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Midnight Applenappers; thieves in the night.

 
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Dec 15, 2008 08:39 |  #1

I posted this two weeks ago: "The deer haven't found the apples yet!
I looked out the window & saw the storm clouds coming near & thought they'd make a nice backdrop for the late, warm light in the trees."


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The after shot.

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I saw this evidence this weekend.

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Then, looking out the window after dark, I saw these.
(Damn doorway! I couldn't see it when I was shooting.)

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Focusing in the dark isn't easy. AI Servo wouldn't lock on, so I used MF & shifted a bit for each shot.

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They didn't cooperate as much as I'd have liked.

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This guy probably had a run in with a car, or maybe just a lousy shot?

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Do you have any "Thieves in the night" shots similar to these? Post them here!

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Dec 15, 2008 21:09 |  #2

Fun sequence of shots. That three legged one is interesting. Second to last 'ghost deer' is my fave.




  
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Dec 16, 2008 07:25 |  #3

I've seen some apple trees but jimmany cricket...What do you feed that thing, steroids?

That's an impressive apple tree.


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Dec 16, 2008 07:52 |  #4

Really nice



  
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Dec 16, 2008 13:46 |  #5

What do you feed that thing, steroids?

Actually, it seems to thrive on neglect? All we do is pick the apples in the Fall. The ones that the birds get to first, we leave for the deer, or whatever gets there next.

Thanks for the comments. Does anyone else have some of "Thieves in the night."?


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Dec 16, 2008 17:06 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #6

Great set. The before and after of the tree interesting without the thieves.

Here's my thief, loves apples too:

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Dec 16, 2008 21:21 |  #7

Haha, what kind of animal is that? Sure looks nicer than the possum around my house.


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Dec 17, 2008 08:47 |  #8

Haha, what kind of animal is that?

It looks like a cat with a nose job!


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Dec 17, 2008 11:31 |  #9

Great sequence ... and the food fun begins !

Great capture and story Thanks.

Wow Thats alot of deer , the most I have had in my backyard was 4 licking and eating all the suet bird food and wiped out 4 fruit feeders .

Hahah .. photoguy and swiftfoot tim . I thought genetically modified coon.


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Dec 17, 2008 19:51 |  #10

... and the food fun begins !

I'm surprised that more people haven't posted yet. There has to be more than two of us with scavenger shots.


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Dec 20, 2008 16:35 |  #11

Okay, I'll play, see if we can bump this back up. Here is my nemesis, although he rarely troubles his little self with the cover of darkness before he empties a feeder or two.


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Dec 20, 2008 20:14 |  #12

SwiftFootTim wrote in post #6892747 (external link)
Haha, what kind of animal is that? Sure looks nicer than the possum around my house.

It is an Australian Brushtail Possum.


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Dec 21, 2008 01:36 |  #13

PBeeee wrote in post #6916541 (external link)
Okay, I'll play, see if we can bump this back up. Here is my nemesis, although he rarely troubles his little self with the cover of darkness before he empties a feeder or two.

Great shot, it almost looks like he's laughing at you ("I'm gonna empty your feeder and what're you gonna do about it?")


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Dec 22, 2008 15:55 |  #14

Dang, I'd take an Australian Brushtail Possum over my garden variety possum.

Is it wrong to consider putting up a bird feeder just to get pictures of birds and squirrels? I know that isn't wrong, but is it wrong when you have three outdoor cats living at your house? I'm thinking like 8 foot high on a metal pole so the cats can't climb, but I'd think it'd almost be torture for them.


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Dec 22, 2008 21:47 |  #15

I'm thinking like 8 foot high on a metal pole so the cats can't climb, but I'd think it'd almost be torture for them.

I don't see any difference in that & them looking out the window or looking up in a tree?


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