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Wildlife pictures

Discussion in 'Photos & Photography' started by Harvestman, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Wander

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    Taken this morning.
    This is Wilberforce - The Fox That Snoozes On The Shed.

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    Just been out in the back garden, trying a bit of insect photography with a manual focus 500mm catadiaoptric lens with a fixed aperture of f/6.3 on my Canon EOS100D, from about 2.5m away from the lavender.

    It's really difficult trying to photograph bees on lavender; they spend only a few seconds on a flower before buzzing of to another, and the flower heads being on long stalks, the weight of the bumblebee or the slightest breeze makes them wave around a lot.

    This was one of the best.

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    Two or three times in the last 20 sum years when the water is low enough, swans visit and feed. They come and go for a couple of months in the fall. They were here in 2018.
    The small lake we're on gets smaller and much noisier. Trumpeter swans are loud and like a big brass band that can't seem to keep a tune but they sure are majestic creatures. We get the chance to get to know them. Aki was experimenting with the spotting scope attachment for the camera.
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    A Spotted Flycatcher telling me off for being too near its fledglings. These are one of the last migrants to arrive and nest here.

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    Just, 'WOW', because I'd heard rumours there were otters in the river Medway but I was not entirely convinced.
    And there we were today, down near Teston lock, having a picnic and a wander along the river when...

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    I'm still shocked about how bold and brazen it was. It came within 10 feet and didn't seem at all bothered.
    A truly great thing to see and I'm still bubbling with excitement.
     
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    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Cool thing to see. There are reports of otters round here.


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    A Red Kite.
    I know that to some on here they are a common sight but here in the south east, though numbers are increasing, they are still an uncommon thing.
    This was seen on Sheppey.
    Sorry about the quality of the image - it was taken in a bit of a rush. I saw a large bird over the marshes and just wrote it off as another marsh harrier, then it turned and I saw the tail. I pulled over, and fortunately it came closer.
    All I had with me was a mobile phone...

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    A couple of quick snaps of what I think in a harvestman on the wall of the house.

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    I am the lizard whisperer!
    I gave this little fella a stroke under the chin. He then poked out his tongue and licked my finger. Silly sod - he wouldn't if he'd known where it'd been.

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    I taught my niece and nephew how to catch lizards a few days ago. I'm surprised they didn't ask to keep one as a pet; they were happy to let the lizards run up and down their arms in in their hair for a few minutes before letting them go.
     
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    Joke is on you, you have no idea where his tongue has been :)

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    I picked up my straw hat to go out in the sunshine, and noticed I had a new guest.

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    The moth almost certainly chose my hat to match the colour of his wings...

    He stayed on there while I was wearing it for a good hour and a half, while I went about lighting the barbecue, cutting a notch in a hammer handle and rummaging around looking for a wedge.

    I think he flew off when I hung my hat over the back of my chair and sat down to eat.
     
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    In the garden yesterday afternoon, my nephew saw something move in the grass near his feet, and asked me what it was.

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    A mantis! An immature female, I think.

    This is only the second one I've ever seen in the wild. The other was about fifteen years ago, found by another nephew, in the field next to the house.
     

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