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    Default Lynx Near Matanuska Glacier

    My son and I spent the day climbing all over Matanuska Glacier Saturday and on the way out got a chance to photograph this lynx.



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    I'm impressed. Those critters are so hard to find anywhere, let alone have one pose for you. Good job!

    Looking from the bokeh, or slight lack of it, it doesn't look like you had to use a particularly long lens. How far away was this cat? And what were you shooting with?

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    Howdy Jim,
    I used a 100-400mm(at 400mm) lens wide open f/4.5-5.6. I must admit that the original RAW images were not that impressive so I cropped a little and used photoshop to blur the background and foreground a little, adjusted curves, saturation and a little dodge and burn. Pretty much a salvage job and the results are OK. I did not have much time to shoot how I would have liked since the cat was there and gone quickly. I have been lucky in seeing eight lynx over the last couple of years in broad daylight and they seem to be really curious of humans. Always a great experience viewing them, amazing creatures. Thanks for looking and your critique is always welcome.
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    Thats awesome man! I am jealous! I did get a chance to photograph one on the rex trail 2 years ago, but that is the one and only one I have seen so far. I got some really good shots of him though so I cant complain too much. Congrats man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    Thats awesome man! I am jealous! I did get a chance to photograph one on the rex trail 2 years ago, but that is the one and only one I have seen so far. I got some really good shots of him though so I cant complain too much. Congrats man!
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    whens hunting season for them, they would make a neat rug!

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    Very nice photos of a beautiful animal.

    Nice pelt too

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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    whens hunting season for them, they would make a neat rug!

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    Very nice photos of a beautiful animal.

    Nice pelt too
    You got that right ...I've taken bobcat but no lynx ...yet ...Someday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    whens hunting season for them, they would make a neat rug!
    Oddly enough, they are supposed to be pretty good eating. I've never had the opportunity, but lots of old time trappers kept the lynx carcass for themselves rather than throwing it into the dog pot.

    Beaver is another animal that many people don't realize is great eating. In this case, I have some experience... and I'd rather eat beaver than any other red meat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd_Davidson View Post
    Oddly enough, they are supposed to be pretty good eating.
    Lynx makes excellent stir fry!

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    The season for lynx in 14 is Dec 1 - Jan 31

    Nice pictures

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    i would like to make some sexy pantys for my woman with that lynx pelt!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd_Davidson View Post
    Oddly enough, they are supposed to be pretty good eating. I've never had the opportunity, but lots of old time trappers kept the lynx carcass for themselves rather than throwing it into the dog pot.

    Beaver is another animal that many people don't realize is great eating. In this case, I have some experience... and I'd rather eat beaver than any other red meat!
    Thats interesting ...Beaver Sushi ...Maybe???

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Lynx makes excellent stir fry!
    Bamboo shoots, a lot of garlic, Onion ...Oh man, you got me thinkin'!

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    The season for lynx in 14 is Dec 1 - Jan 31

    Nice pictures
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    i would like to make some sexy pantys for my woman with that lynx pelt!!!
    CAN YOU DO THAT??? Oh Man, Now You Really Got Me Thinking!!!!!!!!!!

    HA!

    Sweet!
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    Those are great man! This is the best one of a lynx that I've got:

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    Trapperrick, Man that's cool!!! What is the story behind the little one???
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    Thanks Tull! I took that last September when I took my dad in law to the Anchorage zoo. F&G had picked up this little orphaned kitty on the Richardson Hwy and brought him to the zoo. He was so darn cute; just like a "regular" kitten. He was going nuts trying to get the little birds just outside the cage. We came back by later on and he was asleep on his stuffed toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperrick View Post
    Thanks Tull! I took that last September when I took my dad in law to the Anchorage zoo. F&G had picked up this little orphaned kitty on the Richardson Hwy and brought him to the zoo. He was so darn cute; just like a "regular" kitten. He was going nuts trying to get the little birds just outside the cage. We came back by later on and he was asleep on his stuffed toy.
    And now I know the rest of the story. I was hoping that it was in your back yard. Thanks for posting the photo and the story behind it.
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    Those are great images of the Lynx. Very impressed. I have never seen one in real life, but I am not is a place where those exist. I have had my fair share of mountain kitty experiences... not fun.

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    Great pictures. A buddy of mine and I had a lynx come to us last week near Eklutna. He was just across a little pond from us, about 30-35 yards. Unfortunately, we were calling moose when he came.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Strutz View Post
    I'm impressed. Those critters are so hard to find anywhere, let alone have one pose for you. Good job!

    Looking from the bokeh, or slight lack of it, it doesn't look like you had to use a particularly long lens. How far away was this cat? And what were you shooting with?
    Great pictures.

    I saw three lynx in 10 days up off the Tanana this moose season. They were all off different moose stands. All I had was a disposable camera. See the thread "600 dollar paper weight" as to why. My wife still won't trust me with a nice camera.
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