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In a Blink of an Eye!

 A “Wild High” is the only way to describe finally photographing this beautiful cat!  Matt’s ventilator alarm went off last night, so I was tired and decided walking around Cape Haze to find the bobcat might be good goal.  I was just heading home after an hour and half of a walk-run (hard to run with a camera), literally .1 of mile away.  I was happy, even though I hadn’t gotten the bobcat because I had gotten a great shot of an osprey.  

Resigned to try another day,….until right there she was.  In the Blink of an Eye!  My heart was pounding, and Winston’s hair raised on his back. Winston went into hunt mode. I could feel the thrill of the hunt coursing through every fiber of his being.  Exhilaration an understatement.   We followed the bobcat for about 5 minutes, the whole time she watched us. At one point, I debated to pull out my tazor or keep shooting.  Maybe you can tell which picture I debated that issue on.  🙂 We watched her and I kept shooting, until she finally had had enough of the big red dog, and the lady with camera. Off she went, in the blink of an eye!  In the blink of an eye, a lot can happen, a lot can be said.  A blink is exactly how long it takes Matt to communicate “one letter”, in one blink, one bobcat can appear, then disappear.  In a Blink of an Eye!

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Dragonflies and Bobcat happenings

 

I took the picture male dragonfly the other day, and the female dragonfly this morning.  Question is…can you tell which one is which?
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Dragonflies are amazing!   The United States has over 500 varieties.  There are so many interesting facts about dragonflies,  like the massive bulbous eyes that wrap around its head like an astronaut’s helmet, giving it a 360 degree view of the world.  They are a top predator in the insect world, one to be feared and reckoned with if you are another insect.  They catch their prey in mid-air, attack, and begin to eat all while flying.  They eat non-stop.  Which makes these photos so amazing.  These dragonflies are simply relaxing, or so it seems.  Relaxing just long enough to get their pictures taken!
                 While taking these photos of the dragonflies on the trail this morning, the bobcat was literally walking in our driveway, meandering around looking at the shrubbery. In this photo the bobcat is looking at a squirrel in the tree.  The bobcat even climbed the tree after the squirrel, how awesome!  I suppose not for the squirrel.  My neighbors, the Laynes, got some amazing photos of the bobcat.  Yes, I am envious, but so happy for Gabe. Great Job, Gabe!    It was a day of “missed” photos for me.  However, there’s always tomorrow! 🙂  
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