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Old Jul 17, 2008, 3:35 PM   #1
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As we went down to Mossel Bay Museum, I knew about another attraction nearby. An open-air display of how the indigenous khoi-san might have lived in a cave only some hundred years ago. What I also hoped for, but didn't tell my family in order to avoid dissappointment, was to get sight of some rockdassies I knew has been seen on the hillside. The rockdassie is an animal the size of a rabbit, but actually it's closest relative is the elephant! Charming little fellas, anyway.

I was lucky, I saw two resting under a protruding stone on the rockside. As my family went on up the path, I patiently sat down and started to approach the animals. Equipped with the best, K20D and my A*200 mm, I got close enogh to get the shot I hoped for:


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Old Jul 17, 2008, 3:37 PM   #2
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Patiently, centimeter by centimeter,I approached even closer and got more:
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Old Jul 17, 2008, 3:38 PM   #3
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Meanwhile, around the corner 20 meters behind my back, patiently waiting for me my wife took this with her Optio:


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Old Jul 17, 2008, 3:40 PM   #4
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Persuaded by reality I changed my strategy to get a final shot of the little backstabbers:

Thanks for looking

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 4:54 PM   #5
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WOW. Kjell
you got some good ones there!!!
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Great job of being one with nature, after all someone has to do it.

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Now that is funny! Excellent job telling the story with pictures Kjell.

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Old Jul 17, 2008, 6:21 PM   #8
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They are SO cute, the little beggers! Beautiful shots and I love your story. Sounds like something I would do.
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Hi Kjell,

This is a great story, -- and some great pics of a very cool looking creature. . .

Reminds me of however many hours I'd spent chasing Downy Woodpeckers with 5 lb tele lenses to get some mediocre shots from too far away, and then open a thread where Daniel has one eating out of his hand, shooting the sequence with a Zenitar 16mm FE. . . I doubt I'll ever forgive him for that :-):-).

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Great photos & even better story to go with it. My wife and I have been laughing ever since opening it. Thanks for lightening the day.


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