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Moose in the backyard!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Mellow, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    EM5, ISO4000, 1/400

    TJ230263.

    TJ230265.
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    :smile::smile::smile:
     
  3. threebees

    threebees Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Mar 13, 2013
    Nice!
    I love the second, but would have tried to shot from a lower position.
    I really envy the people who can get wildlife so close...
    where I am now I can only see mosquitoes, cockroaches and some birds.
     
  4. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Agree about the position . . . but sometimes you don't have any choice. They say a cow moose with calf is the most dangerous animal in the west, and I wasn't about to get any closer!
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    So what you're saying is that you didn't want to use the Leica 25mm ƒ1.4 and "zoom with your feet" then? :tongue::biggrin:
     
  6. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    LOL I was thinking of getting that perspective thing going with that big moose nose and my fisheye, but then I thought better of it.
     
  7. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I was going to say the same thing. I wouldn't get down on the ground with a Moose and calf in the neighborhood. Hell, I'm hiding in my car, using at as a blind because a mother hawk dive bombed me when she noticed my inordinate interest in her nest -- from 60 or so feet away. And moose are way more dangerous. I know an old lady who got bloodied (granted not badly) by a mother robin when she stepped close to a downed chick while she was hanging her clothes.

    Best not to mess with mothers and their young -- of any species.
     
  8. threebees

    threebees Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Mar 13, 2013
    Well, I thought there would be a fence or something. Yes, after learning here that beavers can be very dangerous, I would not mess even with a mouse. I've already have some scary situations with seagulls.
    As I said, the most I see around here are cockroaches and little birds. But I see that you can have any adventure there, even going out to buy the bread!
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Your backyard beats my backyard. I don't think a moose can compare to the ferocity of a human mother if she catches you photographing her child in public. I think a moose's charge may be tempered with common sense.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Gary