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From a stroll in the park

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by hwyhobo, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. hwyhobo

    hwyhobo

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    This is from a stroll in the park Thursday. Size 5.5' extended (about "teenage" in human terms), just ate & lazy in the sun. I had to ultimately encourage him with a little prod to get him to leave the trail frequented by bicyclists (that ticked him off a bit which he loudly announced with rapid rattle all the way into the bushes). He seemed mildly curious about my attempts at getting a good portrait of him.

    http://www.pbase.com/image/32542083
     
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    He does look a bit ticked off!

    Great picture.
     

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    Thanks, crochetmama. Consumer digital cameras are great because they allow you to eliminate the lab middleman, but the quick response is not their forte, so animals like rattlesnakes are perfect for them since they are rather slow. :)

    For wild cats, a higher end camera would be better. Let's hope the newly released Canon 20D will remedy the slow response problem of my Olympus 3040 (when and if I get the Canon). Here is an illustration of the problem - a bobcat running right by me, I turn and follow the movement but manage to get only one somewhat usable photo out of it:

    http://www.pbase.com/image/28803998

    Since it takes a while to get that close to a bobcat, I would have liked to get several good shots out of that session.