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Title: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Frodosbigtoe on January 08, 2013, 06:43:40 PM
To get us moooooving... ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Waterdonkey on January 08, 2013, 07:24:42 PM
That cow pict is outstanding
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RS2021 on January 08, 2013, 07:27:28 PM
To get us moooooving... ;D

Going forward, just to help someone from having to dig through Exif info of the pics posted, please include basic info like what lens was used and the aperture at the minimum and if appropriate for the shot, the shutter speed and iso would be nice.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Octavian on January 08, 2013, 07:36:28 PM
Love the cow!

Heres 2 of my only 4 animal shots in total.

Canon 5d mkiii with canon ef 135mm f/2 @ f2 iso 4000 1/50
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8291029511_b77cb38bbf_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69457536@N03/8291029511/)


Canon 5d mkiii with canon ef 135mm f/2 @ f2.2 iso 2000 1/80
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8292082354_a3cf2eb20c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/69457536@N03/8292082354/)



Nick
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Frodosbigtoe on January 08, 2013, 07:37:05 PM
To get us moooooving... ;D

Going forward, just to help someone from having to dig through Exif info of the pics posted, please include basic info like what lens was used and the aperture at the minimum and if appropriate for the shot, the shutter speed and iso would be nice.

Eh, if someone wants to know they can ask and I'll tell them.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harv on January 08, 2013, 08:18:09 PM
Got this red fox in late November.....

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-WwxLf4B/0/O/_74K5279_fox_P2.jpg)

1D MkIV + 100-400 L @ 400mm, ISO400, 1/320, f/5.6
Approximately 50% crop

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bseitz234 on January 08, 2013, 09:15:45 PM
Hi all-

First post- I've been reading the forums for a few weeks, just registered to post this, when I saw this thread. I recently acquired my 2nd DSLR setup (after losing my XTi and lenses to a whitewater kayaking accident), and consider myself an enthusiastic amateur. So, introductions and IQ apologies aside... technically, this is not great. Nighttime, on-camera flash, very casual setting, haven't done anything in post (yet, but I want to play with it). But the moment was priceless....

This is Stella, the sweetest border collie I've ever met, playing with a mouse (who escaped the encounter completely unharmed)

EXIF: 7D, EF 28-70 f/3.5-4.5 II (date code placing it from March, 1989), 1/30 sec, f/4.5, @64mm, ISO 800
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: picturesbyme on January 08, 2013, 09:34:28 PM
a few old ones..
(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s1/v6/p880101680-3.jpg)

(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s11/v32/p435518060-3.jpg)

(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s2/v4/p508815650-3.jpg)

(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s4/v69/p1110517904-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on January 09, 2013, 02:37:57 AM
To get us moooooving... ;D

Going forward, just to help someone from having to dig through Exif info of the pics posted, please include basic info like what lens was used and the aperture at the minimum and if appropriate for the shot, the shutter speed and iso would be nice.

Eh, if someone wants to know they can ask and I'll tell them.

Nice cow shot...I was wondering what did you use to capture that and also for PP..any use of HDR? Thanks for any reply. I really enjoy your work. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tomscott on January 09, 2013, 04:30:42 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/6871433730_b2f0c09111_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/6871433730/)
Lamb 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/6871433730/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/6871461000_9a913e0bf6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/6871461000/)
Shark (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/6871461000/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2083/5828066128_f77e07db69_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/5828066128/)
Tiger (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/5828066128/#) by tom_scott88 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Octavian on January 09, 2013, 05:38:15 AM
 ??? ???
Er Tom.... what sort of neighbourhood do you live in??

Is that Tiger just meandering down a footpath in the middle of an urban environment????     :o

Nick
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kernuak on January 09, 2013, 02:33:10 PM
Here's a selection.

5D MkII, 100mm macro.
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4091/5023227975_26be7a0310.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023227975/)
Common Toadlet on Mossy Rock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023227975/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

7D, 100-400mm @ 400mm.
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4126/5087031775_439705d4e5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5087031775/)
Kingfisher Between the Leaves (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5087031775/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

7D, 300mm f/2.8 IS.
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5229/5806125134_0848df5894.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5806125134/)
Male Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeding. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5806125134/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

7D, 300mm f/2.8 IS + 1.4x extender
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6056/6269808793_6ddbfeb274.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6269808793/)
Reindeer Grazing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6269808793/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

7D, 300mm f/2.8 IS + 1.4x extender
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6044/6998037983_8e03b57f00.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6998037983/)
Rock Pipit at the Waterline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6998037983/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on January 09, 2013, 02:51:00 PM
Silver, my daughter's cat
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on January 10, 2013, 01:06:28 AM
??? ???
Er Tom.... what sort of neighbourhood do you live in??

Is that Tiger just meandering down a footpath in the middle of an urban environment????     :o

Nick

+1...exactly what I was thinking ;) Then I thought...maybe Tom works for a circus and brings his work home ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jdramirez on January 10, 2013, 02:52:58 AM
It's my cousin's dog... he was mildly cooperative.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wearle on January 10, 2013, 09:17:29 PM
Here are a few of my better shots.

Wade
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on January 10, 2013, 09:59:05 PM
??? ???
Er Tom.... what sort of neighbourhood do you live in??

Is that Tiger just meandering down a footpath in the middle of an urban environment????     :o

Nick

+1...exactly what I was thinking ;) Then I thought...maybe Tom works for a circus and brings his work home ;D
Not to worry - that is Richard Parker. So you know who Tom is... ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on January 10, 2013, 10:52:52 PM
3.1416 ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on January 11, 2013, 12:05:31 AM
Botswana June 2012, 5DMK3, 300f/2.8 L VII + 1.4 Extender, Shot @ f/4.5 & 1/640th
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ChilledXpress on January 11, 2013, 12:06:16 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8319254115_304b75f1e9_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/8319254115/)
Monterey Bay Aquarium (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/8319254115/#) by David KM (http://www.flickr.com/people/dk_m/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2344/5712278584_7b953918fc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/5712278584/)
Snorkeling with Honu... Kapalua Bay, Maui, HI (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/5712278584/#) by David KM (http://www.flickr.com/people/dk_m/), on Flickr
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6032/6275017833_8858e20538_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/6275017833/)
Kismet... The Pharaoh Hound (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/6275017833/#) by David KM (http://www.flickr.com/people/dk_m/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on January 11, 2013, 12:20:37 AM
Shot in Ambon Harbour Indonesia, February 2012, 5DMK2, 100 f/2.8 Macro @ f/16 & 1/60th
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Renegade Runner on January 11, 2013, 12:24:44 AM
Grizzly Bear asking for a hug.

Rebel, f/7.1, 1/400,  iso 200
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TexPhoto on January 11, 2013, 12:42:58 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8334551447_4d9a8c5941.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8334551447/)
DPP07DD0101102915 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8334551447/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8335602836_f6f2402274.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8335602836/)
DPP07DD0101100816 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8335602836/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on January 11, 2013, 03:26:29 AM
Jigokudani Japan December 2012 "Snow Monkeys". 1Dx, 24-70f/2.8 VII, F/5.6 @ 1/320th
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bycostello on January 11, 2013, 05:39:51 AM
fab shots, keep them coming....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MaxPower on January 11, 2013, 06:45:01 AM
Tiger in Zoo. I have to wait 3 hours to make this shoot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Quasimodo on January 11, 2013, 07:06:04 AM
Some really nice ones here :)

Here is one of mine, taken in a park in Norway.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bjd on January 11, 2013, 07:18:54 AM
Dave
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on January 11, 2013, 10:54:30 AM
3.1416 ;D
LOL!
Actually 3.141592653589793...
http://pi.appspot.com/ (http://pi.appspot.com/)
 ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MrFotoFool on January 12, 2013, 12:24:46 PM
The hammerhead shot is unbelievable!

And of course the opening cow shot is outstanding.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Renegade Runner on January 12, 2013, 01:32:22 PM
Ouch! Stop pulling my hair!

Western Lowland Gorilla

(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s10/v17/p942395036-4.jpg)
Rebel, f/4, 1/800, iso1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: madmailman on January 12, 2013, 02:03:43 PM
Bathing ellie. Somewhere in Botswana. (was taken a couple years ago)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on January 12, 2013, 09:26:53 PM
Japan 2012, "Snow Monkey", 5DMK3, 135f/2, shot f/5.6 & 1/320th
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on January 12, 2013, 09:33:14 PM
Desert Elephants moving down from the Mountains in the morning to get water from the valley river, thunderstorm in the background. Namibia 2011. 5DMK2, 300f/2.8 L IS V1, f11 @ 1/250th.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ahab1372 on January 12, 2013, 10:25:58 PM
Here are a few of my better shots.

Wade
Good stuff, especially like the last. How were you able to take that one?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on January 12, 2013, 11:09:09 PM
Desert Elephants moving down from the Mountains in the morning to get water from the valley river, thunderstorm in the background. Namibia 2011. 5DMK2, 300f/2.8 L IS V1, f11 @ 1/250th.
Lovely shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nightsky87 on January 12, 2013, 11:38:00 PM
Chameleon, 60D + Tamron 70-300
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on January 12, 2013, 11:59:37 PM
Ouch! Stop pulling my hair!

Western Lowland Gorilla

(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s10/v17/p942395036-4.jpg)
Rebel, f/4, 1/800, iso1600

LOL ;D...reminds me of my brothers growing up
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: andy on January 13, 2013, 01:06:18 AM
Captured with a T1i  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mikeymb on January 13, 2013, 01:15:21 AM
One of Mother Nature's Dogs - Willie E

40D - 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS USM - no crop
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rmfagan on January 14, 2013, 07:43:44 PM
Pretty new poster here... Any critique is always appreciated. I like the first...kinda a "who you lookin' at" thing. He was actually pretty aggressive. The tortoise, not so much. The Coyote was at Yellowstone trying to sneak in for a bite of a wolf's elk kill. No shots of what ensued but entertaining for sure.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: anand on January 28, 2013, 02:26:50 AM
Bamera, the dominant male of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RomanRacela on January 28, 2013, 03:18:13 AM
Wild mustang mare with her foal near Toroweap area of Grand Canyon National Park.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: alexturton on January 28, 2013, 03:28:56 AM
My birthday trip to the zoo last year.  Canon 60d, sigma 120 400

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7475200930_223377e33e_z.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexturton/7475200930/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexturton/7475200930/#)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on January 29, 2013, 01:19:25 AM
My birthday trip to the zoo last year.  Canon 60d, sigma 120 400

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7475200930_223377e33e_z.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexturton/7475200930/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexturton/7475200930/#)

I don't think he likes his picture taken ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: LOLID on January 29, 2013, 11:41:52 AM
Pics from South Africa, December 2012.
5D Mark3
70-300 L
Lightroom
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CHROME77 on January 31, 2013, 02:39:02 PM
Here are a few crocs :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/murccc/Photography/IMG_4200_zpsaabdd2c8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/murccc/Photography/IMG_2790_zps1c588c1f.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mick on February 02, 2013, 07:41:02 PM
Otter
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chauncey on February 04, 2013, 11:11:26 AM
Ya kinda gotta look close

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/CPRsunrisetwins-copy.jpg)

Followed by a range bull

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/testerone-on-the-hoof-copy.jpg)

And a family picture

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Swans-et-al-copy-1.jpg)
.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bcliburn on February 08, 2013, 03:35:00 AM
Impressive pictures.  I've got nothing fancy but I do like this one.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8418814994_07dc9e92ac.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcliburn/8418814994/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on February 14, 2013, 11:40:04 PM
This is one reason why they sell telephoto lenses.  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, photographed at Sabino Canyon near Tucson, Canon 7D, 100-400 f4 - 5.6 L IS.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: catalina on February 15, 2013, 01:16:40 AM
Florida Banded Water Snake - one of three that appeared in our garden in a week.
Canon EOS 50D, Canon 100mm f.4 macro, f 5.6 - 1/500 sec,  ISO 400
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jvogelsang on March 06, 2013, 10:31:00 AM
Taken at Memphis Zoo.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on March 06, 2013, 10:42:48 AM
Taken at Memphis Zoo.
Tyger Tyger burning bright! I think you have his attention though...

There is something about cats. Big or small. And I was a Dog only person for most of my life - till we inherited Bambi...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Z.X on March 07, 2013, 01:25:03 PM
Empusa fasciata

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JiEi11Y4GVc/UIBFvjYc6OI/AAAAAAAAB0o/5Pln6w09dyQ/s1600/IMG_9149.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: OnceUponaHoneyB on March 08, 2013, 11:02:43 AM
Love the shot, reminds me of my dog

Hi all-

First post- I've been reading the forums for a few weeks, just registered to post this, when I saw this thread. I recently acquired my 2nd DSLR setup (after losing my XTi and lenses to a whitewater kayaking accident), and consider myself an enthusiastic amateur. So, introductions and IQ apologies aside... technically, this is not great. Nighttime, on-camera flash, very casual setting, haven't done anything in post (yet, but I want to play with it). But the moment was priceless....

This is Stella, the sweetest border collie I've ever met, playing with a mouse (who escaped the encounter completely unharmed)

EXIF: 7D, EF 28-70 f/3.5-4.5 II (date code placing it from March, 1989), 1/30 sec, f/4.5, @64mm, ISO 800
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jvogelsang on March 13, 2013, 12:12:46 AM
Taken a week before Thanksgiving at Mt Dora, Fla.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on March 13, 2013, 12:22:27 AM
For me, I am not often moved by b&w, but you nailed it!  Way to go.

Desert Elephants moving down from the Mountains in the morning to get water from the valley river, thunderstorm in the background. Namibia 2011. 5DMK2, 300f/2.8 L IS V1, f11 @ 1/250th.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on March 13, 2013, 12:31:07 AM
Wildebeest
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: girod199 on March 13, 2013, 02:03:10 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8466669799_1e5c09c3fd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/girod199/8466669799/)
Sumatran Tigers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/girod199/8466669799/#) by Mike Girod (http://www.flickr.com/people/girod199/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8466527151_837ea9006e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/girod199/8466527151/)
Chimpanzee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/girod199/8466527151/#) by Mike Girod (http://www.flickr.com/people/girod199/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8467599392_5211f400c7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/girod199/8467599392/)
Chimpanzees (http://www.flickr.com/photos/girod199/8467599392/#) by Mike Girod (http://www.flickr.com/people/girod199/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Wild on March 13, 2013, 04:20:41 AM
Here's a few of mine  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on April 01, 2013, 08:45:09 AM
Cheetah in Quivertree Forrest, Namibia.

600D
70-300L


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8599572763_bdb218c6ba_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8599572763/)
Cheetah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8599572763/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pi on April 01, 2013, 10:58:57 AM
A few recent ones:

A Jesus lizard, shot in Costa Rica:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8578469091_89f2f190d8_z.jpg)

A monkey, shot in Costa Rica:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8573996066_6d9bd16078_z.jpg)

Another Costa Rica shot; a baby monkey and its mother:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8573995290_6c39a9108b_z.jpg)

Tucan:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8573996728_438f77609d_b.jpg)

X:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3359/3574406219_e0de22a912_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ckwaller on April 01, 2013, 04:38:10 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8176619526_d926213f78_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8176619526/)
Oh, Deer.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8176619526/#) by CamWall (http://www.flickr.com/people/camwaller/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8545615471_409860007d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8545615471/)
"Ain't no sunshine when she's gone..." (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8545615471/#) by CamWall (http://www.flickr.com/people/camwaller/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8546699740_dbc49977ee.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8546699740/)
Opera Soprano (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8546699740/#) by CamWall (http://www.flickr.com/people/camwaller/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Schultzie on April 01, 2013, 06:19:29 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/7055503017_4b597e32a3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7055503017/)
Black rhino (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7055503017/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8197/8240359170_b8689bec1c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8240359170/)
*YAWN!* (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8240359170/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7959811298_9c880270cd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7959811298/)
I'll leave you two alone... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7959811298/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7959819238_f845e35cdd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7959819238/)
Who's down there? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7959819238/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: entropy69 on April 02, 2013, 02:49:42 AM
Shot with Eos 7D:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8112428575_9f00e7433f_b.jpg) (http://walther.siksma.nl/foto/8112428575)
Yawn, by Walther Siksma (http://walther.siksma.nl/foto/8112428575)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8479072021_9324b0f548_b.jpg) (http://walther.siksma.nl/foto/8479072021)
Mooh by Walther Siksma (http://walther.siksma.nl/foto/8479072021)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on April 02, 2013, 07:11:17 AM
Kanga, up close. At my place.

5D3 + 300 f4
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FHdUmcuWKRs/UVq6G2IkXlI/AAAAAAAAAOw/v73KLQ7qPVM/s576/378A4093_Kanga_up_close.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on April 02, 2013, 04:28:28 PM
Some more from my trip to Africa.

/Dar

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8613606755_4088d5dc61_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613606755/)
Etosha Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613606755/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8614719572_7188105222_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8614719572/)
Savannah Love (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8614719572/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8613607561_27624eb9a3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613607561/)
Two Zebras (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613607561/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8614718166_d9dc640d2f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8614718166/)
Lunch in the Namib (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8614718166/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8613610871_93f9805173_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613610871/)
Namib desert sidewinding adder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613610871/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on April 02, 2013, 04:35:39 PM
Etosha Sunset

What a great shot !  :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on April 02, 2013, 04:39:33 PM
Etosha Sunset

What a great shot !  :D

Thanks!

It was a magical sunset which almost led to us being stuck in the bush, as both gate and camps had closed...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ardan on April 05, 2013, 05:10:10 PM
Photo of an iguana, shot during a vacation in Mexico last October

60D, 70-200 f/4 IS @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 200
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ardan on April 05, 2013, 05:14:02 PM
Monkey reaching for a fruit

60D + 70-200 f/4 IS + 1.4x iii @ 280mm, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 100
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: SilverSnake on April 08, 2013, 09:23:18 AM
Lots of amazing shots in this thread. It's a great inspiration and I still have some ways to go. But since I visited the zoo yesterday and managed to get a couple of good shots (IMO) I figured I'd share one:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8628789731_a2b6d885f1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversnake/8628789731/)
Snow leopard closeup (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversnake/8628789731/#) by SilverSnake (http://www.flickr.com/people/silversnake/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on April 15, 2013, 10:00:59 AM
Two more from a boat trip on the Okavango river in Caprivi, note to self do not mess with Hippos  :o

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8652339582_0388cfac19_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8652339582/)
Calm before the Storm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8652339582/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8651240365_6e6dbf2c50_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8651240365/)
Hippo Charge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8651240365/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mick on April 20, 2013, 06:49:01 PM
White horses of The Camargue
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on April 20, 2013, 09:38:49 PM
Mick,
Great shot! Looks fantastic :)
Did you get out of the way in time ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on April 20, 2013, 11:11:41 PM
Mick,
Great shot! Looks fantastic :)
Did you get out of the way in time ;D
Well, he posted the picture didn't he ;)

But seriously Mick, could you describe how you took the picture and lived to post it?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on April 20, 2013, 11:56:14 PM
White horses of The Camargue

This looks great, but, and I'm just curious, is this a Photo ?? that you have taken, or a construct of some sort, if it's an image what a corker, really. I imagine your now in hospital trying to get unflattened.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on April 21, 2013, 12:01:28 AM
Cheetah in Quivertree Forrest, Namibia.

600D
70-300L

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8599572763_bc75283a98_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8599572763/)
Cheetah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8599572763/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

Very nice Darlip, It's unusual colouring for a Cheetah, but I've noticed that in namibia with Giraffe as well, seem to have much darker colouring than say East/Southern Africa, clearly you also liked it as I note you use it for your  Avatar. I'm out to Namibia again in March 2014 to spend 3 weeks shooting the Himba, well, not exactly "Shooting" the Himba, Photographing the Himba, most Beautiful People in Africa, I'de Post one of my Himba Lady shots bit last time I did the Moderator pulled it down after about 30 Minutes.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mick on April 21, 2013, 03:33:32 PM
Hi all, thanks for the kind comments. Im ok didnt get ran over. Came bloody close though on a few occassions.The horse pic is a horse pic, its not a construction of 20 images as im not clever enough to do that but you have given me an idea....hmmmm!!!. I was with some fellow photographers and the guy who ran it told me all the horses in the Camargue are owned by someone. Some live on farms others out in the marshland. Anyhow, heres a one to show how close they got and where using a 1D series really came in handy. Standing in a marsh with my waders when they ran past wasnt my cleverest idea. Still doing stupid stuff for a picture is something we all on here appreciate. My wife on the other hands just thinks we're all nuts. Ive kept the best stuff for my little web site.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Quasimodo on April 21, 2013, 04:44:34 PM
Hi all, thanks for the kind comments. Im ok didnt get ran over. Came bloody close though on a few occassions.The horse pic is a horse pic, its not a construction of 20 images as im not clever enough to do that but you have given me an idea....hmmmm!!!. I was with some fellow photographers and the guy who ran it told me all the horses in the Camargue are owned by someone. Some live on farms others out in the marshland. Anyhow, heres a one to show how close they got and where using a 1D series really came in handy. Standing in a marsh with my waders when they ran past wasnt my cleverest idea. Still doing stupid stuff for a picture is something we all on here appreciate. My wife on the other hands just thinks we're all nuts. Ive kept the best stuff for my little web site.

The first one here is spectacular!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jvogelsang on April 22, 2013, 01:01:50 AM
At the Alaska Zoo.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RGF on April 22, 2013, 01:45:11 AM
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on April 22, 2013, 03:56:11 AM

Cheetah in Quivertree Forrest, Namibia.

Very nice Darlip, It's unusual colouring for a Cheetah, but I've noticed that in namibia with Giraffe as well, seem to have much darker colouring than say East/Southern Africa, clearly you also liked it as I note you use it for your  Avatar. I'm out to Namibia again in March 2014 to spend 3 weeks shooting the Himba, well, not exactly "Shooting" the Himba, Photographing the Himba, most Beautiful People in Africa, I'de Post one of my Himba Lady shots bit last time I did the Moderator pulled it down after about 30 Minutes.

Cheers, not sure the colours are a true match as I did the PP on my uncalibrated laptop as I'm currently working abroad and now the LR lib is back home. I do however remember that  this and another male were darker than the female cheetah below.

I hope I will also get the chance to go back this or next year to Namibia as I still have the Northwest region to explore, Epupa and the Himbas. Had to rethink my route when I was there last year as I hoped to cover more, but time was going way to fast.

Did 6500km driving in 3.5 weeks through Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana and some days in the bush one could not add many Ks on the meter. But I wanted to get a general sense of where I would like to go again and spend more time thats why I went for the gladiator drive...

Now I know that Kaokoland and Khaudum is priority in Namibia and then I would love to spend more time in the Okavango in Botswana, cant wait to try my luck again with the 4x4 on the roads there ;)

With regards to the Himbas I'm not that conservative, perhaps its because I'm a Swede. In my opinion its like hiding the NG magazines behind the counter. This is part of their culture and they even go shopping groceries like that...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8613608485_18161f32da.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613608485/)
Cheetah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8613608485/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on April 22, 2013, 04:17:40 AM
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.
Trust in me; just in me...
:)

I love the colour. Fabulous!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on April 22, 2013, 04:25:35 AM
Hi all, thanks for the kind comments. Im ok didnt get ran over. Came bloody close though on a few occassions.The horse pic is a horse pic, its not a construction of 20 images as im not clever enough to do that but you have given me an idea....hmmmm!!!. I was with some fellow photographers and the guy who ran it told me all the horses in the Camargue are owned by someone. Some live on farms others out in the marshland. Anyhow, heres a one to show how close they got and where using a 1D series really came in handy. Standing in a marsh with my waders when they ran past wasnt my cleverest idea. Still doing stupid stuff for a picture is something we all on here appreciate. My wife on the other hands just thinks we're all nuts. Ive kept the best stuff for my little web site.

Well I think these are just brilliant, especially the earlier one with all the Horses spread out coming right at you, Honestly looks surreal and the B&W absolutely is the way to show these Images, great stuff you should be justifiably proud of these.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on April 22, 2013, 04:29:16 AM
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.

Looks Dangerous, But love the colour & seems spot on for sharpness to me.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RGF on April 22, 2013, 09:54:03 AM
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.

Looks Dangerous, But love the colour & seems spot on for sharpness to me.

Might give you a squeeze, but not venomous
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RGF on April 22, 2013, 09:54:56 AM
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.
Trust in me; just in me...
:)

I love the colour. Fabulous!

Thanks - I will be submitting this in competition soon.  "Trust in Me" or similar is an interesting title
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ChilledXpress on April 22, 2013, 10:40:43 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8260/8664034059_0a064211c4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/8664034059/)
Monterey Bay Aquarium, California... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dk_m/8664034059/#) by David KM (http://www.flickr.com/people/dk_m/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Inspiron41 on April 22, 2013, 10:52:45 AM
Not my best, but just happened to snap this photo the other day.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-byV3RKkHDGs/UXQNUVL_FGI/AAAAAAAAOdI/AY5d9nF90H0/s821/13+-+1)

canon 5d mark 3. no editing done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on April 22, 2013, 10:57:11 AM
Work in progress.  Green tree boa - working on a print and down rez it.  Sharpening set for a print, not a screen/web.  In other words, I know it over sharpened.
Trust in me; just in me...
:)

I love the colour. Fabulous!

Thanks - I will be submitting this in competition soon.  "Trust in Me" or similar is an interesting title
I always liked Jungle Book and would see it again at the drop of a hat!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jdramirez on April 22, 2013, 09:14:43 PM
Not my best, but just happened to snap this photo the other day.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-byV3RKkHDGs/UXQNUVL_FGI/AAAAAAAAOdI/AY5d9nF90H0/s821/13+-+1)

canon 5d mark 3. no editing done.
Fisheye on the full frame, or was it actually like that in the display?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Inspiron41 on April 22, 2013, 09:17:19 PM
Not my best, but just happened to snap this photo the other day.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-byV3RKkHDGs/UXQNUVL_FGI/AAAAAAAAOdI/AY5d9nF90H0/s821/13+-+1)

canon 5d mark 3. no editing done.
Fisheye on the full frame, or was it actually like that in the display?

Canon 8-15L F4 on Canon 5D M3. yes that's a real fish and a real coral reef :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jdramirez on April 22, 2013, 10:18:05 PM
Not my best, but just happened to snap this photo the other day.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-byV3RKkHDGs/UXQNUVL_FGI/AAAAAAAAOdI/AY5d9nF90H0/s821/13+-+1)

canon 5d mark 3. no editing done.
Fisheye on the full frame, or was it actually like that in the display?

Canon 8-15L F4 on Canon 5D M3. yes that's a real fish and a real coral reef :)

For a second, it reminded me of an aquarium.  With their circular peaks into the life of a fish...

I like the shot.  Did you rent the underwater equipment to keep the body and the lens dry? 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on April 26, 2013, 08:40:35 AM
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on April 26, 2013, 01:07:34 PM
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.
Was the national anthem being played while you photographed him?

He has his hand to his heart!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on April 26, 2013, 01:33:16 PM
Was the national anthem being played while you photographed him?

He has his hand to his heart!

*lol* Well, there is a football stadium a few hundred meters away, but nothing spectacular was going on there in the afternoon.
The only thing that was playing was the beat from my shutter firing away, and some Blackbirds singing in the background. Nothing much to get all teary-eyed for.
I'm just happy he/she didn't go for my nuts.  :o
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Barrfly on April 26, 2013, 02:38:35 PM
 For lies perpetrated by his relative Punxsutawney Phill on February 02 , and encroaching on my property I declare a sentence of banishment if he is ensnared in the live trap or death if I see him foraging in my yard while I have easy access to a gun.
Either way he's a marked dirtpig .

 The next time he gets shot, it will not be with a camera !
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8683186529_b010cd9d3d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72565153@N00/8683186529/)
_K8A2115 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72565153@N00/8683186529/#) by barrfly1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/72565153@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on April 26, 2013, 02:38:59 PM
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.

Great shot of a red squirrel,

Nice to see some shots of squirrels where they are not being torn apart by some bird.

It was a bad month for squirrels on CR in March  ;D

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bjd on April 26, 2013, 03:42:51 PM
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.

Great shot of a red squirrel,

Nice to see some shots of squirrels where they are not being torn apart by some bird.

It was a bad month for squirrels on CR in March  ;D
So whats with the ear tufts? Ours have them too now. Mating plumage?
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on April 26, 2013, 07:18:02 PM
--8<--Snipp!--8<--

Great shot of a red squirrel,
Nice to see some shots of squirrels where they are not being torn apart by some bird.
It was a bad month for squirrels on CR in March  ;D
So whats with the ear tufts? Ours have them too now. Mating plumage?
Cheers Brian

Thanks Sporgon! I tend to shoot live birds and animals. Prefer to have them alive before, during and after my photo sessions.
Yeah Brian, I noticed those tufts too, and can't remember seeing such big ones before on any Red squirrel. I'm just guessing, but it could perhaps be a leftover from the rather long and cold, icy, winter we've had here.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bjd on April 27, 2013, 05:04:58 AM
--8<--Snipp!--8<--

Great shot of a red squirrel,
Nice to see some shots of squirrels where they are not being torn apart by some bird.
It was a bad month for squirrels on CR in March  ;D
So whats with the ear tufts? Ours have them too now. Mating plumage?
Cheers Brian

Thanks Sporgon! I tend to shoot live birds and animals. Prefer to have them alive before, during and after my photo sessions.
Yeah Brian, I noticed those tufts too, and can't remember seeing such big ones before on any Red squirrel. I'm just guessing, but it could perhaps be a leftover from the rather long and cold, icy, winter we've had here.
Apparently its the Winter fell/coat. They'll be gone after the next moult.
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: degies on April 28, 2013, 06:41:47 AM
Sad Eyes - Who said 2xTC's are no good :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Shendo Photo on April 30, 2013, 11:06:37 PM
Doing some yardwork this weekend, we notice we have a special guest in our backyard...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sandymandy on May 02, 2013, 07:17:13 AM
50mm 1.8 II

im not an animal photographer nor do i like wild animals to be held hostage. still there are just like 3000 tigers or such in the world so it was a good chance to see one alive. who knows if the future generation can do it?
NO cage.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: melbournite on May 02, 2013, 08:40:17 AM
I pulled out my 50mm 1.4 and rediscovered my love for it after spending too much time with my 24-70 II.  This was shot at 1.8
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sandymandy on May 03, 2013, 06:47:46 AM
Bokeh is really nice but i think it looks reaaally soft.

another one of the tiger so u can see how close u could go

also, creepy pandas ................
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on May 03, 2013, 07:01:00 AM
50mm 1.8 II

im not an animal photographer nor do i like wild animals to be held hostage. still there are just like 3000 tigers or such in the world so it was a good chance to see one alive. who knows if the future generation can do it?
NO cage.

That tiger's got it's eye on you. You're very brave using a 50mm. I wouldn't have considered that shot on anything shorter than a 400mm  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sandymandy on May 03, 2013, 08:18:54 AM
Well it was on APS-C so its more like 80mm. I talked to the tiger so she looks into my camera. i hesitated to go closer.
You could also sit next to the tiger and let ur friends take photos of that for like 3 us dollars. I didnt want to do that cuz cats are my gods so it felt really wrong to me.  but yeah im wondering also what they gonna do if the tiger gets angry? perhaps it was declawed :(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on May 03, 2013, 08:24:47 AM
Well it was on APS-C so its more like 80mm. You could also sit next to the tiger and let ur friends take photos of that for like 3 us dollars. I didnt want to do that cuz cats are my gods so it felt really wrong to me.  but yeah im wondering also what they gonna do if the tiger gets angry? perhaps it was declawed :(
Don't forget a smack from the paw could break your neck if it wanted to! Declawed means very little really...

The picture looks good. However, I wonder how strong that brass thingie is...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on May 06, 2013, 07:34:58 AM
I can't match the amazing light on eml58's beautiful Java shots, ( anything shot on a 1Dx )  but here's one of mine.

I've been playing around with tweaking some pictures after sizing for the web and I think it produces a better result for viewing at a small size.

5D + 40mm @2.8
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on May 09, 2013, 07:19:41 PM
Captured with a T1i  :)

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on May 12, 2013, 05:28:45 PM
Two shots of a bobcat I spotted at San Simeon SP.  Realize the branch in front of the cat is a distraction but it was there.  There is a wooden boardwalk that leads from the parking load to the back trails and the kitteh was paralleling it as I went along.

5D MK III with a 600 f/4 v1 & 1.4TC III

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Big-Sur-19-21APR13/i-Bt2JJ7p/0/X3/BS1219-X3.jpg)

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Big-Sur-19-21APR13/i-3kBFb2h/0/X3/BS1220-X3.jpg)

Ticks....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 12, 2013, 07:09:32 PM
I can't match the amazing light on eml58's beautiful Java shots, ( anything shot on a 1Dx )  but here's one of mine.

I've been playing around with tweaking some pictures after sizing for the web and I think it produces a better result for viewing at a small size.

5D + 40mm @2.8

Hi Sporgon, you've picked a difficult shot for anyone, reflected light, off water, with shadows, and you've managed not to blow the highlights, well done.

I see done with the new 40mm Pancake ?? looks good
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: PhotoConceptsDT on May 13, 2013, 07:22:28 AM
This one is nothing fancy, but was fun to capture.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/8726468005_68e0632b42.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Idiot4Hire on May 14, 2013, 07:32:38 PM
After spending quite a bit of time standing on a rock in the middle of a swamp I was happy to have been able to capture these shots of Dragonflys.

