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Sunday Morning Sleep-in
15-FEB-2009

Sunday Morning Sleep-in

(Erethizon dorsatum)

From the distance I though I might have an owl today…nope – a porcupine. This guy appeared to be sleeping, securely holding onto a cross piece he placed across the ‘Y’ in the branch; twenty-five feet over my head.
I have seen hundreds of these slow fellows killed on the roads over the years, but I think this is only the second one I have seen alive in the wild.

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/250s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso200 full exif

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Anthea's Photography14-Aug-2009 14:31
This is a photo winner if ever I've seen one! Absolute clincher! V
barryml30-Mar-2009 18:46
Shame this oak is so cold.
Hank Vander Velde24-Feb-2009 02:21
Beautiful sharp shot. Great find.
Cathryn Gallacher21-Feb-2009 07:17
Wonderful capture!! V
Ali Majdfar20-Feb-2009 09:04
So Lovely! Great capture. ~V
Andre Fontaine19-Feb-2009 23:48
Excellent image! v
Tricia19-Feb-2009 23:36
What an amazing and cute image, I had no idea there were porcupines in Ontario.
marie-jose wolff19-Feb-2009 11:29
So lovely and sweet image! V
Bill McMullen18-Feb-2009 05:25
Great capture Glenn! He/She could not have placed itself any better. V.
Sandi Whitteker18-Feb-2009 01:23
Fabulous find and capture, and so amazing that he would place that branch across the Y. Had no idea porcupines were so intelligent!
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)18-Feb-2009 00:59
Sorry, I prefer a good motel room over a tree branch!!!!! Very nice shot. Gary
thomas17-Feb-2009 18:32
Are the Critters back ? ;-) Amazing creature!
Jean Chiasson17-Feb-2009 01:17
Wow terrific capture big vote
Mike Stobbs17-Feb-2009 00:16
Reminds me of the old "Hang In There Baby" poster.....well seen Glenn...braVo...Mike
bill friedlander16-Feb-2009 21:58
Wow, he so cute. Great find and a delightful shot. A stuffed animal that looks like that would make a great toy. V
Johnny JAG16-Feb-2009 20:01
Very cute!
Steve Sharp16-Feb-2009 18:55
Absolutely priceless! It has to be a greetings card at the very least.
Steve Morris16-Feb-2009 18:43
Ha - that's excellent. Got to be a competition winner Glenn!!BV
Marco Valk16-Feb-2009 18:05
Awesome!! what a catch; great pose. gmv
Walter O. Koenig16-Feb-2009 15:31
Amazing find and a great shot Glenn. What a pose! "V"
Marcia Colelli16-Feb-2009 13:15
Wow, so cute, nice capture V
Fong Lam16-Feb-2009 12:10
That interesting perch of branches makes a nice "bed" for this fella.
Terrific shot, Glenn !! V
Steve Mockford16-Feb-2009 11:28
This is an amazing find Glenn (not to mention it is also an amazing shot). I have often seen these guys sleeping in trees but never so out in the open silhouetted against the sky like that. Nice shot! ~V~
Brad Claypole16-Feb-2009 05:14
Stupendous! find like this is awesome BV for sure!!
Cindi Smith16-Feb-2009 04:50
And, in a tree! What a great capture!!!!!!! I like it!!! Wow! Glad he didn't drop down on your head...that woulda hurt! V
pkocinski16-Feb-2009 02:01
Does seem like a strange place to sleep but then again who would argue with him with those quills? Great capture - well seen and done Glenn.
Marcia Rules16-Feb-2009 01:49
BRAVO! what a sweet, sweet image! great composition on this fella (and great hair)...v
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