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Jan 03, 2020 03:58 |  #17461

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While at the kitchen table, looked out and thought my fathers cat got out before I realized wasn't his cat. grabbed my camera and ran out. Found him down a couple houses. then hoping I had the iso high enough for dusk.
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Great shots! Is this a cougar?


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Jan 03, 2020 04:00 |  #17462

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Tack sharp focus!!


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Jan 03, 2020 04:32 |  #17463

A couple of locals at Walyunga NP and Yanchep NP


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Jan 03, 2020 12:46 |  #17464

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Jan 03, 2020 12:53 |  #17465

This is a Harris Hawk (corrected) and a Bald Eagle from the same sanctuary in Duncan B.C.

Interesting the birds are not restricted, they are free to fly away, but they are fed regularly and choose to stay because it suits them. Recently they were used in a pilot program with the Canadian Aviation Authority to scare off seagulls and to attack drones encroaching on the flight zones of Vancouver Airport. Apparently the raptors (including Bald Eagles) quickly learned the technique of grabbing a drone and were richly rewarded for it. They seem to enjoy the activity enormously!


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Jan 03, 2020 13:08 |  #17466

Tronhard wrote in post #18985539 (external link)
This is a Peregrine Falcon and a Bald Eagle from the same sanctuary in Duncan B.C.

Interesting the birds are not restricted, they are free to fly away, but they are fed regularly and choose to stay because it suits them. Recently they were used in a pilot program with the Canadian Aviation Authority to scare of seagulls and to attack drones encroaching on the flight zones of Vancouver Airport. Apparently the raptors (including Bald Eagles) quickly learned the technique of grabbing a drone and were richly rewarded for it. They seem to enjoy the activity enormously!


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Nice images. The first is not a peregrine falcon, maybe a Harris's Hawk?


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Jan 03, 2020 13:11 as a reply to  @ shalu's post |  #17467

Absolutely right! I was going to put up one of a falcon but chose the Hawk instead!! Thanks for pointing that out for me.


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Jan 03, 2020 13:19 |  #17468

Moving away from birds for a moment, this is part way through an encounter with a full-grown male Grizzly Bear in Alberta. I had parked and was heading away from my car to photograph some landscape and this chap, who must have been asleep, rose out of the tall grass. Like many bears he was pretending not to look at me while he checked me out. He then started ambling in my direction, but carefully not looking at me. I was happily shooting away and pulling in the zoom when I realized I had zoomed out to the max - 70mm and he was still easily filling the frame. When I looked past the viewfinder he was probably 30m (100ft) away from me. I know you can't out run a bear and at the time of year late July, they are keen to put on weight and I would make a good lunch.

Luckily I was saved by the arrival of a deer to my left, the bear was distracted and stopped while he checked out his more conventional prey. I moved back to the car with some dispatch and closed and locked the door. When I checked the deer had gone and the bear was ambling back to his original spot...


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Jan 03, 2020 13:27 as a reply to  @ tandemtouring's post |  #17469

@tandemtouring

These images bring back memories of my time working in and touring around Australia. I was horrified to learn how many animals have been assessed as dying in the latest bush fires - the cost in animal life is, I think, estimated at almost half a billion animals. Then of course there are the human casualties and the immense loss of property. Over here in NZ our glaciers are coloured pink with the smoke particles and we have spectacular sunrises and sunsets at your expense.

We might be rivals in many sports, but we are close neighbours if not family and we feel for you folks...


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Jan 03, 2020 15:50 |  #17470

Tronhard wrote in post #18985551 (external link)
Moving away from birds for a moment, this is part way through an encounter with a full-grown male Grizzly Bear in Alberta. I had parked and was heading away from my car to photograph some landscape and this chap, who must have been asleep, rose out of the tall grass. Like many bears he was pretending not to look at me while he checked me out. He then started ambling in my direction, but carefully not looking at me. I was happily shooting away and pulling in the zoom when I realized I had zoomed out to the max - 70mm and he was still easily filling the frame. When I looked past the viewfinder he was probably 30m (100ft) away from me. I know you can't out run a bear and at the time of year late July, they are keen to put on weight and I would make a good lunch.

Luckily I was saved by the arrival of a deer to my left, the bear was distracted and stopped while he checked out his more conventional prey. I moved back to the car with some dispatch and closed and locked the door. When I checked the deer had gone and the bear was ambling back to his original spot...
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WOW ..... cool story. I'm glad that you stayed on the correct side of the bear's stomach ! :-P




  
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Jan 03, 2020 16:58 |  #17471

Tronhard wrote in post #18985551 (external link)
Moving away from birds for a moment, this is part way through an encounter with a full-grown male Grizzly Bear in Alberta. I had parked and was heading away from my car to photograph some landscape and this chap, who must have been asleep, rose out of the tall grass. Like many bears he was pretending not to look at me while he checked me out. He then started ambling in my direction, but carefully not looking at me. I was happily shooting away and pulling in the zoom when I realized I had zoomed out to the max - 70mm and he was still easily filling the frame. When I looked past the viewfinder he was probably 30m (100ft) away from me. I know you can't out run a bear and at the time of year late July, they are keen to put on weight and I would make a good lunch.

Luckily I was saved by the arrival of a deer to my left, the bear was distracted and stopped while he checked out his more conventional prey. I moved back to the car with some dispatch and closed and locked the door. When I checked the deer had gone and the bear was ambling back to his original spot...
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That is quite a story, Tronhard. I'm certainly glad I wasn't there. :lol: Nice portrait shot of that big bruiser.


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Jan 04, 2020 03:28 |  #17472

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Jan 04, 2020 04:49 |  #17473

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Tack sharp focus!!

Thanks, no regret getting the 100-400II and even with the EF 1.4 extender III I get sharp enough shots.




  
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Jan 04, 2020 07:49 |  #17475

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