I got many shots of them resting on bits of grass, but what I was really after was shots of them in flight.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8681069331_6342a1e1ce.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/8681069331/)
Dragonfly resting on a bit of dried grass (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/8681069331/#) by Idiot4Hire (http://www.flickr.com/people/idiot4hire/), on Flickr

I managed to get a few of these that were actually in focus (those things move so fast for their size!).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8681064495_e46d01837a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/8681064495/)
Dragonfly in flight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/8681064495/#) by Idiot4Hire (http://www.flickr.com/people/idiot4hire/), on Flickr

I hope that you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

I was using my 7D with an old ef-s 55-250mm lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: hydrapenguin on May 15, 2013, 05:03:51 PM
White Tail Deer in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains NP

Wild Turkey, Same place
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: PureShot on May 15, 2013, 05:33:49 PM
7D with 24-105mm in my studio.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Flimin on May 15, 2013, 07:44:20 PM
Canon 650d + Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 di vc usd

1/200   f7.1   IS0200   147mm

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/8739854511_1d019834d1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flimin/8739854511/)
Giraffe and bark (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flimin/8739854511/#) by Flimin (http://www.flickr.com/people/flimin/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tnargs on May 15, 2013, 08:33:19 PM
After spending quite a bit of time standing on a rock in the middle of a swamp I was happy to have been able to capture these shots of Dragonflys.

I got many shots of them resting on bits of grass, but what I was really after was shots of them in flight.

I was using my 7D with an old ef-s 55-250mm lens.

Mate, I'm impressed. What is your technique for getting one in flight?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: strikerwy on May 15, 2013, 10:01:07 PM
A variety of crop bodies all connected to Sigma 300-800 5.6.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Idiot4Hire on May 15, 2013, 10:45:58 PM
After spending quite a bit of time standing on a rock in the middle of a swamp I was happy to have been able to capture these shots of Dragonflys.

I got many shots of them resting on bits of grass, but what I was really after was shots of them in flight.

I was using my 7D with an old ef-s 55-250mm lens.

Mate, I'm impressed. What is your technique for getting one in flight?


Thanks tnargs!
 My technique was pretty simple. I stood very still in the swamp for a while and just watched the dragonflys. After a while I could see particular ones were always flying along the same path, as though they were patrolling their territory. After that it was a matter of setting the focal distance that worked for me, putting the 7D into high speed burst mode and then tracking the dragonfly through the viewfinder and taking bursts of shots when they fly into the correct zone. For every decent shot I had another 10 or so crap shots (I am so glad that I don't shoot on film).

There are probably better methods than this, but it worked for me.


And while I am posting in this thread I may as well add another couple of my animal shots :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6896046509_7657a8b58e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/6896046509/)
Male Eastern Water Dragon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/6896046509/#) by Idiot4Hire (http://www.flickr.com/people/idiot4hire/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6896045401_9af5781245.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/6896045401/)
Water Dragons Eye (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idiot4hire/6896045401/#) by Idiot4Hire (http://www.flickr.com/people/idiot4hire/), on Flickr

Both of these were shot with my old 1100D with the ef-s 55-250mm lens. I took the first shot and he seemed to calm and placid so I decided to see how close I could get to him. As you can see, I got quite close!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: strikerwy on May 15, 2013, 10:49:47 PM
A few more with crop body and 300-800 lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on May 16, 2013, 12:23:20 AM
Serengeti Wildebeest
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on May 16, 2013, 12:25:19 AM
Kingfisher with grasshopper
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on May 16, 2013, 12:40:54 AM
Lion Cubs
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on May 16, 2013, 01:02:51 AM
Hornbill
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on May 16, 2013, 01:06:26 AM
Hornbill with snack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tofik on May 16, 2013, 04:00:48 AM
(http://tofik.nstrefa.pl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MG_0480small.jpg)

C30D, EF 70-200, ISO 3200, Warsaw Zoo

(http://tofik.nstrefa.pl/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/photoday-18/IMG_0238.jpg)

(http://tofik.nstrefa.pl/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/photoday-18/_MG_1213.jpg)

(http://tofik.nstrefa.pl/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/photoday-18/_MG_1527.jpg)

C7D, Bydgoszcz Zoo

(http://tofik.nstrefa.pl/wycieczki/france_italy/monaco_aqua1.jpg)
C30D, Nemo - Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Zouf on May 16, 2013, 04:22:11 AM
hazard cat met in pain...miaou!
C5D2 24-105 @ 105 f/4 1/125 iso500
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Quacked on May 16, 2013, 04:41:23 AM
Not the greatest image in the world, but takes me back to a great holiday every time I look at it.

Taken in Vanuatu 2010.

(http://pcdn.500px.net/22002593/70f9f9efd63be73b03b69b9716882f6c810c4be1/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on May 24, 2013, 07:41:25 AM
Big cat, by Swedish standards at least ;)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/8812202048_a1b5cab4ea_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8812202048/)
Swedish Lynx (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8812202048/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 24, 2013, 07:43:29 AM
Big cat, by Swedish standards at least ;)

Very nice shot Darlip.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on May 24, 2013, 07:47:25 AM
Very nice shot Darlip.

Cheers, love the 70-300 :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on May 24, 2013, 08:44:03 AM
Kingfisher with grasshopper


Great shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: IslanderMV on May 24, 2013, 10:49:43 AM
Harbor seals  -  Martha's Vineyard
60D and 100-400mm
Handheld while standing in surf, image stabilization rocks !
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on May 24, 2013, 07:22:20 PM
One from Hokkaido.  Driving along a highway and here came two deer.  Stopped the car in the middle of the road (thankfully no traffic around), and these two deer just came trotting toward us.  They went to the side of the road to avoid coming too close to us but slowed down by the piled up snow bank and I took this (along a series of frames of them approaching).  They were less than eight feet from us.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bjd on May 26, 2013, 12:26:24 PM
Damp dark day here today, the Squirrel was in focus till he jumped. AF just didn't follow him though.
Still thought I'd post it anyway. I hope it isn't my best animal shot!
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 26, 2013, 06:37:27 PM
Damp dark day here today, the Squirrel was in focus till he jumped. AF just didn't follow him though.
Still thought I'd post it anyway. I hope it isn't my best animal shot!
Cheers Brian

Historic shot! You have posted the second photo (the first one was taken by fohtohz) which illustrates the Nobel prize worthy theory of localized gravity malfunction recently put forth by rpt (in the "show your bird portraits" post thread). ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: syncmaster191t on May 26, 2013, 08:22:33 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8561022202_81f1938786_o.jpg)

Jackal stealing a piece of zebra meat from the lions.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 26, 2013, 08:29:35 PM
Jackal stealing a piece of zebra meat from the lions.

Nice shot ...and welcome to CR.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: syncmaster191t on May 26, 2013, 09:19:30 PM
Jackal stealing a piece of zebra meat from the lions.

Nice shot ...and welcome to CR.  :)

Thank you. I read the forum all the time but I don't post because I am pretty clueless concerning photography.   ;D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/7700292816_3b398306ca_o.jpg)

I was two days at a swamp trying to make a photo of dragonflies. They were sitting on top of the camera crawling under it. One even tried to crawl in my ear looking for a nice place to sleep or put some eggs.

But they were extremely camera shy.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 27, 2013, 12:09:13 AM
Jackal stealing a piece of zebra meat from the lions.

Nice shot ...and welcome to CR.  :)

Thank you. I read the forum all the time but I don't post because I am pretty clueless concerning photography.   ;D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/7700292816_3b398306ca_o.jpg)

I was two days at a swamp trying to make a photo of dragonflies. They were sitting on top of the camera crawling under it. One even tried to crawl in my ear looking for a nice place to sleep or put some eggs.

But they were extremely camera shy.

I'd say you are pretty good! I've never been able to get such a nice dragonfly photo. Welcome to CR :)

Edit- If you don't mind, what equipment and settings did you use to shoot the dragonfly? I rarely see them and they buzz by very fast and never seem to hold still.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TM on May 27, 2013, 02:35:50 AM
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/8730872728_a56d4f15c7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/)
The Falconer's Companion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/#)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 27, 2013, 04:45:40 AM
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/8730872728_a56d4f15c7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/)
The Falconer's Companion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/#)

Nice shot, and yes agreed, the 200f/2 is a brilliant Lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 27, 2013, 08:16:30 AM
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/8730872728_a56d4f15c7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/)
The Falconer's Companion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/#)

Wow. Very nice shot TM.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: JBeckwith on May 27, 2013, 09:56:22 AM
Since I upgraded to FF the longest lens I have is the 24-105.  Good animal shots can be hard to come by with that lens.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7618479010_e580ba6cd1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/7618479010/)
Afternoon Snack (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/7618479010/#) by Joe Beckwith (http://www.flickr.com/people/joe-beckwith/), on Flickr

With my older 55-250 on the T2i

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/8853839075_a4587da3a9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/8853839075/)
IMG_3789 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/8853839075/#) by Joe Beckwith (http://www.flickr.com/people/joe-beckwith/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5350/8853923317_f43815a78a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/8853923317/)
IMG_3917 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe-beckwith/8853923317/#) by Joe Beckwith (http://www.flickr.com/people/joe-beckwith/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on May 27, 2013, 10:11:11 AM
Damp dark day here today, the Squirrel was in focus till he jumped. AF just didn't follow him though.
Still thought I'd post it anyway. I hope it isn't my best animal shot!
Cheers Brian

Historic shot! You have posted the second photo (the first one was taken by fohtohz) which illustrates the Nobel prize worthy theory of localized gravity malfunction recently put forth by rpt (in the "show your bird portraits" post thread). ;D
There you go! The experiment is repeatable!

I'm on my way, I'm on my way to visit the wizard of Nobel!
 :P
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: syncmaster191t on May 27, 2013, 10:31:23 AM

I'd say you are pretty good! I've never been able to get such a nice dragonfly photo. Welcome to CR :)

Edit- If you don't mind, what equipment and settings did you use to shoot the dragonfly? I rarely see them and they buzz by very fast and never seem to hold still.

Here in switzerland we have a lot of ponds with nice paths made of wood so you can visit them. There you will find hundreds of dragonflies and also a lot of water snakes, birds and other various small insects.

If you wait near the water for a few minutes dragonflies will think that you are just a newly emerged tree and start ignoring you or even land on you.

Now you have to learn their flight path, usually they fly the same path all the time. So prefocus and wait till you have a chance to shoot.

I have a 60D and a 150 mm Sigma Macro. So I used rapid fire and tried to manually focus on the dragonfly. Perhaps you can use auto focus if you have a better camera.

My settings were: 1/125, f/9, no flash.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7684989712_fb728d37e3_o.jpg)

This is also example of a butterfly flying the same path for 20 minutes try to impress a mate. You would need a lot of luck to get such a shot. But if they do not alter their flight path at all its pretty easy to even focus in advance.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on May 27, 2013, 11:12:41 AM

I'd say you are pretty good! I've never been able to get such a nice dragonfly photo. Welcome to CR :)

Edit- If you don't mind, what equipment and settings did you use to shoot the dragonfly? I rarely see them and they buzz by very fast and never seem to hold still.

Here in switzerland we have a lot of ponds with nice paths made of wood so you can visit them. There you will find hundreds of dragonflies and also a lot of water snakes, birds and other various small insects.

If you wait near the water for a few minutes dragonflies will think that you are just a newly emerged tree and start ignoring you or even land on you.

Now you have to learn their flight path, usually they fly the same path all the time. So prefocus and wait till you have a chance to shoot.

I have a 60D and a 150 mm Sigma Macro. So I used rapid fire and tried to manually focus on the dragonfly. Perhaps you can use auto focus if you have a better camera.

My settings were: 1/125, f/9, no flash.



This is also example of a butterfly flying the same path for 20 minutes try to impress a mate. You would need a lot of luck to get such a shot. But if they do not alter their flight path at all its pretty easy to even focus in advance.
Wow! lovely capture! I never thought there would be water snakes in Switzerland!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: brett b on May 27, 2013, 01:13:22 PM
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/8730872728_a56d4f15c7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/)
The Falconer's Companion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim-miley/8730872728/#)

Wow. Very nice shot TM.

Damn! Just as my itch for a 200 f2 went away, you had to post this. Beautiful image!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mick on June 05, 2013, 06:14:38 PM
Not my best but im keeping that for next year.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on June 09, 2013, 08:25:29 PM
MUST.... CRAM.... MORE..... SEEDS......INTO...... CHEEKS!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 09, 2013, 08:26:56 PM
MUST.... CRAM.... MORE..... SEEDS......INTO...... CHEEKS!!!!!!!


Ha ha ha Very funny. ;D  Nice shot Don.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on June 10, 2013, 12:39:40 AM
MUST.... CRAM.... MORE..... SEEDS......INTO...... CHEEKS!!!!!!!


Ha ha ha Very funny. ;D  Nice shot Don.  :)

Love it :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on June 10, 2013, 06:38:48 AM
Swamp Wallaby (AKA Black Wallaby)
Normally a nocturnal animal, for the past 3 months, I've noticed this one feeding during the day, about 1km from my place. Solitary by nature, and very shy, this one allowed me to spend 10min photographing it from 70-80m away, before it finally hopped away. A beautiful animal.

5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC III (ISO 1600 due to fading light).
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7wYClVdgAog/UbWoEXJi-9I/AAAAAAAAATc/TKLRD39pU9s/s800/378A4886_Wallaby.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on June 10, 2013, 07:15:03 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/9004902083_2d9496d26a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9004902083/)
Lynx B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9004902083/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on June 10, 2013, 04:34:39 PM
In Denali National Park & Preserve Alaska with 7D 70-200mm f4 IS
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on June 10, 2013, 06:44:33 PM
In Denali National Park & Preserve Alaska with 7D 70-200mm f4 IS

Really nice shot! Hope you were down wind ;D
GO MIZZOU :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dbm on June 10, 2013, 09:01:59 PM
south africa 2013
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dbm on June 10, 2013, 09:04:22 PM
one more
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on June 11, 2013, 12:19:45 PM
One more from Denali(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/9008482133_c5aa199217_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chops411/9008482133/)
KDE_0763 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chops411/9008482133/#) by chops411 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chops411/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dr.Jones on June 12, 2013, 05:58:05 PM
Thought I might just hear your opinions on this quick shot i did yesterday. Find it quite pleasing myself, therefore i need your comments ;)

Haven't been doing animal shots before, what's to aim for?

(And which one do you prefer?)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on June 16, 2013, 05:23:56 PM
Great pictures all around in this thread, keep posting guys :)


Heres another one from me, a big male lion enjoying the sunset in Savuti Game Reserve.


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/9059637753_e8ba63e491_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9059637753/)
Lion Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9059637753/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on June 16, 2013, 07:14:35 PM
Thought I might just hear your opinions on this quick shot i did yesterday. Find it quite pleasing myself, therefore i need your comments ;)

Haven't been doing animal shots before, what's to aim for?

(And which one do you prefer?)
I like them both. The cat really stands out from the background! Normally I don't like animal pictures where the animal is staring directly at you, but the second one really works. I'd pick it as my favourite. NICE!!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: awbjerkhaug on June 16, 2013, 07:19:00 PM
Here are a couple I shot at the Berlin Zoo last summer:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7687975974_5715ab5919_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/awbjerkhaug/7687975974/)
Canon 60D with Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 @ 70mm, f5.6, 1/125, ISO250

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7686971648_69699e9ef5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/awbjerkhaug/7686971648/)
Canon 60D with EF-S 55-250mm IS @ 250mm, f5.6, 1/400, ISO100
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MrFotoFool on June 16, 2013, 09:58:48 PM
I LOVE the turtles and crocodile or caiman.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on June 16, 2013, 10:31:09 PM
Mala Mala, Northern South Africa, March 2013.

Large Male Leopard Hunting at Night.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Tholen on June 17, 2013, 12:56:40 PM
Bumble-bee after lunch - or: a beautiful back can also delight.

550D | 100L | f 4,5 | t 1/200 | ISO 200
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on June 21, 2013, 07:10:40 PM
you can see me in the right hand side of the reflection from the chipmunk eye.... This would seem to indicate that I have too much time on my hands :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: adhocphotographer on June 27, 2013, 07:18:41 AM
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on June 27, 2013, 10:19:23 AM
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)
I like the leopard leaping. They are all great.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on June 27, 2013, 02:01:14 PM
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)
I like the leopard leaping. They are all great.
Nice! Which sanctuary was this taken in?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: adhocphotographer on June 28, 2013, 12:00:27 AM
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)
I like the leopard leaping. They are all great.
Nice! Which sanctuary was this taken in?

Thanks...  the leopards and Tiger were shot at Nagerhole (Kabini), the bear at Bandipur. We also saw another tiger and leopard at Bandipur, but I didn't want to bore you!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rick Massie on June 28, 2013, 01:30:47 AM
(http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/603379_581132021919952_2073924195_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 28, 2013, 05:57:42 AM
Awesome. Great timing Rick. 8) Congrats on this one.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rick Massie on June 28, 2013, 10:14:36 AM
Awesome. Great timing Rick. 8) Congrats on this one.

Thanks! I spent a good while waiting for that one.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: cid on June 28, 2013, 11:08:27 AM
60D - 100L
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/8753570308_c2f39d9f6a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8753570308/)
tyto alba (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8753570308/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8538/8688878019_075a2843de_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8688878019/)
Lacerta viridis (http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_i_d/8688878019/#) by <CiD> (http://www.flickr.com/people/c_i_d/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Spiffyinferno on June 28, 2013, 11:35:30 AM
I'm loving this... It's threads like this that really help me procrastinate on Fridays!


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7552222146_f6e7dab722_b.jpg)
Rawr.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7976982729_9ab77c5973_b.jpg)
When Pigs Fly
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on June 28, 2013, 11:46:46 AM
(http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/603379_581132021919952_2073924195_n.jpg)
Excellent Rick!  Did you post this one in the Bird Portrait forum as well?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on June 28, 2013, 11:47:48 AM
Great pictures all around in this thread, keep posting guys :)


Heres another one from me, a big male lion enjoying the sunset in Savuti Game Reserve.


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/9059637753_e8ba63e491_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9059637753/)
Lion Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9059637753/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
I  love it Darlip!  Classic imagery!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on June 28, 2013, 11:48:53 AM
Thought I might just hear your opinions on this quick shot i did yesterday. Find it quite pleasing myself, therefore i need your comments ;)

Haven't been doing animal shots before, what's to aim for?

(And which one do you prefer?)
I prefer the first one Dr. Jones, looks like a little less noise...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: balaji on June 28, 2013, 02:28:57 PM
Cheetah resting after a chase
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 28, 2013, 03:14:23 PM
Cheetah resting after a chase

Very nice shot.

Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on June 28, 2013, 03:21:41 PM
This was an interesting encounter. If I moved, the deer moved the other way, always keeping that same stalk of grass between us..... It was as if she was trying to hide behind the grass
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Spiffyinferno on June 28, 2013, 03:31:53 PM
This was an interesting encounter. If I moved, the deer moved the other way, always keeping that same stalk of grass between us..... It was as if she was trying to hide behind the grass

That doe is truly a master of camouflage!  I can totally visualize this happening... photographing deer is never as simple as you'd think, especially when they think they're invisible behind a piece of grass.  Nice shot!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on June 28, 2013, 03:33:45 PM
This was an interesting encounter. If I moved, the deer moved the other way, always keeping that same stalk of grass between us..... It was as if she was trying to hide behind the grass


You're not know as Dr Dolittle are you ?

Lovely shot ( even with the grass !)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 28, 2013, 03:34:28 PM
This was an interesting encounter. If I moved, the deer moved the other way, always keeping that same stalk of grass between us..... It was as if she was trying to hide behind the grass

That's a funny one.  :D Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on June 30, 2013, 10:02:33 PM
This was an interesting encounter. If I moved, the deer moved the other way, always keeping that same stalk of grass between us..... It was as if she was trying to hide behind the grass

Very cute. I love deer, and their funny little antics. Here is a similar shot of my own:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/yearling.jpg?w=800) (http://jonrista.com/2013/06/25/yearling/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on June 30, 2013, 10:05:17 PM
(http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/603379_581132021919952_2073924195_n.jpg)

Holy WOW...was the bird diving, or skimming? Amazing shot, regardless!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on June 30, 2013, 10:07:17 PM
A variety of crop bodies all connected to Sigma 300-800 5.6.

Haha! I love the beaver! One in a million mustache of ice!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ckwaller on July 01, 2013, 03:43:01 PM
Please forgive the blatant watermarks (blame the pirates)!
(http://www.photosbycam.net/Portfolio/Portfolio-and-Prints/Flora-and-Fauna/i-5Pv8zkR/0/L/IMG_7157-Edit-L.jpg) (http://www.photosbycam.net/Portfolio/Portfolio-and-Prints/Flora-and-Fauna/28808632_tdNtb5#!i=2607165360&k=5Pv8zkR&lb=1&s=A)
(http://www.photosbycam.net/Portfolio/Portfolio-and-Prints/Flora-and-Fauna/i-KbSgTCq/2/L/IMG_7614-Edit-L.jpg) (http://www.photosbycam.net/Portfolio/Portfolio-and-Prints/Flora-and-Fauna/28808632_tdNtb5#!i=2567584705&k=KbSgTCq&lb=1&s=A)
(http://www.photosbycam.net/Portfolio/Portfolio-and-Prints/Flora-and-Fauna/i-LZsG2xM/0/L/IMG_9486-Edit-L.jpg) (http://www.photosbycam.net/Portfolio/Portfolio-and-Prints/Flora-and-Fauna/28808632_tdNtb5#!i=2534000257&k=LZsG2xM&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 01, 2013, 03:48:02 PM
Please forgive the blatant watermarks (blame the pirates)!

Beautiful colorful shots. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: balaji on July 01, 2013, 06:56:40 PM
Cheetah resting after a chase

Very nice shot.

Welcome to cr  :)

Thanks Click. Will post more :)

I am really not new here, few months of inactivity, somehow my login got removed, so used the same login to register again. Anyways, thanks for the encouragement.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 01, 2013, 07:14:25 PM
If you're not a new member, it's a pleasure to have you back with us. Looking forward to look at your next pictures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: balaji on July 02, 2013, 01:54:13 PM
Cheetah Chase ..
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on July 03, 2013, 12:10:25 AM
A little over a month ago I was out doing an evening wander around the eastern portion of Lindo Lake.  People usually stop to talk when I'm closer to the trail and a couple mentioned there was a 'Golden Eagle' in the large dead tree near the end.  Long story short, no Golden Eagle but one of the people I met from that showed me where the Long Tailed Weasels had established residence.  Fun watching the juveniles play but I spotted a larger adult a bit further away dragging something and moved close to get a better shot.  1/100 : f/5.6 : ISO 400  5D MK III w/ 600 f/4 v1 + 1.4TC   

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Lindo-Lake-30MAY13/i-Gn7TmdP/0/X2/LL2202-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: can0nfan2379 on July 03, 2013, 12:27:59 AM
My dog....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on July 03, 2013, 05:07:50 AM
Please forgive the blatant watermarks (blame the pirates)!

Beautiful colorful shots. Nicely done.

+1...gorgeous :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on July 03, 2013, 07:05:41 AM
Thought this was kind of cute.  Not sure it is what it looks like though  ;)


6D 300 2.8 II

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Lloyd on July 03, 2013, 12:50:16 PM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151121292/original.jpg)

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151121277/original.jpg)

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122964/original.jpg)

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122962/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 03, 2013, 06:37:48 PM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons

Nice pics! Love number 3.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CHROME77 on July 03, 2013, 09:03:15 PM
Here some of mine from my zoo trip this weekend. enjoy comments welcome

more on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrome-77/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrome-77/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 03, 2013, 09:14:33 PM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122964/original.jpg)


Majestic landscape. Very nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Lloyd on July 03, 2013, 11:25:32 PM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122964/original.jpg)


Majestic landscape. Very nice shot.

Thank you for the kind words.  This was a very memorable event.  When I arrived the momma moose and her two calves were grazing in the river within twenty feet of several people who were already at the scene.The only downside to the day was that the mountains were almost completely obstructed by smoke from a nearby forest fire.  I have always been nervous around moose as they can get very aggressive. This momma did not care the slightest about the people nearby and she moved in so close you could hear the bubbles from her nose when she placed her head in the water.   It is these moments that keep me coming back to the Tetons and Yellowstone. The whole string of these photos can be found at:
http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/moose_schwabacher_landing_teton&page=all (http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/moose_schwabacher_landing_teton&page=all)


Kindest Regards, Lloyd
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on July 04, 2013, 01:02:20 AM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122964/original.jpg)


Majestic landscape. Very nice shot.

+1 8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on July 04, 2013, 04:17:50 AM
Some more pics from Africa :)



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/9201579796_90aeeb9e3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9201579796/)
Big Bull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9201579796/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/9089675333_5e635bba1d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9089675333/)
Elephant B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9089675333/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr



(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/9060189207_8b6c3d69e3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9060189207/)
Time for a bath (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9060189207/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/9091894440_e814f47fe3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9091894440/)
Black Rhino B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9091894440/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 04, 2013, 06:00:39 AM
Some more pics from Africa :)

Very nice B&W pictures. I love your first one. Great shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on July 04, 2013, 06:01:57 AM
Some more pics from Africa :)

Very nice B&W pictures. I love your first one. Great shot.
He is very brave facing up to a bull elephant with a 70-300!

Excellent pics.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on July 04, 2013, 06:14:05 AM
Some more pics from Africa :)

Very nice B&W pictures. I love your first one. Great shot.
He is very brave facing up to a bull elephant with a 70-300!

Excellent pics.


Cheers guys, EXIF reads 155mm so it was close enough ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chauncey on July 04, 2013, 08:06:27 AM
Another dragon fly...handheld DS3 with 180mm macro

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/drangonfly-copy-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/drangonfly-copy-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dbm on July 04, 2013, 08:58:06 AM
my b&w from south africa
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on July 04, 2013, 09:28:03 AM
my b&w from south africa
Large elephant - 135mm lens - wow! What were you thinking? You guys are brave! I would go there with my 100-400 with the 1.4x :) AND the zoom would be set at 400mm (so 560mm equivalent)...

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on July 05, 2013, 06:22:31 AM
Some shots from Zambia :)



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/9215567468_05171ece72_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9215567468/)
Zambian Lioness (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9215567468/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5460/9215568326_07007fb72d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9215568326/)
Tree Lion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9215568326/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr



(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/9215571328_a3e4824cb3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9215571328/)
Zambian Lioness in B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9215571328/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on July 05, 2013, 06:30:59 AM
Some more pics from Africa :)

Very nice B&W pictures. I love your first one. Great shot.
He is very brave facing up to a bull elephant with a 70-300!

Excellent pics.


Cheers guys, EXIF reads 155mm so it was close enough ;)

Hi Darlip, Like them all but the first one of the Big Guy is a cracker, well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 05, 2013, 06:58:41 AM
Some shots from Zambia :)

Lovely shots. I really like the fist one. Nice job.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on July 05, 2013, 07:24:01 AM

Hi Darlip, Like them all but the first one of the Big Guy is a cracker, well done.

Some shots from Zambia :) 


Lovely shots. I really like the fist one. Nice job.


Thank you guys :)

Btw looking forward to seeing those polarbears Eml, I hope you have luck with seeing a lot of unmarked ones as what I heard they are tagging a lot of em now using spray-paint...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: JBeckwith on July 07, 2013, 12:08:38 AM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122964/original.jpg)


Majestic landscape. Very nice shot.

Thank you for the kind words.  This was a very memorable event.  When I arrived the momma moose and her two calves were grazing in the river within twenty feet of several people who were already at the scene.The only downside to the day was that the mountains were almost completely obstructed by smoke from a nearby forest fire.  I have always been nervous around moose as they can get very aggressive. This momma did not care the slightest about the people nearby and she moved in so close you could hear the bubbles from her nose when she placed her head in the water.   It is these moments that keep me coming back to the Tetons and Yellowstone. The whole string of these photos can be found at:
http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/moose_schwabacher_landing_teton&page=all (http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/moose_schwabacher_landing_teton&page=all)


Kindest Regards, Lloyd

Love this picture and the whole set.  One of my "photography life goals" is to take a quality picture of a moose.  I'm so fond of them I even have a moose decal on my rear windshield 8).
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ions on July 10, 2013, 01:07:45 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9123350162_d78d543e23.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123350162/)
Jacob, the Grey Wolf Pup at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123350162/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: littlewildcat on July 10, 2013, 01:21:14 PM
nursery
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on July 10, 2013, 01:37:08 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9123350162_d78d543e23.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123350162/)
Jacob, the Grey Wolf Pup at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123350162/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Love!  Great shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on July 10, 2013, 01:39:11 PM
Here are a few from last year’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/151122964/original.jpg)


Majestic landscape. Very nice shot.

Thank you for the kind words.  This was a very memorable event.  When I arrived the momma moose and her two calves were grazing in the river within twenty feet of several people who were already at the scene.The only downside to the day was that the mountains were almost completely obstructed by smoke from a nearby forest fire.  I have always been nervous around moose as they can get very aggressive. This momma did not care the slightest about the people nearby and she moved in so close you could hear the bubbles from her nose when she placed her head in the water.   It is these moments that keep me coming back to the Tetons and Yellowstone. The whole string of these photos can be found at:
http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/moose_schwabacher_landing_teton&page=all (http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/moose_schwabacher_landing_teton&page=all)


Kindest Regards, Lloyd

Love this picture and the whole set.  One of my "photography life goals" is to take a quality picture of a moose.  I'm so fond of them I even have a moose decal on my rear windshield 8).
Great series of images for sure!  My big fear that I have to reckon with is that if I get out there anytime soon, I may never come back and my family will have to either move to this amazing wilderness or figure out how to get by without me!!   ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on July 10, 2013, 01:42:54 PM
Some more pics from Africa :)



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5516/9201579796_90aeeb9e3c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9201579796/)
Big Bull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9201579796/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/9089675333_5e635bba1d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9089675333/)
Elephant B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9089675333/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr



(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/9060189207_8b6c3d69e3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9060189207/)
Time for a bath (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9060189207/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/9091894440_e814f47fe3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9091894440/)
Black Rhino B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/9091894440/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
First and third images are my favorite!  Very well done!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Cory on July 10, 2013, 03:07:08 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on July 10, 2013, 07:23:06 PM
:o

Very nice! I really like the blue and green colors of the water. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 10, 2013, 07:25:23 PM
:o

Very nice! I really like the blue and green colors of the water. :)

+1 Very nice. 8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on July 10, 2013, 10:06:44 PM
:o

Very nice! I really like the blue and green colors of the water. :)

+1 Very nice. 8)
Yes, just beautiful.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Cory on July 10, 2013, 10:42:09 PM
Thanks.  I wish I knew what I did.  Good pics just kinda happened all week.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on July 11, 2013, 12:42:34 PM
:o
Cory, this image rocks!  Wish he was swimming toward you but it's really cool, nonetheless!   8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on July 11, 2013, 06:48:36 PM
Buck in Cherry Creek during early summer:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/young-bucks-1-of-6.jpg?w=770) (http://jonrista.com/2013/07/02/young-bucks-of-cherry-creek/)
Click for larger version, and more at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/07/02/young-bucks-of-cherry-creek/)

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on July 11, 2013, 08:40:08 PM
There are 4 flying squirrels visiting our bird feeder at night.  I took the first picture with a 100L-IS handheld.  The second was with 70-200mmL IS with 2XII on tripod.  Both had flash illumination. The flying squirrel in first picture was no more that about 12 inches from the end of my lens.  I finally wanted to get a close up so i set some seeds on the railing.  And I got one.
The feeder feers birds by day (third picture) and flying squirrel by night.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on July 11, 2013, 09:04:34 PM
Sorry I put the wrong image in my last post.  The first picture should be this:
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on July 11, 2013, 09:43:53 PM
Sorry I put the wrong image in my last post.  The first picture should be this:

Great photo :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 11, 2013, 09:44:53 PM
Sorry I put the wrong image in my last post.  The first picture should be this:

Very cute!  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: billmarsh on July 11, 2013, 10:09:33 PM
Whitetail in my backyard.
Canon 5D MK3
100-400
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on July 11, 2013, 10:10:06 PM
Thanks Serendipity and thanks Click.
These guys are adorable, size of a large chipmunk, and scurry like one as well, with their tails pointing up in the air. I am setup once again waiting for them to come to the feeder, did see two of them on the trees, but so far did not come to the seeds yet.
I am trying to shoot them when they are gliding, but, it would be difficult at best.  The environment is so dark, their glide path unpredictable ...  just add up to an impossible task.
Just keep trying.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 11, 2013, 10:21:38 PM
Sometimes you see things where you least expect them. This is a mink, shot in a crowded park, in downtown Ottawa, Canada...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eli on July 11, 2013, 10:31:46 PM
Did a feeding tour a local zoo, was good fun; here's a photo of a tiger up close, not cropped, I was holding the camera in one hand and the tongs in the other, trying to get the shot and not lose any fingers.

(http://elindaire.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v115/p1645205997-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on July 11, 2013, 10:50:16 PM
Couple of shots from my recent trip to Tanzania, we were up near the Mara River on the Kenyan Border hoping to see the Wildebeest Migration Crossing the Mara, Loads of Wildebeest but we were about a week early for the Crossing unfortunately.

Getting a little Bored with seeing thousands of Wildebeest doing nothing but eat Grass we started heading to a series of Grass Fires on the Serengeti, ended up the most exciting part of the trip, keeping out of the Fire ourselves and taking Images of Animals confused by the Flames and Smoke.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 11, 2013, 10:55:56 PM
Couple of shots from my recent trip to Tanzania, we were up near the Mara River on the Kenyan Border hoping to see the Wildebeest Migration Crossing the Mara, Loads of Wildebeest but we were about a week early for the Crossing unfortunately.

Getting a little Bored with seeing thousands of Wildebeest doing nothing but eat Grass we started heading to a series of Grass Fires on the Serengeti, ended up the most exciting part of the trip, keeping out of the Fire ourselves and taking Images of Animals confused by the Flames and Smoke.

Great shots eml58. I especially like the first one. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jonathangrills on July 11, 2013, 10:59:43 PM
Canon PowerShot SX50, f/6.5, 1/200th, ISO80, 215mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on July 11, 2013, 11:01:54 PM
Jonathan, that is a scary croc!

