Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

TAXI !

Old 3rd Mar 2015, 08:17
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: UK
Age: 63
Posts: 737
TAXI !

Woodpecker shown flying with weasel on its back in amateur photographer's amazing image - ITV News
joy ride is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 08:52
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 92
good choice of topic, joy ride



but... what will happen next? And, was the weasel trying to eat the woodpecker, or what?
probes is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 08:59
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Grabbing lunch on the fly it's called.
tony draper is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 09:06
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the Bay, Vic, Oz
Age: 75
Posts: 416
Would the weasel be classified as SLF?
alisoncc is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 09:38
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Perth Western Australia
Age: 52
Posts: 809
Male weasel, animal kingdom bestiality.. He's probably starting to think it wasn't such a good idea.
rh200 is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 09:41
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
I'm a tad surprised Mr Weasel could overcome his instinct to chomp down on Mr Woodpeckers neck.
tony draper is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 09:45
  #7 (permalink)  

More than just an ATCO
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Up someone's nose
Age: 70
Posts: 1,770
animal kingdom bestiality.
Obviously a flying f***
Lon More is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 09:51
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Ex-pat Aussie in the UK
Posts: 4,308
maybe it's a trend

Here's a squirrel on a duck


Checkboard is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 10:03
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edinburgh and 3C
Age: 66
Posts: 195
Odd that, checkers, I thought it was usually England batsmen on a duck.
MagnusP is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 10:32
  #10 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: UK
Age: 63
Posts: 737
"Male weasel, animal kingdom bestiality"

In which case the words "wood" and pecker (US) seem fairly appropriate.
joy ride is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 10:44
  #11 (permalink)  

PPRuNe Handmaiden
 
Join Date: Feb 1997
Location: Duit On Mon Dei
Posts: 4,246
What I want to know is what did Checkers use as search terms in Google to find that picture?...
redsnail is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 11:00
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Lost, but often Indonesia
Posts: 571
maybe he was just taking his mate for a spin......?
Octane is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 11:54
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Perth - Western Australia
Age: 70
Posts: 1,804
As an old sceptic, I reckon I can smell Photoshop. Doesn't it seem just a little too convenient, that the photographer was in precisely the right position, with the camera precisely to hand, and precisely set to fire - to catch a moment, that surely would have been totally fleeting? - if it really did happen??
Why would a weasel climb onto the back of a woodpecker?? Do baby weasels normally attack/eat birds much larger than them?
Nothing seems to jell in that scenario, to me.
However, I must admit that some of the strangest sights I have witnessed (and never got pics of) were in the animal kingdom.
My style is, that anytime I need to catch incredible fleeting shots, the camera is never to hand, it's never turned on, and it's set to some completely different focus or setting that isn't compatible with the setting required.
onetrack is offline  
Old 3rd Mar 2015, 13:06
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 0
Q. What's the difference between a stoat and a weasel ?

A. A weasel is weasely identifiable while a stoat is stoatly different



...and back into box
FTNeditor is offline  
Old 4th Mar 2015, 05:50
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 92
so, it's been really inspirational :
BBC - Earth - Can you top this photo of a weasel riding a woodpecker?

BBC Earth now has a challenge for you: can you top this photo?
Today, we are launching BBC Earth Capture, a series of video and photo challenges.
Each will have a separate theme, for you to interpret how you wish.
In honour of the weasel and woodpecker, our inaugural challenge is called Extraordinary.
If you've captured something extraordinary in nature share it with us, and we'll share it with the world.
Find out how to take part by clicking this link: Take the BBC Earth Capture challenge.
(and actually the OP link did give the whole story and more pics, so it probably wasn't photoshop anyway).
probes is offline  
Old 4th Mar 2015, 06:20
  #16 (permalink)  
Ecce Homo! Loquitur...
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Brighton
Age: 65
Posts: 9,687
ORAC is offline  
Old 4th Mar 2015, 06:48
  #17 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: UK
Age: 63
Posts: 737
Excellent cartoon.
joy ride is offline  
Old 4th Mar 2015, 07:18
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Luberon
Age: 67
Posts: 883
The CAA* are investigating the weasels type rating.


(Chordate Aves Authority)
sitigeltfel is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2015, 13:24
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 92


The story by the photographer BBC News - Weasel on woodpecker photographer: 'It's almost a dream'
and the weasel explained BBC News - Weasel on woodpecker: 'Extraordinary to have captured'
probes is offline  
Old 5th Mar 2015, 17:07
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Ex-pat Aussie in the UK
Posts: 4,308
This flying rodent thing is getting out of hand ...


Checkboard is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.