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a male bobcat on our hill...

a female stock shot


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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
:iconeeeeeplz: Thank you!! I'm off to see what else you've discovered :sprint:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Whoa!!!....Love the Light!....One big Kitty kat!..;-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
the sun had just come up over the hill so I was looking almost right into it - made shooting a challenge, that's for sure... We haven't seen him so close again, but they blend so well we may have just missed...
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Think he wanted his 15 minutes...or smelled you coming...:lol:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
He knew I was there! I was photographing him from inside at first and then he moved a bit further up the hill and lay down where I couldn't see him so I went out onto our front porch. He eventually stood up and did all the usual kitty stretching with me right there - about 50 feet away :love: The "chippendale shot" was him staring right at me - he knew I was there :iconlovenodplz: and he was "working it" for sure!!! :rofl:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Working it...:lol:...working you!!

Do you rememeber,as he lured you from your window,wind direction..
Did He have the wind coming to him..or was it down wind to you?

Dont mind me..Im A strange man,in the outdoors..:lol:

If he heard you and wanted your attention..if the wind was coming to him.You Own Him...:lol:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
LOL - I understand about wind direction/scent :giggle: I don't know for sure but the predominant direction would have been from him toward me (me downwind) but that time of morning the wind is usually really still... I know that the deer can see us when we're standing by the windows so I'm sure he could too :love:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Artist
was he using.... Drakkar or Polo black..:rofl:...

Must be an awesome blind/feed to bring so many great shot into your veiw!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
surprisingly it is just the house! and a husband that looks out the windows often :giggle: We do have a marvelous place at the end of a road with 1000's of open rolling hills with free range cattle on them so lots of places for the coyotes, deer, etc. to roam...we have put some food out upon occasion with our nightvision trail camera set up but we got more skunks and raccoons than foxes so we don't do that any more :rofl:
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RandomTechie27 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Stunning capture!!! The light is wonderful :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Thank you so much! It was a very challenging lighting situation with the sun just coming up over the hill behind the cat and right in to the lens...that was leaving the hill behind him in shadow...but I couldn't move for fear of him running away :sprint: so I did the best I could :love: and bless the makers of PhotoShop for giving me tools to make photos out of messes :laughing:
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Canis-ferox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooh, this is a fun pose~ I think it'll be pretty useful for some bobcat anatomy-studying I plan to do. ^^ Love the lighting too.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
it was a great morning - you'll find more shots of him in my gallery - right outside my bedroom window :iconeeeeeplz: The other shots aren't really stock but you can use them for study...if you put anything up here, please link me so I can see what you've done and can add them to my "others art from my photos" gallery :wave:
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
He was!! Haven't seen him since - we're thinking of setting up our night vision trail camera and seeing if we can get him to come back around :D
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen a bobcat before, just their prints. I hope you get to spot him again : )
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
the first time we saw prints was in snow :love: - as our cats were inside we decided it must be a bobcat, later on we got to see the actual critter...after I put these shots up several people jokingly said "trap him and make him a pet"!!! :rofl: yeah, right :D Not that I wouldn't love to do so :iconlovenodplz:
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I doubt he would get along with your house kitties lol!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
LOL, let alone the size of the liter box we'd need :rofl:
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, truth!
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful shot! :clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
It was so thrilling to see :love: I wish he'd come back :iconlovenodplz:
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are they afraid of people? Do they attack when you come close?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
They are shy - I don't believe they'd attack, much more likely just run away, as they've all done but this confident male! :nod:
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like most animals they are afraid of people and not always without reason. :nod:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
so very, very true!!!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ! Ruth you are very lucky to have seen this! I love all the shots you've posted on this Cat!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I took a ton :giggle: the earliest were very rough due to the dim light and the angle of him curled up - I couldn't see him well in the grass from the windows after he lay down and I didn't want to go outside and disturb him...I got brave later and while these still needed a lot of tweaking in PS there was more light (back light of course, lol) I reallly wanted to go up our driveway and shoot down on him but I decided the porch and him staying put longer had better odds of getting good shots than chancing spooking him... I have a darling 'memory shot' (cute if you know what you're looking at :laughing: not much artistically) of him rolled over on his back and stretching with his paws up over his head in the air :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great shots you got of him
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thanks! A great model :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome! =D
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:laughing: I like that "look" :lmao: ...looks like he saying "hey, just so you know... I OWN this place"! :rofl:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Oh indeed he did! Not concern a bit with me and my camera :laughing: I think he was ok with me because he'd seen us watching him through the windows before I came outside...and I didn't approach him, staying out of sight until I was as close as I could get on the porch and still not fully visible - just my head and shoulders above the lavender. But he was fully aware that I was there :love:
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meihua Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
What a pretty boy :D Great shots!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Yes, he is a healthy specimen for sure!! and Thanks :blowkiss:
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Wow, didn't realize you got bobcat's, very cool!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
we had them down in So. Cal too...their tails are shorter! And it was so cool :heart: I spent the morning with a silly grin on my face every time I thought about it :giggle:
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Oh WOW Ruth Looks like you got a new Friend for the Property! Congrats! He Beautiful! Keep Bryan away from him you know how he likes to catch things lol. And I'm sure Kate will be trying to get him to sleep with her :laughing:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I was talking to him - offering him some chicken and such :laughing: he was soooo unconcerned with me being there taking pictures! But I'm sure if I'd tried to get any closer he'd have bolted :sprint: And we'd love to have him hang around and catch all the gophers!! :D
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Oh thats a Great Idea.. he could be your Gopher Getter! He is beautiful That's for sure! Great Capture!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
He is!!! Got a "wow" from a friend whose a photo tour/teacher/pro ...she want's to come live at our house for a few weeks :laughing:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional
sweet
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
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terceleto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love his tiny tail!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
It wagged like a little flag :giggle: It is kind of interesting - the bobcats I'd see at my old home in southern California had considerably shorter tails than the ones here in the western Sierra foothills east of Sacramento! Must be some kind of genetic variance :D
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terceleto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cute!
That's a neat observation... it probably does have something to do with the local genetics. Very cool.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
If I hadn't seen the ones down south as often as I did then I don't think I would have noticed the difference but when we started seeing the northern 'locals' I wasn't sure at first if we were seeing a bobcat or just a REALLY large house cat :giggle: because the tail was longer than what we were used to...
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