A couple of cute visitors

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A couple of cute visitors

Post by gregh » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:31 pm

I was in my modelling room yesterday afternoon and glanced out the window.
And this wallaby and joey were checking out the viaduct.
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This is only the 2nd time I've seen a roo in the yard.
I was too busy grabbing my camera to notice the joey in the pouch at the time. But the pic turned out well for a 20x zoom, hand held, through the window.
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Re: A couple of cute visitors

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:07 am

Cracking picture Greg, and a beautiful animal.
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:20 am

The most exotic creature I've had in my garden were a couple of greater spotted woodpeckers on the feeder.

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Re: A couple of cute visitors

Post by FWLR » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:36 am

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful animal.

Taken at 20x times handheld is surely skill isn't it. I would have been so blurry it would have looked as though the animal would doing about 200mph..... :lol: :lol:
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Re: A couple of cute visitors

Post by philipy » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:30 pm

That is a lovely picture Greg, Thansk for sharing.
ge_rik wrote: โ†‘
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The most exotic creature I've had in my garden were a couple of greater spotted woodpeckers on the feeder.
We get those very frequently.
We used to get a lot of hedgehogs too but sadly not for the last 18 months. We leave the CCTV camera on in hope and few months back it caught a young fox cautiously sniffing its way down the path at the side of the house, stopping at the back corner, looking round before deciding it was too risky and going back again.
In the 23 years I've lived here thats only the 2nd fox I've seen.

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Post by ge_rik » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:48 pm

Isn't it surprising what you find when out on a walk. This morning my mate and I encountered these two specimens. Not equal to Greg's garden railway visitors, but hailing from the same part of the world. Who says we don't do exotic in Cheshire..... :shock:
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Re: A couple of cute visitors

Post by gregh » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:56 pm

FWLR wrote: โ†‘
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:36 am
What a beautiful photo of a beautiful animal.

Taken at 20x times handheld is surely skill isn't it. I would have been so blurry it would have looked as though the animal would doing about 200mph..... :lol: :lol:
Thanks Rod.
I think most of the 'skill' with the zoom, is the anti-shake' stuff in the camera.

Rik, the emus (that's pronounced eemyou not Emoo as the yanks say) would make a mess of the track if they visited. great pic, but what a weird thing to see on a Cheshire farm. What next? Tasmanian Devils????
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Re: A couple of cute visitors

Post by Andrew » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:25 pm

gregh wrote: โ†‘
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:56 pm
what a weird thing to see on a Cheshire farm.
My sister-in-law was raspberry picking on a farm in Somerset, and rounded a corner to find a wallaby sitting in the next row, munching away on the fruit. Apparently he lived in some sort of children's zoo on the adjacent farm but knew where there was a gap in the fence so made a daily trip next door to eat raspberries...

Great picture by the way Greg!

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