I have another flying squirrel photo.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jonathangrills on July 11, 2013, 11:04:40 PM
The croc shot was taken on recent vacation while in Costa Rica...the scariest part of it was the driver of the boat gets out and feeds a crocodile chicken...the tour guide said, "They know when they're hungry...and if they're not hungry it's safe"...I'm thinking he may know the one in front of him isn't that hungry...but what about the one behind him???  Yikes!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jonathangrills on July 11, 2013, 11:11:01 PM
Canon 5D MKII, f/13, 1/5sec, ISO400, 100mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: kireeti on July 12, 2013, 01:26:51 AM
The first in my series from a local zoo park.
Every comment is appreciated.
Taken with Canon 550D.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/b67l28.jpg)


(http://i41.tinypic.com/bh0h1c.jpg)


RD
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on July 12, 2013, 06:40:35 AM
Eml58,
Beautiful.  First shot is FANTASTIC!
Glad you're safe.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on July 12, 2013, 10:21:22 AM
Sorry I put the wrong image in my last post.  The first picture should be this:

Really nice, I like those big eyes :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on July 24, 2013, 03:42:17 PM
Whitetail in my backyard.
Canon 5D MK3
100-400
That's neat Bill!  Do you  see them regularly in your yard?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vern on July 24, 2013, 04:04:48 PM
Mom and babies, so cute.....

1DX, 100mm f2.8 Macro, f11, 1/200, ISO 400

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: BellusPhoto on July 29, 2013, 12:19:26 PM
My submissions.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 29, 2013, 12:28:11 PM
Great shots BellusPhoto.  I love the one with the monkey.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: niteclicks on August 02, 2013, 12:33:25 PM
I was setting up to shoot the hummers when this fellow came in to feed. I do LOVE my 200
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on August 02, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9422283311_2952e91129_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chops411/9422283311/)
KDE_1953 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chops411/9422283311/#) by chops411 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chops411/), on Flickr
St. Andrews State Park Panama City Beach FL
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pierre Bonenfant on August 03, 2013, 06:50:37 PM
Hi,

Here's a hooded merganser shot that i really like:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img220/3117/bc3d5433ppbcadre800.jpg)

Taken with MK lV and 800 F 5/6 mm

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon (http://www.pbase.com/pbon)

P. Bonenfant
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on August 03, 2013, 08:21:45 PM
Hi,

Here's a hooded merganser shot that i really like:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img220/3117/bc3d5433ppbcadre800.jpg)

Taken with MK lV and 800 F 5/6 mm

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon (http://www.pbase.com/pbon)

P. Bonenfant

Beautiful shot. Great composition and head angle. Sharp with creamy bokeh. Nice action! Great work. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 03, 2013, 08:23:47 PM
Hi,

Here's a hooded merganser shot that i really like:

P. Bonenfant

Beautiful shot. Great composition and head angle. Sharp with creamy bokeh. Nice action! Great work. :)

+1 Great shot Pierre.  Nice job!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on August 03, 2013, 10:20:44 PM
Hi,

Here's a hooded merganser shot that i really like:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img220/3117/bc3d5433ppbcadre800.jpg)

Taken with MK lV and 800 F 5/6 mm

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon (http://www.pbase.com/pbon)

P. Bonenfant

Woo! What a beauty! Love that 800mm boke, smooth as silk.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on August 03, 2013, 11:01:43 PM
Pierre is on a roll! Lovely pictures! And not only on this thread.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: niteclicks on August 06, 2013, 11:01:28 AM
A couple Dragon Flies
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on August 08, 2013, 10:12:42 PM
A couple Dragon Flies
Nice, what lens were you using?  24-105mm or 200mm?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on August 08, 2013, 10:16:20 PM
Hi,

Here's a hooded merganser shot that i really like:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img220/3117/bc3d5433ppbcadre800.jpg)

Taken with MK lV and 800 F 5/6 mm

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon (http://www.pbase.com/pbon)

P. Bonenfant
That's just an amazing image Pierre!  You guys are right, that bokeh is amazing!  Perfect image! 8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: niteclicks on August 09, 2013, 12:09:16 PM

Nice, what lens were you using?  24-105mm or 200mm?
[/quote]

Thank you. It was the 24-105.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on August 09, 2013, 02:27:02 PM
Well, as long as we're on the subject of dragonflies
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on August 09, 2013, 02:28:12 PM
One more dragonfly.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pvais on August 11, 2013, 02:43:50 PM
At yesterday was my first hide camp night. It was nice start,  after 2.5 hours waiting,_ become first bear. I seen totally 4 bears, 1 see eagle, 1 black kite(?) (Milvus migrans) and lots of ravens.

Hide camp was in border zone between Finland and Russia.

(http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Animals/IMG_0392.jpg/_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on August 11, 2013, 06:24:08 PM
At yesterday was my first hide camp night. It was nice start,  after 2.5 hours waiting,_ become first bear. I seen totally 4 bears, 1 see eagle, 1 black kite(?) (Milvus migrans) and lots of ravens.

Hide camp was in border zone between Finland and Russia.

(http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Animals/IMG_0392.jpg/_full.jpg)

sounds like fun...what lens are you using?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harry Muff on August 11, 2013, 08:30:27 PM

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/9389757750_c13a28f3c1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9389757750/)
Zoo-581 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9389757750/#) by Marked Improvement Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/marked_improvement_photo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harry Muff on August 11, 2013, 08:31:18 PM

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9355821730_997187014b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9355821730/)
Zoo-33 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9355821730/#) by Marked Improvement Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/marked_improvement_photo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harry Muff on August 11, 2013, 08:33:56 PM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/9488690119_93b8becea8_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9488690119/)
Zoo-543 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9488690119/#) by Marked Improvement Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/marked_improvement_photo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harry Muff on August 11, 2013, 08:35:01 PM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/9403376257_be5df5d301_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9403376257/)
Zoo-234 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9403376257/#) by Marked Improvement Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/marked_improvement_photo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Omar H on August 11, 2013, 08:58:54 PM
@ El Paso, Tx. Zoo

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/9490623730_0b34633d38_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_h/9490623730/)
Visita al zoológico (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_h/9490623730/#) by Omar H (http://www.flickr.com/people/omar_h/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/9487839745_1f448d6553_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_h/9487839745/)
Visita al zoológico (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_h/9487839745/#) by Omar H (http://www.flickr.com/people/omar_h/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on August 11, 2013, 09:06:49 PM

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9355821730_997187014b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9355821730/)
Zoo-33 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/9355821730/#) by Marked Improvement Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/marked_improvement_photo/), on Flickr

Harry...nice shots
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harry Muff on August 11, 2013, 09:24:08 PM
Thanks man!  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jwilbern on August 11, 2013, 09:54:26 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/9489123979_4c427dbdd4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/9489123979/)
Frog stare-down (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwilbern/9489123979/#) by jwilbern (http://www.flickr.com/people/jwilbern/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: LOLID on August 11, 2013, 11:38:12 PM
South Africa souvenir
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pvais on August 12, 2013, 04:21:18 AM
At yesterday was my first hide camp night. It was nice start,  after 2.5 hours waiting,_ become first bear. I seen totally 4 bears, 1 see eagle, 1 black kite(?) (Milvus migrans) and lots of ravens.

Hide camp was in border zone between Finland and Russia.

(http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Animals/IMG_0392.jpg/_full.jpg)

sounds like fun...what lens are you using?

I used 5d2 + 70-200 2.8L  with and without extenders. With 1.4x it was little bit short and with 2x it was too dark.

This picture is shot at 5d2+70-200+1.4x
F5, 1/125, ISO 2500

There was really dark and last shot was taken at F2.8, 1/10, ISO 25600 and manual focusing.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pierre Bonenfant on August 20, 2013, 05:32:09 PM
I would not say it is my best, but i would say that it is one of my preferate because of the unusual subject...

This guy was coming back on the side of the road in a provincial park with a shoe he had stolen at the camping area not far away. At first, i was in my jeep, i did though it was a prey.  :o

(http://imageshack.us/a/img36/125/a09p0864ppcadre800.jpg)

ID lV - 70-200 2.8 IS ll

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon/profile (http://www.pbase.com/pbon/profile)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 20, 2013, 09:22:26 PM
I would not say it is my best, but i would say that it is one of my preferate because of the unusual subject...

This guy was coming back on the side of the road in a provincial park with a shoe he had stolen at the camping area not far away. At first, i was in my jeep, i did though it was a prey.  :o


Ha Ha Ha  ;D That's a funny one. Nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: fyah5dmarkiii on August 20, 2013, 10:27:29 PM
My dog portrait. Taken with 5d mark ii + 70-200 2.8 ii
Elephant at the zoo. Same setup.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on August 21, 2013, 04:01:03 AM
I would not say it is my best, but i would say that it is one of my preferate because of the unusual subject...

This guy was coming back on the side of the road in a provincial park with a shoe he had stolen at the camping area not far away. At first, i was in my jeep, i did though it was a prey.  :o

(http://imageshack.us/a/img36/125/a09p0864ppcadre800.jpg)

ID lV - 70-200 2.8 IS ll

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon/profile (http://www.pbase.com/pbon/profile)

Never throw your shoe at a fox! ;D

Love your photo :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: applecider on August 22, 2013, 08:55:38 AM
Dragonfly 5d iii  70-200 2.8 is ii
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: makuroske on August 22, 2013, 10:20:13 AM
Taken today with my 5d ii, 100mm 2.8 usm, and 68mm kenko extention tubes!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on August 22, 2013, 09:15:22 PM
Really nice shots, everyone :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on August 22, 2013, 10:18:04 PM
Dragonfly 5d iii  70-200 2.8 is ii

nice d-fly AC!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: awbjerkhaug on August 31, 2013, 03:08:28 PM
A seagull and a swan fighting over food.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/9247966217_a9e63c3da6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/awbjerkhaug/9247966217/)

Taken with a Canon 60D and EF-S 55-250mm,
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2013, 03:17:02 PM
A seagull and a swan fighting over food.

Taken with a Canon 60D and EF-S 55-250mm,


Good timing. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: cbecklund on September 02, 2013, 07:39:27 PM
Took this one at the Minnesota State Fair a week or so ago with my 60D + 40mm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/9572054117_f0f3c5652d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/88990551@N03/9572054117/)
Newborn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/88990551@N03/9572054117/#) by cbecklund (http://www.flickr.com/people/88990551@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 02, 2013, 07:43:54 PM
Cute  :)  So cute  :)

Nicely done  cbecklund.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: docfrance on September 02, 2013, 09:57:30 PM
Mountain Goat on Quandary Peak, Summit County, Colorado  (5D Mk II with 400mm F4L DO IS)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on September 03, 2013, 12:02:51 AM
Mountain Goat on Quandary Peak, Summit County, Colorado  (5D Mk II with 400mm F4L DO IS)

Awesome shot, Doc! He's bringing you a flower!  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jim Saunders on September 03, 2013, 01:06:42 AM
A friend's dog; 5D2 + 16-35 II.  Note the hands for scale.  Jim
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on September 03, 2013, 02:39:38 AM
Mountain Goat on Quandary Peak, Summit County, Colorado  (5D Mk II with 400mm F4L DO IS)

Awesome shot, Doc! He's bringing you a flower!  ;D

LOL...+1, amazing capture. Great work. 8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2013, 06:03:55 AM
Mountain Goat on Quandary Peak, Summit County, Colorado  (5D Mk II with 400mm F4L DO IS)

Awesome shot. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on September 03, 2013, 09:06:16 AM
Mountain Goat on Quandary Peak, Summit County, Colorado  (5D Mk II with 400mm F4L DO IS)

Awesome shot, Doc! He's bringing you a flower!  ;D
Lovely shot.

Also thoughtful goat ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Solar B on September 03, 2013, 12:36:27 PM
5D2 & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
(http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/56937-bman/albums/7252-other-pics/picture64088.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on September 03, 2013, 05:00:30 PM
My two "granddogs" :)

7D, EF28-135@105mm, 1/10s, f/5.6, ISO 320
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on September 05, 2013, 02:38:09 AM
A couple of the young mule deer bucks practicing for later in the season.  The smaller buck on the left instigated three times and was also the one to break off each engagement.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-13SEP13/i-s64V2qv/0/X2/C5709-X2.jpg)
5D MK III - 800mm   1/100 : f/6.3 : ISO 400
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 08, 2013, 01:40:11 PM
Not my best, but ... Two turtles sunbathing
(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp243/renaudc/IMG_0035_zps1a6c4808.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jim Saunders on September 08, 2013, 01:52:23 PM
ISO 20000 to the rescue:
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on September 08, 2013, 02:10:25 PM
ISO 20000 to the rescue:
That feline trusts you. You need to to make her feel trusted. Lovely picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jim Saunders on September 08, 2013, 02:21:45 PM
ISO 20000 to the rescue:
That feline trusts you. You need to to make her feel trusted. Lovely picture.

Thank you!  I've had she (and her possibly-sister) since they were kittens; They're notably bright and better-behaved than I have any right to ask.

Jim
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: minu62 on September 14, 2013, 05:41:25 AM
24-70 mm/2.8 II. 70 mm, 1/125 s, f/6.7, ISO 200.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pvais on September 14, 2013, 01:57:43 PM
Erinaceus europaeus - Little bit different mammal

(http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Animals/_MG_1219.jpg/_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MonteGraham on September 22, 2013, 03:01:25 AM
Thailand!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MonteGraham on September 22, 2013, 03:05:18 AM
Vacation
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on September 25, 2013, 07:26:58 AM
A pic from a recent trip to Zambia. 5D iii, 400 f/5.6 @f/5.6, 1/400s, 1250 iso
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: degies on October 06, 2013, 07:04:56 AM
Some favorites
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 06, 2013, 08:20:47 AM
Some favorites

Very nice shots Degies. The last one is the one that I like best. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on October 06, 2013, 09:44:05 AM
Yes, This Animal Photos from my Vacation in Thailand last year.
Enjoy.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on October 06, 2013, 09:46:55 AM
Yes, This Animal Photos from my Vacation in Thailand last year.
Enjoy.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 06, 2013, 09:48:06 AM
lol  ;D The last one of the first series is very funny.

Well done Mr. Surapon.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on October 06, 2013, 10:34:08 AM
lol  ;D The last one of the first series is very funny.

Well done Mr. Surapon.  :)

Thanks you so much, Sir, Dear Click.
I original from Thailand , and Live in Thailand  for 25 years, And Relocate my self and my wife, come to USA , to Study and Work here for 39 years.  Yes, We have the good words in Thailand that " Human are very difference from Alligators/ Crocodile= Human can be Teached and can Learn the new thing, BUT the Alligators/ Crocodiles can not learn-----------Ha, Ha, Ha----Wrong Idea AGAIN ---That why I took that Photo of the Class room of the smart Alligators.
Have a great Sunday, Sir.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on October 06, 2013, 10:51:01 AM
Yes, This Animal Photos from my Vacation in Thailand last year.
Enjoy.
Surapon
Loved the exchange between tigers and pigs. :D Alligators in the classroom are stuffed, or you spent a few days practicing Photoshop? ::)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on October 06, 2013, 11:15:24 AM
Yes, This Animal Photos from my Vacation in Thailand last year.
Enjoy.
Surapon
Loved the exchange between tigers and pigs. :D Alligators in the classroom are stuffed, or you spent a few days practicing Photoshop? ::)

Ha, Ha, Ha---Dear my teacher Mr. ajfotofilmagem.
Well, I am Good in Photoshop, But Not good at that level yet----Ha, Ha, Ha-----That Are the Stuffed Baby Alligators in the Model Class room = size = 4 feet X 6 Feet, Very easy to take the photo, look like the real thing.
Yes, Sir, They  feed the babies tigers with  mother pig's milk with her babies pig , and  hope that, both tigers and pigs will be future friends------Ha, Ha, Ha, But When the Big tiger hungry---He forget that he has Pig Friends. That Why, the owners of this Tiger Zoo , must put the Tiger dress on the pig  body-----BIG BUT= Ha, Ha, Ha, The Tiger are the smart animal, when he is hungry.
Nice to talk to you, Sir.
Have a good Sunday.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on October 06, 2013, 07:48:50 PM
Some favorites

Very nice shots Degies. The last one is the one that I like best. Well done.

+1 :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DIABLO on October 07, 2013, 04:22:40 PM
Just lounging around
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Miles Gilbert on October 17, 2013, 01:08:32 PM
Great thread. I'm 13 and in my first year in photography, and I would love to be able to take some shots like I've seen here.

Anyway some from myself.

Killer Whales
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9561955623/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9561955623/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9561955623/#)

Bald Eagles
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9562103971/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9562103971/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9562103971/#)

Chipmunk at the top of Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9567952271/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9567952271/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9567952271/#)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: amoore00357 on October 17, 2013, 01:21:44 PM
Just a few from the wildlife shelter.

Both with the forgotten 400mm 5.6 

(http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Wildlife/i-ZfncS2d/0/X3/Black%20Hills%202013%201774-X3.jpg)

(http://moorephotos.smugmug.com/Photography/Wildlife/i-x4DZd9Q/0/X3/Black%20Hills%202013%201720-X3.jpg)

Enjoy

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DIABLO on October 17, 2013, 08:18:43 PM
Great thread. I'm 13 and in my first year in photography, and I would love to be able to take some shots like I've seen here.

Anyway some from myself.

Killer Whales
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9561955623/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9561955623/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9561955623/#)

Bald Eagles
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9562103971/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9562103971/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9562103971/#)

Chipmunk at the top of Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9567952271/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9567952271/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/milesgilbert/9567952271/#)

Miles you're off to a great start! Keep posting.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DIABLO on October 17, 2013, 08:22:26 PM
Flying deer... ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on October 18, 2013, 11:58:10 AM
Flying deer... ;D


Super shot !
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Waterdonkey on October 18, 2013, 02:02:54 PM
In Montana you just have to step into the back yard...
5D3, 70-200mm is L, cropped and fiddled with.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: canon1dxman on October 18, 2013, 02:05:45 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8495766980_e475a227bc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/8495766980/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/8495766980/#)   (http://www.flickr.com/people/90892306@N05/)

Red Kite dance

Lousy light but I still like it

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/10342198815_df96ac86dc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/10342198815/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/10342198815/#)  (http://www.flickr.com/people/90892306@N05/)

This really was a water hazard on a golf course in South Africa
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on October 20, 2013, 06:03:49 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8495766980_e475a227bc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/8495766980/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/8495766980/#)   (http://www.flickr.com/people/90892306@N05/)

Red Kite dance

Lousy light but I still like it

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/10342198815_df96ac86dc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/10342198815/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90892306@N05/10342198815/#)  (http://www.flickr.com/people/90892306@N05/)

This really was a water hazard on a golf course in South Africa

Both great shots!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 20, 2013, 07:38:42 AM
A couple of shots of a leopard, blind in one eye, shot recently in south Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Old and handicapped, but still the dominant male in his territory.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 20, 2013, 07:48:17 AM
A fairly contented leopard, Moremi, Botswana.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 20, 2013, 07:58:59 AM
Old man Lion, Botswana
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 20, 2013, 08:20:06 AM
Great shots dslrdummy.  8)  Well done Sir.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 21, 2013, 07:59:48 AM
Zambian Lioness, after she had enjoyed a meal of Zebra with her mate - 400mm f/5.6 @ f/6.3
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chilledXpress on October 21, 2013, 08:05:20 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/10299152355_e5f6206dfd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/96286721@N07/10299152355/)
The big kitty (http://www.flickr.com/photos/96286721@N07/10299152355/#) by David.K.M (http://www.flickr.com/people/96286721@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 22, 2013, 07:30:04 AM
Muddy
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 22, 2013, 07:32:33 AM
Young Hyena - Zambia
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 22, 2013, 07:41:00 AM
Serious stuff
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Synkka on October 22, 2013, 07:50:34 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8636378895_1e8549a5c0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8636378895/)
Fat lion pair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8636378895/#) by Synkka~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/synkkaimagining/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 22, 2013, 07:55:29 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8636378895_1e8549a5c0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8636378895/)
Fat lion pair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8636378895/#) by Synkka~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/synkkaimagining/), on Flickr
Great shot
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 22, 2013, 08:02:49 AM
Evil eye
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on October 22, 2013, 08:09:38 AM
Too close for comfort
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Narcolepsy on October 22, 2013, 09:41:50 AM
Too close for comfort
Great set of photos dslrdummy!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 22, 2013, 09:43:16 AM
Too close for comfort
Great set of photos dslrdummy!

+1 Well done Sir!  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on October 22, 2013, 09:59:33 AM
Here's lookin' at ya.

5Diii, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro, non-IS, non-L, hand held, available light.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on October 22, 2013, 10:41:58 AM
Too close for comfort
Great set of photos dslrdummy!

+1 Well done Sir!  8)
Lovely shots! Love the treed lions :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: stephan00 on October 22, 2013, 11:49:27 AM
Here are a few from a recent trip to a nearby zoo, with emphasis on the head & eyes.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Synkka on October 22, 2013, 06:27:13 PM
Fat lion pair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8636378895/#) by Synkka~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/synkkaimagining/), on Flickr
Great shot
Cheers, they are very fat after a night feed, lions are not very graceful climbing trees!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pakneh on October 23, 2013, 09:52:45 AM
I am proud of my Otter shot, because it required alot of crawling through the snow to get within range of making a decent photo, this was the first Otter I encountered in my life and the bugger was awesome enough to come gallivanting out of the shallows and run at me.

Taken with a Canon Rebel T1i, Canon 70-300mm IS HSM and lots of patience.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: yorgasor on October 23, 2013, 04:04:16 PM
This buffalo ran right by me up in the Tetons:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/9886586504_013bb8be59_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886586504/)
IMG_6661 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886586504/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

And a prairie dog from Devils Tower, WY

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/9886354683_e06e318bc5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886354683/)
Ellen!  Ellen! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886354683/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: xROELOFx on October 23, 2013, 05:36:22 PM
This White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is from 4 days ago.

1DX with 500mm f/4 @ 1/2000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 2000
(http://roelschut.nl/images/forum/canonrumors/2013_10_19_EOS-1DX_032758_7515.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 23, 2013, 05:48:24 PM
This White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is from 4 days ago.

1DX with 500mm f/4 @ 1/2000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 2000


Beautiful shot.  8) Good timing.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Synkka on October 26, 2013, 01:31:39 AM
roly poly hippo
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/8646654989_5b5fd996f0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8646654989/)
Hippo RollBaby (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8646654989/#) by Synkka~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/synkkaimagining/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on November 05, 2013, 12:11:13 AM
Pademelon @ Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nxcenYMEtDo/Unh9lsatCmI/AAAAAAAAAaw/Q_5uNCPINcA/s720/378A6994_Pademelon_Cradle_mountain.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 05, 2013, 12:37:04 AM
Pademelon @ Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
5D3 with 100mm L Macro.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nxcenYMEtDo/Unh9lsatCmI/AAAAAAAAAaw/Q_5uNCPINcA/s720/378A6994_Pademelon_Cradle_mountain.jpg)
That's pretty neat!   :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 05, 2013, 12:38:06 AM
This buffalo ran right by me up in the Tetons:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/9886586504_013bb8be59_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886586504/)
IMG_6661 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886586504/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

And a prairie dog from Devils Tower, WY

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/9886354683_e06e318bc5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886354683/)
Ellen!  Ellen! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/9886354683/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

Wow!  :-X
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on November 11, 2013, 07:34:51 AM
More of an oddity, than a "best shot". White kangaroo. Normally a dark grey, or light brown, like the one next to it (an Eastern Grey). It's not an albino, as they have pink skin / eyes. We have a few like this, not many.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XaGfYoMSn5c/UoDOABmsTtI/AAAAAAAAAdA/NGXNg_clrwA/s720/378A4396_White_kangaroo.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 11, 2013, 03:01:32 PM
Some recent ones from the San Francisco Zoo. 5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld, ambient light.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/10753347936_d5ca539fe9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753347936/)
C69A0939-dpp-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753347936/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/10753330535_01e5f02b87_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753330535/)
C69A0970-dpp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753330535/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/10753344895_8124196dec_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753344895/)
C69A0972-dpp-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753344895/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 11, 2013, 03:12:27 PM
Yorgasor, Synkka, Mr Bean, and serendipidy, great shots guys. It’s a pleasure to look at your pictures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chauncey on November 11, 2013, 07:03:18 PM
It clearly did not want it's picture taken...hey, I even offered a free print.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/looking-at-you-2.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/looking-at-you-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 11, 2013, 09:09:05 PM
Elk Island park, Alberta.  Not fenced and not exactly pleased with me. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 12, 2013, 09:43:30 AM
Elk Island park, Alberta.  Not fenced and not exactly pleased with me. ;)

Jack

Run Jack, Run!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on November 12, 2013, 12:39:03 PM
Elk Island park, Alberta.  Not fenced and not exactly pleased with me. ;)

Jack

Run Jack, Run!!  ;D
I have to agree.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 12, 2013, 02:13:12 PM
Seriously, it's recommended that you avoid eye contact with these males.  I don't think running would work!  ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on November 12, 2013, 02:36:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GytI1pP.jpg)

Just a beautiful doe with a stunning fur coat at sunset.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on November 12, 2013, 02:39:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GytI1pP.jpg)

Just a beautiful doe with a stunning fur coat at sunset.
Very nice in every way.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on November 12, 2013, 09:31:10 PM
Seriously, it's recommended that you avoid eye contact with these males.  I don't think running would work!  ;)

Jack
I guess. So eye contact is a problem with many aggressive species. I wonder how long it will take for them to figure out that pointing a camera is the same thing! :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 12, 2013, 11:27:13 PM
Seriously, it's recommended that you avoid eye contact with these males.  I don't think running would work!  ;)

Jack

Jack, I would not want any part of my body contacting that buffalo. Running sometimes works, but only if there are slower runners in your party ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 12, 2013, 11:28:32 PM
It's always a judgement call but I was a pretty safe distance with 600mm and observing carefully.  I also got my shot and left him alone.  I've read of excellent shots coming from the camera of a man mauled to death by a bear and that doesn't appeal to me!  :(

This one was friendlier eye contact in my back yard.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 01:22:49 AM
Although I've Posted this Image before, I thought it reasonably fits the current discussion "Eye Contact".

Preferably Not in the backyard.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 01:42:46 AM
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 13, 2013, 01:43:02 AM
Edward, you know all about eye contact!  Are you generally in a safe environment when such contact is taking place? 

Different thought - do you/ have you, shot in South America?

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Alex_R on November 13, 2013, 01:50:04 AM
It seems like a bear
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on November 13, 2013, 01:53:24 AM
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
You have to publish a book! I hereby sign up for 10 copies.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 01:56:12 AM
Edward, you know all about eye contact!  Are you generally in a safe environment when such contact is taking place? 

Different thought - do you/ have you, shot in South America?

Jack

Hi Jack, I would love to, and hope to in the next couple of Years, Jaguars, definitely want to get to South America and shoot these Guys, there's a few places now where they have begun to habituate similar to Londolozi & Mala Mala in South Africa, still Wild, still in their environment, but protected within an area and used to People in vehicles.

Most, not all, but most of my Safari Images are from a vehicle, I generally have my own so I can go where I want when I want, plus my own Guide. I've had a few scares mostly with Female Leopards with young Cubs, we try to keep a respectable distance, less about being concerned for our safety, more to ensure the Cubs don't get stressed. Had a wildebeest try to climb into the vehicle late one afternoon when we were shooting along a fire that had started from Lightning strikes, wildebeest are bit like sheep, not so bright.

The attached is more my own Backyard shooting, Kids Diving down to watch us shooting under a Jetty, Raja Empat Papua Indonesia.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 02:01:24 AM
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.
You have to publish a book! I hereby sign up for 10 copies.

Thanks Eldar, we all share the same enjoyment, mostly, we all seem to love the journey that Photography lends to us.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 02:02:23 AM
It seems like a bear

Alex, that's just too funny, nice Image as well, but honestly I'm still laughing.

That is one fat cat.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on November 13, 2013, 03:06:41 AM

The attached is more my own Backyard shooting, Kids Diving down to watch us shooting under a Jetty, Raja Empat Papua Indonesia.

Edward, that is a brilliant picture ! In fact I'd say the best you have posted. Like Lemmy's picture of the surfer this one is as good as it gets.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sandymandy on November 13, 2013, 03:08:41 AM
ehh i felt it a bit weird to enter the "best animal shots" thread and then saw a photo of 3 dark skin kids :P

"best expression" in this photo (my cam just loves frontfocus sorry)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 03:39:32 AM
Edward, that is a brilliant picture ! In fact I'd say the best you have posted. Like Lemmy's picture of the surfer this one is as good as it gets.

Thanks Sporgon, appreciated.

ehh i felt it a bit weird to enter the "best animal shots" thread and then saw a photo of 3 dark skin kids :P

Gets worse SandyMandy, shot with a Nikon D3x during one of my flirtations with the Dark Side.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on November 13, 2013, 04:40:03 AM

 shot with a Nikon D3x during one of my flirtations with the Dark Side.
;D
Just goes to show: 'gear doesn't matter'  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Synkka on November 13, 2013, 05:11:06 AM
Love the leopard shots, I got a chance to see them in Tanzania but from afar.

On eye contact here is a fleeting glimpse from a caracal who then decided having nothing to do with us sounded like a better idea.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8602175637_65820db6ae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8602175637/)
Caracal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/synkkaimagining/8602175637/#) by Synkka~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/synkkaimagining/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vern on November 13, 2013, 08:25:10 AM
three pointer with fall colors, 5DMKIII, ISO 1600, 600 II f4, 1/320 - monopod w sidekick
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: SithTracy on November 13, 2013, 08:28:51 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9286831441_d3e368c3a6_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mgkaplan on November 13, 2013, 08:37:40 AM
Here is a link to my "Wildlife" gallery:


http://www.michaelkaplanphotography.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=8 (http://www.michaelkaplanphotography.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dw2013 on November 13, 2013, 08:38:14 AM
Kruger National Park, Sept 2013.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on November 13, 2013, 08:56:01 AM
The antics of one of the Muley Bucks this last weekend.  "How you doin?"

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-10NOV13/i-72PtGc9/0/X2/C6206-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 13, 2013, 09:01:22 AM
The previous Image was the Male Leopard version of Eye Contact, this ones the Female version of the same thing, note the subtle differences.

Awesome shot Sir!  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Crapking on November 13, 2013, 09:09:53 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/10837810873_2267248506_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/10837810873/)
august doe &amp; fawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/10837810873/#) by NAVBPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Crapking on November 13, 2013, 09:13:09 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10837579876_cfb457df6a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/10837579876/)
Buck in velvet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/10837579876/#) by NAVBPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr

Color space / processing not quite right - sorry --
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Crapking on November 13, 2013, 09:18:30 AM
Last one....

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5539/10837583685_793e7fd8fc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/10837583685/)
&quot;Dos&quot; Does plus 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/10837583685/#) by NAVBPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on November 13, 2013, 09:26:32 AM
Arctic fox or Mountain fox or Snow fox or ... many names on this fellow. An endangered species on main land Norway, but this fellow is a result of a breeding station on Dovre, where they have successfully returned a number of foxes to the wild. Beautiful little animal.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 13, 2013, 12:25:48 PM
What a flurry of lovely shots.  Kickstarts my aging aching body in the morning and makes we want to get outdoors and hike!! :)

Thanks everyone for posting.

Edward, my hope is to get back to Peru and surrounding countries.  Since my wife was born there, my lack of Spanish is not too critical.  Had a flight into the jungle but it was rocking and rollin and got turned back, so that was one big dissappointment.  You'd be shooting more than Jaguars, for sure.  I found the native folk in particular to be very friendly.  Finally, what I appreciate even more than your photos is your attitude. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 06:55:37 PM
Finally, what I appreciate even more than your photos is your attitude. ;)

Hi Jack, Sounds like we share a few things in common, age, a love for Photography & a reasonable attitude, I think the attitude comes with the first thing I mentioned.

I enjoy checking the latest on the 6D gallery as well, there's some amazing Images being posted there from yourself, Dustin, Chuck, Serendipidy, Captain Kanji etc etc, this Gallery convinced me to change out my youngest Lads D5100 with the 6D, lot's of story on the Cameras Pros & Cons, but the 6D Gallery shows just what can be achieved with this Camera.

An English friend of mine just returned from the Pantanal in Brazil, his Images certainly gave me a push to get down there as soon as i can.

And i don't speak Spanish also, Hell, I'm an Aussie, we battle with English.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 13, 2013, 07:19:30 PM
Arctic fox or Mountain fox or Snow fox or ... many names on this fellow. An endangered species on main land Norway, but this fellow is a result of a breeding station on Dovre, where they have successfully returned a number of foxes to the wild. Beautiful little animal.

Lovely Image Eldar, we tried to shoot some of these on the Svalbard trip, they were a lot darker than this Guy so I guess it was a different variant. You seem to have a few of these endangered animals where you are located, such a wonderful experience when your able to Photograph something like this, or the Lynx.

We ran into a few people from Norway up in Svalbard (as it's part of Norway not unexpected), I was surprised that the Norwegians are such very keen hunters, it wasn't something I had ever considered when thinking about Norway, but it is surely one of the most Beautiful places I've seen, I hope to see more of the Country at some point.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 13, 2013, 08:07:02 PM
Edward, it's nice to think that I may have contributed something worthwhile since April.  Back then I was unsettled and uneasy about such a high $$ purchase (for me for sure!!) and I must have been a real pain in the butt here on CR.

About that time I received this and it made me stop and think.  I surely didn't want to be NEGATIVE.

Jack

You have put up a lot of negative comments about your 300 f2.8 and being unhappy about your purchase of it and the camera.

You may be suffering from expecting that your kit will make up for your inexperience, of course it is quite possible that you have been unlucky and got a poor copy of one of the best lenses made and/or a mismatch with your camera.

Spending lots of money on kit will NOT ensure you take good pictures, trust me I have proved it.

Skulker


I like to think that from that time forward I smartened up.  I feel a little ashamed for some of the stuff I was posting but cest la vie.  Ultimately I also realized I needed to stop posting all my bird shots to that 6D thread. ;)

I won't be looking back on this new hobby until I'm dead and gone and that's thanks to a lot of good folk here on CR.

Here's one udder shot I like even though technically it leaves a little to be desired.  Blessed I am to have such things happen in my back yard.

6D  300 2.8 II 320th F10 ISO 3200 heavy crop

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: smallfries on November 13, 2013, 08:26:19 PM
5DM2, 100mm 2.8L
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 13, 2013, 08:28:42 PM
Very nice.

