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20100908 176 Porcupine.jpg
08-SEP-2010 Hank v/d Velde

20100908 176 Porcupine.jpg

Old Quarry Trail

Whilst I was tracking a couple of Deer, this Porcupine came waddling towards me on the trail. It didn't spot me until it was about three meters from me. It then made a quick 90 degree turn and wandered off into the bush giving me a few quick glances before it disappeared..

Nikon D300S ,Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/60s f/2.8 at 300.0mm iso1000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Bill McMullen29-Sep-2010 16:44
Glad you shot it at 300mm, Hank!
sue dericks29-Sep-2010 02:58
wow, i have never seen a porcupine in the wild...nice capture!
Lieve Snellings29-Sep-2010 02:36
so cute
Marco Valk26-Sep-2010 09:57
Now that is cute! great encounter & shot.
larose forest photos26-Sep-2010 00:09
A superb shot of this beauty. I have found that that area is pretty good for porcupines, having seen more there than just about anywhere. Anyway, excellent capture.
Jean D25-Sep-2010 01:37
Beautiful catch especially on the ground with fine detail, Hank!
Jay Levin24-Sep-2010 04:09
It took great courage to take this shot, Hank!
NealyBob24-Sep-2010 03:00
Luck you! Excellent shot of this porcupine Hank~!
Len24-Sep-2010 02:51
Timely and nice shot Hank!
Nora van Beek23-Sep-2010 22:56
He's kind of cute, but it's a good thing you weren't too close. Nice, sharp image!
Monique Trempe23-Sep-2010 22:14
It's so cute! Nice shot! V
Eric Martin23-Sep-2010 21:53
Great capture Hank!
Maja Waiss23-Sep-2010 20:19
Bryan Murahashi23-Sep-2010 14:53
A very nice capture of its needles.
Colin Storey23-Sep-2010 13:41
Great close up of this great looking character.
Vince23-Sep-2010 12:33
Excellent shot. A great find Hank. Vote.
CM Kwan23-Sep-2010 11:51
This is very nice, Hank! V
Janet Forjan-Freedman23-Sep-2010 11:49
Great find and capture!
Sofia Solomennikova23-Sep-2010 08:49
Lucky you, what a nice glance he have you :) V
Milan Vogrin23-Sep-2010 07:20
Nice looking animal. Nice catch too.
lou_rozensteins23-Sep-2010 07:13
Very nice! We don't see many shots of porcupines!!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal23-Sep-2010 07:09
Nog nooit zo'n beest gezien, pracht foto Hank.
Giancarlo Guzzardi23-Sep-2010 06:39
sympathetic mammal
January Grey23-Sep-2010 06:14
What a great encounter! Nice shot of this cute little critter. (a dog's worst nightmare!)
hge5423-Sep-2010 04:07
Nice and unusual image Hank. I think you have make your point(s).
slhoornstra23-Sep-2010 03:49
No animal is more fascinating or sweeter to see, love it!! V
Betty Vlasiu23-Sep-2010 02:33
Nice capture and excellent details .
sandy barbour23-Sep-2010 01:53
Well I'm glad that you didn't have an encounter with it Hank! Great closeup shot.
Jim Coffman23-Sep-2010 01:36
That is closer than I would want to be. Nice capture,Hank!
Shelly- VA Beach23-Sep-2010 01:18
Excellent!! Good thing it didn't react in haste & decided to just waddle off!
Robert Houde23-Sep-2010 01:11
Nice work Hank, beautiful.
Yi Feng23-Sep-2010 00:24
Great capture, Hank!
Michel Jasmin23-Sep-2010 00:05
He is good looking...
Tom Munson23-Sep-2010 00:01
Sweet shot, Hank! Nice work!
Stephanie22-Sep-2010 23:55
A real cutie!!!!! :)
reflectionsofnature22-Sep-2010 23:24
Looks like an "abrasive" fellow!
Ted Busby22-Sep-2010 23:01
A nice find at "The Old Quarry trail" Well done!
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