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Real Live Pin Cushion

Posted by mervfrench on September 28, 2009

Driving down the York Williams road late Friday evening and  we shot past this guy .

Only just managed to spot him on the side of the road and I wasn’t real sure that it was an echidna but I had to have a look.

By the time I pulled up , turned around and went back he was almost gone. I had the 70-200 on and no time to change  a lens as he wasn’t hanging around. I laid down on the side of the road next to him , it was hard to find a spot because there was a bit of water laying around.

It was nearly dark so this is the best I could get in a hurry. When I’ve seen one of these in the past  they have  rolled up in a ball and stayed there for ages, but this guy just had one thing on his mind and that was to bolt to the nearest ant’s nest.

2.8 ,  800 iso

Echidna---1

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5 Responses to “Real Live Pin Cushion”

  1. craig chiswell said

    Great stuff Merv!!!

  2. You’re much quicker than me Merv! I saw one a few months ago but it moved into the scrub before I had a chance to get the shot.

  3. truenorthmark said

    Great shot Merv!

    Nice and sharp and I like the way the spikes are facing and the natural vignette creat by the grass.

    Ready for tomorrow mate!

  4. katieleigh said

    ah too cute, i love these little creatures

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