Welcome to CR smallfries.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pi on November 13, 2013, 08:32:23 PM
5DM2, 100mm 2.8L

Very good! It seems more than 1:1 to me - did you use tubes or it is just  crop?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on November 13, 2013, 08:41:28 PM
As long as we're on the subject of dragonflies, here's a little something.  Roseate Skimmer, shot with 5Diii, 400 DO, Iso "automatic" @ 160.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: smallfries on November 13, 2013, 08:47:48 PM
Just cropped. No tubes. Handheld....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 13, 2013, 09:01:20 PM
Love those dragons and their colors!

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ben Mawhinney on November 13, 2013, 09:02:14 PM
Aurlandsdalen, Norway.

www.benmawhinney.com (http://www.benmawhinney.com)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pugshot on November 13, 2013, 09:48:06 PM
Here's a baby opossum.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MovingViolations on November 13, 2013, 11:27:38 PM
I'd like to post and contribute to this thread. One question I have not found and answer to with the software is how to upload photos. Help. :(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 14, 2013, 01:50:03 AM
I'd like to post and contribute to this thread. One question I have not found and answer to with the software is how to upload photos. Help. :(

Welcome to CR.

Use something that you generally process your Image in, Light Room, DXO, Photo Shop etc, loads of software available to do this.

If you started with RAW, convert to jpeg, small size, get the Image under 500Kbs, needs to be in sRGB colour format to show best on CR/Web.

Click "Reply" at the bottom of a comment/page in CR, Make your comments, then attach your Image as an attachment, Hit Save, done.

Look forward to seeing your Images
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on November 14, 2013, 02:02:55 AM
As long as we're on the subject of dragonflies, here's a little something.  Roseate Skimmer, shot with 5Diii, 400 DO, Iso "automatic" @ 160.
Something to look at for all those who claim the 400 DO is a rotten lens ;) Very nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:11:29 AM
three pointer with fall colors, 5DMKIII, ISO 1600, 600 II f4, 1/320 - monopod w sidekick

Nice one Vern!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:13:10 AM
As long as we're on the subject of dragonflies, here's a little something.  Roseate Skimmer, shot with 5Diii, 400 DO, Iso "automatic" @ 160.

Steven, thanks for posting this... I posted one a few days ago in another thread.  First time I had seen a pink butterfly!  I had no idea what it was, thanks for the ID...

Great image as usual!   :)

All the best,
Ken
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 02:13:39 AM
smallfries and steven kessel,
Beautiful dragonfly shots. I remember that Krob recently posted a pink colored dragonfly photo. Now I've seen two. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:14:24 AM
smallfries and steven kessel,
Beautiful dragonfly shots. I remember that Krob recently posted a pink colored dragonfly photo. Now I've seen two. :)

That makes two of us!  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 02:16:30 AM
smallfries and steven kessel,
Beautiful dragonfly shots. I remember that Krob recently posted a pink colored dragonfly photo. Now I've seen two. :)

That makes two of us!  ;)

Hi Krob,
You posted a reply to steven kessel while I was typing my reply. You were faster on the draw. ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 02:23:12 AM
Snow leopard, 5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld, ambient light, ISO 2000. Through a wire fence at the San Francisco zoo.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/10753461384_036b071198_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753461384/)
C69A0974-dpp-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753461384/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:32:59 AM
Snow leopard, 5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld, ambient light, ISO 2000. Through a wire fence at the San Francisco zoo.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/10753461384_036b071198_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753461384/)
C69A0974-dpp-c (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/10753461384/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
That's a beauty!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:34:01 AM
Eye of the...
Well, Alligator!  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:34:58 AM
5DM2, 100mm 2.8L

Beautiful Smallfries!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 02:35:33 AM
Eye of the...
Well, Alligator!  ;D

There is something eerie about the reptilian eye.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on November 14, 2013, 02:38:18 AM
Eye of the...
Well, Alligator!  ;D

There is something eerie about the reptilian eye.

Indeed!  Quite prehistoric in a way...

Looks like you had a great time of it in San Fran... Harry must miss you though! ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on November 14, 2013, 03:06:07 AM
Lovely Image Eldar, we tried to shoot some of these on the Svalbard trip, they were a lot darker than this Guy so I guess it was a different variant. You seem to have a few of these endangered animals where you are located, such a wonderful experience when your able to Photograph something like this, or the Lynx.

We ran into a few people from Norway up in Svalbard (as it's part of Norway not unexpected), I was surprised that the Norwegians are such very keen hunters, it wasn't something I had ever considered when thinking about Norway, but it is surely one of the most Beautiful places I've seen, I hope to see more of the Country at some point.
The easiest way to see this animal is to go to the breeding station at Dovre. When they are released to the wild it seems they still like to come back, at least for some time. This one was shot close by. I believe there are less than 200 wild animals left, so to go and look for them elsewhere is not exactly easy. The ones you find on Spitsbergen/Svalbard are of the same species, called white fox. They change color summer and winter. There is another sub species called blue fox, which you can find on Greenland, Iceland and Jan Mayen (and round the neck of a certain type of women).

The hunting tradition has very deep roots in Norway. Back in the days of the civilized, polite and diplomatic Vikings (!), we were rich conquerors. But from the big plague, The Black Death, in the 14th century, which wiped out about 60% of our population, up until we found oil a few decades ago, we very poor and the only way people could survive was to harvest nature as efficient as they could. And it was not until fairly recently we got effective protective measures to secure the population of wolf, bear, lynx, wolverine etc. The arctic fox has actually been protected since the 1930ties, but its problem is not only humans. The red fox is bigger and displaces the smaller arctic fox and the availability of prey in the high mountain areas can be scares. I hope the breeding station continues their success, so more people can see these charming little animals in the wild.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MovingViolations on November 14, 2013, 03:09:51 AM
This big boy liked to be had fed. A favorite treat was leftover biscuits.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 03:11:53 AM
This big boy liked to be had fed. A favorite treat was leftover biscuits.

Isn't that dangerous? Also, don't make eye contact! ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 14, 2013, 03:27:20 AM
Snow leopard, 5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld, ambient light, ISO 2000. Through a wire fence at the San Francisco zoo.

Two Animals I will Photograph, I hope, over the next 2 years in the Wild, Snow Leopard & Jaguar.

Beautiful, Beautiful animal.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 14, 2013, 03:30:20 AM
Back in the days of the civilized, polite and diplomatic Vikings (!), we were rich conquerors.

I'm reasonably sure the People that live South of Norway much prefer Today's Norwegians, than the Lads from 300 to 500 years ago.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FinnishAmateur on November 14, 2013, 03:45:58 AM
First post to forums.
Picture taken last fall. Fox was really curious and followed me around about an hour.
Got few pictures of him and this was the best of all of them. Rest of the pictures he had a weird pose or I missed focus.
Will update camera settings later when back at computer.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 14, 2013, 03:56:45 AM
FinnishAmateur, I love that shot.  Welcome.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MovingViolations on November 14, 2013, 03:57:20 AM
This big boy liked to be had fed. A favorite treat was leftover biscuits.

Isn't that dangerous? Also, don't make eye contact! ;D
He was raised from a calf and was a big gentle pet for those that knew him. Unfortunately he died of a disease caused by parasites in the liver. He would come when called expecting a hand out.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 04:03:45 AM
This big boy liked to be had fed. A favorite treat was leftover biscuits.

Isn't that dangerous? Also, don't make eye contact! ;D
He was raised from a calf and was a big gentle pet for those that knew him. Unfortunately he died of a disease caused by parasites in the liver. He would come when called expecting a hand out.

Now I understand. Sorry that you lost your friend.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 04:05:23 AM
FinnishAmateur, I love that shot.  Welcome.

Jack

+1...very nice photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 14, 2013, 06:32:14 AM
First post to forums.
Picture taken last fall. Fox was really curious and followed me around about an hour.
Got few pictures of him and this was the best of all of them. Rest of the pictures he had a weird pose or I missed focus.
Will update camera settings later when back at computer.

Very nice shot....and  Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on November 14, 2013, 06:36:09 AM
First post to forums.
Picture taken last fall. Fox was really curious and followed me around about an hour.
Got few pictures of him and this was the best of all of them. Rest of the pictures he had a weird pose or I missed focus.
Will update camera settings later when back at computer.
Wow, nice photo. Beaut detail and the pose was just right. Very nice for a first post :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on November 14, 2013, 11:11:24 AM
First post to forums.
Hello and welcome from an also pretty new member.
Quote
Picture taken last fall. Fox was really curious and followed me around about an hour.
Got few pictures of him and this was the best of all of them. Rest of the pictures he had a weird pose or I missed focus.
Will update camera settings later when back at computer.
Really nice picture of that fox. I like it.
a little bit more sunlight and it would have been even better.
but that's not in your hand. of course.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2013, 06:44:53 PM
Anyone see that video of the photog butting heads with an aggressive male elk for 7 minutes in Oct 2013 in the Smokey Mountains Park? I was worried about him, but it turns out OK. Scarey :o

Here is a link to the video.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1384414331 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1384414331)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 14, 2013, 08:07:04 PM
Hmm!  :o That could have been me with my young buck moose.  In my favor my moose is not a park animal that mixes with humans, I think!

Thanks for posting Serendipidy!

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on November 15, 2013, 12:09:49 AM
First post to forums.
Picture taken last fall. Fox was really curious and followed me around about an hour.
Got few pictures of him and this was the best of all of them. Rest of the pictures he had a weird pose or I missed focus.
Will update camera settings later when back at computer.
Good looking fox!

serendipidy, a FB friend was there when it happened and posted some shots of it.  Pretty crazy but no punctures so the guy has that plus a cool story going for him.

Here is another pair from this last Sunday of a young buck chasing a doe.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-10NOV13/i-6rq3nZh/0/X3/C6204-X3.jpg)
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-10NOV13/i-Ktk3S5L/0/X3/C6202-X3.jpg)
Taken within five seconds of each other at close to point blank range.  5D MK III w/800mm f/5.6.  For any pixel peepers, the top is a slight left side crop while the second is the full frame. 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 15, 2013, 01:04:33 AM
Here's the last moose I'll post for now.  I think it conveys the massiveness of these guys nicely.

6D 300 X2  400th  F5.6  ISO 4k

JDW
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on November 15, 2013, 05:50:16 AM
Anyone see that video of the photog butting heads with an aggressive male elk for 7 minutes in Oct 2013 in the Smokey Mountains Park? I was worried about him, but it turns out OK. Scarey :o

Here is a link to the video.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1384414331 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1384414331)

Wow..that guy could've been seriously hurt....not very smart.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 15, 2013, 06:01:35 AM

Here is another pair from this last Sunday of a young buck chasing a doe.


Beautiful golden light in your pictures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wopbv4 on November 15, 2013, 07:35:34 PM
Bobtail
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 15, 2013, 09:07:07 PM
Bobtail

It's been a while since I've seen a Peed off Blue Tongue, grew up in the Northern wheat belt area of West Aussie, these guys provided a reasonable amount of distraction as a Kid.

Thanks for Posting.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on November 16, 2013, 01:21:22 AM
Thanks Click!



For anyone interested, the elk involved in the Smoky Mountains episode was euthanized.   :(
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2013/11/15/elk-euthanized-after-close-up-encounter-with-photographer/3598353/ (http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2013/11/15/elk-euthanized-after-close-up-encounter-with-photographer/3598353/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ifp on November 16, 2013, 02:05:15 AM
First try posting an image on here. Hope you guys like it.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/10849486736_f144f362aa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmn804/10849486736)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 16, 2013, 02:39:18 AM
I think it's safe to say that we're all animal lovers and photograhers from beginners on up and will like your shots.  Do your best and keep posting and welcome.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 16, 2013, 08:08:36 AM
First try posting an image on here. Hope you guys like it.


Very nice picture. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 16, 2013, 08:18:49 AM
For anyone interested, the elk involved in the Smoky Mountains episode was euthanized.   :(
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2013/11/15/elk-euthanized-after-close-up-encounter-with-photographer/3598353/ (http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2013/11/15/elk-euthanized-after-close-up-encounter-with-photographer/3598353/)

Sad ending story  :(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on November 16, 2013, 12:26:01 PM
First post to forums.
Picture taken last fall. Fox was really curious and followed me around about an hour.
Got few pictures of him and this was the best of all of them. Rest of the pictures he had a weird pose or I missed focus.
Will update camera settings later when back at computer.
Wonderful picture! Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on November 16, 2013, 12:27:07 PM
First try posting an image on here. Hope you guys like it.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/10849486736_f144f362aa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmn804/10849486736)
I like it! I hope this is the first of many shots you post here....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on November 16, 2013, 04:26:25 PM
First try posting an image on here. Hope you guys like it.
hi ifp!
and welcome.

Nice picture.

What did you do in PP?
IMHO, the colors seem to be a little too much pushed.
If you didn't do anything to the colors, forget my comment.
Otherwise it's always a question of taste. For me, a little bit too much.
The rest ist very well.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ifp on November 17, 2013, 04:04:24 AM
hi ifp!
and welcome.

Nice picture.

What did you do in PP?
IMHO, the colors seem to be a little too much pushed.
If you didn't do anything to the colors, forget my comment.
Otherwise it's always a question of taste. For me, a little bit too much.
The rest ist very well.

First, I appreciate the feedback. I'm always looking to improve, especially in post processing. Honestly, it's my least favorite part of photography, probably because I'm not very good at it.

The original was overexposed. Looking at my lightroom settings... Adjustments were -1 to exposure, and my standard settings are applied, which means Camera Standard calibration and +10 to vibrance and +10 to saturation. Now that I've stared at it for a bit, I think the white balance could be a touch warmer. Modified version attached.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on November 17, 2013, 10:49:36 AM

First, I appreciate the feedback.
Thank you for that, because mine was without being asked. But I couldn't hold it back.

Quote
I'm always looking to improve, especially in post processing. Honestly, it's my least favorite part of photography, probably because I'm not very good at it.
Same to me, at both points (least favorite, not very good)

Quote
The original was overexposed. Looking at my lightroom settings... Adjustments were -1 to exposure, and my standard settings are applied, which means Camera Standard calibration and +10 to vibrance and +10 to saturation. Now that I've stared at it for a bit, I think the white balance could be a touch warmer. Modified version attached.
I think it is looking better now. Although I recognize just minor changes.

Thank you for paying attention to my opinion.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 19, 2013, 08:59:47 PM
Botswana Okavango Delta 2012

5DMK III & 300f/2.8 L II, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/500th ISO125
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: hydrapenguin on November 19, 2013, 09:34:41 PM
Coyote in Yellowstone NP
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on November 20, 2013, 06:43:36 PM
Coyote in Yellowstone NP

interesting tail position….appears to be scared/nervous.  nice capture though!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vossie on November 24, 2013, 09:41:13 AM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

All from my good old 30D (I upgraded for that vacation from the 10D) and 100-400L (which I still own).

2 Lions, Masai Mara: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11028736243_4907c13cab_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028736243/)
2 Lions, Masai Mara (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028736243/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr\

Unknown bird of prey, Serengeti: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 330mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 640, handheld, uncropped
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/11028713454_ec20e75827_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028713454/)
Bird of prey, Serengeti (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028713454/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr

Impala, Serengeti: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 330mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/11028694376_26544bef14_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028694376/)
Impala, Serengeti (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028694376/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr

Liones, Serengeti: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 330mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 200, handheld, uncropped
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/11028823003_82a6d1a0ba_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028823003/)
Liones, Serengeti (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028823003/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr

Kingfisher, Lake Natron: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped (taken at minimum focus distance!)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/11028848043_befdc22290_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028848043/)
Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Lake Natron (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028848043/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr

Lilac-Breasted Roller, Tarangire: EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/11, 1/160, ISO 100, handheld, uncropped
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/11028765536_0798208db4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028765536/)
IMG_3823 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028765536/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr

Elephant, Tarangire, EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 400, handheld, uncropped
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/11028689195_1d4e0de7a2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028689195/)
IMG_3937 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028689195/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr

Red Colobus Monkey, Jozani Forest (Zanzibar), EOS 30D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO 320, handheld, uncropped (taken at minimum focus distance!)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/11028912563_e4fe10de20_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028912563/)
IMG_4377 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109648464@N07/11028912563/#) by Vossie_NL (http://www.flickr.com/people/109648464@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 24, 2013, 09:48:11 AM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

Awesome. Beautiful images.  8) Well done Vossie.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 24, 2013, 09:48:58 AM
Botswana Okavango Delta 2012

5DMK III & 300f/2.8 L II, Shot @ f/2.8 & 1/500th ISO125

Beautiful. Nicely done Sir.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pi on November 24, 2013, 10:28:13 AM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 24, 2013, 01:57:42 PM
Wonderful way of sharing a wonderful experience.  I could see myself in your shoes perfectly, Vossie, I even got a little of the adrenelin rush from it.  Aren't photos great at preserving memories! :)

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on November 24, 2013, 02:15:19 PM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

Stunning work! Really beautiful shots. Great demonstration of the trusty old 100-400mm lens, too!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 24, 2013, 04:17:08 PM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

Stunning work! Really beautiful shots. Great demonstration of the trusty old 100-400mm lens, too!

+1...Vossie, I echo what everyone else just said. Makes me wish I was there. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 24, 2013, 06:35:32 PM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

Nicely done Vossie, Serengeti & Masai Mara, doesn't come much better, I agree, trips of a lifetime.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 25, 2013, 02:30:42 AM
I had posted this on an other thread but this might be more appropriate:
Lets forget about the brand name of the camera used ... coz its about the joy of photography in the wild. Peace
"Car-L" meets the lions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRY4-feFZZY#ws)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 25, 2013, 04:17:15 AM
Conclusion: A cat is a cat, from pussy to the grandest.  What a laugh! :)  Thanks for that.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on November 25, 2013, 06:37:38 PM
I had posted this on an other thread but this might be more appropriate:
Lets forget about the brand name of the camera used ... coz its about the joy of photography in the wild. Peace

Great stuff, have to give this a try, a perspective your not generally going to get, and live to tell the story.

Thanks Rienz.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 25, 2013, 06:44:12 PM
A pleasure to watch.  :D  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on November 28, 2013, 04:29:00 PM
Some older images from a safari to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007. Best holiday in my life!

Awesome. Beautiful images.  8) Well done Vossie.

+1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 28, 2013, 06:04:53 PM
Sitting watching the goldfinches in August when this little guy that would fit in your cupped hands magically appeared almost at my feet.  Had to carefully twist about 100 degrees without scaring him.  Another reason why I enjoy sitting an letting the birds come to me.  Love being in such situations! :)

6D 300 X2  1000th  F9  ISO 1250

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 28, 2013, 06:24:10 PM
Very nice shot Jack  :) Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 28, 2013, 07:30:57 PM
Thanks Click but I was just an opportunist!  I don't run into too many animals as I'm too close to populated areas but it's heartwarming to see how many have adapted. 

My problem is keeping the motorized vehicles out of these prohibited areas.  I'm shooting them when I see them and will assemble a pdf including my wildlife shots this season in a effort to get more support from administrators.  I'm thinking of maybe handing out to neighbors something similar showing the variety that I've managed to shoot - might open the eyes of a few - hopefully. 

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on November 28, 2013, 08:04:07 PM
Nice shot Jack!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on November 29, 2013, 02:31:20 AM
Very nice shot Jack  :) Well done.

+1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on November 29, 2013, 03:07:37 AM
Very nice shot Jack  :) Well done.

+1

And +1 more!  That's pretty cool to see.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 29, 2013, 10:43:51 AM
Thanks guys!  He was sure enjoying his meal I can tell you!

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on November 30, 2013, 12:02:02 AM
This fellow wandered through the firing range at work....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on November 30, 2013, 12:32:29 AM
This fellow wandered through the firing range at work....

I call that "easy prey". ;P
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on November 30, 2013, 12:44:04 AM
This fellow wandered through the firing range at work....

I call that "easy prey". ;P
The firing range is a safe place for deer... Shooting anything other than a target is a career ending move...it is humorous to see 20 soldiers shooting away at targets, have a deer wander on the range, and everyone has to place their weapons down and step away from the line until the deer wanders away....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on November 30, 2013, 08:53:44 PM
Hi Don.
You mean you don't get to add venison to the officers mess menu? ::)
Seriously though it is good to know the wildlife is respected, my understanding is that military ranges have some of the most diverse flora and fauna of their local areas.

Cheers Graham.

The firing range is a safe place for deer... Shooting anything other than a target is a career ending move...it is humorous to see 20 soldiers shooting away at targets, have a deer wander on the range, and everyone has to place their weapons down and step away from the line until the deer wanders away....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on November 30, 2013, 09:10:19 PM
Hi Don.
You mean you don't get to add venison to the officers mess menu? ::)
Seriously though it is good to know the wildlife is respected, my understanding is that military ranges have some of the most diverse flora and fauna of their local areas.

Cheers Graham.

The firing range is a safe place for deer... Shooting anything other than a target is a career ending move...it is humorous to see 20 soldiers shooting away at targets, have a deer wander on the range, and everyone has to place their weapons down and step away from the line until the deer wanders away....
We have lots of deer, wild turkeys, a pack of coyotes, a bear or two, porcupines, fox, skunks, a healthy crop of groundhogs, at least 4 osprey nests, a bald eagle nest, some red tailed hawks, and the last few winters we have had a trio of Great Grey owls come to visit... last fall we even had a cougar walk through the site......

And my Avatar is momma racoon who likes to take up residence in one of the support legs for a 15 meter dish...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on November 30, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

They were all around me, and often too close for the 840mm focal length I was using at the time, so I apologize for the tight crops...some of these have had some rotation done to level them, but are otherwise as framed in camera:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deer-at-cottonwood-creek-3-of-6.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-2-of-5.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deer-at-cottonwood-creek-4-of-6.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-4-of-5.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deer-at-cottonwood-creek-6-of-6.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-1-of-5.jpg?w=770)

See more at these two blogs:

http://jonrista.com/2013/11/30/deer-at-cottonwood-creek/ (http://jonrista.com/2013/11/30/deer-at-cottonwood-creek/)
http://jonrista.com/2013/07/23/beautiful-does/ (http://jonrista.com/2013/07/23/beautiful-does/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on November 30, 2013, 11:50:31 PM
jrista, That's the icing on the bird cake!  Or, two for the price of one.  And that's not counting the sounds and the smells we enjoy. ;)

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: yorgasor on December 01, 2013, 12:46:10 AM
I don't know if this counts as a typical animal shot for this forum, but I got this shot of my son playing with a dog (or maybe its the other way around) and it's now one of my favorites:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5499/11120827643_e96e05f381_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11120827643/)
Coyote vs Roadrunner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11120827643/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bob118 on December 01, 2013, 12:50:20 AM
Here is a shot of a Peregrine Falcon that had flown right over my head. Shot with a Canon 7D using a 300mm f4 IS L
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 01, 2013, 02:27:29 AM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

They were all around me, and often too close for the 840mm focal length I was using at the time, so I apologize for the tight crops...some of these have had some rotation done to level them, but are otherwise as framed in camera:
Very nice shots. I also liked several of the portraits you had on your web site.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vossie on December 01, 2013, 05:00:02 AM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

They were all around me, and often too close for the 840mm focal length I was using at the time, so I apologize for the tight crops...some of these have had some rotation done to level them, but are otherwise as framed in camera:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deer-at-cottonwood-creek-3-of-6.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-2-of-5.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deer-at-cottonwood-creek-4-of-6.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-4-of-5.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deer-at-cottonwood-creek-6-of-6.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-1-of-5.jpg?w=770)

See more at these two blogs:

http://jonrista.com/2013/11/30/deer-at-cottonwood-creek/ (http://jonrista.com/2013/11/30/deer-at-cottonwood-creek/)
http://jonrista.com/2013/07/23/beautiful-does/ (http://jonrista.com/2013/07/23/beautiful-does/)

Wow. Very beautiful. Great colors. Great job!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on December 01, 2013, 07:06:14 AM
Hi Jrista.
That must have been a fabulous experience, shame about being too so close they were inside your minimum zoom range, oh well sometimes it may not be just about he pictures. Great as they are!
My guess for these two pictures is, "Was that a twig or just that bloke with the Canon?" ;D 8)
Regal animals, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

They were all around me, and often too close for the 840mm focal length I was using at the time, so I apologize for the tight crops...some of these have had some rotation done to level them, but are otherwise as framed in camera:


(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-4-of-5.jpg?w=770)
(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/beautiful-does-1-of-5.jpg?w=770)

See more at these two blogs:

http://jonrista.com/2013/11/30/deer-at-cottonwood-creek/ (http://jonrista.com/2013/11/30/deer-at-cottonwood-creek/)
http://jonrista.com/2013/07/23/beautiful-does/ (http://jonrista.com/2013/07/23/beautiful-does/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on December 01, 2013, 07:26:19 AM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a


Beautiful pictures !

(You must have aquired your 5DIII and 300/2.8 to grab those, yes ?   ;).   )
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 01, 2013, 08:39:19 AM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

They were all around me, and often too close for the 840mm focal length I was using at the time, so I apologize for the tight crops...some of these have had some rotation done to level them, but are otherwise as framed in camera:




Beautiful light in your pictures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sjbradbury on December 01, 2013, 12:30:47 PM
This little guy was posing for me in Montana this summer.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/9593659140_097880bd44_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavens-reach/9593659140/)
Western Chipmunk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavens-reach/9593659140/#) by Heavens-Reach (http://www.flickr.com/people/heavens-reach/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 01, 2013, 12:32:56 PM
This little guy was posing for me in Montana this summer.


Cute. Nicely done.

...And welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lvanzijl on December 01, 2013, 12:59:29 PM
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52634048/052a2048171b10e76b6c64ad0de036d863bad99c/2048.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52527650/0664037c8bc7530dca71e0b3f7a535b6ed7aee24/2048.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52623176/4d34640d1580315292bb35ecb97582ee363efecd/2048.jpg)


Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Stewart K on December 01, 2013, 01:08:52 PM
It's amazing what you see behind a petrol station in Dubai, still fuzzy, man I really need to get some practice in!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 01, 2013, 01:42:59 PM
Great shots lvanzijl.  Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on December 01, 2013, 04:14:35 PM
Zoo trip
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on December 01, 2013, 04:16:42 PM
more zoo
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on December 01, 2013, 04:17:33 PM
last one
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 05:47:34 PM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a


Beautiful pictures !

(You must have aquired your 5DIII and 300/2.8 to grab those, yes ?   ;).   )

Thanks! And actually, 7D + 600/4 + 1.4x. I was actually photographing birds, and the deer just showed up. I actually wish I hadn't had the TC, as framing was really tight. I was afraid that if I spend the time to remove the TC, though, that I'd miss the deer.

The 5D III is still at the top of my list, and the 300/2.8 is right after that. The 600/4 L II just took everything out of me this year. I am also trying to start two businesses...one to sell my photography, and eventually maybe sell personal photography classes to teach people how to photograph wildlife, birds, and do astrophotography. The other is my main business for developing web sites and maybe doing backend software development. Those have consumed all my time and are consuming all my money...so I don't know when I'll be able to get the 5D III.  :-\
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 05:48:16 PM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

They were all around me, and often too close for the 840mm focal length I was using at the time, so I apologize for the tight crops...some of these have had some rotation done to level them, but are otherwise as framed in camera:




Beautiful light in your pictures.

Aye! The light that time of year was just amazing...it was like photonic cream...soft, light yellow, smoothed over everything. Loved it.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
This little guy was posing for me in Montana this summer.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/9593659140_097880bd44_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavens-reach/9593659140/)
Western Chipmunk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/heavens-reach/9593659140/#) by Heavens-Reach (http://www.flickr.com/people/heavens-reach/), on Flickr

Cute! And razor sharp! What lens/camera?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 05:49:18 PM
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52634048/052a2048171b10e76b6c64ad0de036d863bad99c/2048.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52527650/0664037c8bc7530dca71e0b3f7a535b6ed7aee24/2048.jpg)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52623176/4d34640d1580315292bb35ecb97582ee363efecd/2048.jpg)

Stunning shots. Absolutely love that first one.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 05:53:56 PM
Hi Jrista.
That must have been a fabulous experience, shame about being too so close they were inside your minimum zoom range, oh well sometimes it may not be just about he pictures. Great as they are!
My guess for these two pictures is, "Was that a twig or just that bloke with the Canon?" ;D 8)
Regal animals, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Thanks! :) It was pretty exciting. The young yearlings are always curious. Both the males and the females, when they are only a year old or less, don't fully know to fear humans. So, they will look at you with the most curious of faces, and sneek in closer and closer, until they are maybe 15-20 feet from you. Then they get a little scared, start stomping the ground, and will usually take off, prancing about for a while, before they feel safe enough to come back in for another close look at that odd camo-covered creature making clicking noises (i.e. "Was that a twig or just that bloke with the Canon?").  ;D 8)

As for the lens, no zoom range. It was the EF 600mm f/4 L II prime, with a 1.4x TC attached. To maximize IQ, I've pretty much done away with zooms...too many compromises. The TC costs a little bit in IQ, but with a lens like the 600/4, it is still worlds better than the 100-400mm zoom, for example. I thought about removing the TC, but sometimes deer just move through really fast, and in the time it takes to change out or remove a TC, they can be gone. So, I just took the shots as they occurred.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on December 01, 2013, 07:23:07 PM
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52527650/0664037c8bc7530dca71e0b3f7a535b6ed7aee24/2048.jpg)

All lovely, but this one is just spot on.

Would be interested to know what Gear was used.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on December 01, 2013, 07:24:53 PM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

All good, but the second Image is just about perfect, lovely background, almost a painterly touch to the Image, really, well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 09:32:52 PM
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

All good, but the second Image is just about perfect, lovely background, almost a painterly touch to the Image, really, well done.

Thank you, very much. :)

I learned a lot with that photo. One of my favorites. It is slated to take up one of the largest spaces on my wall one of these days (when I can afford to print it.)

I have to say, I learned a lot with that shot. Had to get some very close foreground grass at just the right position in the frame to create a continuous blur. It's an effect I hope to replicate, if I can ever find the time to get back out there... (Hopefully soon...the rut is on!)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 01, 2013, 09:33:26 PM
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52527650/0664037c8bc7530dca71e0b3f7a535b6ed7aee24/2048.jpg)

All lovely, but this one is just spot on.

Would be interested to know what Gear was used.

Ditto. These photos are simply wonderful. The lighting, especially that blue highlight, is quite unique.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on December 01, 2013, 10:39:38 PM
One of the regulars in CR asked me to post some of my Images shot with the 300f/2.8 L II, so I've pulled these four as examples of just how well the Lens works on either the 1Dx or the 5DMK III.

I wasn't able to pull up any shot with this Lens + the 1.4x converter, I've tested this Combo and found it's a perfect match, very little degradation viewable, but I very seldom use the combo as I've always had the 400f/2.8 L II as well, now the 200-400f/4.

The 300f/2.8 L II is one of my absolute main stay Lenses, sharp, fast to focus & light.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sjbradbury on December 01, 2013, 10:44:45 PM
This little guy was posing for me in Montana this summer.

Cute! And razor sharp! What lens/camera?

thanks, 6D with 200mm f2.8
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 02, 2013, 02:55:59 AM
One of the regulars in CR asked me to post some of my Images shot with the 300f/2.8 L II, so I've pulled these four as examples of just how well the Lens works on either the 1Dx or the 5DMK III.

I wasn't able to pull up any shot with this Lens + the 1.4x converter, I've tested this Combo and found it's a perfect match, very little degradation viewable, but I very seldom use the combo as I've always had the 400f/2.8 L II as well, now the 200-400f/4.

The 300f/2.8 L II is one of my absolute main stay Lenses, sharp, fast to focus & light.
How is it possible NOT to want this lens ...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on December 02, 2013, 02:59:43 AM
How is it possible NOT to want this lens ...

Yes, it's one of my favourites, even the Version 1 was a great Lens.

Like your Avatar as well.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on December 02, 2013, 03:03:18 AM
One of the regulars in CR asked me to post some of my Images shot with the 300f/2.8 L II, so I've pulled these four as examples of just how well the Lens works on either the 1Dx or the 5DMK III.

I wasn't able to pull up any shot with this Lens + the 1.4x converter, I've tested this Combo and found it's a perfect match, very little degradation viewable, but I very seldom use the combo as I've always had the 400f/2.8 L II as well, now the 200-400f/4.

The 300f/2.8 L II is one of my absolute main stay Lenses, sharp, fast to focus & light.

Stunning work! The first shot, in particular, is just beautiful. Love that partial silhouette and backlighting.

I rented the 300/2.8 L II last year. Really loved that lens. With TCs, it is extremely versatile. I used it with both 1.4x and 2x TCs, and even at 600/5.6, it's IQ was as good as or better than my 100-400mm lens. I would call it the ideal wildlifers lens...gives you top quality versatility for almost any situation except very distant subjects.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on December 02, 2013, 04:10:53 AM

Stunning work! The first shot, in particular, is just beautiful. Love that partial silhouette and backlighting.


Hi jrista, and that is where the 300f/2.8L II shines even over the 400f/2.8L II, I had both Lenses with me during that 1st Image, but I could only get the 300 to focus fast in these conditions, and it focussed on the head immediately, the 400 tended to hunt some before eventually locking focus.

My 200-400f/4 wouldn't have a hope of taking this Image, well, in my hands at least.

Again the attached shows the Lens in action, on the 1Dx @ 12fps this was reasonably easy shooting, except when this big boy got to the top I thought he was done, he didn't even hesitate, just launched out of the Tree with the Impala in his mouth, i was too stunned to shoot, missed what would have been "the shot", that's photography though.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 02, 2013, 11:43:05 AM
How is it possible NOT to want this lens ...

Yes, it's one of my favourites, even the Version 1 was a great Lens.

Like your Avatar as well.
The avatar
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lvanzijl on December 02, 2013, 12:01:38 PM
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/52527650/0664037c8bc7530dca71e0b3f7a535b6ed7aee24/2048.jpg)

All lovely, but this one is just spot on.

