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Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« on: April 16, 2007, 07:10:42 PM »
While calling for bears this weekend I looked over my shoulder and saw a tan "stump" between two other stumps. After calling and looking back at it a couple times, I grabbed my rifle for a closer look (was sure it was a yote).



Through the scope I realized it was a bobcat. I grabbed my camera out of my pack and snapped a couple images, then continued calling.





I don't know how long it had been watching me, but it was not coming any closer. I grabbed my range finder and ranged the stump at 100 yards exactly. After calling for a few more minutes I motioned my partner over (he was at least 150 yards beyond me). I wanted him to see the cat and continue calling while I crept for a closer picture. But the cat notced him and decided it was time to leave.



Later I walked over to that stump and it was almost waist high. We estimate this to be a tom of about 30-35 lbs.




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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 07:17:00 PM »
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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 07:42:11 PM »
Excellent pics!   Thats what it is all about. :rockin:
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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 07:53:55 PM »
Really cool pictures! How much zoom do you have on your camera?

Too bad it isn't bobcat season.   :bash:

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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 08:09:49 PM »
Thanks guys. It was pretty cool. Not the first kitty I have called in but it is the first I got to take pics of.

My camera is a Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 5.0 Megapixel, with 12x Optical Zoom.

It is a tad bulky for hunting (probably better for holidays and such) but it is what I have right now. I am looking at one of the smaller Canons though they don't have the higher zoom.




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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 08:12:26 PM »
Excellent pics!   Thats what it is all about. :rockin:

We had to leave early that day, and did not call in any bears, but the pics made the day, as well as the weekend a huge success to me.




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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007, 09:03:54 PM »
Billy, check out the Panasonic FZ5, like this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ5-5-0-Megapixel-Lightly-Used_W0QQitemZ120109671874QQihZ002QQcategoryZ114273QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Or get the newer FZ7, it's basically the same but more money. I think they're about as compact as you can get for having a 12x optical zoom and image stablization.
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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 09:04:25 PM »
Those are pretty cool pics. I wish I could call like that.

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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2007, 06:17:16 AM »
Bob, Mine is a bit more compact then those. The other Canon that I was looking at only had a 4x optical zoom. It wouldn't have taken that bobcat pic, but it would be smaller and cheaper to carry in the woods.




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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2007, 06:22:43 AM »
Oh ok, well that's pretty compact. I didn't know of any with a 12x optical zoom any smaller than the one I've got. My other one, an Olympus with 10x zoom, is about twice as big, and I hardly ever pack it with me when I'm hunting becaue of its size.

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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2007, 06:44:31 AM »
My buddy has a Minolta DImage 3 mega with a 10x optical that is very compact. I use it all the time and alot of the pics I have posted over the last 3 years have been taken with it.




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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2007, 06:49:11 AM »
You pretty much can't go wrong with any of the panasonic FZ's.  They are pretty good for what they do and compared to my 35mm a pleasure to pack around.  I have had my eye out for a more compact one with a better zoom.  I need to get one I can just put in my pocket for hunting.  People harass me when I don't get field photos, but honestly where I go, I don't want an extra ounce of weight or inch of bulk.  I took my camera last year and it made it.  I took it shed hunting this weekend and put it into my pack when it started raining.  I ende dup scratching the heck out of my view finder. :'(
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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2007, 04:58:39 PM »
I will take another look at the Panasonics.

5 years ago I bought my first digital camera and it was a Panasonic. The thing is as large as a camcorder and a tank to lug around. It records on a floppy disc (LS120) that has over 100 megs of storage. Compare that to the 1.44 floppy and I still wonder why they didn't take off. Anyway, I really like that camera,but technology has surpassed it.




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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2007, 06:05:27 PM »
The FZ10 was one of te first really good digital cameras with th original 12x optical and 5 megapixel format.  It was then a rush in the indusry to get more megapixels, which has its own downfall.  the FZ20 came out and then in a blink the 30.  the 20 and 30 are appreciatably louder.  Panasonic listened to its customers and the FZ50 came out and it is much better.  I don't know about any others after that.  they are all affordable and take great pictures.
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Re: Bobcat pic from 4-15-07
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2007, 10:48:35 AM »
Wow!!  I'd have to say that would make my day too.  Great picture!