Photographing beavers

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    Hi everybody! I wasn´t in nature since we bought a flat and all my free time goes to renovation. I had a little time and I looked back what did I record in April. I was 5 days at the same spot from 18-20:30h to get a decent shot of a beaver. They come out always around 20h. So, here are the shots and a little video:

    [​IMG]Eurasian beaver by Kiss Leon, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eurasian beaver by Kiss Leon, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eurasian beaver by Kiss Leon, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eurasian beaver by Kiss Leon, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eurasian beaver by Kiss Leon, on Flickr




     
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    Nice Beavers.........
     
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    There was a beaver pond close to my mom and the colony was there for years. It was very, very cool to watch them. The big male would always come out first and cruise around the pond, occasionally slapping the water with his tail at me.

    The only pictures I have are from my old film Ricoh...
     
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    Cool! Something I'll never see in my neck of the woods. :)
     
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    We have a beaver pond about 2 miles from the house. I've tried many times, capture a shot, but they remain elusive creatures.
     
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    Nice photos and always enjoy your videos. We feel the same way about trash. We always bring a garbage bag when we go for a walk and pick up trash.
     
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    I live in Oregon, the "beaver state". Oregon State University's mascot is the beaver. Our state animal is the beaver.
     
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    Very very nice.
     
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    I had great luck going down to the pond before dusk and simply sitting still.
    One time I was so quiet the big, honking male started to climb out of he pond only a couple of feet from me. Yes, we scared the crap out of each other!

    Are there any trees near the lodge that you can sit and hide behind?
     
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    @RVT1K there are but it's a swampy area with multiple ponds, fed by a fairly large spring, and a small creek. The road along one side is on high ground and actually gives a good vantage point.
     
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    The pond by my mom was quite well defined and had nice solid banks so it made things easy for me.

    But I would reiterate getting to your spot early. As I remember it, the big male always came out first and cruised around, I suspect looking for danger before giving the rest of the clan the all-clear.
     
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    Very nice pics and video! I have to go into the swamps to find any beaver in this state and I'm not going cause there's things in there!
     
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