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Aug 04, 2021 04:00 |  #2071

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19267890 (external link)
Interesting link, Richard, thanks. It looks like your roads are almost paved with road kill wildlife - sad. I didn’t realise that your speed limits are in km/h. 35 equates to 21mph. How many comply-?
Surely a collision with a grown up kangaroo will result in a big accident and insurance claim.:-(
I once hit a badger at night at about 60mph and the car got shook up a bit - I looked for the badger and it had run off - by some miracle the car wasn’t even scratched. A friend hit one and it took his radiator out among other damage. Around here it’s mainly foxes, badgers, cats and birds that get hit.

Ray the general speed limit is 100km on country roads with some down to 80
Town it's 50 and 60
Highways 110
Generally people comply, but the biggest problem is they don't drive to conditions.
At night they hurtle along country roads at the speed limit but these kangaroo and wallaby are grazing the verges.
They don't stand a chance when they panic and fly smack into a vehicle.
Yes that can lead to very serious damage to cars, even cause serious crashes.

I've hit a few in my time but no damage. I hate night driving in bush areas for that reason and generally slow to about 60kmh.

When I was a Public Servant, Servant of The Crown (a free one, not one of HM's inmates I'll have you know) the Act said us road authority bods were to stop and remove road kill!
Not sure how many complied.
You could picture My Fair Lady, dressed for the office tiptoeing around picking up the pieces and disposing of the carcass! :rolleyes:

I'd always have a spade in our tool box and we'd scrape up the mess and heave it off the road where the other wild animals would enjoy a free feed.

So, what type of a wildlife photographer am I. :-) Not one that records that scenario in their lives!



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Aug 05, 2021 15:28 |  #2072

I was hoping to post some whale shots this week but high winds showed up cancelling the whale watching tours so I have re-booked for September. My friend & boat Captain Kate Cunningham took this 2 weeks ago out on Monterey Bay. Notice all the little anchovies.


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Aug 05, 2021 16:26 |  #2073

Maureen Souza wrote in post #19268466 (external link)
My friend & boat Captain Kate Cunningham took this 2 weeks ago out on Monterey Bay. Notice all the little anchovies.
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I get the impression that there were fewer of those little anchovies in the bay by the time Capt. Cunningham's shutter closed.


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Aug 05, 2021 19:06 |  #2074

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I get the impression that there were fewer of those little anchovies in the bay by the time Capt. Cunningham's shutter closed.

*Technically*, still in the bay...:D Wonderful shot, Maureen; thanks for sharing


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Aug 06, 2021 08:16 |  #2075

Maureen Souza wrote in post #19268466 (external link)
I was hoping to post some whale shots this week but high winds showed up cancelling the whale watching tours so I have re-booked for September. My friend & boat Captain Kate Cunningham took this 2 weeks ago out on Monterey Bay. Notice all the little anchovies.
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Amazing shot, congrats to Kate.


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Aug 06, 2021 10:06 |  #2076

avondale87 wrote in post #19267925 (external link)
Ray the general speed limit is 100km on country roads with some down to 80
Town it's 50 and 60
Highways 110
Generally people comply, but the biggest problem is they don't drive to conditions.
At night they hurtle along country roads at the speed limit but these kangaroo and wallaby are grazing the verges.
They don't stand a chance when they panic and fly smack into a vehicle.
Yes that can lead to very serious damage to cars, even cause serious crashes.

I've hit a few in my time but no damage. I hate night driving in bush areas for that reason and generally slow to about 60kmh.

When I was a Public Servant, Servant of The Crown (a free one, not one of HM's inmates I'll have you know) the Act said us road authority bods were to stop and remove road kill!
Not sure how many complied.
You could picture My Fair Lady, dressed for the office tiptoeing around picking up the pieces and disposing of the carcass! :rolleyes:

I'd always have a spade in our tool box and we'd scrape up the mess and heave it off the road where the other wild animals would enjoy a free feed.

So, what type of a wildlife photographer am I. :-) Not one that records that scenario in their lives!


Here in the US it's the deer that are common road kill and car damagers. It has happened to us a couple of times. And family members who live out west.

In Florida the most common road kill is armadillo! I guess they are slow.


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Aug 07, 2021 10:52 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #2077

Stan, she spends 8-10 hours a day out on Monterey Bay…the BEST place in the whole world to watch marine life. I have been to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Nova Scotia and other places and there is no place like MBay. Kate has a 100-400mm lens on a 7DmK 2 and she gets fabulous photos every single day.


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Aug 07, 2021 12:06 |  #2078

A simple rabbit shot in our yard.


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Aug 07, 2021 16:48 |  #2079

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A simple rabbit shot in our yard.

Beautiful rabbit photo.

Looks like you missed Charles
It's very much alive  :p



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Aug 07, 2021 17:33 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #2080

I've gone watching in Nova Scotia (great results) and Alaska (poor results). Never considered it while near Monterey. I'll have to remember Cap'n Kate.


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Aug 07, 2021 20:15 |  #2081

Maureen Souza wrote in post #19269056 (external link)
Stan, she spends 8-10 hours a day out on Monterey Bay…the BEST place in the whole world to watch marine life. I have been to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Nova Scotia and other places and there is no place like MBay. Kate has a 100-400mm lens on a 7DmK 2 and she gets fabulous photos every single day.

I lived near there for a few years but never got out on a boat in the Bay except one ill fated trip on a really horrible party fishing boat in 7-10 foot swells.......ugh!!!!


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Aug 09, 2021 00:10 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #2082

Blue Ocean Whale Watch


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Aug 11, 2021 11:20 |  #2083

Maureen Souza wrote in post #19268466 (external link)
I was hoping to post some whale shots this week but high winds showed up cancelling the whale watching tours so I have re-booked for September. My friend & boat Captain Kate Cunningham took this 2 weeks ago out on Monterey Bay. Notice all the little anchovies.
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I've been close to these beasts a few times but never seen anything quite like this shot! Amazing!


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Aug 12, 2021 01:04 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #2084

I have been whale watching around the world for nearly 30 years but nothing compares to Monterey Bay. Grateful it is a short 3 hour drive from me. I usually get over 6-8 times a year to feed my addiction. I don’t always take my camera though…..sometimes I just need to hang over the railing and just enjoy.


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Aug 14, 2021 18:01 |  #2085

I just moved this past week to a new smaller house in a new city and new neighborhood. Not too far from my house of 20 years. The poor birds I've been feeding all these years are out of luck as a developer bought my house to tear it down and build a mansion in its place. My new house has a small back yard but it backs up to a small nature preserve so I should be able to attract birds to the new setup. I have a lot of work to do to get this going.

I have been so busy with moving and with all sorts of stuff at my office that I haven't been out photographing much at all this summer. I missed my annual trek to see the swallowtailed kites and all sorts of other opportunities.

Hoping to get back on track in the next month or so. Meanwhile I am swimming in boxes and all sorts of stuff at the new place. And now we are moving our office so I have to go through all this again!!!!


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