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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

About to leap



Not much to say, except I wish the camera had taken this photo a half second (or so) later.

13 comments:

Jeremy said...

...or that great shot AND one a half second later!

Trailblazer said...

Wow! Still a frame-able pic, if you ask me!!

Nicely done, Codger.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture! Like a sculpture. A little photoshop exposure correction would make it even better, but you're such a purist.

Rich

Bay Laurel said...

This is still just as much of a "decisive moment" as a mid air pic, maybe even more precious because it usually isn't caught. You really captured the cat's intent, to the point where the viewers imagination "leaps" (couldn't help it) to the next moment. Really lovely image!

KB said...

"Wow" is all that I can say.

May I ask what you're using as a lure in that spot? I've found nothing that our bobcats have any interest in. They don't even slow down for castoreum (spelling?) or catnip.

Camera Trap Codger said...

KB, Canned tuna, raisins, boiled egg yolk and jam. We were trying to lure in ringtails.

owlman said...

Great shot Chris and maybe even a prize winning photo.

randomtruth said...

One thing I love about shots like this is remembering that sans camera, it's pitch black there - to us. :)

Cougarmagic said...

That's a stunner!!

Fathernature1959 said...
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Fathernature1959 said...

What a fine shot, Chris! That's a beautiful feline on the move. Bob Vincent