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    by sprint06 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:43 pm

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    posted not because of the picture quality but the fact that I got the shot at all.
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    by Oneputt » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:05 pm

    Well done Don they are difficult to photograph, you have done well :D

    I remember one evening fishing the Baron Arm of Tinaroo Dam and literally being surrounded by them. I have never seen so many in the one place before or since.
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    by Guest » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:47 pm

    Trivia question: (nice shot buy the way)

    What is a group of Playtypus actually called ?
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    by HackySack » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:58 pm

    I'm not sure there is a name for a group of Platypus. You could run with platypi, but I don't think that Latin experts would be too happy about that... :)

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    by sprint06 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:01 pm

    [/quote]Trivia question: (nice shot buy the way)

    What is a group of Playtypus actually called ?
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    There is no collective name as they are a solitary animal
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    by Bob G » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:31 pm

    You did extremely well to capture this.

    I have waited for hours for them to surface and then missed the shot
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    by NikonUser » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:58 pm

    Bob G wrote:You did extremely well to capture this.

    I have waited for hours for them to surface and then missed the shot


    What you don't know is that 4 of them live in the river about 20m from the house :)

    Nice shot. :)

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    by avkomp » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:16 pm

    you did well to capture a wild platypus

    good stuff
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    by Dug » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:39 pm

    Platypuses according to the dictionary !



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    plat·y·pus Audio Help (plāt'ĭ-pəs) Pronunciation Key
    n. pl. plat·y·pus·es
    A semiaquatic egg-laying mammal (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) of Australia and Tasmania, having a broad flat tail, webbed feet, and a snout resembling a duck's bill. Also called duckbill, duck-billed platypus.


    [New Latin Platypūs, former genus name, from Greek platupous, flat-footed : platu-, platy- + pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]


    I have caught a couple of them while fishing for trout down south and had one sit beside my boat for a while in the Fitzroy river outside of Rockhampton.
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    by Sir Tristram » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:09 pm

    of Australia and Tasmania


    Sorry to be off topic, but Australia AND Tasmania?????
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    by Guest » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:17 pm

    Yeah, two islands aren't ya ?
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    by Dug » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:21 pm

    the islands of Australia and Tasmania probably :?
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    by Bob G » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:42 pm

    NikonUser wrote:
    Bob G wrote:You did extremely well to capture this.

    I have waited for hours for them to surface and then missed the shot


    What you don't know is that 4 of them live in the river about 20m from the house :)

    Nice shot. :)

    Paul


    Does not surprise me at all Paul that they are around Malanda. I tried to get them at Possum Valley between Herberton and Ravenshoe one time.
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