Jack Cat

Lives in United States Long Island, NY, United States
Joined on May 24, 2011

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On photo Indigo Bunting in the Blue by you... challenge (2 comments in total)
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barb_s: i just love this. The background and the vibrant blue are just beautiful.

Thanks Barb! He stopped briefly on this branch before he landed on my backyard feeder. Ate his fill and flew away. I was fortunate to get a few shots before he left.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
On photo Red Tailed Hawk in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week VI challenge (4 comments in total)
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Greyser: I have quite a few very good shots of ospreys in action. Once I even won a 1st place here with one of them. However, I never have had a chance to get hawks and owls hunting, unfortunately; just some images of them already eating.

Yes, you do have some very nice Osprey shots, and many others. You have quite a portfolio. This is the only hunting shot I have. I saw it swoop down from a tree and by the time I got the camera on it and achieved focus it was on the ground. Just missed it grabbing the mouse with its right foot. I'm going to bring my gear with me on the golf course more often.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 13:27 UTC
On photo Red Tailed Hawk in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week VI challenge (4 comments in total)
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Greyser: Amazing shot! Congratulations!

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
On photo Red Fox in the Furry Critters and 1000 votes later challenge (5 comments in total)
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tbcass: Is that a tame fox? The foxes I'm familiar with would never stay still like that for even a second. The mere sound of an approaching human will scare them away and they are fast little critters.

I would say habituated is a better way to describe them. There's a small colony living on the bay side of Fire Island near a popular beach. Foxes I see in other locations are much more wary of people.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On photo Swans in the Ducks, Geese & Swans challenge (6 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, Jack Cat, on coming second in this 'Ducks, Geese & Swans' challenge, with your beautifully placed flying swans. The soft greens of the background and water allow the whiteness of the swans to show to their best advantage, while their bright orange beaks add highlights to the pair. A wonderful capture, with which you must have been very pleased. Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On photo Swans in the Ducks, Geese & Swans challenge (6 comments in total)
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Steve Macomber: On the money and Well Done with one of my favorite lens with no IS especially at 1/1250 if this was a hand held capture.

Thanks Steve! One of my favorites as well. Yes, handheld. I've found I can get good results down to about 1/500 handheld with this lens, particularly when panning.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On photo Swans in the Ducks, Geese & Swans challenge (6 comments in total)
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MichaelIsGreat2: One word: AWESOME!!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.

Thanks Michael!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
On photo MUTE SWAN and Cygnet in the Ducks, Geese & Swans challenge (14 comments in total)

Congratulations on a great photo and 1st and 3rd place finishes!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Soim in the Wild Eyes challenge (1 comment in total)

Simply amazing that you could get close enough to a wild raptor to get a shot like this at 55mm. Amazing...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Eyes_on_fire in the Wild Eyes challenge (2 comments in total)

If this is a wild black bear in its natural habitat you are without a doubt the bravest person on the face of the earth! However it looks like a picture of your dog.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 00:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The eye of the beholder. in the Wild Eyes challenge (1 comment in total)

Simply amazing how you were able to sneak up on this wild owl in its natural habitat and take this close up at 22.6mm.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 00:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Yellow Eyes in the Wild Eyes challenge (1 comment in total)

Since when is an owl at a raptor center a wild animal in its natural environment?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 23:57 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Wild Eyes (2 comments in total)

Quite a few high finishers with photos of "wild" animals taken at short focal lengths, raptor centers and at least one dog and a cat. Just sayin'...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Not tasty! in the The Sense of Taste (Nature) challenge (1 comment in total)

Looks like a pet to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Pink Flamingo in the - Rich Vivid Colours - Birds (+ Border) challenge (4 comments in total)

This is a scarlet ibis.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo South Bank Skyline London UK in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Congrats on a well deserved win!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Red Fox in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
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Images by Kipper: Well done Jack, with 6 votes of 5.0 plus my own 5.0 you should be very pleased that so many of us thought that your submission was great. Some very stiff competition for sure, you should be very pleased.
Cheers ~ Kipper

Thanks Kipper! Many fantastic photos this week. I felt 6 or 7 had a legitimate shot at winning. Turns out 4 of them finished ahead of mine! Considering the competition I am very pleased with my finish. Your entry certainly caught my eye. I am surprised it did not finish higher.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On photo Red Fox in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
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MarioSS: Still my number one!

Thanks Mario, thanks Mick! Glad you liked it!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
On photo Red Fox in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
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Images by Kipper: Robert Bateman would be hard pressed to improve on this image. To think I am up against this....you win.... hands down. Absolutely beautiful in every way, photographically and subject.

I had to look up Robert Bateman. WOW! thank you for the compliment! I guess if you press the shutter button often enough and hold it down long enough you're bound to stumble across something. Thanks again and best of luck in the challenge.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
On photo Woodpecker in the A To Z - Letter W challenge (2 comments in total)
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cjf2: Great picture and fitted the theme well.

Thanks! Congrats on yet another deserved win!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
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