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Bobcat close HDR 20121005 | by Kenneth Cole Schneider
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Bobcat close HDR 20121005

This was about the sharpest image I got, so I processed it a couple of different ways. This one is made up of four layers on the cropped original RAW image, each with a different exposure compensation (-1.0, -0.5, +0.5 and +i.0), thus producing an HDR-like effect. It was about 15 minutes after sunrise when Mary Lou and I approached the bend in the road at the junction of the unpaved portions of Miramar Parkway and SW 196th Avenue. I had pre-set the ISO at 800 (aperture open all the way to f/5.6) but did not expect to take any photos until after we completed the fast-paced "aerobic" mile into the wetlands adjacent to our subdivision. Only about a quarter mile into our walk, we suddenly saw a Bobcat standing almost in the middle of the road, about 100 yards away. It was the first time one had posed out in the open roadway like that. We slowly moved up to about 50 yards before the cat fled. Unfortunately, I had kept the camera in an air conditioned room, and the lens fogged up pretty badly in the stifling heat and humidity. I wiped them a few times, but the quality of all the photos suffered. Visit blog.rosyfinch.com

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Uploaded on October 5, 2012