Would be interested to know what Gear was used.

Thanks :)

Now for the fun part, It's a 85L II on a 5D3 :). (All I had available at the time)
1/320 f/1.2 ISO400

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on December 02, 2013, 06:27:37 PM
The avatar

One of your Best, Love this Image, B&W just perfect.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 03, 2013, 10:44:11 AM
The avatar

One of your Best, Love this Image, B&W just perfect.
At least it should reassure anyone with concerns for lack of sharpness of the 200-400 f4L 1.4x at 560mm :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on December 05, 2013, 11:59:34 PM
He looked like he was annoyed with me.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 06, 2013, 01:54:05 PM
Dear Friends.
These are point and shoot of Fun Animal shots.
Enjoy
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 06, 2013, 01:55:50 PM
Dear Friends.
These are point and shoot of Fun Animal shots.
Enjoy
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 06, 2013, 01:58:08 PM
Dear Friends.
These are point and shoot of Fun Animal shots. Here are the deers in my front yard.
Enjoy
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 06, 2013, 01:59:27 PM
Dear Friends.
These are point and shoot of Fun Animal shots.
Enjoy
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 06, 2013, 02:05:34 PM
Very nice shots Mr. Surapon.

The last one is very funny.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 06, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
Very nice shots Mr. Surapon.

The last one is very funny.


Thank you, Sir, Dear Mr. Click.
I just want to share  some FUN Photos  with all of my Friends----Not the Best shots as CR. Standard, But Just for FUN any how.
Have a great weekend, Sir.
Surapon

PS, The Last Picture is in the Tiger Zoo in Thailand, In Thai People's Idea , We can not teach the Aligators to learn any thing New (( like we teach Elephant or Dog , to do some tricks)---But They are wrong---This Photo show that " The Alligator can  teach the Alligators too, If That Alligator is a great teacher---Ha, Ha,, Ha.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pvais on December 08, 2013, 09:36:29 AM
(http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Dogs/_60X7663.jpg/_full.jpg)

Canon 1D mark III + EF 70-200 2.8L IS USM
148mm, f3.2, 1/2000, iso500
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 08, 2013, 09:44:03 AM
Beautiful shot pvais. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on December 13, 2013, 09:10:37 AM
Dear Friends.
These are point and shoot of Fun Animal shots.
Enjoy
Surapon

Funny shots Surapon!  Thanks!
North
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 13, 2013, 10:40:42 AM
Dear Friends.
These are point and shoot of Fun Animal shots.
Enjoy
Surapon

Funny shots Surapon!  Thanks!
North
You are welcomd, Dear Northstar---Thanks for your commends. I love candid shots, Just Point and shoot, when some thing happens in front of me.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on December 13, 2013, 11:46:25 AM
(http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Dogs/_60X7663.jpg/_full.jpg)

Canon 1D mark III + EF 70-200 2.8L IS USM
148mm, f3.2, 1/2000, iso500

Love it!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on December 13, 2013, 01:58:22 PM
Very tame hispid cotton rat:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-9J7nF6H/0/L/_MG_3729_DxO-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on December 13, 2013, 02:16:01 PM
Very tame hispid cotton rat:
oh... I love that sharpness of the fur
lovely sweet spot on the eye

if you allow som critics:
put the focus of the eye more to the golden rule.
maybe you should crop the left hand side to the nice focus point of the eye.
the edge could be the left one of the y-shapred grass stalk.

and maybe it would be more expressive, if you darken the background a little.

otherwise really great.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: crasher8 on December 13, 2013, 02:16:25 PM
Mateo, our Chocolate Wavy Havanese
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on December 13, 2013, 02:22:22 PM
Mateo, our Chocolate Wavy Havanese
great b/w
maybe it would have been even better if the DOF would have been a little wider and the dogs nose would have been a little bit sharper.

but afterwards its always easier to tell...

I am touched. And that's what counts.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 13, 2013, 05:07:49 PM
Very tame hispid cotton rat:


Very nice shot mackguyver. Well done  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on December 14, 2013, 10:08:20 PM
Merry Christmas! (unless you were forced to wear a stupid pair of antlers)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 15, 2013, 09:48:40 AM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D  That's a good one Don. Very funny.  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on December 15, 2013, 02:38:22 PM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D  That's a good one Don. Very funny.  ;D

+ 1000 for me too, Super Funny/ Up set Face----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Great Job, Dear Don----That poor cat will hate you next 2-3 days.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on December 15, 2013, 03:09:02 PM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D  That's a good one Don. Very funny.  ;D
+1 ... is that a real cat? ... if so, the expression is priceless.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on December 15, 2013, 03:58:21 PM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D  That's a good one Don. Very funny.  ;D
+1 ... is that a real cat? ... if so, the expression is priceless.

It's a 15 year old cat and she always looks mad.... It took quite a while to get the two of them posed... I used catnip on the "tree" to keep their attention... the bottom cat is STONED!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on December 16, 2013, 07:55:19 AM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D  That's a good one Don. Very funny.  ;D
+1 ... is that a real cat? ... if so, the expression is priceless.

It's a 15 year old cat and she always looks mad.... It took quite a while to get the two of them posed... I used catnip on the "tree" to keep their attention... the bottom cat is STONED!!
AWESOME! ... very cool idea, hats off for your patience.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Viper28 on December 19, 2013, 03:11:21 AM
Merry Christmas! (unless you were forced to wear a stupid pair of antlers)

Priceless expression  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Viper28 on December 19, 2013, 03:14:16 AM
Just to carry on the Xmas theme, Munchie our pet rabbit waiting in anticipation of Xmas day....
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8278156802_fc2bf151be_b.jpg)
... about 10-seconds before he decided eating the wire to the lights was a better idea  :(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 19, 2013, 03:36:19 AM
In the series of pets preparing for Christmas, here's our local lion tasting the Christmas tree. Unfortunately not very sharp, but it was a short moment :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on December 20, 2013, 12:45:28 AM
Just to carry on the Xmas theme, Munchie our pet rabbit waiting in anticipation of Xmas day....
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8278156802_fc2bf151be_b.jpg)
... about 10-seconds before he decided eating the wire to the lights was a better idea  :(

That almost looks like a Christmas tree on his back. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Viper28 on December 20, 2013, 03:47:19 AM
That almost looks like a Christmas tree on his back. :)

ROTFL: I'd never noticed that before  :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 20, 2013, 09:13:13 AM

That almost looks like a Christmas tree on his back. :)

 ;D Ha Ha Ha So true.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on December 21, 2013, 01:36:02 AM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D  That's a good one Don. Very funny.  ;D
+1 ... is that a real cat? ... if so, the expression is priceless.

It's a 15 year old cat and she always looks mad.... It took quite a while to get the two of them posed... I used catnip on the "tree" to keep their attention... the bottom cat is STONED!!
AWESOME! ... very cool idea, hats off for your patience.
Fantastic picture! Is this going to be your Christmas card pic?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on December 21, 2013, 01:37:22 AM
Just to carry on the Xmas theme, Munchie our pet rabbit waiting in anticipation of Xmas day....
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8278156802_fc2bf151be_b.jpg)
... about 10-seconds before he decided eating the wire to the lights was a better idea  :(
His tree has no lights so you can't put lights on yours! ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DavidF on December 21, 2013, 04:41:26 AM
A little something extra under the tree
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on December 27, 2013, 08:02:56 AM
A little something extra under the tree

Nice...is the dog a gift or just standing for a portrait?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DemiseAngel on December 27, 2013, 08:36:45 AM
My bichon frise, Rambo
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 27, 2013, 08:44:32 AM
My bichon frise, Rambo

Cute  :)


Welcome to CR DemiseAngel.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on December 27, 2013, 03:20:29 PM
I thought I'd add one of my own to all of these cute dog photos.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on December 27, 2013, 03:42:07 PM
Roger the Roo, in my neighbors property (as seen from my veranda).
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Wk8UWLdS34g/Ur3lg8uO1PI/AAAAAAAAAfo/r5WHAJ-S9Y0/s512/378A8595_Roger_the_roo_standing.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on December 27, 2013, 04:09:00 PM
My bichon frise, Rambo

Cute  :)


Welcome to CR DemiseAngel.

+1 :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on December 27, 2013, 04:12:54 PM
I thought I'd add one of my own to all of these cute dog photos.

Does your dog bite?  (A line spoken by Peter Sellers in the movie "The Pink Panther Strikes Again")

Source" Wikipedia

Inspector Clouseau: [gesturing to the hotel's dog] Does your dog bite?
German hotelier: No.
[Clouseau bends down to pet the small dog; it attacks and viciously bites him.]
Inspector Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
German hotelier: That is not my dog.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on December 27, 2013, 04:36:23 PM
I thought I'd add one of my own to all of these cute dog photos.

Does your dog bite?  (A line spoken by Peter Sellers in the movie "The Pink Panther Strikes Again")

Source" Wikipedia

Inspector Clouseau: [gesturing to the hotel's dog] Does your dog bite?
German hotelier: No.
[Clouseau bends down to pet the small dog; it attacks and viciously bites him.]
Inspector Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
German hotelier: That is not my dog.
Hilarious!  LOL!  I haven't seen those movies in forever and had forgotten about that scene.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 27, 2013, 04:44:25 PM
The local Lion is getting impatient with the service: "I want my food NOW!!"
1DX, Zeiss Otus 55/1.4, ISO2000, f3.5, 1/30s
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on December 27, 2013, 04:50:42 PM
Awesome shot, Eldar!  Great angle and timing!  I'm in for a rainy weekend, so maybe I'll play with my poor-man's Otus (50 f/1.2) and my pair of indoor (yet seemingly feral) cats!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on December 27, 2013, 04:58:43 PM
Awesome shot, Eldar!  Great angle and timing!  I'm in for a rainy weekend, so maybe I'll play with my poor-man's Otus (50 f/1.2) and my pair of indoor (yet seemingly feral) cats!
I had the 50/1.2L and I loved that lens. There are some pixel peeping issues with it, but in general, some of my best shots are made with that lens.

 I got confused for a period, where I thought I would be happier with a 35/85 combo, sold my 50/1.2L and got the Sigma 35/1.4 in addition to my 85/1.2L II. And, apart from a recent focus issue with the Sigma, I have been happy with them. But I missed the angle of view you get from the 50mm. And then the Otus came along and I am totally hooked on this lens. It is just phenomenal.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lordcrumb on December 27, 2013, 08:42:17 PM
Hi all,just joined up and thought I would post a few but I seem to be having problems. I will keep trying. cheers
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lordcrumb on December 27, 2013, 08:47:28 PM
Taken in the wild on Raymond Island Australia, 50d and 70-200 f4L.

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v115/p676832355-2.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p437654556/e2857a463)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lordcrumb on December 27, 2013, 08:59:19 PM
This was shot in Nth Lincolnshire England with a 550d and 70-200f4L f7.1 320/1 iso250

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v78/p1854557631-2.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p437654556/e6e8a4dbf)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lordcrumb on December 27, 2013, 09:05:47 PM
This is Kosmo and he is a gorgeous Boston who belonged to my old housemate. Taken on a 1d m2n and 50mm 1.8 @f2 1/125 iso 3200.

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v78/p1794831503-2.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p186415236/e6afaf48f)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 27, 2013, 09:40:26 PM
Taken in the wild on Raymond Island Australia, 50d and 70-200 f4L.

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v115/p676832355-2.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p437654556/e2857a463)

Cute  :)


...Welcome to CR lordcrumb.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on December 28, 2013, 12:43:49 AM
I thought I'd add one of my own to all of these cute dog photos.

That's a coyote, but I agree it's cute.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harv on December 28, 2013, 09:17:29 AM
I'll contribute some black bear images :) .......

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-kKbMQcp/0/O/2008-05-27-0002_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-WD643SF/0/O/2008-05-27-0003_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-DZ5bzkB/0/O/2008-05-27-0001_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-X4dHw2R/0/O/2008-05-27-0004_P.jpg)

These were shot with a 1DIII and 300/2.8L IS.  I had to back up to get them in the frame.

:D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on December 28, 2013, 12:08:49 PM
I'll contribute some black bear images :) .......

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-kKbMQcp/0/O/2008-05-27-0002_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-WD643SF/0/O/2008-05-27-0003_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-DZ5bzkB/0/O/2008-05-27-0001_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-X4dHw2R/0/O/2008-05-27-0004_P.jpg)

These were shot with a 1DIII and 300/2.8L IS.  I had to back up to get them in the frame.

:D

Love the bears Harv!  Where did you find them?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on December 28, 2013, 12:14:20 PM
I'll contribute some black bear images :) .......

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-kKbMQcp/0/O/2008-05-27-0002_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-WD643SF/0/O/2008-05-27-0003_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-DZ5bzkB/0/O/2008-05-27-0001_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-X4dHw2R/0/O/2008-05-27-0004_P.jpg)

These were shot with a 1DIII and 300/2.8L IS.  I had to back up to get them in the frame.

:D

Love the bears Harv!  Where did you find them?

Did everybody see this awesome black bear video....skip to 30 seconds and watch to the end for the guy's reaction...funny

http://youtu.be/8jRTrRxamxQ (http://youtu.be/8jRTrRxamxQ)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Harv on December 28, 2013, 01:38:38 PM
I'll contribute some black bear images :) .......

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-kKbMQcp/0/O/2008-05-27-0002_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-WD643SF/0/O/2008-05-27-0003_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-DZ5bzkB/0/O/2008-05-27-0001_P.jpg)

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscellaneous-Wildlife/i-X4dHw2R/0/O/2008-05-27-0004_P.jpg)

These were shot with a 1DIII and 300/2.8L IS.  I had to back up to get them in the frame.

:D

Love the bears Harv!  Where did you find them?

South shore of Rice Lake
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 29, 2013, 02:04:53 AM
Weedy Sea Dragon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 29, 2013, 02:12:09 AM
Leafy Sea Dragon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 29, 2013, 02:16:28 AM
Feeding the bird
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 29, 2013, 02:22:05 AM
Weedy Sea Dragon

another Weedy
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 29, 2013, 02:26:51 AM
Bottom of the ocean
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lordcrumb on December 29, 2013, 03:08:13 AM
I just remembered this one too.....

(http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v44/p686479818-2.jpg) (http://adamnsmithphotography.zenfolio.com/p437654556/e28ead9ca)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on December 29, 2013, 04:36:47 AM
Weedy Sea Dragon

another Weedy

Great series of magnificent photos! :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 29, 2013, 08:55:46 AM
Weedy Sea Dragon

another Weedy

Great series of magnificent photos! :)

+1 Beautiful shots, well done Dylan.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 29, 2013, 11:11:41 AM
Weedy Sea Dragon

another Weedy

Great series of magnificent photos! :)

+1 Beautiful shots, well done Dylan.

Thanks guys
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on December 30, 2013, 02:04:00 PM
I was taking pictures of a Snowy Owl and this is the view behind me....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on December 31, 2013, 07:54:05 AM
My daughter's pet Polecat.

I always make sure she keeps it in bed with her when her boyfriends come to stay.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on December 31, 2013, 09:45:08 AM
My daughter's pet Polecat.

I always make sure she keeps it in bed with her when her boyfriends come to stay.
LOL and how interesting to see a creature that's both cute and frightening!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on January 01, 2014, 09:25:43 PM
Another roo pic. This ones a smaller male, compared to the one I posted a couple of weeks ago. He was happily resting in my front garden this morning. Unfortunately, I had to get him to move to the back of the block, as I have a house to paint and he wasn't going to be helpful in that department :)

5D3 with 100mm L Macro.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T1QN-CY7fsY/UsTMZk_OcuI/AAAAAAAAAgY/3P8z55AgvHc/s720/378A9149_Roo_in_front_garden_closeup.jpg)

In relation to where I was standing.....
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mzsJ9g7EiBs/UsTNwvazP8I/AAAAAAAAAgk/w9LjtHtez3I/s800/378A9141_Roo_in_front_garden.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 09, 2014, 02:50:52 PM
On our way to Cape Otway (Victoria, Australia) on a wet and cold morning I found this drenched Koala trying to take shelter.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 09, 2014, 02:58:09 PM
... and this lucky Koala found shelter for a nice snooze on a lazy morning
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 09, 2014, 03:47:17 PM
Lion Fish (Pterois volitans)
Sony a7 + 28-70 lens @ 70mm, ISO 6400, 1/60sec
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on January 09, 2014, 04:02:56 PM
Very nice shots Rienzphotoz. Charming Koala and great looking fish!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 09, 2014, 04:29:23 PM
Lion Fish (Pterois volitans)


Beautiful shot. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 09, 2014, 04:35:12 PM
Very nice shots Rienzphotoz. Charming Koala and great looking fish!
Thanks for the kind words.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on January 09, 2014, 07:17:13 PM
Lion Fish (Pterois volitans)
Sony a7 + 28-70 lens @ 70mm, ISO 6400, 1/60sec
Love it!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on January 09, 2014, 07:18:07 PM
On our way to Cape Otway (Victoria, Australia) on a wet and cold morning I found this drenched Koala trying to take shelter.
Excellent!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on January 09, 2014, 07:19:43 PM
My daughter's pet Polecat.

I always make sure she keeps it in bed with her when her boyfriends come to stay.
Hahaha!  Nice one!  Excellent in B&W also! 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on January 09, 2014, 07:20:45 PM
I was taking pictures of a Snowy Owl and this is the view behind me....
Sigh... I'd take either!  Shoo the Snowy toward the South Don!  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Krob78 on January 09, 2014, 07:21:58 PM
Weedy Sea Dragon
Excellent!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 10, 2014, 01:02:53 AM
On our way to Cape Otway (Victoria, Australia) on a wet and cold morning I found this drenched Koala trying to take shelter.
Excellent!
Thanks Krob ... I've just been reminded by my son, that we almost ran over that Koala with our car, but stopped just 2 feet short of him ... he looked shaken and nervous, so we pulled over and waited till the Koala climbed up a nearby tree and took the opportunity to photograph him/her ... on our way back from the Great Ocean Road we saw several dead Wallabies, Koalas & fox on the roads ... sad really.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 11, 2014, 10:05:37 AM
These images are from our 2 hour cruise, off the Phillip Island Coast (on the very friendly Wildlife Cost Cruises), Vic, Australia ... we are told that this little island is home to around 14000 Fur Seals ... it was quite an awesome experience to see so many seals in their natural habitat ... although these images may not stand up to some of the awesome images posted by other members, it is one of my truly best memorable experience for  me.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 11, 2014, 10:09:10 AM
a few more from the same Fur Seal colony
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 11, 2014, 10:11:09 AM
one Fur Seal splasher
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 11, 2014, 10:12:41 AM
... and finally a Baby Fur Seal
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on January 11, 2014, 11:00:12 AM
These images are from our 2 hour cruise, off the Phillip Island Coast (on the very friendly Wildlife Cost Cruises), Vic, Australia ... we are told that this little island is home to around 14000 Fur Seals ... it was quite an awesome experience to see so many seals in their natural habitat ... although these images may not stand up to some of the awesome images posted by other members,  it is one of my truly best memorable experience for  me.

-1....your photos tell the story.
Thanks for sharing Rienzphotoz ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MichaelHodges on January 14, 2014, 12:01:09 AM
(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/snow-buck-montana.jpg)

Snow buck, Montana.

--------------

http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/ (http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 15, 2014, 02:15:29 AM
These images are from our 2 hour cruise, off the Phillip Island Coast (on the very friendly Wildlife Cost Cruises), Vic, Australia ... we are told that this little island is home to around 14000 Fur Seals ... it was quite an awesome experience to see so many seals in their natural habitat ... although these images may not stand up to some of the awesome images posted by other members,  it is one of my truly best memorable experience for  me.

-1....your photos tell the story.
Thanks for sharing Rienzphotoz ;)
Thanks for the kind words Dylan.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 20, 2014, 04:27:39 AM
The Sacrificial Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo ... this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.
Sorry about the wrong photo  :-[ ... thanks fro LBphotography for point it out. Will post Meerkat later on meanwhile here is Lemur ... well that was embarrassing ... feel like a dumba$$ right now, especially after my speech about "sacrificial meerkats", "humans can learn from them" and all :-[.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 20, 2014, 04:37:16 AM
I never used to give a second look at the Meerkat enclosure in any zoo I had ever visited ... until I saw a Nat Geo documentary a few years ago ... ever since, whenever I go to a zoo, I look for these hardy little fellas and marvel at their brave and sacrificial spirit, despite their diminutive size .... here is a part of that touching video uploaded by someone on youtube ... we humans have a great deal to learn from these little creatures ... many of you might've already seen that video, just in case you haven't, here it is. Peace
Meerkats Sacrifice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnNCx6yfIpk#)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: LBphotography on January 20, 2014, 05:38:43 AM
The Sacrificial Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo ... this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.
Hi mate, you got nice shot but wrong description. The animal you captured is Lemur, it is not a Meerkat.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 20, 2014, 06:03:42 AM
The Sacrificial Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo ... this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.
Hi mate, you got nice shot but wrong description. The animal you captured is Lemur, it is not a Meerkat.
Oops, you are correct ... I put the wrong photo  :-[ ... thanks for point it out.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: PhilippP74 on January 20, 2014, 06:27:44 AM
Quote
this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.

+1
I like these little fellows very much and they are must-see stop on every visit to the zoo. Here are two shots from a visit to the Munich zoo last summer. 7D + 70-200 2.8L IS II with 1.4 extender. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 21, 2014, 05:51:50 AM
Here's an image of a 10 days old baby elephant and the mama elephant ... we were very fortunate to see this little guy and I'm told that it was only his 2 outing ... prior to this I had never seen an elephant that young ... it was pretty awesome watching this little guy ducking and weaving in between his mother ... exactly like a shy little human baby being clingy to the mother. Apparently, Dokkoon (the mother) is the first elephant in Australia to give birth a second time.
One of the zoo keepers who was telling us about this baby elephant was very emotional and had tears in her eyes, coz about a week prior to his birth, another elephant calf had choked to death on a suspended tyre ... the poor thing. So the birth of this baby elephant was an emotionally mixed experience for the zoo keepers taking care of the elephants. It is emotionally nerve wrecking to watch these magnificent animals passing away in front of you ... I had once seen an elephant dying in front of me in India and I can never shake that image off my mind, it was very sad. 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 21, 2014, 06:20:18 AM
From the swinging of his tail (in the second image), you can tell how hard this cute little guy has to work to keep up with his much faster mother.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rmfagan on January 21, 2014, 01:39:47 PM
Obligatory photos from the trip to Hokkaido I just returned from...
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 06, 2014, 04:02:35 PM
Not mine...found it on yahoo page
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Post by: jrista on February 09, 2014, 10:08:31 PM
Pack of rowdy coyotes (mostly yearling pups) howled through "dog town" (huge prairie dog colony) yesterday:

(http://i.imgur.com/nLfbdcq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mz1j3I6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XtAiPr4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9F7Kl6b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QP2e4fl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NsJ93cr.jpg)
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Post by: IslanderMV on February 10, 2014, 01:01:51 AM
Pack of rowdy coyotes (mostly yearling pups) howled through "dog town" (huge prairie dog colony) yesterday:


(http://i.imgur.com/NsJ93cr.jpg)

Great series  - The prairie dogs are a riot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: IslanderMV on February 10, 2014, 01:09:25 AM
Harbor seals, Martha's Vineyard shore.

A young seal trying to rest on a rock.

Three adults trying to sleep on a Big boulder in the surf.

100- 400 mm
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Post by: polarhannes on February 10, 2014, 04:33:24 AM
He reminds me of someone I know... :-) - Feedback appreciated.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 11, 2014, 10:41:08 AM
He reminds me of someone I know... :-) - Feedback appreciated.
He looks very excited ;D
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 11, 2014, 07:41:36 PM
Hi polarhannes.
I'm going to bet he reminds a good many of us of someone we know/knew.
Great expression you captured there.

Cheers Graham.

He reminds me of someone I know... :-) - Feedback appreciated.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on February 11, 2014, 08:25:14 PM
Pack of rowdy coyotes (mostly yearling pups) howled through "dog town" (huge prairie dog colony) yesterday:


(http://i.imgur.com/NsJ93cr.jpg)

Great series  - The prairie dogs are a riot.

Thanks. They really ARE a riot, though! :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on February 11, 2014, 08:25:34 PM
Harbor seals, Martha's Vineyard shore.

A young seal trying to rest on a rock.

Three adults trying to sleep on a Big boulder in the surf.

100- 400 mm

Love the first one! Such an excellent pose! Wonderful work.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on February 11, 2014, 08:26:00 PM
He reminds me of someone I know... :-) - Feedback appreciated.

Hmm, reminds me of ME on most days!!....  :o
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Post by: Don Haines on February 11, 2014, 08:42:18 PM
He reminds me of someone I know... :-) - Feedback appreciated.
Reminds me of a Canadian Prime Minister...
(Hey, if you can't fling feces you are not ready for politics)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 11, 2014, 08:57:37 PM
Reminds me of a Canadian Prime Minister...
(Hey, if you can't fling feces you are not ready for politics)

lol  ;D

JC?  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on February 11, 2014, 09:40:47 PM
Reminds me of a Canadian Prime Minister...
(Hey, if you can't fling feces you are not ready for politics)

lol  ;D

JC?  ;)
:)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Logan on February 11, 2014, 10:19:12 PM
Got lots of good eagles but this is my best animal shot of 2013 and maybe my life??
Also my first post, hello and hi.
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Post by: jprusa on February 11, 2014, 10:19:50 PM
My only animal photo.
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Post by: philmoz on February 11, 2014, 10:32:58 PM
Something unique to my part of the world :)
(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g4/52/802752/2/142950809.H4EZ7DOn.jpg)

Phil.
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Post by: Don Haines on February 11, 2014, 10:33:47 PM
Got lots of good eagles but this is my best animal shot of 2013 and maybe my life??
Also my first post, hello and hi.
Nice shot!

Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: charlestx on February 12, 2014, 12:08:43 AM
Something unique to my part of the world :)
(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g4/52/802752/2/142950809.H4EZ7DOn.jpg)

Phil.

OMG, is that a Baby Wombat?
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Post by: philmoz on February 12, 2014, 12:12:13 AM
Something unique to my part of the world :)
(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g4/52/802752/2/142950809.H4EZ7DOn.jpg)

Phil.

OMG, is that a Baby Wombat?

Yes :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 12, 2014, 06:28:34 AM
Got lots of good eagles but this is my best animal shot of 2013 and maybe my life??
Also my first post, hello and hi.

Very nice first post Logan

...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on February 15, 2014, 01:51:22 PM
Something unique to my part of the world :)

Phil.

That little guy is pretty cool!  Yet another reason to wander back to the part of the world.

Spent a little time down at the cliffs yesterday with some great light until the marine layer rolled over the point.  After that I had to use my own lights.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cabrillo-National-Monument/i-4FPprnf/0/X2/C1201-X2.jpg)
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Post by: Click on February 15, 2014, 01:53:03 PM
Very nice picture ERHP.  8)
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Post by: Northstar on February 15, 2014, 02:15:16 PM
Something unique to my part of the world :)

Phil.

That little guy is pretty cool!  Yet another reason to wander back to the part of the world.

Spent a little time down at the cliffs yesterday with some great light until the marine layer rolled over the point.  After that I had to use my own lights.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cabrillo-National-Monument/i-4FPprnf/0/X2/C1201-X2.jpg)

very cool shot!!
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Post by: Sporgon on February 16, 2014, 04:39:13 PM
Best Seat in the House

50mm 1.4 @2.8, 1/30 ISO 50
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Post by: MichaelHodges on February 19, 2014, 01:00:08 AM
Wow, a wombat! Great critters. So many good shots in this thread.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 19, 2014, 11:48:48 AM
Something unique to my part of the world :)

Phil.

That little guy is pretty cool!  Yet another reason to wander back to the part of the world.

Spent a little time down at the cliffs yesterday with some great light until the marine layer rolled over the point.  After that I had to use my own lights.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cabrillo-National-Monument/i-4FPprnf/0/X2/C1201-X2.jpg)

very cool shot!!
+1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MichaelHodges on February 19, 2014, 07:12:49 PM
Montana bighorn at sunset (click for horn detail):

(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sunset-bighorn-horn.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 19, 2014, 07:18:06 PM
Montana bighorn at sunset (click for horn detail):


Great shot Michael  8)
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 20, 2014, 05:08:13 AM
Montana bighorn at sunset (click for horn detail):


Great shot Michael  8)
+1 8)
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Post by: tushit on February 20, 2014, 07:33:48 AM
Chital (Spotted deer) & Nilgai (Bluebull)
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Post by: J.R. on February 20, 2014, 08:26:18 AM
Montana bighorn at sunset (click for horn detail):

(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sunset-bighorn-horn.jpg)

Nice shot
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Post by: Ferris on February 20, 2014, 09:35:23 AM
I kinda' like this one . . .
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on February 20, 2014, 11:27:14 AM
Squirrel in cedar tree
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Post by: Don Haines on February 20, 2014, 12:00:18 PM
I kinda' like this one . . .
+1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on February 21, 2014, 12:18:19 PM
Dog on the beach. Good camouflage.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ferris on February 21, 2014, 03:19:28 PM
I realize this isn't razor-sharp, but the expression may be worth it.
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Post by: Logan on February 21, 2014, 08:22:49 PM
I kinda' like this one . . .

awesome pose by the raccoon, and a really neat colour palette of silvers and oranges, fall colours i dont see together that often.
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Post by: J.R. on February 22, 2014, 12:34:59 PM
I kinda' like this one . . .
+1

Not at all surprising that you like this one Don! BTW, I like it too  :)
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Post by: Tom on February 22, 2014, 05:31:45 PM
t4i with 15-85 IS USM :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 22, 2014, 07:03:10 PM
t4i with 15-85 IS USM :)

Very nice shot Tom. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Cog on February 22, 2014, 07:51:00 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/10632721454_8585b645a4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/10632721454/lightbox/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candc on February 22, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
I realize this isn't razor-sharp, but the expression may be worth it.

Oh, he looks so cute, I just want to punch in in the face! Osp get busy!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on February 22, 2014, 09:29:11 PM
I realize this isn't razor-sharp, but the expression may be worth it.

Oh, he looks so cute, I just want to punch in in the face! Osp get busy!
Are we back to squirrels again?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candc on February 22, 2014, 09:34:51 PM
I realize this isn't razor-sharp, but the expression may be worth it.

Oh, he looks so cute, I just want to punch in in the face! Osp get busy!
Are we back to squirrels again?

Sciurus vulgaris!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on February 22, 2014, 09:38:49 PM
Are we back to squirrels again?

Yep, Cue "Sporgon" and his Image of the Squirrel with his Junk in the breeze   :o
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Lloyd on February 23, 2014, 12:15:27 AM
A couple of sleeping beauties.

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Post by: Eldar on February 23, 2014, 01:19:46 AM
A couple of sleeping beauties.
Great images Lloyd! I didn´t know they did that.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on February 23, 2014, 05:48:28 AM
Hi Ferris.
Looks like he's getting ready for the 'cheek squash seed machine gun' like it.

Great shots all, keep up the good work!

Cheers Graham.


I realize this isn't razor-sharp, but the expression may be worth it.
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Post by: candyman on February 23, 2014, 07:09:08 AM
Animal Park in Germany
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Post by: candyman on February 23, 2014, 07:09:50 AM
Another few
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Post by: ERHP on February 23, 2014, 07:28:21 AM
Thanks Click, Northstar, Rienzphotoz!
.....

Montana bighorn at sunset (click for horn detail):

That is really awesome.  Keep hoping to run into the desert version(not literally) out in our mountains.
.....

No fear!  This little guy was just hanging out with me, devouring every fresh little green sprout he could find.  At times he would run near the tripod legs but after I got out the other body with the macro, no dice.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Laguna-Cuyamaca-Palomar/i-cvJcLLh/0/X3/LCP1006-X3.jpg)
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Post by: J.R. on February 23, 2014, 12:27:59 PM
With my trusty 100-400L
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 23, 2014, 05:57:51 PM
Hi ERHP.
Lovely, what a little tease.
What is it with animals, even my cats will suddenly get up and leave when I get the camera to catch something cute!

Hi Candyman.
Good pics. That is one strange looking beast in the 4th pic, with all that hair it looks like its neck is too small for its head!

Cheers Graham.


No fear!  This little guy was just hanging out with me, devouring every fresh little green sprout he could find.  At times he would run near the tripod legs but after I got out the other body with the macro, no dice.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Laguna-Cuyamaca-Palomar/i-cvJcLLh/0/X3/LCP1006-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Logan on February 23, 2014, 06:33:58 PM
yesterday in a big snowstorm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Schultzie on February 23, 2014, 08:12:13 PM
Taken at Lincoln Park Zoo.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5530/12707602534_ff695cb8d2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/12707602534/)
Lazy Saturday (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/12707602534/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: BK on February 23, 2014, 08:38:03 PM
Here's a few from last year.

Masai Mara, Kenya during Great Migration.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 23, 2014, 08:45:30 PM
Here's a few from last year.

Masai Mara, Kenya during Great Migration.


Awesome. Great shots BK.
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Post by: BK on February 23, 2014, 09:07:02 PM
Thanks Click.

Here's a few more. As the military would say it was a "target rich environment"

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Post by: Click on February 23, 2014, 09:08:11 PM
Beautiful  8) Keep posting  :)
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 23, 2014, 11:44:01 PM
Here's a few from last year.

Masai Mara, Kenya during Great Migration.
BK, those are some very impressive images ... especially the Croc catching the Wildebeest ... that Croc is freaking HUGE and your image does perfect justice to show the enormous size of the Croc ... excellent work.
PS. I plan on going to Masai Mara (maybe October or December this year) so I  might request your help for some tips)     
Cheers.
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Post by: awinphoto on February 24, 2014, 12:27:43 AM
Eagles diving for afterbirth in Nevada
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Post by: liqihang007 on February 24, 2014, 01:22:21 AM
1. my cat, taken at home
2. taken at the Niagara falls
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: K-amps on February 27, 2014, 05:53:16 AM
Couple of shots from my recent trip to Tanzania, we were up near the Mara River on the Kenyan Border hoping to see the Wildebeest Migration Crossing the Mara, Loads of Wildebeest but we were about a week early for the Crossing unfortunately.

