Oh! A bobcat, swell.

While on a bike ride during some rather awesome March weather my girlfriend and I stopped for a breather on the side of the path in a fairly wooded area. Seconds after we’ve sat down Tiffany spots a rabbit sprinting across the path 50 feet away. Neat! A few seconds pass and a bobcat appears from the same direction at a very leisurely pace. I suspect it had been chasing that rabbit for a while and had just given up chase. It saunters across the path into the trees and plops down under a small treeish bush, I pull out my camera and clickity click a few.

The sun was low enough to not offer much help in the trees, plus I was shooting through thickish underbrush, so they’re not ideal pictures, but I think they came out well. I wish I had brought my 500mm lens on the bike ride with us; but I pulled it out of my bag to make room for other things. Oh well, my 35-350mm was just enough. I also wish I bumped my ISO to 800 or so to get a bit more shutter speed, it all happened so quick I was lucky to get any shots off at all; I’m content.

I ended up getting fairly close to the guy before he/she slowly stood up and walked off into the woods, never taking its eyes off me. It was a little unnerving when it first stood up from its resting spot, I didn’t know if it was going to come toward me or what. Fortunately it knew I was a force to be reckoned with and went its own way :P



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Monday, March 9th, 2009 at 8:48 pm in category Images

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