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WILDLIFE IN GENERAL.

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A few of mine

 

Cheetah

 

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European Otter

 

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Possibly the most dangerous creature you will encounter (besides the mother in law)

 

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All taken on Nikon D2x

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That's what I was trying to do! It's a blimmin big flower. Magnolia grandiflora in State Capitol Park, Sacramento. The flowers smell like lemons. Lovely things grow to about 15m tall and about as wide with big leathery leaves.

 

I had one of these in my garden at a previous house, bought for a fiver by my Father in Law, about two feet tall, did nothing for years until I dug it up and moved it, then it flowered, two flowers the size of dinner plates, must have been ten feet tall when we moved, really expensive to buy now.

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Here are a few more pictures of animals and scenery.

 

Here are some assorted pictures that we took on our Africa trip. Most of these were taken at a nature park called Pilanesburg.

 

A three week old Giraffe.

 

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We did some hunting on this guys property. He also raises White Rhino and Cape Buffalo for breeders. We were on foot about 20 yards from these guys and got some pretty cool video and pictures. Those things are so big and can move so fast I was glad to get back into the truck after seeing them.

 

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We spent one day in Pilanseburg Park. You just drive where you want to and stop when you feel like it. We had a great time here and saw lots of different animals.

 

Dead elephant

 

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We saw this big guy walking about 800 yards away toward a group of trees.

 

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This looked like a good way to set up my spotting scope and try to take some pictures of the elephant through it.

 

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The pictures of this lioness don't do justice to actually being about 130 yards from her and looking at her through some of the best glass in the world at 60 power.

 

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Very nice. How did you take the 'through the spotter' pics? I can never manage to do that well :rolleyes:

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BD,

 

google 'digi scoping'

 

There are loads of brackets and accesories to mount any camera to a spotting scope,

 

cheers

 

Jinks

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My camera is a Nikon Cool Pix P100 and I was able to just hold the camera directly against the eye piece of the spotter. The frame of the camera will contact the rubber of the eye piece with no glass touching. It is pretty quick and easy.

 

I've had cameras in the past where you had to kind of "float" the camera behind the eye piece and that's a pain to get everything lined up for the shot.

 

Terry H had an idea of cutting a card board tube the length you would need to bridge the space to allow you to hold the camera up against something to get away from the "floating" problem. It sounds like it would work.

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Not a very strong act to follow Tony's pics; but here are few pics of a sparrowhawk circling below me on StMichael’s Mount last week – taken with a pocket Nikon

 

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Well it's been a while since I last visited.

Glad to see the Wildlife section is back and going strong.

Some wonderful photos here.

 

Here's a couple of a Stag from Feb this year.

 

 

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A big cat spotted in Kingussie.

 

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cheers

 

Steve

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Hi All , This fellow fishes in the same creek as i do most of the year .. Best fishing is between the two big creeks near my fishin hut ,one is Alligator Ck and the next is Crocodile Ck .. He has been given a name by the locals , it's Fred.. If your in one of the small tributary's and Fred wants to come through it is a good idea to give him right of way as most days he's not a happy camper.. JR.. Jeff Rogers

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Some adders I saw in Sussex last summer:

 

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A couple taken today, around midday.
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Great pics!

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All these beasts seem to offer the world something more while alive.

Does that suggest a moral argument against shooting them for one person's gratification?

Gbal

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