Getting a little Bored with seeing thousands of Wildebeest doing nothing but eat Grass we started heading to a series of Grass Fires on the Serengeti, ended up the most exciting part of the trip, keeping out of the Fire ourselves and taking Images of Animals confused by the Flames and Smoke.

Absolutely breathtaking shot of Wildebeest by the fire....

What lens did you use for the deer?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on February 27, 2014, 06:20:19 AM
Shot 5 years ago with my 50D, and 135 f/2 + 2x TC ii, handheld and no IS...since printed on 16x20 Endura Metallic paper.
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Post by: CarlTN on February 27, 2014, 06:23:17 AM
With my trusty 100-400L

Great!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on February 27, 2014, 09:48:40 AM
I just purchased a Canon 180mm f3.5 Macro L and have had great fun with it.  This is a Hoverfly, less than 1/4" long in real life.  Photograph made hand held in natural light, ISO 200, f7.1 @ 1/500.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on February 27, 2014, 09:53:47 AM
I just purchased a Canon 180mm f3.5 Macro L and have had great fun with it.  This is a Hoverfly, less than 1/4" long in real life.  Photograph made hand held in natural light, ISO 200, f7.1 @ 1/500.

great shot!
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Post by: BellusPhoto on February 27, 2014, 10:26:15 AM
Can't shoot enough Jellies.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on February 27, 2014, 10:57:03 AM
Can't shoot enough Jellies.


Wonderful!

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Post by: Kerry B on February 28, 2014, 10:48:01 AM
Agama Lizard taken in good light with Canon 5Dmk111, 300f2.8mk11 lens with 1.4mk111 extender. An excellent combination with no real image quality loss.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on February 28, 2014, 11:03:32 AM
Poor little guy waiting for a handout in a cold and rainy Death Valley.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/11421533653_682e6cc033_c.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/iphm32)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on February 28, 2014, 11:28:01 AM
Poor little guy waiting for a handout in a cold and rainy Death Valley.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/11421533653_682e6cc033_c.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/iphm32)
That was one sad looking guy ...
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Post by: Click on February 28, 2014, 11:49:13 AM
That was one sad looking guy ...

That's because he missed the road runner again  ;D


Nice picture Darlip  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Darlip on February 28, 2014, 12:09:43 PM
That was one sad looking guy ...

That's because he missed the road runner again  ;D


Nice picture Darlip  :)

Haha cheers!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 01, 2014, 05:26:40 AM
That was one sad looking guy ...

That's because he missed the road runner again  ;D


Nice picture Darlip  :)
;D ;D ;D ... He also looks like he was in a fight ... nice image.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: estevesdematos on March 01, 2014, 10:34:39 AM
1 na bahia dos golfinhos
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: K-amps on March 01, 2014, 11:12:47 AM
Photo of an iguana, shot during a vacation in Mexico last October

60D, 70-200 f/4 IS @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 200

Sublime! Just beautiful.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 01, 2014, 03:17:53 PM
That was one sad looking guy ...

That's because he missed the road runner again  ;D


Nice picture Darlip  :)
;D ;D ;D ... He also looks like he was in a fight ... nice image.
probably had an anvil drop on his head....
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Post by: Click on March 01, 2014, 03:19:15 PM
^^^  ;D   ;D   ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 02, 2014, 10:41:50 AM
Young male lion in the Masai Mara, having a good lick. Canon 5dmk111 with Canon 300f2.8mk11 lens
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Post by: Kerry B on March 02, 2014, 10:43:40 AM
Cheetah in the Masai Mara. Taken with same kit as lion.
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Post by: Kerry B on March 02, 2014, 10:46:08 AM
Hyena in the Masai Mara.
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Post by: Click on March 02, 2014, 11:03:35 AM
Beautiful series Kerry. It's a real pleasure to look at your pictures. Keep posting  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on March 02, 2014, 12:48:19 PM
Beautiful series Kerry. It's a real pleasure to look at your pictures. Keep posting  :)
+1
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Post by: minu62 on March 02, 2014, 01:11:47 PM
Two of the big five. Serengeti. 1DX, Sigma 120-300/2.8. 168 mm, f/11, 1/250 s, ISO 400.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: minu62 on March 02, 2014, 01:25:41 PM
Hippo, Serengeti. 1DX, Sigma 120-300/2.8, TC 1.4x. 420 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 s, ISO 3.200.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: minu62 on March 02, 2014, 01:33:09 PM
Ostrichs, Serengeti. 1DX, Sigma 120-300/2.8, TC 1.4x. 420 mm, f/5.6, 1/2.000 s, ISO 400.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 02, 2014, 01:39:32 PM
All taken in Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. Canon 5dmk111 with 300f2.8mk11 lens
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 02, 2014, 01:44:08 PM
One more and thanks for all your nice comments. Lion in Mara North Conservancy. Canon 5dmk111 and Canon 300f2.8mk11.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 02, 2014, 04:09:34 PM
All taken in Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. Canon 5dmk111 with 300f2.8mk11 lens
Love the elephants!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 02, 2014, 08:48:16 PM
Hi Kerry.
I love your pics, really good shots. Just like to ask, are they cropped or were you that close? If you really were that close perhaps that is why the lioness is licking her lips. Mmmmm.... I see lunch!  ;D

Cheers Graham.


One more and thanks for all your nice comments. Lion in Mara North Conservancy. Canon 5dmk111 and Canon 300f2.8mk11.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 02, 2014, 09:20:32 PM
Porcupine....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on March 02, 2014, 09:45:06 PM
Ostrichs, Serengeti. 1DX, Sigma 120-300/2.8, TC 1.4x. 420 mm, f/5.6, 1/2.000 s, ISO 400.

Wonderful series...keep posting :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on March 02, 2014, 09:47:22 PM
All taken in Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. Canon 5dmk111 with 300f2.8mk11 lens

Amazing captures of Africa...really great work.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: adhocphotographer on March 03, 2014, 02:12:27 AM
Wild Elephants in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India

5D Mark III, 70-200 + 2xTCIII
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Post by: eml58 on March 03, 2014, 02:28:33 AM
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

1Dx & 300f/2.8 II
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 03, 2014, 03:59:23 AM
Stunning image eml58, one to be proud of.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on March 03, 2014, 05:43:20 AM
Stunning image eml58, one to be proud of.
Talent, opportunity and gear in an optimum mix!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on March 03, 2014, 07:05:05 AM
Stunning image eml58, one to be proud of.
Talent, opportunity and gear in an optimum mix!

+1 Excellent shot. I love it. Well done Edward.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: loading on March 03, 2014, 07:50:23 AM
I know this is not "mamiya rumours", still... a yearly dog portrait is here. Portra 160 was the film used.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/12903579863_e7f3d1c722_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 03, 2014, 08:10:00 AM
Love the Porcupine shot Don. Great capture.

Leopard shot was a test for camera and lens in difficult lighting conditions, guess camera and lens up to the job. 5dmk111 with 300f2.8 mk11lens
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 03, 2014, 08:13:09 AM
Graham, very small crop but we were very close, lions did not seem to care and just went about their business. Have to sat at times could have done with a bit more reach and 400mm would have been perfect. Could have attached 1.4 extender if need be.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on March 03, 2014, 08:21:49 AM
Eml58,
What can I say of your backlit leopard?  Simply fantastic!
-r
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on March 03, 2014, 10:06:02 AM
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

1Dx & 300f/2.8 II

AWESOME shot eml58 ;)

It's always nice to see your and Gary photos
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on March 03, 2014, 10:07:06 AM
Wild Elephants in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India

5D Mark III, 70-200 + 2xTCIII

Good looking shot adhocphotographer
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on March 03, 2014, 02:02:50 PM
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

1Dx & 300f/2.8 II

What a great shot ! Honestly some of your African wildlife shots look as if you'd have to shoot them in a studio ! ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 03, 2014, 07:22:03 PM
Hi Kerry.
Thanks for the extra info. So you were pretty close then!

To everyone, many great shots, thanks, keep posting.

Cheers Graham.


Graham, very small crop but we were very close, lions did not seem to care and just went about their business. Have to sat at times could have done with a bit more reach and 400mm would have been perfect. Could have attached 1.4 extender if need be.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on March 03, 2014, 08:16:04 PM
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 03, 2014, 08:30:18 PM

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500

WOW! Fantastic shot! It really creates a mood.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on March 03, 2014, 08:36:28 PM
Another stunning image.   8)   Well done Edward.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jprusa on March 04, 2014, 11:29:26 AM
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500
Fantastic shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 04, 2014, 03:29:02 PM
All taken in Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. Canon 5dmk111 with 300f2.8mk11 lens
I like the first image of the Leopard ... very nice.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on March 04, 2014, 07:30:55 PM
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500
All I can say is; You are one privileged man, having seen this. At the same time, you are one talented photographer, being able to share this with us.  Magnificent!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on March 05, 2014, 03:29:46 PM
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

1Dx & 300f/2.8 II

AWESOME shot eml58 ;)

It's always nice to see your and Gary photos

+1 :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 10, 2014, 09:53:45 PM
a face that only a mother could love.....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on March 10, 2014, 10:29:42 PM
a face that only a mother could love.....
You got such a cute smile and a tilt of the head and this is what you have to say? ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 10, 2014, 10:59:36 PM
a face that only a mother could love.....
You got such a cute smile and a tilt of the head and this is what you have to say? ;)
A herd of cashmere goats.... we were combing them to get the cashmere wool...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 11, 2014, 05:29:39 AM
a face that only a mother could love.....
He's got a very unique look  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on March 11, 2014, 06:11:28 AM
a face that only a mother could love.....
You got such a cute smile and a tilt of the head and this is what you have to say? ;)
A herd of cashmere goats.... we were combing them to get the cashmere wool...

I've never seen a cashmere goat...They look incredibly soft, are they?  Pardon my ignorance for asking.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 11, 2014, 06:49:50 AM
a face that only a mother could love.....
You got such a cute smile and a tilt of the head and this is what you have to say? ;)
A herd of cashmere goats.... we were combing them to get the cashmere wool...

I've never seen a cashmere goat...They look incredibly soft, are they?  Pardon my ignorance for asking.
Very soft fur... You comb them out in the spring when the soft undercoat comes loose, but the thicker guard hairs are still attached. Otherwise, you get the soft and hard hairs mixed in together and you have to pick out the guard hair.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on March 14, 2014, 05:34:12 AM
50D on 200 f/2, at f/2
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 16, 2014, 07:13:26 AM
Hi Carl.
Beautiful shot, very serene.

Cheers Graham.


50D on 200 f/2, at f/2
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on March 18, 2014, 12:52:36 AM
50D on 200 f/2, at f/2

Nice shot Carl...beautiful.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on March 19, 2014, 01:14:50 AM
Hi Carl.
Beautiful shot, very serene.

Cheers Graham.


50D on 200 f/2, at f/2

Hello Graham, thank you!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on March 19, 2014, 01:15:35 AM
50D on 200 f/2, at f/2

Nice shot Carl...beautiful.

Thanks, means a lot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MarcD on March 19, 2014, 07:25:36 AM
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopha)

EOS 70D - EF100-400mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 19, 2014, 10:36:35 AM
A few more from my last Kenyan trip. All taken with 5dmk111 and 300f2.8mk11. The wildebeest make for dramatic photo opportunities when crossing the Mara river but the downside, not all make it, some break legs and can go no further whilst others are taken by the large Mara crocodiles.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on March 19, 2014, 08:20:01 PM
50D on 200 f/2, at f/2

Very Nice Image Carl, well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ScubaX on March 20, 2014, 10:27:43 PM
A grizzly bear in Yellowstone October 2013 - just after the reopening. He was scrounging for roots in the parking area of Upper Falls.

5DMKIII, EF400 f5.6L + 1.4III TC(560mm) f9 1/250 ISO 800 and hand held.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: philmoz on March 20, 2014, 10:34:40 PM
Baby Gorilla in Rwanda (2012).

(http://m7.i.pbase.com/o9/52/802752/1/146381127.T4rI8n0H.1209291031001.jpg)

Phil.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on March 21, 2014, 03:54:47 AM
50D on 200 f/2, at f/2

Very Nice Image Carl, well done.

Edward, you're too kind!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on March 21, 2014, 03:55:25 AM
A few more from my last Kenyan trip. All taken with 5dmk111 and 300f2.8mk11. The wildebeest make for dramatic photo opportunities when crossing the Mara river but the downside, not all make it, some break legs and can go no further whilst others are taken by the large Mara crocodiles.

The contrast of that lens is just lovely!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on March 21, 2014, 03:56:18 AM
A grizzly bear in Yellowstone October 2013 - just after the reopening. He was scrounging for roots in the parking area of Upper Falls.

5DMKIII, EF400 f5.6L + 1.4III TC(560mm) f9 1/250 ISO 800 and hand held.

I think he thought you might make a good meal?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 21, 2014, 06:31:52 AM
A grizzly bear in Yellowstone October 2013 - just after the reopening. He was scrounging for roots in the parking area of Upper Falls.

5DMKIII, EF400 f5.6L + 1.4III TC(560mm) f9 1/250 ISO 800 and hand held.

I think he thought you might make a good meal?
;D ;D ... his look definitely seems like he was thinking of it  ... nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 21, 2014, 08:32:59 AM
Taken a little while ago in my garden, not exactly welcome and was feeding on bird seed. Could not resist trying to get his photo and he obliged. Never saw him again. Canon 300f2.8 Mk1 and 7d.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 21, 2014, 09:58:03 AM
One image taken at the local  Zoo I do like.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 21, 2014, 10:06:53 AM
Taken a little while ago in my garden, not exactly welcome and was feeding on bird seed. Could not resist trying to get his photo and he obliged. Never saw him again. Canon 300f2.8 Mk1 and 7d.
Great shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 21, 2014, 12:28:45 PM
We did get rather close to the Rhino. Canon 70-200f2.8mk11 with 5Dmk111.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 21, 2014, 12:38:47 PM
We did get rather close to the Rhino. Canon 70-200f2.8mk11 with 5Dmk111.

I'd be using a 800F5.6 with a 2X teleconverter myself :)

Great shot, interesting textures....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 21, 2014, 12:57:34 PM
Thanks Don

In normal circumstances I would have used a longer lens, but this Rhino was rather calm and came so close to us. Thought the eye would make for a different image.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 22, 2014, 07:58:42 AM
One image taken at the local  Zoo I do like.
Very nice shot ... the setting reminds me of the New Delhi Zoo ... but I haven't been there since 1997.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on March 22, 2014, 08:07:47 AM
Taken a little while ago in my garden, not exactly welcome and was feeding on bird seed. Could not resist trying to get his photo and he obliged. Never saw him again. Canon 300f2.8 Mk1 and 7d.

Very nice shot Kerry.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ScubaX on March 22, 2014, 09:22:48 PM
A grizzly bear in Yellowstone October 2013 - just after the reopening. He was scrounging for roots in the parking area of Upper Falls.

5DMKIII, EF400 f5.6L + 1.4III TC(560mm) f9 1/250 ISO 800 and hand held.

I think he thought you might make a good meal?

That thought crossed my mind. ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ScubaX on March 22, 2014, 09:24:15 PM
A grizzly bear in Yellowstone October 2013 - just after the reopening. He was scrounging for roots in the parking area of Upper Falls.

5DMKIII, EF400 f5.6L + 1.4III TC(560mm) f9 1/250 ISO 800 and hand held.

I think he thought you might make a good meal?


 ;D ;D ... his look definitely seems like he was thinking of it  ... nice shot.

Thanks, I was really hoping to see a grizzly on the trip, and could not believe my luck.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 23, 2014, 01:33:54 PM
One morning last summer I was taking some sunrise photos of the Moulton Barn when a herd of Bison charged down the road.  Not far from where I was standing they split.  Most to the right but a few left behind the old barn.  Before they could reach the barn there was a fenced in area blocking them and after some pacing back and forth, this guy went for it.  Have to admit that I was worried for a bit when they were charging as I was out in the open.  Their must have been 30 or so, but it turned out to be a good photo op.
All of this happened in a hurry and I'm glad that my other camera was set and ready close by in my vehicle.  My short time experience has taught me that you never know with wildlife!

Jumping fence pic:

Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 300mm 2.8L IS
f/3.2
1/6400
800 iso

Bison and Barn:

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
f/6.3
1/1000
320 iso
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 23, 2014, 01:51:06 PM
One morning last summer I was taking some sunrise photos of the Moulton Barn when a herd of Bison charged down the road.  Not far from where I was standing they split.  Most to the right but a few left behind the old barn.  Before they could reach the barn there was a fenced in area blocking them and after some pacing back and forth, this guy went for it.  Have to admit that I was worried for a bit when they were charging as I was out in the open.  Their must have been 30 or so, but it turned out to be a good photo op.
All of this happened in a hurry and I'm glad that my other camera was set and ready close by in my vehicle.  My short time experience has taught me that you never know with wildlife!

Jumping fence pic:

A very rare photo op ... well done for quick thinking and being prepared ... I can image one being worried when 30 or so massive Bison are charging close by, I mean if they can suddenly  leap off that fence what stops them from suddenly changing direction and charging at you, like you said "never know with wildlife" ... I'd probably sh!t myself first before thinking of the photo opportunity.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on March 23, 2014, 10:00:26 PM
One morning last summer I was taking some sunrise photos of the Moulton Barn when a herd of Bison charged down the road.  Not far from where I was standing they split.  Most to the right but a few left behind the old barn.  Before they could reach the barn there was a fenced in area blocking them and after some pacing back and forth, this guy went for it.  Have to admit that I was worried for a bit when they were charging as I was out in the open.  Their must have been 30 or so, but it turned out to be a good photo op.
All of this happened in a hurry and I'm glad that my other camera was set and ready close by in my vehicle.  My short time experience has taught me that you never know with wildlife!

Jumping fence pic:

A very rare photo op ... well done for quick thinking and being prepared ... I can image one being worried when 30 or so massive Bison are charging close by, I mean if they can suddenly  leap off that fence what stops them from suddenly changing direction and charging at you, like you said "never know with wildlife" ... I'd probably sh!t myself first before thinking of the photo opportunity.
+1!

Great picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 24, 2014, 10:11:17 AM
One morning last summer I was taking some sunrise photos of the Moulton Barn when a herd of Bison charged down the road.  Not far from where I was standing they split.  Most to the right but a few left behind the old barn.  Before they could reach the barn there was a fenced in area blocking them and after some pacing back and forth, this guy went for it.  Have to admit that I was worried for a bit when they were charging as I was out in the open.  Their must have been 30 or so, but it turned out to be a good photo op.
All of this happened in a hurry and I'm glad that my other camera was set and ready close by in my vehicle.  My short time experience has taught me that you never know with wildlife!

Jumping fence pic:

A very rare photo op ... well done for quick thinking and being prepared ... I can image one being worried when 30 or so massive Bison are charging close by, I mean if they can suddenly  leap off that fence what stops them from suddenly changing direction and charging at you, like you said "never know with wildlife" ... I'd probably sh!t myself first before thinking of the photo opportunity.
Thanks guys.  I was impressed with those big guys clearing the fence!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 24, 2014, 11:15:25 AM
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500
Incredible shot.  I would not have changed a thing!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on March 30, 2014, 11:25:42 AM
A couple more Lions from Kenya Masai Mara.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on March 30, 2014, 11:52:14 AM
A couple more Lions from Kenya Masai Mara.
I like the kitty lapping up the water....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: newmandoyle on March 30, 2014, 01:46:59 PM
A breaching whale in Maui...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on March 30, 2014, 01:59:38 PM
A breaching whale in Maui...


Wonderful!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on March 30, 2014, 02:30:51 PM
A breaching whale in Maui...

Awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rrdoh on April 02, 2014, 08:57:01 AM
The wonderful snow monkey of Jigokudani in the Japanese Alps

5DII/70-200 2.8
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 02, 2014, 09:16:02 AM
The wonderful snow monkey of Jigokudani in the Japanese Alps

5DII/70-200 2.8

Very nice pictures rrdoh ...And Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wildlifeandmore on April 02, 2014, 10:04:33 AM
The wonderful snow monkey of Jigokudani in the Japanese Alps

5DII/70-200 2.8
Really nice shots!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on April 02, 2014, 04:47:10 PM
Not really wild animals though these two can both be wild at times, especially the bay. (Proof Attached).

Two of my horses snapped during the last few rays of a sunny evening. Whilst most people on CR suffer from G,A,S, I unfortunately suffer from something much worse: E.A.S - Equine Acquisition Syndrome  :(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 02, 2014, 08:04:29 PM
Hi Sporgon.
Beautiful light in the first one. Air bear just been turned out by any chance?

Cheers Graham.

Not really wild animals though these two can both be wild at times, especially the bay. (Proof Attached).

Two of my horses snapped during the last few rays of a sunny evening. Whilst most people on CR suffer from G,A,S, I unfortunately suffer from something much worse: E.A.S - Equine Acquisition Syndrome  :(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on April 02, 2014, 08:54:10 PM
a couple of black bears i saw last year
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8846399423_c96aa94603_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/etJ7kZ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/8847040176_89e8bd122b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/etMoPs)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wildlifeandmore on April 03, 2014, 10:23:48 AM
a couple of black bears i saw last year
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8846399423_c96aa94603_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/etJ7kZ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/8847040176_89e8bd122b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/etMoPs)
Nice Bears shots! 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on April 05, 2014, 12:18:55 PM
lucistic whitetail deer i saw back in february
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/12755661053_a7ddb8d1e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/krb6Cz)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on April 05, 2014, 03:01:43 PM
Hi Sporgon.
Beautiful light in the first one. Air bear just been turned out by any chance?

Cheers Graham.

Not really wild animals though these two can both be wild at times, especially the bay. (Proof Attached).

Two of my horses snapped during the last few rays of a sunny evening. Whilst most people on CR suffer from G,A,S, I unfortunately suffer from something much worse: E.A.S - Equine Acquisition Syndrome  :(

Thanks Valvebounce !

Yes indeed  ;) fortunately she's a little more tame when ridden  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 05, 2014, 05:27:54 PM
Hi Sedwards.
Nice picture of a pretty unique subject, but that must be worse than having a target painted on your back! :-\

Cheers Graham.

lucistic whitetail deer i saw back in february
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/12755661053_a7ddb8d1e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/krb6Cz)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on April 06, 2014, 07:13:34 PM
lucistic whitetail deer i saw back in february

Something I've never seen.  Going to be a rough time for that one.
....

Central Coast seal with a 'surprised' look to an incoming wave.  My favorite part is the reflection of the coastline in the eyes.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Big-Sur-29MAR-03APR14/i-PTdSkwj/0/X3/BS1513-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 06, 2014, 07:35:30 PM
Cute  :)  Very nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 06, 2014, 07:52:45 PM
Sea otter on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 06, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
Harbour seal 1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 06, 2014, 08:00:27 PM
Harbour seal 2
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jim Saunders on April 06, 2014, 09:53:29 PM
You know to look at the eyes on Harbour seal 2,  I'm glad it is in the water and I'm not!

Jim
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 06, 2014, 10:27:13 PM
You know to look at the eyes on Harbour seal 2,  I'm glad it is in the water and I'm not!

Jim


There's almost something extraterrestrial about those eyes.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Yannick Desmet on April 07, 2014, 07:25:46 AM
Well  I tought I contribute here something too :)
I'm kinda new to this forum, but I love it already!
Personally I shoot models, but I go often to the zoo.

Here are some of my shots :

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 07, 2014, 07:28:40 AM
Well  I tought I contribute here something too :)
I'm kinda new to this forum, but I love it already!
Personally I shoot models, but I go often to the zoo.

Here are some of my shots :

Very nice shots Yannick. Keep posting.

Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Yannick Desmet on April 07, 2014, 07:34:58 AM
Well  I tought I contribute here something too :)
I'm kinda new to this forum, but I love it already!
Personally I shoot models, but I go often to the zoo.

Here are some of my shots :

Very nice shots Yannick. Keep posting.

Welcome to CR  :)


Thankyou very much mate!
I'll do.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on April 07, 2014, 09:58:02 AM
Well  I tought I contribute here something too :)
I'm kinda new to this forum, but I love it already!
Personally I shoot models, but I go often to the zoo.

Here are some of my shots :
Great images, the zoo can offer plenty of photo opportunities.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on April 07, 2014, 10:00:11 AM
Superb seal images, light is fantastic.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tushit on April 07, 2014, 10:47:59 AM
A couple of langur shots
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tushit on April 07, 2014, 11:42:55 AM
For some reason, i am unable to post the other one....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on April 07, 2014, 11:20:32 PM
This one was pushing the camera to the limit... I could not use a flash or I would scare her... so I shot with a crop camera at ISO6400, 1/25th of a second at f2.8 and 44mm focal length... This is a 1:1 crop of the image.

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Post by: lightthief on April 08, 2014, 06:12:10 AM
Hello forum,
i have seen some very nice pictures. Thank you for sharing!
Here are some of my shots.

LT
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on April 08, 2014, 06:38:11 AM
Hello forum,
i have seen some very nice pictures. Thank you for sharing!
Here are some of my shots.

LT

Nice work, I like the bear the best.  You managed to capture a peaceful and serene image of a bear, no small feat! 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lightthief on April 08, 2014, 09:10:59 AM
Nice work, I like the bear the best.  You managed to capture a peaceful and serene image of a bear, no small feat!

Thank you CarlTN.
But the situation was not "peaceful". This bear and the second one some meters away (i hope they were young brothers, not mother and her older child) were angry because 30 minutes ago we chased them away and now they suddenly appeared again very close to us while we were watching beavers. I fear, we have blocked their way to supper... Luckily, we didn't become their meal.  :o
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: PKinDenmark on April 08, 2014, 06:33:20 PM
My contribution to this long thread: A 'Hang-around'.
North of Copenhagen there is a large population of red deer. This is shot in early October 2013, when the red deer were rutting. 
This bull did not have his own herd of females, so he was hanging around to look for his opportunity.
I could get quite close to him (this was about as close as I wanted to get) and was happy to get this framing of the shot.
Canon 6D, with 70-200 f/4 L IS @154mm (cropped to around 70% of frame)
ISO 800, 1/250s, f/5.6.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jim Saunders on April 08, 2014, 06:37:28 PM
PK that shot is terrific!  If I had more wall space and less of a queue of stuff to get framed...

Jim
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Post by: Click on April 08, 2014, 06:59:56 PM
Beautiful shot PK. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on April 08, 2014, 11:46:20 PM
Nice work, I like the bear the best.  You managed to capture a peaceful and serene image of a bear, no small feat!

Thank you CarlTN.
But the situation was not "peaceful". This bear and the second one some meters away (i hope they were young brothers, not mother and her older child) were angry because 30 minutes ago we chased them away and now they suddenly appeared again very close to us while we were watching beavers. I fear, we have blocked their way to supper... Luckily, we didn't become their meal.  :o

Looks can be deceiving, compositionally it's quite peaceful.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tushit on April 09, 2014, 04:02:11 AM
Langur
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Post by: 2n10 on April 09, 2014, 09:57:04 PM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Squirrel-23.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Squirrel-23.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Porcupine-2.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Porcupine-2.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Jackrabbit3.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Jackrabbit3.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Horse8.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Horse8.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Coyote1.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Coyote1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 10, 2014, 08:51:42 AM
Hi 2n10.
After the first two pics, as I scrolled down and saw the hares ears, I was thinking now he didn't find that up a tree surely. Nice pics, I like the way you can see the shadow on the back of the hares ears. Did the canine (coyote?) catch whatever it is he was focused on?

Cheers Graham.

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Squirrel-23.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Squirrel-23.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Porcupine-2.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Porcupine-2.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Jackrabbit3.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Jackrabbit3.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Horse8.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Horse8.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/Coyote1.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/Coyote1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on April 12, 2014, 09:07:19 PM
Sheep shearing time....

Featuring Happy Llama and Grouchy Sheep...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 04:10:21 PM
Bison family
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 04:11:35 PM
Male bison
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Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 04:13:13 PM
Richardson's ground squirrel
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on April 13, 2014, 04:24:07 PM
Common Grey squirrel, taken with Canon 7D.   
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: goulab on April 23, 2014, 02:55:49 AM
Two shots from very different locations : First one- Alaska    Second One - French Polynesia (Home)
70-300mm L

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65273219/e7b6f70237240354dc2bdf1a354542f84871de12/4.jpg)
http://500px.com/photo/65273219/brooks-by-alexis-goubert (http://500px.com/photo/65273219/brooks-by-alexis-goubert)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65286795/bee001b3259513ee1505551af42edc5b85b8f94e/4.jpg)
http://500px.com/photo/65286795/tetiaroa-by-alexis-goubert (http://500px.com/photo/65286795/tetiaroa-by-alexis-goubert)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jeffbridge on April 23, 2014, 11:22:12 PM
Two shots from very different locations : First one- Alaska    Second One - French Polynesia (Home)
70-300mm L

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65273219/e7b6f70237240354dc2bdf1a354542f84871de12/4.jpg)
http://500px.com/photo/65273219/brooks-by-alexis-goubert (http://500px.com/photo/65273219/brooks-by-alexis-goubert)

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/65286795/bee001b3259513ee1505551af42edc5b85b8f94e/4.jpg)
http://500px.com/photo/65286795/tetiaroa-by-alexis-goubert (http://500px.com/photo/65286795/tetiaroa-by-alexis-goubert)

Both good ones...I like #2 though....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on April 26, 2014, 10:52:22 PM
Muskrat... Shot with SX-50 at 50X zoom from a kayak.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 28, 2014, 06:53:05 PM
A rather large dog (don't know the breed) just emerged from frolicking in the surf at Clover Point, Victoria BC.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 30, 2014, 10:34:26 AM
Equine eye
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CarlTN on May 04, 2014, 02:30:11 AM
Muskrat... Shot with SX-50 at 50X zoom from a kayak.

Not bad at all, did you have the SX-50 in a water resistant bag?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 04, 2014, 02:32:15 AM
Equine eye
Very nice dpc! Lots of energy in that look.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: yorgasor on May 04, 2014, 07:40:08 PM
I spent a couple hours at a nearby lake & pond yesterday.  I found tons of turtles and geese, but these were some of my favorite shots.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/14104959821_8a816d2726_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nupB9r)IMG_5140 (https://flic.kr/p/nupB9r) by yorgasor (https://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14128274683_2c18d28200_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwt6QP)Baby Turtle (https://flic.kr/p/nwt6QP) by yorgasor (https://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/13921582760_9a4643c385_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndcKwY)IMG_5298 (https://flic.kr/p/ndcKwY) by yorgasor (https://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on May 05, 2014, 11:46:23 PM
A little something I happened to catch yesterday.  Was watching a pair of Bullock's Orioles in a tree when a flash of blue caught my eye from the rocks next to them.  Managed to get five shots of the fight and the fall, just no time to shift focus points before it was too late.  Still waiting for some herp types to get back to me on the ID.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-04MAY14/i-wHsKfxb/0/X3/C7701-X3.jpg) 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: procentje20 on May 09, 2014, 11:09:18 AM
I fount this dizzy bumblebee at my back window. Totally exhausted from trying to fly trough the glass. I could just pick him up and place him on a sheet of paper for the white background.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14141940241_fe8d7801a6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nxF98T)

5DIII/EF50/1.4 with macro tube. f/11 1/80 ISO 200
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sharad.Medhavi on May 14, 2014, 10:54:06 AM
Getting explored on Flickr (http://"http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharad_medhavi/") right now!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14179260831_edc881eddf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nAYqfk)
Indian spotted deer (https://flic.kr/p/nAYqfk) by Sharad Medhavi (https://www.flickr.com/people/12955362@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 14, 2014, 11:08:20 AM
A little something I happened to catch yesterday.  Was watching a pair of Bullock's Orioles in a tree when a flash of blue caught my eye from the rocks next to them.  Managed to get five shots of the fight and the fall, just no time to shift focus points before it was too late.  Still waiting for some herp types to get back to me on the ID.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-04MAY14/i-wHsKfxb/0/X3/C7701-X3.jpg)
Great shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on May 14, 2014, 01:34:20 PM
Not exactly an exotic animal, but hey ! it's all I've got at the moment.

50 f1.4 @ 1.4, ISO 100 1/60
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 14, 2014, 01:59:54 PM
Not exactly an exotic animal, but hey ! it's all I've got at the moment.

50 f1.4 @ 1.4, ISO 100 1/60
At least it is not a cat ;) Very cute!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: shumi31 on May 15, 2014, 05:44:38 AM
It seems like the animals are live in these images.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: SithTracy on May 15, 2014, 09:25:00 PM
Mama protecting the nest
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/70630161/8e7082241f0961eb3019fd2bd13d676d2dc5a09f/5.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 17, 2014, 12:19:48 AM
Tanzania

1Dx 200-400f/4 @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/1600th ISO400
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on May 17, 2014, 08:48:46 AM
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 17, 2014, 09:14:34 PM
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Hi Sporgon, looks like my Guy just ate your Guy.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on May 18, 2014, 01:34:12 AM
Really awesome shot eml58!  Something I really want to see in person someday(and not at a zoo). 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 18, 2014, 07:57:24 PM
Really awesome shot eml58!  Something I really want to see in person someday(and not at a zoo).

Thanks ERHP, it's quite something to watch these Guys take down a Thompson's Gazelle at 100kph, this particular Image was the Mother of 3 young Cubs, about 18 months Old, the Cubs are too Young to participate yet in the take down, but they sit up & watch Mum do her thing, learning from Mum all the time.

In this Image Mum feeds first, then sits & keeps watch while the Cubs eat, Hyenas & Lions are the Cheetahs biggest problem, the Cheetah is quite small & light and will give up the Kill easily if threatened by either.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on May 20, 2014, 12:03:32 AM
I guess this qualifies as an animal shot.  Polistes flavus  wasp standing on water.  These wasps are native to the southwest U.S. and have the unique ability to stand on water without breaking the surface tension.

