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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:03 pm 
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I had a rare encounter and photo opportunity with an elusive bobcat out in the Florida wetlands - happened to notice him sleeping way deep in the cypress stand - curled around the trunk of a tree - only the white fur on the belly gave him away. I had to shoot through 15 feet of thick foliage between me and him with my 300mm + 1.4X TC - manual focus only to cut through the clutter (also took advantage of the tilting LCD and live-view so I could stick the camera down at ground level to get under some thick branches and give that eye-level perspective)...he even woke up and noticed me, but didn't spook and run...he looked at me, licked himself a few times, and then casually walked off into the deeper foliage where I couldn't follow:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 pm 
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nice one, well spotted. Life encounters like that make it all worthwhile, for me anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Thank you. Agreed - I do love first-time sightings, and rare sightings, of nature and wildlife like this, and it was definitely memorable.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:49 am 
nice spot-good pics.


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