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Bobcat in Ponderosa Pine
Bobcat in Ponderosa Pine
hahn23


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Estes Park, CO
Date: Feb 13, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2010

My house is near the border of RMNP. It's a great place to live because wild animals come to visit all the time. This morning, I heard the wild birds (Stellar's Jays, Northern Flickers, Black-billed Magpies and Clark's Nutcrackers) raising a ruckus in the Ponderosa pines to the Northwest. About 60 of these birds were squawking about something in a 50 foot tree. I've seen birds do this to owls. Ravens will often harass a Great Horned Owl until it leaves the territory. But, I couldn't spot an owl. I was scanning too high. About 15' up in the tree an adult bobcat, lynx rufus, was lurking in the lowest large branches. I really love having the bobcat around, as they are great at reducing the population of rabbits, squirrels. gophers and other rodents. So, I captured some photos before leaving the bobcat to his hunting. 02/13/2010

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03/08/2010 06:37:32 AM
Nice way to wake up in the mornings... Lovely feline too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2010 02:52:05 PM
To funny, I just recently saw a Bobcat in the wild a few wks ago and now there are two in this challenge...excellent shot
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03/03/2010 12:50:57 PM
Great capture. The exposure and composition are perfect.
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03/03/2010 12:35:25 PM
That's too funny. Caught him in an undignified pose!
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03/03/2010 09:07:18 AM
Looks rather lazily propped up. And bored ;-)
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