Bobcat kitten C&C if you like.

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  1. benlonghair

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    On the way home from getting skunked at the beach (hurricane accelerated away from land faster than expected) I saw a little something on the side of the road. A quick U-turn and quickly throwing my 300mm on these are the results. In this case, I think that the subject makes up for the crappy focus. Had about 3 minutes to get some shots of him before he took off.

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    1. (For some reason the EXIF got stripped from this one)
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    2. The grass is kinda blown in this one. Think I flubbed that in PP.
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    What a cutie! Too bad about the focus. #3 is such a great glimpse. I wish we could freeze time so we could get that perfect shot. I, for one, get super excited when faced with nature opportunities. The results are pitiful. I see an unusual animal and my mind forgets everything (Never mind the exposure----Where the hell is the shutter button?).

    I'd imagine that was a once in a lifetime shot but it won't stop me from saying "better luck next time".
     
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    He is soooooo cute!! What a lucky break for you to have seen him! I do hope his mother was close by watching him..... I agree - the subject makes up for any tech problems as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I do this too and I also have a tendancy, if I have been walking for a while with nothing to shoot, to forget I have the camera turned off -which costs me even more precious capture time. :lol:
     
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    Actually, a friend of mine works at a lumberyard about half a mile away from this as the crow flies that claims they're a litter somewhere nearby. She says they see them every day. I'm gonna try to get some more shots this weekend.
     
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    Love that you can see his little Bobcat tail in #2. Are you sure you can't do some selective sharpening in #3. I love "peeking" photos.
     
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    3 is brilliant!
     
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    I look forward to take 2 then.... may the camera focus force be with you.
     
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    I love these pics. This cat is very rare around our area. I have never seen one in the wild. Your Bob Cat there looks abandoned because he is so young to be alone like that. Where were you exactly????
     
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    If you click on them, i've got them mapped out on flickr. Woodstock, CT to be exact.

    They're excedingly rare around here, AFAIK. I saw one about a week ago a couple miles from this one, then my friend told me she was seeing a whole litter and then I got to shoot this one. Prior to that it's been close to 20 years since I saw one.

    It's really cool because a healthy preditor population means the ecosystem is fairly healthy.
     

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