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Sep 24, 2020 09:52 |  #1

A Pine Marten visited our property earlier this week. It's only the third time that I've seen one here in 40 years. It was fairly early in the morning and a real challenge to keep my exposure parameters somewhat balanced. But, out of more than 300 shots, I got more than a few that I'm pleased with.

They are a bold animal and generally unafraid of humans. They are fast and powerful enough to chase Red Squirrels through the treetops and catch them.


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Sep 24, 2020 10:15 |  #2

Nice captures and interesting info. Didn’t know they hunted the treetops.


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Sep 24, 2020 12:03 |  #3

Wonderful capitalization on the opportunity!!! Beautiful shots of an uncommonly sighted visitor


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Sep 25, 2020 07:22 |  #4

Larry Johnson wrote in post #19129314 (external link)
Nice captures and interesting info. Didn’t know they hunted the treetops.


Snydremark wrote in post #19129337 (external link)
Wonderful capitalization on the opportunity!!! Beautiful shots of an uncommonly sighted visitor

Thank you both, Larry and Eric, for taking the time to comment; I appreciate it.


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Sep 25, 2020 07:32 |  #5

Beautiful animal.
Love the poses in these two shots.
Very nicely composed.



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Sep 26, 2020 07:31 |  #6

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Beautiful animal.
Love the poses in these two shots.
Very nicely composed.

Thank you most kindly, Richard; I appreciate it.


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Sep 26, 2020 14:25 |  #7

Two amazing images Al. Would love to see more of your keepers. I've never seen a Pine Marten, but I have seen Fishers. Captured them on my trail cameras lots of times as well.


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Sep 26, 2020 18:35 |  #8

CDMOOSE wrote in post #19129309 (external link)
A Pine Marten visited our property earlier this week. It's only the third time that I've seen one here in 40 years. It was fairly early in the morning and a real challenge to keep my exposure parameters somewhat balanced. But, out of more than 300 shots, I got more than a few that I'm pleased with.

They are a bold animal and generally unafraid of humans. They are fast and powerful enough to chase Red Squirrels through the treetops and catch them.


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Very nice photos Al. I’ve yet to photograph one of these guys. They are most elusive in my neck of the woods.ߙ


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Sep 27, 2020 07:46 |  #9

KT29 wrote in post #19130440 (external link)
Very nice photos Al. I’ve yet to photograph one of these guys. They are most elusive in my neck of the woods.ߙ

Thanks, Terry. They are most elusive here as well. In fact, I've never seen one elsewhere, other than the three I've seen on our property over 40 years.


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Sep 27, 2020 07:50 |  #10

SJC from VT wrote in post #19130347 (external link)
Two amazing images Al. Would love to see more of your keepers. I've never seen a Pine Marten, but I have seen Fishers. Captured them on my trail cameras lots of times as well.

Thank you most kindly, Sandy. I've seen Fishers too, but only fleeting glimpses. Here are a couple other shots, since you asked. The color of the background on the first is imparted by fall foliage.


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Sep 28, 2020 05:56 |  #11

Very nice additional photos Al! Thanks for sharing them.


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Sep 28, 2020 07:26 |  #12

SJC from VT wrote in post #19131044 (external link)
Very nice additional photos Al! Thanks for sharing them.

Thank you, Sandy; I'm glad you enjoyed them.


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Oct 02, 2020 00:13 |  #13

Those are some beautiful shots. I saw my first one this year. Amazing creatures, I could not believe how fast and agile it was zipping through a boulder field where Pika were squeeking, over and under boulders the size of small cars.


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Oct 03, 2020 07:29 |  #14

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Those are some beautiful shots. I saw my first one this year. Amazing creatures, I could not believe how fast and agile it was zipping through a boulder field where Pika were squeeking, over and under boulders the size of small cars.

Thank you for commenting, Randy. They really are nifty animals and I'm glad you got to see one. When he was in our yard for the second time last week, he spotted a Gray Squirrel on the lawn quite close to him. I thought I would get to see him in action. But he just gave it a quick chase and when the squirrel went up a tree, the marten did not follow.


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