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Phographing wildlife !

Postby glesga lawyer » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:38 pm

As we know, sometimes you have to wait a long time, hidden usually, to capture that natural shot of your subject !
Monday saw me heading up to Inverness, and then Westwards, towards Shieldaig.
My camera was out on more than a few occasions, to capture those scenes, that sometimes come your way.
On Tuesday, I set myself up, with the hope of catching a "close up shot", of a curious deer or two.
Usually, they just blend in and dissapear into the bracken when they see you, or if you approach from upwind.
I didn't have long to wait, as soon, there came a couple wandering up the hillside, heading straight towards me.
Staying as quiet as possible, I waited until they were almost upon me, before I started to shoot away. I just hoped they wouldn't hear the camera in action !

Looks like he might have seen me ?

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He comes closer for a nibble of the grass.

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Surely he sees me now ? I'll have to leave my "hide" :?

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Might have known...he just wanted to see what the souvenirs were like :roll:



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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby mitch » Thu May 01, 2008 4:00 pm

Wow! I've never been that close to deer. Any idea why they're so tame? Do they get fed or something?
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby glesga lawyer » Thu May 01, 2008 7:03 pm

These are two "wise" old fellas :lol:
They know they can be fed there, but you're not supposed to help them indulge in the
odd bacon roll, from the "snack bar" that's there too (out of shot to the right ) :roll:
There are signs there, telling you not to feed them :roll:
Tour bus drivers, know that they will usually be there, and it gives the passengers an
opportunity for a few close up photos :D
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby Barrowland » Fri May 02, 2008 10:20 pm

We have deer at the end of my street. We had disused fields which were turned into a community woodland. Last year the sightings of deer began. I came across 2 quite young ones on Tuesday night but didn't have my camera. This is one of the few I have so far.....
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby glesga lawyer » Sat May 03, 2008 3:02 pm

There are three living not too far from my house :D
Most people walk past them, and dont even know they are there :lol:
It's amazing how quickly they can "disappear" when they need to :shock:

Just been a long walk with my dog, and I couldn't see them anywhere :cry:


This is where they "hang about" :roll:

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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby Tony » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:46 pm

Here are 2 pics I took this week,the seagull one was taken at Townhill Loch while I was feeding the ducks and the hedgehog one was taken at night in my back garden,Spike is the resident hedgehog that lives underneath my shed :D,the jellyfish was taken today on the beach at Kirkcaldy
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby glesga lawyer » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:00 pm

I took these yesterday on my way to Glenelg.

These are the two deer from earlier.
You can see just how much their antlers have grown. 8)

There was a "tourist" there feeding them, and the local (made in China ) souvenir seller ,
gave her into trouble :oops:

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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby AnnieM » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:37 pm

here's a nice shot of a Speckled Wood that I took on Saturday

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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby Barrowland » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:15 pm

I took a picture of this Moth ? a year or two ago. I hadn't seen anything else that looked like it. Any ideas?

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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby AnnieM » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:50 pm

poplar hawk moth. I'm just browsing from my phone at the moment so i'll have a closer look in office tomorrow
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby AnnieM » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:00 am

I've had a closer look now I'm at work, it's 100% a Poplar Hawk Moth, the way it has raised its abdomen in the air and its hindwings are held in front of its forwings is typical of this species.
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby Barrowland » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:49 pm

Cheers Annie, I'd never seen one like that before and I've never seen one since.
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby AnnieM » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:52 pm

they're pretty common, on the wing between May and July. Less common to see them in daylight (and therefore less likely to get a good pic of them)
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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby man with the stick » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:50 pm

Are you any good at bugs & creepy crawlies, Annie? Here's a caterpillar from my back yard:

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Re: Phographing wildlife !

Postby AnnieM » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:37 am

MWTS - you know how to make a girl happy on a Thursday morning, give her a task which totally diverts her from her work :lol:

first question - was it hairy?

second question - do you have a better photo?

third question - what size was it?

The only butterfly larvae it's even close too is the Large White - but the colourings on your photo look a bit pale.

If it's moth larvae then It'll be a fag trying to work it out because there's so many possibilities
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