Bobcat Encounter

Posted by bobmcrae on Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:59 pm

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Male Bobcat at Point Reyes National Seashore.  Canon EOS 7D II, Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 C @ 600, f/6.3, 1/160, ISO 800.  We spotted this cat just prior to sunset from a distance and were waiting for him to hopefully come toward the road so we could take some shots in some pretty light.  Unfortunately, two Coyotes came along and the cat ran for the road way ahead of where we expected.  By the time we got close enough to photograph he had gone over a little grassy knoll and was hunting in the shade.  So much for the sunset light!  He wasn't bothered by us, but the grass was so tall this was about the best shot either one of us got before he moved further down the other side and out of sight. 

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by Marc on Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:06 pm
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Cracking shot Bob, the contrasting FG & BG works a treat, would reduce the luminosity in the FG greens a tad for mine.

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:57 pm
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Very cool capture!!!

by Ron Day on Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:16 pm
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The grass was tall, but it gave you a nice low perspective – well done.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:24 am
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You may have been disappointed , but this is still a very nice shot in the grass. It would also, possibly, be a great head shot with a big crop. Either way- the face is excellent.
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by david fletcher on Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:21 am
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nicely done Bob.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:03 am
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A lovely sighting of this beautiful cat, Bob. That stare would do the Sphinx proud!

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by Arindam Bhattacharya on Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:59 am
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stunning image.
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by Nate Chappell on Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:51 pm
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Congrats on the encounter, a very nice shot Bob, the out of focus foreground makes for a nice comp.
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by bruco63 on Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:14 am
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Beautiful cats! Soft green between you and the lynx is great

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