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The speed of these animals is insane. Here, you'll see this long tail weasel chasing a fly. I had absolutely no clue what I had shot until looking at the sequence on the PC.

For those who are curious, yes he did catch it.







Jun 20, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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Wow!!! just wow.... This is beautiful


Jun 20, 2021 at 02:19 PM
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Great shot, Mike ... especially at 1000mm! Heck, I have so much trouble tracking/keeping him in the frame at 500mm w/o chopping off any part of his body!


Jun 20, 2021 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Yes... that's a fly he's chasing


Excellent shot!

Gordon



Jun 20, 2021 at 03:09 PM
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Impressive capture, Mike, especially considering the FL! ! And, yes, I know how fast this guy can move…

Joshua



Jun 20, 2021 at 04:06 PM
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sathsy2017 wrote:
Wow!!! just wow.... This is beautiful


Thanks!

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bobbytan wrote:
Great shot, Mike ... especially at 1000mm! Heck, I have so much trouble tracking/keeping him in the frame at 500mm w/o chopping off any part of his body!


Surprisingly, I got better results with the 2x and 1.4x than base 500mm. Not sure if that was due to the AF getting more detail to lock on to with a bigger target, or if the setups just gave me more opportunities being the little guy would be in and out of range of the 500mm quite a bit.

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gcooke0522 wrote:
Excellent shot!

Gordon


Thanks!

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AGeoJO wrote:
Impressive capture, Mike, especially considering the FL! ! And, yes, I know how fast this guy can move…

Joshua


Surprisingly, the focal length seems to have very little hindrance in terms of AF. The only issue I feel matters now is, whether you are capable of finding the subject at that focal length in the EVF. But, I'll be blunt... there's no way this shot happens with one of my DSLRs at that focal length.




Jun 20, 2021 at 08:06 PM
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Great shot! I guess all you birders have found a worthy (and very fast) mammal to use your speed and skills on!


Jun 20, 2021 at 08:24 PM
Mike Jacks0n
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dallvr wrote:
Great shot! I guess all you birders have found a worthy (and very fast) mammal to use your speed and skills on!


, in So Cal, its tough to find anything other than birds, coyotes, and squirrels. I'll take it just about anything willing to let me within range. But yes, this set of weasels were a welcome surprise this year.




Jun 21, 2021 at 01:13 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Yes... that's a fly he's chasing


Ah Ha ... you probably missed the red foxes and their kitties in the Spring of 2020.

And we do have a lot of mountain lions and bears ... like this one.



Mike Jacks0n wrote:
, in So Cal, its tough to find anything other than birds, coyotes, and squirrels. I'll take it just about anything willing to let me within range. But yes, this set of weasels were a welcome surprise this year.






Jun 21, 2021 at 02:10 PM
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Great shot Mike, the weasels sure are fun to shoot!
Bob



Jun 21, 2021 at 03:36 PM
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Superb capture Mike!

Morris



Jun 21, 2021 at 05:49 PM
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bobbytan wrote:
Ah Ha ... you probably missed the red foxes and their kitties in the Spring of 2020.

And we do have a lot of mountain lions and bears ... like this one.





When I first saw that video all I could do is cringe... attacking a black bear mom with cubs in tow. Lucky kid.

Yeah the foxes are nearly a guarantee in their mating season, but the mountain lions and bears are highly elusive. I've seen 1 mountain lion in 35'ish years of photography and mountain biking and never a bear, even though they are around.

Also, bobcats are everywhere, but again extremely difficult to locate. So if you stay in So Cal, you're mostly sticking to the birds. Luckily, there are a ton to choose from.



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Jun 21, 2021 at 07:01 PM
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Bobg657 wrote:
Great shot Mike, the weasels sure are fun to shoot!
Bob


Yes they are!

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morris wrote:
Superb capture Mike!

Morris


Thanks!




Jun 21, 2021 at 07:02 PM





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