Cold&warm Hello Cold&Warm, the elk are treated like wild animals by myself, all photo's are taken with telephoto lens. The elk never know I'm near unless I alert them with a whistle to get them to turn my way. Many new residents here treat our wildlife like pets, feeding them, taking selfies, poking them when their down. This puts them at risk of being poached or becoming tame enough to walk up to hunters. Here the Roosevelt Elk herds are protected, any hunting is done by lottery as they only release a few bulls every year.Cold&warm said:Isn't there a risk to get so close to them, even outside the mating-season?
They're not just little doggies which at most can bark at you.
And they must be awfully fast and their antlers frightfully sharp.
The phones have wonderful camera's in them now. I am a dumb person with a smartphone... have a love/hate relationship with it! Technology is not for me, it has it's pro's and con's but I would rather live off grid simple with less!Cold&warm said:Thank you for the reassuring and instructive reply.
I have noticed more than once lately that I worry that young(er) people may not see risks they are exposed to.
Most likely a phenomenon an ageing adult has to go through and come to terms with.
My fears, however, were inspired by what I heard as a kid, I must have been between 6 and 8 years old.
I then lived on the coast of the country of wind mills, tulips and wooden shoes.
Our neighbors had gone to live eastwards, in a beautiful area with woods and wildlife.
The father, I guess some 20 years older than you are, one day had the idea to get out of his car to have a closer look at a deer. The bull attacked.
I heard it when the daughter told it to my mum.
My cousin from Florida came to visit me and to bring me a Smartphone with WhatsApp. Thus from a technological point of view I have made an enormous leap forward: from the stone age to the modern era.
Obviously the Moto has a (very good) in-built camera (still have to find out how it works).
Thus I finally am able to contribute to this thread. The only wildlife I can think of, though, is ants, lizards and geckos.
They are not around anymore, it is getting cold.
BTW, did you make the black-and-white picture too?
It seems to breathe a completely different atmosphere ...
I thought the pictures in this thread were all made with smartphones.Elkwatcher said:The phones have wonderful camera's in them now. I am a dumb person with a smartphone... have a love/hate relationship with it! Technology is not for me, it has it's pro's and con's but I would rather live off grid simple with less!
He looks - especially because of his colors - very much like a distant relative of a micro-colony of birds (2, 3 couples?) we have here.Algonquin said:This beautiful guy was having some breakfast on my porch yesterday
I remember sitting in science class in seventh grade, having just moved to North Carolina from Michigan, and a flock of guinea fowl went strolling by the window. Suddenly my teacher was snapping at me, "What?!?! Ain't you ever seen guineas before?"Algonquin said:Wow, that's neat! It's always fascinating to me that the way different types of animals are 'kept' (or not) varies from place to place. What is a pet in one place roams wild in another, or is eaten
The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
That's a sure thing your blue Jay has in common with my friends, then: a very unelegant sound. They seem to belong to the crow family, kind of commoners of the bird world. Their sound to confirm it.Algonquin said:They are very beautiful birds, but are very noisy and make a loud 'squawk' sound. I love to watch them, but don't enjoy listening to them at 5am LOL
Some people - even women - are too coarse to teach children.Magicpenny75 said:I remember sitting in science class in seventh grade, having just moved to North Carolina from Michigan, and a flock of guinea fowl went strolling by the window. Suddenly my teacher was snapping at me, "What?!?! Ain't you ever seen guineas before?"
Once, when coming back from a visit to the Huntington Gardens near L.A. there was a peacock male (with a mini-harem of two) mirroring himself in the shiny bumper of a pickup in the parking lot. What a sight.FishGirly said:I found this little guy outside my house. Probably someone’s lost pet? I don’t know. He left but I have no clue where he came from.
I do not know if they still keep up the tradition (which is very likely, though), but a few decades ago there were still peacocks walking around freely in a historic park in Warsaw. They even had a role in an important literary work (a poem?) or a famous song (forgot which).Algonquin said:The only place I've ever seen a peacock is at a zoo!
I vote for more. Beautiful pictures - lovely dog... What is his name-Dogo?DIYbetta said:These are just a few... tell me if you want more...
Frodo the mocking bird chick. Does my dog count? He’s a Carolina dog mix ( American wild dog) he has a sister but I don’t have any good pics of her.
NC has a lot of wild turkeys as well. People "keep" guineas here because one of their favorite foods is ticks, which we also have a horrid amount of. Same for peafowl...lots of folks keep those here as well. Guineas are worse to have around than ticks in my opinion. They are loud - much louder than a rooster. They're good watchdogs too. They're the first to send up an alarm when someone drives in your driveway.Algonquin said:Have to admit, I had to google Guinea Fowl. I'm familiar with Guinea Pig, but apparently that's not quite the same thing LOL
We have wild Turkeys here - they look somewhat similar to Guinea Fowl. Big and scary, IMO! I wouldn't want to upset one of those things.
In MiamI lolAlgonquin said:A pet peacock??? Where do you live?
Awesome picsJDWebb01 said:Some more of my outdoor adventures...
I use a Canon 7D MKII and a Tamron 100-400mm for birds and macro shots, and a Canon 7D with a 17-85mm for wide shots.
I didn’t realize that hedgehogs can eat cat food!KinderScout said:These kids grew up in and around our garden fed on catfood and maybe wintering in our hedgehog house....
One was hungreier than the other...
Tough mum sometimes got a look in too...
Ouch... No more WINNER button.fish 321 said:
Non-fish catfood is the best food to give them The adult can polish off a whole sachet for an adult cat in one 5 minute sitting and then licks the bowl clean! Don't feed them either milk or bread as it makes them really really ill and can be fatal.BlackSkirtTetra said:I didn’t realize that hedgehogs can eat cat food!
I agree it is a form of art. With the phones they are making now days and their cameras one may be able to take equivalent photos.Cold&warm said:Ouch... No more WINNER button.
Wow! Gorgeous pics. IMO we are moving towards the realm of art here ...
Don't tell me one can make these with a smartphone, lest mood sharply drops ...
Beautiful Images! toekneetoeknee said:Came across some Bighorn Sheep near Kremmling Colorado today. They were right next to the road headbutting each other. I'll post the video I got of them later.
Isn't that a hedgehog? I've always loved them. I don't think there are any in my neck of the woods (US). I remember them when I was a child in the UK though. I have a toy one though!Fgrefee said:
Thought you might like to see this little guy who lives in the hedges on my aunt and uncle's property in France.