Taken with a 5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro Lens, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/800
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Post by: Click on May 20, 2014, 06:01:52 AM
Very nice Steven. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on May 20, 2014, 08:06:15 AM
Tanzania

1Dx 200-400f/4 @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/1600th ISO400
Great shot eml, love it
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on May 20, 2014, 08:11:27 AM
A lion licking his paw in competition with eml's Cheetah
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on May 20, 2014, 12:54:11 PM
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Hi Sporgon, looks like my Guy just ate your Guy.

 ;D

You can see my guy is blissfully unaware of the African continent !

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on May 21, 2014, 08:58:49 PM
29 turtles sunning on a log....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: knoxone on May 21, 2014, 09:26:23 PM
a tiny painted box turtle.  I came upon him while driving Camp Ravenna's roads looking for Red Tails in flight.  noticed the dark spec on a white gravel road, stopped to investigate.  it was a day after a big storm in early July 2012.   On down the road a big snapper was headed in the same direction....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: knoxone on May 21, 2014, 09:38:18 PM
29 turtles sunning on a log....

I found two together....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 22, 2014, 08:41:26 PM
This is Fun, the Turtle Series.

1Dx 400f/2.8 II, Northern Kruger Sth Africa.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 22, 2014, 08:54:19 PM
LOL Cool shot  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on May 22, 2014, 09:14:05 PM
They were also on top of the beaver lodge...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 22, 2014, 09:34:24 PM
Mirror effect
(http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp243/renaudc/IMG_0035_zps1a6c4808.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: knoxone on May 22, 2014, 10:15:37 PM
Nice pics everyone...  A few more from '10 in Iraq

50D 70-200:2.8 L IS w 2x extender
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: knoxone on May 22, 2014, 10:17:55 PM
more from Iraq...
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Post by: knoxone on May 22, 2014, 10:19:17 PM
and one more with some sort of duck?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 23, 2014, 12:29:12 AM
This is Fun, the Turtle Series.

1Dx 400f/2.8 II, Northern Kruger Sth Africa.
That´s a great shot :) Ninja Turtles next!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on May 23, 2014, 04:35:25 PM
Turtles aren't a subject I seek out, but I'd like to play - the first two and the last are Suwanee Cooters  - Suwannee (river) as in the song, and cooter as in the American slang for a woman's well, you know.  Odd name for sure.  I haven't been able to identify the other turtle:

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-j86mZrk/0/L/i-j86mZrk-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-wjq8f3D/0/L/_MG_3306_DxO-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-2fxd255/2/L/i-2fxd255-L.jpg)

and my B.C. comic strip shot:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-4NN2QQB/0/L/i-4NN2QQB-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on May 23, 2014, 05:17:24 PM
Turtles aren't a subject I seek out, but I'd like to play - the first two and the last are Suwanee Cooters  - Suwannee (river) as in the song, and cooter as in the American slang for a woman's well, you know.  Odd name for sure.  I haven't been able to identify the other turtle:

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-j86mZrk/0/L/i-j86mZrk-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-wjq8f3D/0/L/_MG_3306_DxO-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-2fxd255/2/L/i-2fxd255-L.jpg)

and my B.C. comic strip shot:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-4NN2QQB/0/L/i-4NN2QQB-L.jpg)

$10 kodax-underwater-disposable-film-camera. Snorkeling @ Hanauma Bay, Oahu.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: knoxone on May 23, 2014, 09:38:55 PM
Time to go big! ;)  Sea turtles north shore of Oahu, Hawaii

50D 70-200 2.8L IS
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Post by: knoxone on May 23, 2014, 09:41:19 PM
another with the current wife and kids.... 
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Post by: eml58 on May 24, 2014, 02:18:19 AM
Good Idea, let's move to the Sea & See.

Komodo Islands Indonesia.

5DMK II 8-15f/4 @ 15mm f/8.0 & 1/125th ISO200

Two Seacam Strobes 50%
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 24, 2014, 10:07:19 PM
That´s a great shot :) Ninja Turtles next!

As in most Images there was a story, I wanted a lower angle shot so climbed out of the vehicle on the far side away from the hippo & Pool, and carefully went to the back of the vehicle to get the Low Down Shot, of course the hippo sensed me,  woke in a Flash, jumped up in a huge spray of Water, and flung the poor Turtle into the air and it landed about 15 metres away, high & dry but otherwise un hurt.

So, maybe not Ninja Turtle....more like Astronaut Turtle.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 24, 2014, 10:41:45 PM
Before the Eruption everyone was calm & settled.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 24, 2014, 10:43:46 PM
After the Eruption, at this point I'de beat a hasty retreat to the vehicle & captured this Image, I think I'de almost pooped myself, for sure the Terapins were in Orbit & thought Humans with Cameras should be trampled.

These Guys have a bad reputation for damaging idiots & the unwary, in this case i'm pretty sure I fit at least one of these descriptions, maybe both.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ahab1372 on May 25, 2014, 03:57:25 AM
Aren't they considered the most dangerous animals on the continent?
How close were you?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on May 25, 2014, 05:19:44 AM
Aren't they considered the most dangerous animals on the continent?
How close were you?

I'm sure I read somewhere that Hippos were responsible for more human deaths than all the other animals in Africa put together - or maybe I was reading Wilbur Smith  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on May 25, 2014, 05:51:47 AM
Hi Sporgon.
I was thinking I had heard they killed more people than lions do or something like that, probably because humans are hard wired scared of lions and aaawww look at the lovely Hippo, they are vegetarian aren't they, I must be safe! ;D

Cheers Graham.

Aren't they considered the most dangerous animals on the continent?
How close were you?

I'm sure I read somewhere that Hippos were responsible for more human deaths than all the other animals in Africa put together - or maybe I was reading Wilbur Smith  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 25, 2014, 03:08:16 PM
I don´t do B&W very often, but played around with this for a while. The idea was to get a graphical effect.

Snow leopard, shot late in the evening, with 1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x
@394mm, 1/320s, f8.0, ISO20.000
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on May 25, 2014, 08:36:58 PM
Wow, Eldar, that's a superb shot.  This was shot in the wild?  Where?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 25, 2014, 08:55:32 PM
I don´t do B&W very often, but played around with this for a while. The idea was to get a graphical effect.

Snow leopard, shot late in the evening, with 1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x
@394mm, 1/320s, f8.0, ISO20.000


Very nice B&W. I love the shot. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 25, 2014, 09:13:18 PM
I'm sure I read somewhere that Hippos were responsible for more human deaths than all the other animals in Africa put together - or maybe I was reading Wilbur Smith  ;)

Hi Sporgon, apparently more dangerous than anything else on the African Continent except Man & Mosquitoes.

And Wilbur Smith, used to be amazingly dangerous, now he's just a little boring   :(.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 25, 2014, 09:23:05 PM
I don´t do B&W very often, but played around with this for a while. The idea was to get a graphical effect.

Snow leopard, shot late in the evening, with 1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x
@394mm, 1/320s, f8.0, ISO20.000

It's well done Eldar, lovely set of Images you've taken, this & the Amur Leopard, were you able to get any of the Amur Tiger ??.

Looks top be a good spot for some winter Photography ?? Once the Grounds covered in Snow.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 26, 2014, 01:49:23 AM
I don´t do B&W very often, but played around with this for a while. The idea was to get a graphical effect.

Snow leopard, shot late in the evening, with 1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x
@394mm, 1/320s, f8.0, ISO20.000

It's well done Eldar, lovely set of Images you've taken, this & the Amur Leopard, were you able to get any of the Amur Tiger ??.

Looks top be a good spot for some winter Photography ?? Once the Grounds covered in Snow.
Thanks everyone,

No, I would have loved to shoot this in the wild, but I don´t believe my life is long enough to find one. There are very few images of these snow leopards in the wild and, according to the keeper in Nordens Ark, they actually do not know how big the global population is, because they are so shy and so sensitive.

This was shot during a Photography Master Class, with a Canon Ambassador called Tom Svensson, who is one of two Canon Amb. in Scandinavia I believe. So we had access to the enclosures off regular opening hours and he could also pull some tricks to get the animals out (he is employed in the park). But the enclosures are big enough for the animals to hide. As an example, it took 7 men more than an hour to spot the first wolf.

According to Tom, the winter shooting is excellent. But in this part of Sweden, snow is a bit unpredictable. But I will certainly be on the alert and try to get the first snow. Apparently the Snow leopards go totally bananas when it happens.

Here are two younger Amur tiger females.
1DX, 200-400 f4L @200mm, 1/200s, f7.1, ISO1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on May 26, 2014, 06:05:44 AM
lucistic whitetail deer i saw back in february
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/12755661053_a7ddb8d1e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/krb6Cz)

Oh, nice one, Sedwards!

Here's one of the white (leucistic) Fallow deers I have near one of my birding sites. There are plenty of them, but they are not very cooperative when it comes to letting me near them. I have to be happy if I can sneak up on them to be within 40-50 meters from them.

Around here, it's also considered to give "bad karma" if hunters shoot the white deers. So they are safe.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on May 26, 2014, 06:52:33 AM
Hi Eldar.
Not usually keen on B&W pics converted from colour, nearly always seem wrong! This on the other hand is beautiful, it doesn't hurt that the subject is one of the most beautiful big cats and my favourite animal! Thank you for posting.

Please don't bombard me with "I bet you can't tell the difference between original B&W and converted to B&W" as I probably can't unless it is not done well like when I try!  ::)

Cheers Graham.

I don´t do B&W very often, but played around with this for a while. The idea was to get a graphical effect.

Snow leopard, shot late in the evening, with 1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x
@394mm, 1/320s, f8.0, ISO20.000
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 26, 2014, 07:09:50 AM
Hi Eldar.
Not usually keen on B&W pics converted from colour, nearly always seem wrong! This on the other hand is beautiful, it doesn't hurt that the subject is one of the most beautiful big cats and my favourite animal! Thank you for posting.

Please don't bombard me with "I bet you can't tell the difference between original B&W and converted to B&W" as I probably can't unless it is not done well like when I try!  ::)

Cheers Graham.
Thanks Graham,
I was pretty good on B&W if you go about 30-35 years back, when I loaded my own cartridges with film  ::) Today I only do it occasionally and I don´t have the faintest idea on how to do it right ...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 26, 2014, 02:41:33 PM
Climbing Snow Leopard

I had to manipulate the lighting a bit on this, so I expect the experts here to come crashing down on me, but the animal is still extraordinary.

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @560mm
1/250s, f5.6, ISO1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 26, 2014, 08:29:40 PM
Climbing Snow Leopard

I had to manipulate the lighting a bit on this, so I expect the experts here to come crashing down on me, but the animal is still extraordinary.

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @560mm
1/250s, f5.6, ISO1600

You certainly managed some great opportunities on this Shoot Eldar, Lovely stuff.

Were you allowed to use Flash ?

Couple of ways to solve the issue of picking the Animal out of the darker background, Flash, or in Post with Layers.

The Flash works for me, if you can use it, I never these days go on a Safari without My 600EX-RT fitted to my RRS Full Ring Bracket (Ready to use, but switched off until it is required, better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it), fired on low power for Fill via the ST E3 RT, should work really well with something like a Snow Leopard in Dark Surroundings. less well if she's in Snow of course. I like the Full Ring Bracket in preference to the 3/4 as you can quickly move the Flash almost 360 degrees around the Ring to give your Flash directional Fill, be sure to use it on the RRS Extension Arm to get the Flash further away from the Lens/Camera to reduce Green/Silver Eye in Predators.

Setting Layers where you add some radial brightness etc to the Leopard & the tree she's on, separate from the background in another Layer, will almost give you a similar effect to having used a Flash, downside to this method is always introduced noise during Post, especially with all the Dark background, but it can be effective, the Noise can be taken care of in another Layer using dFine2 or similar.

Beautiful Subject though & well shot irrespective of the Post Process, which I think looks just fine.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on May 26, 2014, 08:45:55 PM
Climbing Snow Leopard

I had to manipulate the lighting a bit on this, so I expect the experts here to come crashing down on me, but the animal is still extraordinary.

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @560mm
1/250s, f5.6, ISO1600
Personally, I like the picture the way you have it. It sets a mood.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 27, 2014, 01:43:25 AM
Thanks for your comments.

Flash was not an option, even though it is not "illegal". Tom Svensson is a purist photographer and made a point of not using a flash in nature, so I left it in the bag. He is a member of an exclusive club of Nordic nature photographers with a very strict regime on what they can and cannot do. A celebrated and award winning wildlife photographer called Terje Hellesø (Norwegian unfortunately) was caught cheating a few years back. After that, especially Swedish and Norwegian wildlife photographers are very much on their toes, when it comes to what is accepted and what isn´t.

This particular image was a bit difficult. Not enough light on the animal, lots of branches in the way and a fairly bright background. Worst problem though is my total lack of competence and knowledge of the post processing techniques/software.

And it is true Edward, I have loads of images from this trip. We shot most of it early in the morning and in the evening (before opening and after closing of the park) and there are lots of tall trees in the park. It was also overcast, so lighting was not that easy.

Here´s a lynx, chewing on a bird he caught (look at his right angle of mouth ;))
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @200, f2.8, ISO8000
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 27, 2014, 04:58:29 AM
Another Cracker Eldar, I think for us Mortals this is the only chance we will get to Photograph these amazing Creatures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Menace on May 27, 2014, 07:34:39 AM
EF400 @f2.8
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Menace on May 27, 2014, 07:35:22 AM
Thanks for your comments.

Flash was not an option, even though it is not "illegal". Tom Svensson is a purist photographer and made a point of not using a flash in nature, so I left it in the bag. He is a member of an exclusive club of Nordic nature photographers with a very strict regime on what they can and cannot do. A celebrated and award winning wildlife photographer called Terje Hellesø (Norwegian unfortunately) was caught cheating a few years back. After that, especially Swedish and Norwegian wildlife photographers are very much on their toes, when it comes to what is accepted and what isn´t.

This particular image was a bit difficult. Not enough light on the animal, lots of branches in the way and a fairly bright background. Worst problem though is my total lack of competence and knowledge of the post processing techniques/software.

And it is true Edward, I have loads of images from this trip. We shot most of it early in the morning and in the evening (before opening and after closing of the park) and there are lots of tall trees in the park. It was also overcast, so lighting was not that easy.

Here´s a lynx, chewing on a bird he caught (look at his right angle of mouth ;))
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @200, f2.8, ISO8000

Stunning shot :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 27, 2014, 11:28:35 AM
Thanks Menace! A good looking pair of eyes by the way.

Here´s papa Wolf ... waiting for Little Red Riding Hood by the looks of it...

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @560mm
1/250s, f6.3, ISO2000
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 28, 2014, 01:25:19 AM
This is the female Amur leopard, Bira.
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @60mm
1/250s, f5.6, ISO1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: surapon on May 28, 2014, 02:13:02 PM
Yes, These are my Best Animal shots.
Enjoy.
Surapon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RobertG. on May 28, 2014, 06:48:35 PM
I rarely shoot animals these days. But this portrait of a ashy gecko (Sphaerodactylus elegans) is one of my better ones.
Canon 450D with EF-S 60mm & 580EX II f16 1/200 ISO 200
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 28, 2014, 07:05:55 PM
I rarely shoot animals these days. But this portrait of a ashy gecko (Sphaerodactylus elegans) is one of my better ones.
Canon 450D with EF-S 60mm & 580EX II f16 1/200 ISO 200


Very nice shot, Robert. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 28, 2014, 07:07:04 PM
This is the female Amur leopard, Bira.
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @60mm
1/250s, f5.6, ISO1600

Lovely shot. Nicely done, Eldar.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Chisox2335 on May 29, 2014, 10:18:47 PM
Canon 70D
100-400L
220mm
f5.0
1/400
ISO 1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on May 30, 2014, 04:04:36 AM
Hi Chisox.
Lovely, some might have photoshopped the twig out, but I like it, I think it goes towards the animals temperament, using the last little bit of cover to try to hide!

Cheers Graham.

Canon 70D
100-400L
220mm
f5.0
1/400
ISO 1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Chisox2335 on May 30, 2014, 07:47:40 AM
Thanks Graham, appreciate the feedback. I do have one with her bent down with her head in the opening as well but to your point I liked the behavior aspect of this shot where she thought that little bit of twig might keep me from seeing her.


Hi Chisox.
Lovely, some might have photoshopped the twig out, but I like it, I think it goes towards the animals temperament, using the last little bit of cover to try to hide!

Cheers Graham.

Canon 70D
100-400L
220mm
f5.0
1/400
ISO 1600
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mdmphoto on May 30, 2014, 12:21:14 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo yawn...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Quasimodo on May 30, 2014, 12:58:08 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo yawn...

Very nice!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pakneh on May 30, 2014, 02:19:42 PM
Couple of pics from my last walk in the woods. 1st Red backed Salamander, 2nd Blue Spotted Salamander and finally a Painted Turtle getting some sun.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mdmphoto on May 30, 2014, 04:32:43 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo yawn...

Very nice!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on June 01, 2014, 09:20:20 PM
Young female Bobcat portrait.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, aperture preferred, f7.1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on June 04, 2014, 10:47:12 AM
"Dear Father of the Jungle, please let me have just one photographer for lunch..."

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @325mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pappa Smurf on June 05, 2014, 05:25:09 AM
A vicious looking Red Squirrel
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pappa Smurf on June 05, 2014, 05:39:37 AM
Another in attack mode  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: IslanderMV on June 05, 2014, 09:31:04 AM
Local residents:
Bunny - living under my shed.
Chipmunk, on an old stone wall.
Whitey, the muskrat in a local creek.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on June 08, 2014, 10:18:39 PM
Yet another Bobcat.  There's a story attached to this one.  I was out photographing dragonflies this morning with my 5Diii and a 180mm Macro.  Not exactly the setup for wildlife photography (other than insects).  But, as I was walking down a path, I came around a bend and encountered this cat.  It was about 15 feet away and very laid back. So, I took advantage of what I had and made this and a few other photos.  I'll say this: the lens makes up in sharpness for what it lacks in focal length and it is a superb short-medium telephoto.

Shot at ISO 640, f6.3, aperture preferred.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on June 09, 2014, 01:10:23 AM
Awesome Steven!  I only run into them rarely, though their tracks and scat(along with at least one mountain lion) are in areas I frequent.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: degies on June 09, 2014, 04:42:31 AM
Sad Eyes
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/14155237711_9f1fbf33cc_h.jpg)
Yellow Eyed Penquin
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5109/13971919760_056e3ad24a_h.jpg)
Kaikoura Seal
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/14155177221_1e988b4c54_h.jpg)
Capuchin
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14155240292_72b13a84fe_h.jpg)
Tuatara
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/14178013993_0bffa7a44e_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on June 09, 2014, 11:57:09 PM
I was driving around the countryside yesterday afternoon and came across this fellow in a ditch. He was about 6-8 metres from my car. I managed a quick click through the open car window before he wandered off.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on June 12, 2014, 12:29:07 AM
Sad Eyes
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/14155237711_9f1fbf33cc_h.jpg)
Yellow Eyed Penquin
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5109/13971919760_056e3ad24a_h.jpg)
Kaikoura Seal
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/14155177221_1e988b4c54_h.jpg)
Capuchin
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14155240292_72b13a84fe_h.jpg)
Tuatara
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/14178013993_0bffa7a44e_h.jpg)

WOW. These are STUNNING. Absolutely love the color, and the subjects and composition are excellent.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Menace on June 12, 2014, 01:00:52 AM
Here is one proud rooster - shot yesterday at a local park where he usually roams free followed by a bunch of hens. The green background is from natural foliage / grass.

1DX,  400mm,  1/1000, ISO 640,  f2.8.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: degies on June 12, 2014, 03:58:21 AM
WOW. These are STUNNING. Absolutely love the color, and the subjects and composition are excellent.
Thanks - Makes me feel like a million smiles  :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 12, 2014, 04:02:22 AM
Hi Eldar.
Good shot, great caption, thanks for the laugh.

Cheers Graham.

"Dear Father of the Jungle, please let me have just one photographer for lunch..."

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @325mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 12, 2014, 04:08:52 AM
Hi Pappa Smurf.
Fantastic shot, I live on the Isle of Wight, one of the last strongholds for the red squirrel with NO grey squirrels to compete with. I still don't get to see them like this, last time I saw one was at Howletts or Port Lympne zoo, taking a shortcut through the Snow Leopard enclosure, got a picture on film somewhere!

Cheers Graham.

A vicious looking Red Squirrel
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 12, 2014, 04:13:43 AM
Hi Steven.
Congratulations on coming upon this beautiful creature and not being so captivated that you forgot the camera, I would probably have stood there like a slack jawwed yocal spellbound at being so close to such a beautiful cat, a truly inspiring shot, great story, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Yet another Bobcat.  There's a story attached to this one.  I was out photographing dragonflies this morning with my 5Diii and a 180mm Macro.  Not exactly the setup for wildlife photography (other than insects).  But, as I was walking down a path, I came around a bend and encountered this cat.  It was about 15 feet away and very laid back. So, I took advantage of what I had and made this and a few other photos.  I'll say this: the lens makes up in sharpness for what it lacks in focal length and it is a superb short-medium telephoto.

Shot at ISO 640, f6.3, aperture preferred.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 12, 2014, 04:18:16 AM
Hi Folks.
Just one more post to thank those I haven't mentioned, too many great shots to comment on all of them so please accept this general post as your own pat on the back for the inspiring pics you have posted.

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Helmi2010 on June 12, 2014, 04:49:18 AM
Hi,

Some wildlife and zoo shots:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8676026928_ffc28d6289_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/8676026928/)
_MG_0457 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/8676026928/) von HelmiGloor (https://www.flickr.com/people/helmi2010/) auf Flickr

Taken on a birds of prey exhibition

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/9035419708_fdb4904505_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/9035419708/)
_MG_2747_Kolbenente_Explore #471 20130613 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/9035419708/) von HelmiGloor (https://www.flickr.com/people/helmi2010/) auf Flickr

Almost uncropped wildlife shot

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2897/14120259397_bf52a2f339_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/14120259397/)
_MG_1546_Anax imperator (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/14120259397/) von HelmiGloor (https://www.flickr.com/people/helmi2010/) auf Flickr

Anax imperator, uncropped wildlife shot

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14366878196_153a7d5f71_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/14366878196/)
_MG_2115 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/14366878196/) von HelmiGloor (https://www.flickr.com/people/helmi2010/) auf Flickr

Calopteryx splendens, uncropped wildlife shot

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8272533763_92dacdce0f_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/8272533763/)
_MG_9991_Crotalus durissus terrificus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/helmi2010/8272533763/) von HelmiGloor (https://www.flickr.com/people/helmi2010/) auf Flickr

Crotalus durissus terrificus, taken on a snake exhibition

Best regards

Helmut
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: degies on June 12, 2014, 05:15:39 AM
Koala
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/13971256318_ce585e98bc_b.jpg)
Lizzie
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/14155066882_1b6169cf45_b.jpg)
Sumatran Tiger
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7383/13971297778_80b163a777_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 12, 2014, 08:35:12 AM
Sad Eyes

Yellow Eyed Penquin

Kaikoura Seal

Capuchin

Tuatara

Koala

Lizzie

Sumatran Tiger


Excellent series. Beautiful pictures. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 12, 2014, 08:37:11 AM
Hi,

Some wildlife and zoo shots:

Best regards

Helmut


Great shots. I especially like the Anax imperator. Well done Helmut.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on June 13, 2014, 10:20:15 PM
Confrontation.  5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro, ISO 320, aperture preferred, f9
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on June 14, 2014, 12:38:50 AM
Despite all the difficulties, or perhaps, taking them into account, excellent work.

sek

Another Cracker Eldar, I think for us Mortals this is the only chance we will get to Photograph these amazing Creatures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on June 14, 2014, 03:15:57 AM
This particular image was a bit difficult. Not enough light on the animal, lots of branches in the way and a fairly bright background. Worst problem though is my total lack of competence and knowledge of the post processing techniques/software.

And it is true Edward, I have loads of images from this trip. We shot most of it early in the morning and in the evening (before opening and after closing of the park) and there are lots of tall trees in the park. It was also overcast, so lighting was not that easy.

Here´s a lynx, chewing on a bird he caught (look at his right angle of mouth ;))
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @200, f2.8, ISO8000
Wow! great shot Eldar! What was the shutter speed? Were you shooting in Av?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on June 14, 2014, 04:30:10 AM

Here´s a lynx, chewing on a bird he caught (look at his right angle of mouth ;))
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @200, f2.8, ISO8000
Wow! great shot Eldar! What was the shutter speed? Were you shooting in Av?
Thanks,
The shutter speed was 1/250s, shot in manual mode with auto-ISO. I tend to prefer this, since I can control both shutter speed and aperture. But the auto-ISO on the 5DIII is not as good as the 1DX, since you can´t do exposure compensation. But in this case it worked out quite well.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: wysiwtf on June 14, 2014, 05:07:50 AM
hello kitty
5DIII, 35 f1.4 Art
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on June 14, 2014, 11:06:42 AM
"OK, If I can have the chubby blonde to the right, you can have the fat bearded Nikon guy to the left ..."

Amur tiger (Nordens Ark)

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @320mm
1/200s, f7.1, ISO1600

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on June 14, 2014, 11:41:05 AM
"OK, If I can have the chubby blonde to the right, you can have the fat bearded one to the left ..."

Amur tiger (Nordens Ark)

1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @320mm
1/200s, f7.1, ISO1600

That's a great one Eldar. Wonderful.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on June 17, 2014, 02:41:11 PM
Sad Eyes
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/14155237711_9f1fbf33cc_h.jpg)
Yellow Eyed Penquin
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5109/13971919760_056e3ad24a_h.jpg)
Kaikoura Seal
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/14155177221_1e988b4c54_h.jpg)
Capuchin
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14155240292_72b13a84fe_h.jpg)
Tuatara
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/14178013993_0bffa7a44e_h.jpg)

WOW. These are STUNNING. Absolutely love the color, and the subjects and composition are excellent.

+1
good processing too
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on June 19, 2014, 11:00:23 AM
Black bear cub in the wild, checking out the environment
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Chisox2335 on June 21, 2014, 08:53:22 AM
Canon 6D, Tamron SP70-200 F2.8

1/100, F4.0, ISO 2500 @ 167MM

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 21, 2014, 12:21:45 PM
Hi Chisox.
Wow! Very nicely done.

Cheers Graham.

Canon 6D, Tamron SP70-200 F2.8

1/100, F4.0, ISO 2500 @ 167MM
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: noncho on June 21, 2014, 01:50:38 PM
Here are some of my last shots of vultures:

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/P0Z6242_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/P0Z7419_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/3Z0B6877_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_6911_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_7747_.jpg)

(http://www.nonchoiliev.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IMG_7055_.jpg)

You can check out whole gallery with bigger resolution images here - http://www.nonchoiliev.com/rodopi (http://www.nonchoiliev.com/rodopi)


P.S. Canon Bulgaria gave us the best that they have for this pics - 1DX, 5D III, 70D; 300 2.8L IS II, 400 2.8L IS II, 500 4.0L IS II, 200-400 4.0L IS, extenders  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 21, 2014, 01:54:27 PM
Here are some of my last shots of vultures:


Very nice. I love the 3rd picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ardan on June 21, 2014, 03:05:20 PM
I like the expression of this sheep, think it looks quite funny.

5D Mk III + EF 70-200mm f4L IS + EF 2x Mk III @ 400mm, 1/640s, f/11, ISO-400
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on June 27, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
Dolphin, airborne.  Shot from the stern of a boat, a pod of dolphins were surfing in the wake.

Canon 5Diii, 70-200 f4 L, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/2500
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 27, 2014, 09:25:22 PM
Great shot Steven.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on June 27, 2014, 09:44:26 PM
Wow, what a shot, Steven!
Magnif!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on June 27, 2014, 10:54:11 PM
and on a smaller scale.....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on June 29, 2014, 04:14:21 AM
Dolphin, airborne.  Shot from the stern of a boat, a pod of dolphins were surfing in the wake.

Canon 5Diii, 70-200 f4 L, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/2500

Great shot Steven!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: climber on June 29, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
I'm so scared...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 29, 2014, 10:43:42 AM
I'm so scared...

So cute!   :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 29, 2014, 07:48:56 PM
Hi climber.
That is a great shot, a face full of anxiety and whiskers, all pointing forwards though so maybe not as anxious as he/she first appears!
We'll done, very cute!

Cheers Graham.

I'm so scared...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: climber on June 30, 2014, 01:27:04 AM
I'm so scared...

So cute!   :)

Hi climber.
That is a great shot, a face full of anxiety and whiskers, all pointing forwards though so maybe not as anxious as he/she first appears!
We'll done, very cute!

Cheers Graham.

I'm so scared...

Thanks. ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ibarnett on June 30, 2014, 03:45:45 AM
Roo with 70D, 70-300L @ 221mm ISO100 1/500 f/7.1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 30, 2014, 06:11:34 AM
Roo with 70D, 70-300L @ 221mm ISO100 1/500 f/7.1

Very nice shot. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on June 30, 2014, 06:42:05 PM
black bear i saw last week
had to really push the ISO but its still usable
 70d
400mm
f5.6
1/250
ISO 4000
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14359660580_08aa6dcc70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nSV1NQ)IMG_8656 (https://flic.kr/p/nSV1NQ) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 30, 2014, 08:17:09 PM
Hi ibarnett.
Roo with 70D and 70-300L.
Damn that Roo has some good gear, not sure about his camera bag though, looks a bit big!  ;D ::)

Sorry just couldn't help myself!  :-[

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: paradoxxx on June 30, 2014, 10:02:29 PM
Here’s one of my better ones.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Chisox2335 on July 02, 2014, 08:02:26 AM
Canon 6D with Tamron 70-200 F2.8
F5.6 1/100 ISO5000 @ 177mm

First day the fawn wasn't buried in the vegetation.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: AcutancePhotography on July 02, 2014, 10:04:36 AM
Black bear cub in the wild, checking out the environment

Awesome shot.  I would be very concerned trying to take a picture of a bear cub if I did not know where the mother was.

(did I just hear a twig snap behind me?)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on July 03, 2014, 01:15:16 PM
Young whitetail stag licking his chops.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Murilo_mms on July 03, 2014, 01:55:15 PM
5D3 + 135mm 2L

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14484673955_1988697f65_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/murilomms/14484673955/)
Simba Safari (https://www.flickr.com/photos/murilomms/14484673955/) por murilomms (https://www.flickr.com/people/murilomms/), no Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14298046270_d491bef10d_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/murilomms/14298046270/)
Simba Safari (https://www.flickr.com/photos/murilomms/14298046270/) por murilomms (https://www.flickr.com/people/murilomms/), no Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14504804433_2f49709bbc_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/murilomms/14504804433/)
Simba Safari (https://www.flickr.com/photos/murilomms/14504804433/) por murilomms (https://www.flickr.com/people/murilomms/), no Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on July 03, 2014, 02:01:08 PM
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.  Photographed in a friend's front yard, where the snake lives in peace and undisturbed   by passersby.

Canon 5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro Lens, ISO 320 "M" setting, f7.1 @ 1/60, scene lighted by Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight, with diffuser.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 04, 2014, 04:18:54 AM
Hi Steven.
Cool shot, I like the detail you captured.
Does your friend have a "BEWARE OF THE DOG RATTLER" sign?  ;D
I like the idea of leaving nature be, but not sure I would like to live with something so easily pissed of and so deadly when it is, in the proximity! Does he keep it well fed?

Cheers Graham.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.  Photographed in a friend's front yard, where the snake lives in peace and undisturbed   by passersby.

Canon 5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro Lens, ISO 320 "M" setting, f7.1 @ 1/60, scene lighted by Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight, with diffuser.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on July 04, 2014, 04:22:58 AM
Hi Steven.
Cool shot, I like the detail you captured.
Does your friend have a "BEWARE OF THE DOG RATTLER" sign?  ;D
I like the idea of leaving nature be, but not sure I would like to live with something so easily pissed of and so deadly when it is, in the proximity! Does he keep it well fed?

Cheers Graham.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.  Photographed in a friend's front yard, where the snake lives in peace and undisturbed   by passersby.

Canon 5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro Lens, ISO 320 "M" setting, f7.1 @ 1/60, scene lighted by Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight, with diffuser.

I would never leave a full grown diamondback anywhere near my property....you're just asking for trouble by doing that.

But, to each their own!

Nice detail in that photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on July 04, 2014, 10:58:27 AM
Rattlers are common where I live (southeastern Arizona) and one learns a thing or two about them after a while.  First, they are utterly uninterested in people.  Rattlesnakes don't "attack" people, they defend themselves when interfered with.  Yes, it's possible to get bitten if you put your feet or your hands where they shouldn't be or if you forget to watch where you walk, but statistically, more than 2/3 of rattlesnake bites occur when people deliberately interfere with the snake.  The basic rule is: leave the snake alone and it won't bother you.  The second rule is: always stay outside of striking range, which is a minimum of 2/3 the length of the snake.  Stay 3 feet away from a 3-foot rattler and it can't reach you.

These are also highly beneficial reptiles in that they keep down the rodent population.  Arizona has many times more packrats than rattlers and packrats can do a lot of damage to property whereas rattlesnakes do none.

I see rattlesnakes here at least a couple of times a month, especially during the warmer months.  They're everywhere.  Seeing so many of them is conducive to developing a "live and let live" attitude about these beautiful animals.  I might add that snakebite is a very rare phenomenon even though there are many snakes living here.  In a state with a population of about 9 million people -- augmented by several million tourists each year -- we experience only about 300 rattlesnake bites per year.  One has a much bigger chance of being hit by a car while out walking than being bitten by a snake.

That said, I'd never leave a snake in a location where there is a risk that someone could blunder into it.  A snake on a sidewalk or on the front doorstep needs to be moved to a safer location.  Don't try doing that if you see one, call a professional to do it for you.  In my community the local fire department will gladly remove troublesome snakes.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 04, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
Hi Steven.
I imagine that your friends yard is a fair size if they are far enough out of the town to have a snake, our friends in Phoenix have quite a large yard, and they are far enough out of the city to be close to wildlife.
If we had a 3ft rattler in our front yard it would be difficult not to get in range of it whilst walking to the door! Ours is called a yard because it is! ;D
Well ok it's about 4 yds by 3yds!

