Bobcats!

Caught this guy just hanging out while I had the 70-150mm Vivitar on my NEX-3 at about 70 yards away.

I had a hard time getting a good image. He was sitting in the shade, while the background was sunny, so I tried the HDR option.

HDR




Regular




The HDR is a bit clearer, but looks processed. I was going to try a different mode, but then he wandered off into the grass.
 

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
bart
Very nice, such a beautiful animal! Regarding the HDR or the regular versions, at least for the first photo my preference goes to the normal one. Second photo I have no real preference.

You're so lucky to be able to encounter a bobcat like that; in Europe, we have their bigger cousin the Lynx, but in the areas where they still live or have been reintroduced, you can wander the forests your whole life without ever seeing one... they're incredibly shy animals.
 
thanks

Very nice, such a beautiful animal! Regarding the HDR or the regular versions, at least for the first photo my preference goes to the normal one. Second photo I have no real preference.

You're so lucky to be able to encounter a bobcat like that; in Europe, we have their bigger cousin the Lynx, but in the areas where they still live or have been reintroduced, you can wander the forests your whole life without ever seeing one... they're incredibly shy animals.
This is the second time I have seen one, the last time was in the 90's. Very shy here as well.

The shooting was tough due to the animals coloring, it is designed to blend in. Making it stand out was tough.
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
Great shots - even under the challenging conditions.

What an amazingly beautiful creature! Hope they're not hunted for sport in your parts....as they look far too majestic to deserve it!
 

kyteflyer

~@¿@~
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Dave I think I like the normal shots even though the cat is darker. He's also more separated from the background. Maybe its my eyes, but I dont see him so well in the HDR versions.

What shots though! Lucky timing!
 

Briar

All-Pro
Oct 27, 2010
Scotland
Karen
You know, I was pleased the other day because I captured the picture of a squirrel trying to run up my leg in the park but it's pretty lame next to this. Well captured! You have more exciting wildlife than we do here me thinks!
 
  • Like
Reactions: BBW

BBW

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
It's so cool that you were able to see a bobcat in the wild - let alone get photos, Dave! I, too, feel that it's much easier for me to see this beautiful animal in the non HDR pictures.

Karen, I'm laughing about the squirrels. We're overloaded with them! Sadly, here in the suburbs of NYC we also have too many deer...also wild turkeys, and coyote though I've never seen a coyote here, I know they're around. Squirrels are the bane of my dog's existence...well, really my existence since he enjoys chasing them.:wink:

Dave, good for you - I hope you have more opportunities!
 

Lili

Hall of Famer
Oct 17, 2010
Dallas, TX
Lili
Dave I got a chance not to see these images on my PC versus my phone, Bravo for you!!!!
Any chance to see one of these so stealthy and shy creatures is wonderful
 
Caught this guy just hanging out while I had the 70-150mm Vivitar on my NEX-3 at about 70 yards away.

I had a hard time getting a good image. He was sitting in the shade, while the background was sunny, so I tried the HDR option.

HDR




Regular




The HDR is a bit clearer, but looks processed. I was going to try a different mode, but then he wandered off into the grass.
Those Cats are hard to shoot.. they move around so much.. I have been there..
 

Similar threads

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom