Sunday, December 4, 2011

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UPDATE: Here's a cropped version of the "Curse You, Red Baron!" pic (I had just shook Porky's tree a bit):



(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.)
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23 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

A couple of years ago, one of our local Job Creators whose address shall not be divulged (but the street rhymes with Snake Live) along Milwaukee's Gold Coast at the top of Lake Park (designed by Fredric Law Olmsted) did a similar thing to the long-lived trees at the top of the bluff.

After all, those trees had the temerity to disrupt his gawd-given view of the Lake from his front rooms.

Of course, he had the presence of mind to do such pruning under cover of darkness, so he could complete his tasks without unseemly interruption by the gendarmerie, who might have the mistaken notion that a public park does not exist solely to serve a wealthy turdwaffle.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Wouldn't fire have been easier?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

No, we could only arrest him.

Smut Clyde said...

What does Porky eat? Are the laurels safe?

Mandos said...

Should this have a "my left hand" tag?

blue girl said...

Aw! I love him!

vacuumslayer said...

That video is really zen and pretty.

This particular batch of pics really resonates with me because I'm a sucker for a spare, wintery landscape. Bare trees--so magical.

Feel free to Pike me for saying this, but these photos are so beautiful...I'd love it if the subject weren't centered in all of them. Subjects tend to look more artful if they're slightly off-center. Ever experiment with cropping your photos that way? OK, for all I know, you probably already knew that are cropping the photos exactly the way YOU want them...so I'll shut up now.

Anyway, great batch of photos. *claps*

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

None of these photos are cropped, vs. They're all 16x9 as set in the camera. Most of the time when I taking a nature shot (which is also most of my pics), I'm going for maximum pixels/resolution/focus, which I get by centering.

I do know what you are getting at, though. Here's a cropped pic of the moon from yesterday.
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Randal Graves said...

Someday, the trees will seek revenge, and get it.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

S.C., the porcupine likes linden (Tilia americana), hemlock, and aspen (not many of those last around here).
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vacuumslayer said...

I do know what you are getting at, though. Here's a cropped pic of the moon from yesterday.


Ooooooh, me likee.

Jennifer said...

Nice pork-yoo-pine shots!

Rachel said...

What a beautiful little beastie! Your video is wonderful. Have you patted, handled, picked up a porky pine? Was it nice?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Porky stayed up in the tree, Rachel. In fact, you can see that in the later pictures, he/she/it/porky-pine is higher up.

That's why the wind had a greater swaying effect, as seen in the video.

P.S. See updated post with cropped picture.
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vacuumslayer said...

The cropped Red Baron pic is amazeballs.

Laura said...

That's the cutest thing I've ever seen! :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That's no porcupine, it's 80's hair woodchuck!

vacuumslayer said...

Naw, he just plays hockey.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's Porky.
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Von said...

I can has porky pine?
I give you address, you ship?

M. Bouffant said...

Corn seems to be popular w/ 'em too.

(The audio on the second one can't be real.)

Jim H. said...

I've never seen a porquypyne in the flesh. Uber-kewl.

Kathleen said...

porcupine in a tree made my day!!!