 'find' with nearby furry friends and family...

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There's a quote from Henri Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul (speaking to Bruce Wayne/Batman in 'Batman Begins'):

"Always mind your surroundings."

Photography has taught me to try and mind my own surroundings. To wit: Acorns grow in bunches? Who knew?!
 
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ERHP

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Was hoping for the Sora to make an appearance but instead I had a family of four raccoons make an appearance, one of whom actually cleared the vegetation for a fairly clean shot.
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R5 600 II w/1.4X 1/2000 : f/7.1 : ISO 1000
 
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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
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Black (fox) squirrel stripping the bark from a tree.
R6, RF800, RF1.4x, handheld, DxOPL4.

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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
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800 mm + 1.4x, handheld... Well done!
I really like this combination for that reason, but it can be a bit of a challenge. I often have a monopod with me but not today.

Late day and cloudy so I didn't bump the shutter speed. My wife declined the use of her shoulder to steady the lens :rolleyes:.
 
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AlanF

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I really like this combination for that reason, but it can be a bit of a challenge. I often have a monopod with me but not today.

Late day and cloudy so I didn't bump the shutter speed. My wife declined the use of her shoulder to steady the lens :rolleyes:.
The RF 800+ RF 1.4x works really well. I'd love to see a direct comparison of the R5 + 800 vs R6 + 1120.
 
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Del Paso

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I really like this combination for that reason, but it can be a bit of a challenge. I often have a monopod with me but not today.

Late day and cloudy so I didn't bump the shutter speed. My wife declined the use of her shoulder to steady the lens :rolleyes:.
Replace her!;)
 
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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
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Apr 18, 2013
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The RF 800+ RF 1.4x works really well. I'd love to see a direct comparison of the R5 + 800 vs R6 + 1120.
That would be an interesting comparison, both raw and with some post processing. TDP only has the R5 with the 800 for now. I'm waiting to see what the future unfolds before I pick up another body. Maybe a higher megapixel body?