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I came home today and saw a flurry of action behind the house and it was a mink and he had just killed a muskrat. My boy kept the mink away while I got the camera and I got a few pics. All shot with 100-400L at 400mm, f8, and AV mode.

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mink coming back and not sure what to make of the new guy sitting on the grass.

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mink grabbing muskrat

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Here the mink is carrying the muskrat away, it was a big muskrat and he had no trouble running with it.

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Dan

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Great series of captures, DMN! Mighty tough to get good mink shots since they almost never stop moving. Excellent!

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Steve, I know what you say about moving fast, it was hard to try to keep the focus point on him. I also wish I would have had the exposure compensated negative a little as on some closer shots I blew the highlights on some sweat on the tips of his hair pretty bad.

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Thanks Dbl and gobblueM, I wanted to get a mink for a long time and just happen on one in the yard.

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Thanks finnbay,

Here is a pic of when I thought he was getting close enough to me and I would make my exit!!

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Yea, it worked on me, at the speed he was running around he would have been in my lap in a nano second. I made a judgement call that I would just as soon not have that.

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