Thanks for the education on the risk involved, I know we were told to watch where we walked if we went out in the natural environment, and to stop if we heard a rattle, not move until it was located then back away slowly so as not to alarm it further, I was aware that they only bite in defence if threatened. I have been led to understand some of the rattlesnake species are more prone to bite than others, or they feel threatened more easily.

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on July 04, 2014, 06:32:22 PM
Rattlers are common where I live (southeastern Arizona) and one learns a thing or two about them after a while.  First, they are utterly uninterested in people.  Rattlesnakes don't "attack" people, they defend themselves when interfered with.  Yes, it's possible to get bitten if you put your feet or your hands where they shouldn't be or if you forget to watch where you walk, but statistically, more than 2/3 of rattlesnake bites occur when people deliberately interfere with the snake.  The basic rule is: leave the snake alone and it won't bother you.  The second rule is: always stay outside of striking range, which is a minimum of 2/3 the length of the snake.  Stay 3 feet away from a 3-foot rattler and it can't reach you.

These are also highly beneficial reptiles in that they keep down the rodent population.  Arizona has many times more packrats than rattlers and packrats can do a lot of damage to property whereas rattlesnakes do none.

I see rattlesnakes here at least a couple of times a month, especially during the warmer months.  They're everywhere.  Seeing so many of them is conducive to developing a "live and let live" attitude about these beautiful animals.  I might add that snakebite is a very rare phenomenon even though there are many snakes living here.  In a state with a population of about 9 million people -- augmented by several million tourists each year -- we experience only about 300 rattlesnake bites per year.  One has a much bigger chance of being hit by a car while out walking than being bitten by a snake.

That said, I'd never leave a snake in a location where there is a risk that someone could blunder into it.  A snake on a sidewalk or on the front doorstep needs to be moved to a safer location.  Don't try doing that if you see one, call a professional to do it for you.  In my community the local fire department will gladly remove troublesome snakes.

Glad to hear that the FD will remove it at no cost to you.   
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: amendegw on July 07, 2014, 05:40:04 PM
Jazzy the Dog.

I love the Canon 1DX / 70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM Combo!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20447760/Public%20Photos/Jazzy%20the%20Dog%20-%201DX%2070-200.jpg)

...Jerry
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 07, 2014, 08:20:15 PM
Jazzy the Dog.

I love the Canon 1DX / 70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM Combo!

...Jerry

Very nice shot....And welcome to CR Jerry  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: davejdoe on July 09, 2014, 09:35:09 PM
Almost stepped on this guy today. Only had my 300mm with the 1.4 extender so I had to take a couple steps back to take this haha.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3917/14427593448_b7a11c65a8_b.jpg)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92414546@N04/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/92414546@N04/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ifp on July 13, 2014, 01:36:34 PM
Gorilla from the Memphis Zoo. 6d, Tamron 150-600 at 600mm f6.3, 1/125s, ISO 4000

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14634788634_06d2fc8488_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oie7MY)Staring into your Soul (https://flic.kr/p/oie7MY) by jmn804 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 13, 2014, 01:40:28 PM
Gorilla from the Memphis Zoo. 6d, Tamron 150-600 at 600mm f6.3, 1/125s, ISO 4000

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14634788634_06d2fc8488_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oie7MY)Staring into your Soul (https://flic.kr/p/oie7MY) by jmn804 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Just excellent and fascinating!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on July 14, 2014, 12:44:44 PM
Gorilla from the Memphis Zoo. 6d, Tamron 150-600 at 600mm f6.3, 1/125s, ISO 4000

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14634788634_06d2fc8488_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oie7MY)Staring into your Soul (https://flic.kr/p/oie7MY) by jmn804 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

intense!  nice job!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on July 14, 2014, 12:45:55 PM
early morning fog and a doe hidden in the tall grasses...

300mm 2.8 at 420mm.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 14, 2014, 01:02:48 PM
early morning fog and a doe hidden in the tall grasses...

300mm 2.8 at 420mm.


Very nice done!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 14, 2014, 01:05:14 PM
early morning fog and a doe hidden in the tall grasses...

300mm 2.8 at 420mm.


Very nice shot Northstar.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on July 14, 2014, 02:35:01 PM
Here's one of the more unusual things I've seen - a big squirrel crawling around on my screen door.  He was licking something off the mesh, much to the excitement of my two cats.

I think he must have be a Spiderman fan ;)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-VHJRWxg/0/L/_H2B6899_ID-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 14, 2014, 04:03:36 PM
LOL  ;D  Funny picture mackguyver   ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on July 14, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
LOL  ;D  Funny picture mackguyver   ;D
Thanks, and I wish I could have gotten a better picture, but there's a treadmill in the way and he showed up in the middle of dinner.  It was hilarious to see him crawling around like that.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vossie on July 14, 2014, 04:30:14 PM
early morning fog and a doe hidden in the tall grasses...

300mm 2.8 at 420mm.

Great shot Northstar; love the pastel colors on this one!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 17, 2014, 02:20:16 PM
Hi Mackguyver.
If you have cats that was cat TV!  :D
Interesting shot.

Cheers Graham.

Here's one of the more unusual things I've seen - a big squirrel crawling around on my screen door.  He was licking something off the mesh, much to the excitement of my two cats.

I think he must have be a Spiderman fan ;)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-VHJRWxg/0/L/_H2B6899_ID-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 17, 2014, 02:26:31 PM
Hi Northstar and ifp.
Nice shots you guys. I will never forget Guy the Gorilla at London Zoo, he was in a virtually bare enclosure, he had a whisker rolling it between his thumb and forefinger, studying it with what looked like great intellect, so sad..

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on July 17, 2014, 03:19:10 PM
Curious Deer (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-6.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-2.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-5.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on July 17, 2014, 03:29:01 PM
Hi Mackguyver.
If you have cats that was cat TV!  :D
Interesting shot.

Cheers Graham.

Here's one of the more unusual things I've seen - a big squirrel crawling around on my screen door.  He was licking something off the mesh, much to the excitement of my two cats.

I think he must have be a Spiderman fan ;)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-VHJRWxg/0/L/_H2B6899_ID-L.jpg)
That's for sure - and he's been back the last few nights, but the cats have pounded on the glass and scared him off before I could get better photos!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jeevz on July 17, 2014, 04:46:25 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14678465902_777199a8b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/on5Ywj)
Snack Time (https://flic.kr/p/on5Ywj) by Sanjeev Deo (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(Love the squirrel shot)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ifp on July 17, 2014, 09:37:03 PM
Thanks, candyman, Northstar and Valvebounce!

There are so many amazing shots on here. It drives me to work at improving.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 21, 2014, 08:38:05 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14678465902_777199a8b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/on5Ywj)
Snack Time (https://flic.kr/p/on5Ywj) by Sanjeev Deo (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


nice picture....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 21, 2014, 08:42:37 PM
a deer...

60^ + Tamron 150-600 at 375mm, 1/400, F9.0, iso320
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 21, 2014, 09:23:27 PM
Snack Time


Very nice shot Jeevz.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on July 21, 2014, 11:39:25 PM
Happened to catch this pair of Southern Pacific Diamondbacks during the early part of their tango. 

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-20JUL14/i-8zfJNDt/0/X3/C8501-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Steve on July 22, 2014, 12:44:01 AM
Here's my contribution for this season's Velvet Horned Juvenile Ungulate
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: 2n10 on July 22, 2014, 09:28:36 AM
White-tailed Antelope Ground Squirrel
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Mammals/White-tailed-Antelope-Ground-Squirrel-2.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Mammals/White-tailed-Antelope-Ground-Squirrel-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 22, 2014, 09:32:09 AM
White-tailed Antelope Ground Squirrel

Really nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on July 22, 2014, 03:15:16 PM
Happened to catch this pair of Southern Pacific Diamondbacks during the early part of their tango. 

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-20JUL14/i-8zfJNDt/0/X3/C8501-X3.jpg)
That's certainly a good use for 840mm of focal length!  Interesting behavior and nice composition.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Logan on July 25, 2014, 10:07:15 AM
Curious Deer (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-6.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-2.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-5.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

love the light on the fuzzy antlers! nice shots.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on July 25, 2014, 11:13:01 AM
That's certainly a good use for 840mm of focal length!  Interesting behavior and nice composition.

Thank macguyver! 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: HarmsWay on July 26, 2014, 07:51:30 AM
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 26, 2014, 09:15:32 AM
Very nice series HarmsWay...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on July 26, 2014, 04:02:30 PM
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100

Welcome to CR HarmsWay  :)

Beautiful photos. Are those from South Africa Safari?

One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE.
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE...
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE....
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..... ::)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on July 26, 2014, 05:12:14 PM
Curious Deer (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-6.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-2.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/curious-deer-5.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2014/07/17/curious-deer/)

love the light on the fuzzy antlers! nice shots.

Thanks! That's velvet, the proper name for the fuzzy covering on a deer's antlers, until their rutting season. Just before the rut, velvet falls off, they scrape off the remnants while they sharpen their antlers on tree trunks, after which they are left with the sharp, bony antlers were most familiar with.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: HarmsWay on July 27, 2014, 09:00:39 AM
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100

Welcome to CR HarmsWay  :)

Beautiful photos. Are those from South Africa Safari?

One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE.
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE...
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE....
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..... ::)

Thanks Dylan777! All three were made in Zambia where I live at the moment.

On one of my trips I was woken at 04:00 AM by the shouting of baboons; they were clearly distressed. When we left camp at 06:00 it turned out that the lions in the first shot had killed an impala just 300 meters from where we had slept. The baboons had been witness of the kill and alerted everyone nearby!

When we arrived on the scene, only the head of the impala remained. The cub is still licking its lips and if you look closely at the picture you can see that the fur of the lioness on the right is still red around the jawbone from feeding.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on July 27, 2014, 11:21:06 AM
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100

Welcome to CR HarmsWay  :)

Beautiful photos. Are those from South Africa Safari?

One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE.
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE...
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE....
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..... ::)

Thanks Dylan777! All three were made in Zambia where I live at the moment.

On one of my trips I was woken at 04:00 AM by the shouting of baboons; they were clearly distressed. When we left camp at 06:00 it turned out that the lions in the first shot had killed an impala just 300 meters from where we had slept. The baboons had been witness of the kill and alerted everyone nearby!

When we arrived on the scene, only the head of the impala remained. The cub is still licking its lips and if you look closely at the picture you can see that the fur of the lioness on the right is still red around the jawbone from feeding.
Wow...that's awesome HarmsWay. Thank you for sharing the photos and quick story.

I'm in California, USA. Safari is on my bucket list. Someday... ::)

Best,
Dylan
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on July 27, 2014, 10:47:21 PM
I havebeen seeing this doe in the same spot for 3 days now so I threw on my camo and stalked to the edge of the bean field where i saw her yesterday. It took almost 2 hours of crawling but i got to within 10 yards . I hope she makes it through another hunting season , she is real pretty to look at.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14558918918_37a7ef8434_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/obwgnq)piebald doe (https://flic.kr/p/obwgnq) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 28, 2014, 12:53:56 AM
I havebeen seeing this doe in the same spot for 3 days now so I threw on my camo and stalked to the edge of the bean field where i saw her yesterday. It took almost 2 hours of crawling but i got to within 10 yards . I hope she makes it through another hunting season , she is real pretty to look at.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/14558918918_37a7ef8434_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/obwgnq)piebald doe (https://flic.kr/p/obwgnq) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

It is so beautiful to see them free. Great photo!
Damn those hunters  >:(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nineyards on July 28, 2014, 01:50:13 AM
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Elk/i-jVCsFFp/1/L/AC3R5628%20Elk-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Elk/i-jVCsFFp/A)

Around Banff National Park
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 28, 2014, 09:21:55 AM
Hi nineyards.
Nice shot, magnificent beast, great to see the antlers not on a wall.

Cheers Graham.


(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Elk/i-jVCsFFp/1/L/AC3R5628%20Elk-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Elk/i-jVCsFFp/A)

Around Banff National Park
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nineyards on July 28, 2014, 09:55:02 AM
Hi nineyards.
Nice shot, magnificent beast, great to see the antlers not on a wall.

Cheers Graham.


(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Elk/i-jVCsFFp/1/L/AC3R5628%20Elk-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Elk/i-jVCsFFp/A)

Around Banff National Park
Hi Graham, thank you,I learned early on I am not the hunter type, failed quite miserably in what was perceived as my rite of passage into manhood, I see no sense in it at all if you have the means to go grocery shopping once a week
To me its just killing for pleasure plain and simple
My name is Vincent by the way and this is one of the bigger ones I've seen, massive actually, and the untorn velvet on the antlers was just icing on the cake
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 28, 2014, 06:23:40 PM
since we seem to be on a bit of a deer theme.....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 28, 2014, 08:00:23 PM
Hi Vincent.
I wasn't sure if the Vincent in your signature was you or the originator of the quote!
When we visited Az we were taken shooting by our friends, I learned I could shoot to kill, I killed an Nvidea graphics card with a Luger, an intel motherboard with an AK47 and you should have seen the Hifi lurch when it was hit by a musket ball from a replica civil war musket!  ;D
I could never shoot at an animal.

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 28, 2014, 08:01:44 PM
since we seem to be on a bit of a deer theme.....

Nicely done. So cute.  :)   :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: josephandrews222 on July 28, 2014, 10:06:01 PM
...mo' of the same.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 28, 2014, 10:08:47 PM
...mo' of the same.


Very nice capture.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on July 28, 2014, 10:20:41 PM
I feel a need to break up all of this cuteness.  Fishing Spider and friend.  5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro, ISO 200, "M" setting, f/14 @ 1/160, assisted by 600EX-RT speedlite.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 29, 2014, 07:13:48 AM
...mo' of the same.


Beautiful and charming photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 29, 2014, 07:15:06 AM
I feel a need to break up all of this cuteness.  Fishing Spider and friend.  5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro, ISO 200, "M" setting, f/14 @ 1/160, assisted by 600EX-RT speedlite.


Yikes!
Great capture but I like cuteness....getting more sentimental in older age (past 50)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nineyards on July 29, 2014, 10:01:59 AM
Banff Alberta
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Bears/i-37jgqdZ/1/L/IMG_0014%20Bear-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Bears/i-37jgqdZ/A)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 29, 2014, 11:43:50 AM
Banff Alberta
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Bears/i-37jgqdZ/1/L/IMG_0014%20Bear-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Bears/i-37jgqdZ/A)
Nice!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: SloPhoto on July 29, 2014, 12:16:47 PM
Found this fellow on a hike in CO.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14774566921_d729286f1e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ovzw1r)
Goat. (https://flic.kr/p/ovzw1r) by mdsansone (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 29, 2014, 12:19:35 PM
Found this fellow on a hike in CO.


Beautiful shot SloPhoto.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 29, 2014, 12:29:44 PM
Found this fellow on a hike in CO.

well done! I like how you have the shot framed with the scalloping of the ice behind and the blue of the ice below.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on July 31, 2014, 01:00:39 AM
Found this fellow on a hike in CO.
That is amazing!
.......
...mo' of the same.
Really cool to catch that moment. 
.......

I've been hanging out with less furry acquaintances and on Sunday had an opportunity to get some closeups.   
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-26-27JUL14/i-dDVmDwC/0/X3/C8601-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 31, 2014, 04:11:48 AM
Found this fellow on a hike in CO.
That is amazing!
.......
...mo' of the same.
Really cool to catch that moment. 
.......

I've been hanging out with less furry acquaintances and on Sunday had an opportunity to get some closeups.   
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-26-27JUL14/i-dDVmDwC/0/X3/C8601-X3.jpg)


That's a wonderful shot.
What focal length did you use? And, is this snake dangerous? (we don't have snakes over here so no knowledge about that)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 31, 2014, 08:41:21 AM
I've been hanging out with less furry acquaintances and on Sunday had an opportunity to get some closeups.   

Nice capture. Well done ERHP.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gh4photos on July 31, 2014, 09:22:26 AM
Green-crowned brilliant hummingbird, Costa Rica.  Multi flash set up.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 31, 2014, 09:25:42 AM
Green-crowned brilliant hummingbird, Costa Rica.  Multi flash set up.


Awesome. Great first post...And welcome to CR  :)


Keep posting!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on July 31, 2014, 09:33:57 AM
Found this fellow on a hike in CO.
That is amazing!
.......
...mo' of the same.
Really cool to catch that moment. 
.......

I've been hanging out with less furry acquaintances and on Sunday had an opportunity to get some closeups.   

That's a wonderful shot.
What focal length did you use? And, is this snake dangerous? (we don't have snakes over here so no knowledge about that)

Candyman, Thanks!  This was with a 600 + 1.4X TC, 840mm total.  Supposedly in the top three for toxicity in SoCal so keeping 20' plus a good sized break between his rock and mine seemed like a good idea.  Plus an escape plan...

Thanks Click!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 31, 2014, 09:56:05 AM
Green-crowned brilliant hummingbird, Costa Rica.  Multi flash set up.


Awesome. Great first post...And welcome to CR  :)


Keep posting!


+1
Wonderful, and Welcome
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gh4photos on July 31, 2014, 09:59:08 AM
Awesome. Great first post...And welcome to CR  :)


Keep posting!
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Thanks!  Looking forward to participating more.  Can't wait to see what, if anything, becomes of the rumored 7D mk II...would love to update my 7D to another 1.6 crop sensor body but with better image quality and lower noise at high ISOs.

P.S. how do I change the SX50 that appears under my screen name?  Don't know how that got there.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on July 31, 2014, 10:01:07 AM
Green-crowned brilliant hummingbird, Costa Rica.  Multi flash set up.
This is the type of picture that one should see in an article showing the benefits of using multiple flashes. Well done!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 31, 2014, 10:43:32 AM
Awesome. Great first post...And welcome to CR  :)


Keep posting!

Thanks!  Looking forward to participating more.  Can't wait to see what, if anything, becomes of the rumored 7D mk II...would love to update my 7D to another 1.6 crop sensor body but with better image quality and lower noise at high ISOs.


P.S. how do I change the SX50 that appears under my screen name?  Don't know how that got there.


By posting a lot  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 31, 2014, 10:45:50 AM
By posting a lot  8)

 ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Menace on August 01, 2014, 07:01:44 AM
Green-crowned brilliant hummingbird, Costa Rica.  Multi flash set up.


Awesome. Great first post...And welcome to CR  :)


Keep posting!


+1
Wonderful, and Welcome

Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 01, 2014, 01:00:15 PM
Eye-to-eye with a Ruddy turnstone, Holy Island, off the North East coast of England.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/holy_island_2013/turnstones_holy_island_3.jpg)

(Bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/holy_island_2013/turnstones_holy_island_3.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 2x handheld at 600mm.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on August 01, 2014, 01:12:44 PM
Eye-to-eye with a Ruddy turnstone, Holy Island, off the North East coast of England.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/holy_island_2013/turnstones_holy_island_3.jpg)

(Bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/holy_island_2013/turnstones_holy_island_3.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 2x handheld at 600mm.
Great shot and quality. Obvious very good demonstration of the result of the Sigma - even with the 2x ext.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on August 03, 2014, 05:00:33 PM
Eye-to-eye with a Ruddy turnstone, Holy Island, off the North East coast of England.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/holy_island_2013/turnstones_holy_island_3.jpg)

(Bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/holy_island_2013/turnstones_holy_island_3.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 2x handheld at 600mm.
These are really interesting birds and it looks like these guys have similar walks - here's one in a different plumage - at 400mm:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-KmzBKq2/3/L/i-KmzBKq2-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on August 05, 2014, 03:29:23 PM
Not my best animal shot, but he's still pretty cute anyway!

Chipmunk

1dx and 300 2.8 IS
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 05, 2014, 03:39:08 PM
So cute  :) Nicely done Northstar.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on August 14, 2014, 03:20:29 AM
Finally had the does come by with six of the fawns this last Sunday evening.  This one got pretty close.  Just wish it would rain and put some green back on the hillsides.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-10AUG14/i-x8NX8r8/0/X3/C8906-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 14, 2014, 04:10:36 AM
Hi ERHP.
Green or no green, a stunning shot, I really like this, colour, composition, perfect.

Cheers Graham.

Finally had the does come by with six of the fawns this last Sunday evening.  This one got pretty close.  Just wish it would rain and put some green back on the hillsides.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on August 14, 2014, 04:22:20 AM
I few months back I got this visitor on our terrace :)



(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Dieren/i-QkkG8GM/1/L/FL-20140501-_5D_9920-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 14, 2014, 06:00:41 AM
Finally had the does come by with six of the fawns this last Sunday evening.  This one got pretty close.  Just wish it would rain and put some green back on the hillsides.

So cute.  :)  Nicely done ERHP.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 14, 2014, 06:02:18 AM
I few months back I got this visitor on our terrace :)

You have to take this one at high speed   ;D  Well done FEBS.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on August 14, 2014, 06:41:32 AM
I few months back I got this visitor on our terrace :)

You have to take this one at high speed   ;D  Well done FEBS.

Yes yes, that's the reason I needed HSS flashes

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: procentje20 on August 14, 2014, 08:13:20 AM
This butterfly like creature was awesome. It went from flower to flower with its long tongue

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14915390922_5ca5031017.jpg)
 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/procentjetwintig/14915390922/)
I'm not quite sure about the balance between flash and natural light in this picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nineyards on August 14, 2014, 09:59:38 AM
All I had was a 70-200 at the time but luckily a couple I met were nice enough to bring me out on their boat, that definitely made up for my focal length handicap

(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-WWdPkFv/1/L/_MG_0056%20Harbour%20Seals-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-WWdPkFv/A) 

(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-nvcVhJF/1/L/_MG_0129%20Harbour%20Seals-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-nvcVhJF/A)

(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-6k8jBHG/1/L/_MG_0147%20Harbour%20Seals%20%282%29-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-6k8jBHG/A)


(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-cVJs4SM/1/L/_MG_0159%20Harbour%20Seals-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Mammals/Seals/i-cVJs4SM/A)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 14, 2014, 10:33:11 AM
All I had was a 70-200 at the time but luckily a couple I met were nice enough to bring me out on their boat, that definitely made up for my focal length handicap

I really like your series. Well done nineyards.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nineyards on August 15, 2014, 12:33:01 AM
All I had was a 70-200 at the time but luckily a couple I met were nice enough to bring me out on their boat, that definitely made up for my focal length handicap

I really like your series. Well done nineyards.

Thanks Click, luck of the draw, this couple knew exactly where the good shots were
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 08:34:17 AM
1. Wings up! Don't move!
2. Koi
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sue.t on August 16, 2014, 10:55:46 AM
Grizzly in Yukon - June 2014

(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140624_Grizzly_42.jpg)

(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140624_Grizzly_25.jpg)

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 16, 2014, 11:02:20 AM
Great shots. I really like the second one.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 01:32:37 PM
1. Nova Scotia bunny
2. British Columbia bunny
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 01:34:12 PM
Squirrel eyeballing the photographer
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on August 16, 2014, 04:35:24 PM
dpc...Really great series of photos! Excellent work. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 16, 2014, 05:13:54 PM
dpc...Really great series of photos! Excellent work. :)


Thanks.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on August 16, 2014, 05:17:52 PM
Grizzly in Yukon - June 2014

Lovely!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 17, 2014, 05:03:57 PM
Golden-mantled ground squirrel
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 17, 2014, 05:11:23 PM
Cute  :)  Well done dpc.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 17, 2014, 06:48:57 PM
Cute  :)  Well done dpc.


Thanks. They are cute little critters.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on August 18, 2014, 05:40:56 AM
Golden-mantled ground squirrel


Very cute photo!



Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Omni Images on August 18, 2014, 06:59:23 AM
Shot these guys yesterday in the rain.
And this wild Brumby in our snowfields on the weekend
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Omni Images on August 18, 2014, 07:01:34 AM
The alpacas in the rain didn't load, try again
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: betz-naturfoto on August 18, 2014, 08:31:48 AM
Hi,

my name is Stefan and I am from germany.

I'd like to show you, 3 of my all-time-fav pics:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8470601673_55513d7fda_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14447892481_f5d11f7f1d_z.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/9789072963_bf8884b406.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 18, 2014, 10:05:28 AM
Hi,

my name is Stefan and I am from germany.

I'd like to show you, 3 of my all-time-fav pics:


Hello Stephan,

Very nice first post. Great shots.

...And Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mackguyver on August 18, 2014, 02:34:13 PM
Stefan, welcome to CR and thank you for sharing your excellent work!  I can't believe you were able to get so close to the lynx and badger.  That's a very impressive first post and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CurtL5 on August 20, 2014, 11:48:19 AM
5Dmiii + 70-200 2.8 + 1.8ii TC
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on August 25, 2014, 05:40:18 AM
Hi,

my name is Stefan and I am from germany.

I'd like to show you, 3 of my all-time-fav pics:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8470601673_55513d7fda_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14447892481_f5d11f7f1d_z.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/9789072963_bf8884b406.jpg)

Excellent Betz!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: betz-naturfoto on August 26, 2014, 08:20:33 AM
Allright, thanks for the comments.

Here a few more pics:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/10570048913_0b219a35dd.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/10569808416_b647495df3_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/14389168756_695a1f80ba.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/13574624564_3aeab40572.jpg)

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 08:49:19 AM
Allright, thanks for the comments.

Here a few more pics:

Nice pictures. The last one is a very cool shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 26, 2014, 10:24:48 AM
Bearded dragon
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on August 26, 2014, 11:13:32 AM
One of my favourite images of two Vervet monkeys at close of the day.
Title: A few wildlife images
Post by: drobertfranz on August 26, 2014, 11:14:54 AM
Here's a few wildlife favs..
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on August 26, 2014, 11:25:18 AM
Hi,

my name is Stefan and I am from germany.

I'd like to show you, 3 of my all-time-fav pics:


I REALLY! like the first one.....
Title: Re: A few wildlife images
Post by: Don Haines on August 26, 2014, 11:26:30 AM
Here's a few wildlife favs..
#2, the fox out mouse hunting.... That is absolutely perfect timing! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: AcutancePhotography on August 26, 2014, 11:51:20 AM

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/10569808416_b647495df3_b.jpg)

If your picture is not good enough
You are not close enough

Gulp!  ;D

I always use the following rule.

If the flesh ripping fangs and the slavering jaws of death are closer than the MFD, the photographer should move back.  LoL
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 01:15:49 PM
One of my favourite images of two Vervet monkeys at close of the day.

I really like this one. Well done Kerry.
Title: Re: A few wildlife images
Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 01:16:25 PM
Here's a few wildlife favs..


WOW Great series. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on August 26, 2014, 02:27:36 PM
Elk cow
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Half Way To Nothing on August 26, 2014, 04:16:00 PM
Some amazing shots above!! The Monkeys as sunset and the Bear are stunning!!

My Wifes horse

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/14473991863_738f17589c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o41ZvR)The Midnight Snack (https://flic.kr/p/o41ZvR) by P A - Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/59783702@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: nc0b on August 26, 2014, 05:21:38 PM
Pictures from my yard in the country, plus some from South Dakota near Mt. Rushmore.  Both crop and FF bodies were used with focal lenghts of 200 or 300mm.  Equipment aside, it comes down to being in the right place at the right time.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on September 02, 2014, 04:20:49 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/15118077321_0ab53aea34_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2W6Fx)Buck (https://flic.kr/p/p2W6Fx) by chops411 (https://www.flickr.com/people/92411354@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on September 02, 2014, 04:36:10 PM
Fallow Deer in shaft of sunlight. Canon 1D mk1v and 300f2.8mkii lens
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 02, 2014, 05:39:57 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14845248499_8a63f9a1ed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oBPMbk)My Road, My Way (https://flic.kr/p/oBPMbk) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14759249008_519bec63c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu)Basking (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: raptor3x on September 02, 2014, 05:47:19 PM
Quote
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14759249008_519bec63c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu)Basking (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

This is awesome.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 02, 2014, 05:49:01 PM
I really like the second image. Nicely done Dustin.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 02, 2014, 06:17:20 PM
Quote


This is awesome.

I really like the second image. Nicely done Dustin.

Thanks, guys
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on September 02, 2014, 06:29:07 PM
Basking
Any one of us would be extremely happy to be able to get 1 shot like this in a lifetime. You land them repeatedly, Dustin. Marvellous!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ralph on September 02, 2014, 06:40:37 PM
Eos 350D :-), yes it has been with 8 MP. When I read what some people in other threads say about the DR of a 5D III then this shot here would not have been possible...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: marceloshak on September 02, 2014, 06:44:17 PM
Hi I´m Marcelo. A couple hours ago during a storm an Iguana fell from a tree on the roof of the house.
Canon 60D | EF-70-300 f4-5.6 IS
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/14935736600_6a4ab3cb91_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Yeayea on September 02, 2014, 07:12:18 PM
San Diego Zoo
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on September 02, 2014, 07:15:32 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14759249008_519bec63c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu)Basking (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

Wow! That's a once in a lifetime shot right there. Incredible!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on September 03, 2014, 11:52:46 AM
Hi I´m Marcelo. A couple hours ago during a storm an Iguana fell from a tree on the roof of the house.
Canon 60D | EF-70-300 f4-5.6 IS
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/14935736600_6a4ab3cb91_o.jpg)

Love it! Excellent shot. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: SloPhoto on September 03, 2014, 01:18:37 PM
As usual, Dustin brings the amazing. Some day I wanna grow up to be like him!

Here are a couple of pinnipeds from my last trip to the Farallones. Sadly, I never got any good photos of the Whites feeding on these fellas, but it was pretty cool to get to watch, at least!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2014, 02:05:42 PM


Wow! That's a once in a lifetime shot right there. Incredible!

As usual, Dustin brings the amazing. Some day I wanna grow up to be like him!


Thanks, guys.  In all fairness, though, knowing how to process things well does help my final product.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MichaelHodges on September 03, 2014, 02:10:48 PM
Dustin, is that a wild or captive wolf?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vivid Color on September 03, 2014, 03:16:40 PM
Here's one I took on my safari in Tanzania last summer:
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: marceloshak on September 03, 2014, 03:28:40 PM
Love it! Excellent shot. Well done.
Thank you  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2014, 03:40:07 PM
Dustin, is that a wild or captive wolf?

It's in a preserve, so does that qualify as a wild or captive?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 04, 2014, 09:54:49 AM
Here's a little coyote snarl for you:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3868/15114610416_71a6ff72e1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2Ck6j)Come Close, I Won&#x27;t Bite (https://flic.kr/p/p2Ck6j) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: MichaelHodges on September 04, 2014, 12:41:18 PM
Dustin, is that a wild or captive wolf?

It's in a preserve, so does that qualify as a wild or captive?


Captive.

Still a beautiful image, though.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dbm on September 04, 2014, 02:29:04 PM
a few of mine
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 04, 2014, 04:42:22 PM
a few of mine


Beautiful shots dbm.  8)  Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on September 07, 2014, 10:20:04 AM
Prairie moose

Not the best picture but I had to snap it quickly out of the car window as I drove by.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Morlin on September 09, 2014, 01:38:37 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 09, 2014, 01:50:54 PM
So cute.  :)  Lovely shot Morlin.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Morlin on September 09, 2014, 02:12:07 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northbird on September 09, 2014, 03:30:03 PM
Shot in the Olympic National Park,  Washington State,  US. 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/14957693857_c0b804f7f1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oML6gp)
Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) (https://flic.kr/p/oML6gp) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on September 10, 2014, 09:58:05 PM
Portrait.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 10, 2014, 10:19:30 PM
Shot in the Olympic National Park,  Washington State,  US. 


Very nice shot Northbird.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 10, 2014, 10:21:47 PM
Portrait.

Great capture.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on September 14, 2014, 03:05:17 PM
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis - catching some sunrays on a spruce.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on September 14, 2014, 03:19:00 PM
Bearded Reedling - Panurus biarmicus
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Steve on September 14, 2014, 03:27:39 PM
Shot in the Olympic National Park,  Washington State,  US. 

Very cool.  I'm going backpacking at Goat Rocks Wilderness next weekend.  Hoping to get some shots of these guys myself.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: T-RonX on September 14, 2014, 04:00:49 PM
GaiaZoo.

Too bad you can see the fence in the bokeh. >:(
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 14, 2014, 04:03:26 PM
Very nice shots T-RonX.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on September 14, 2014, 04:15:47 PM
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus - with fresh fish. Sadly it's not flying towards me. I wasn't in the mood to swim, so we had to have this much distance between us.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on September 14, 2014, 07:58:33 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/15054963268_8ca5ebc13c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oWmC5d)IMG_9876-2 (https://flic.kr/p/oWmC5d) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on September 14, 2014, 08:08:07 PM
... Snip!

Crazy good timing, Sedwards! They're quite impressive when they start jumping like this.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on September 15, 2014, 09:49:20 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14759249008_519bec63c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu)Basking (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Nice shot Dustin! How and where did you shoot this?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on September 15, 2014, 10:54:52 PM
Pepe Le Pew.....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 16, 2014, 06:06:15 AM
Pepe Le Pew.....

Ha Ha Nice one Don.

Where's the cat?  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 16, 2014, 07:45:05 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14759249008_519bec63c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu)Basking (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Nice shot Dustin! How and where did you shoot this?

I shot this in Parc Omega in Quebec, Canada.  How?  I was shooting the pack when I noticed this guy off by himself laying so perfectly on the rock in that sea of grass.  He quickly became my focus.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on September 16, 2014, 12:46:45 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14759249008_519bec63c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu)Basking (https://flic.kr/p/oue1wu) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Nice shot Dustin! How and where did you shoot this?

I shot this in Parc Omega in Quebec, Canada.  How?  I was shooting the pack when I noticed this guy off by himself laying so perfectly on the rock in that sea of grass.  He quickly became my focus.
Wow! Just perfect! I was wondering how you came about this chap. I guess sometimes the scene/picture draws you to it :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DiSnapper on September 16, 2014, 02:49:02 PM
A male Asiatic Lion: King of the jungle

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/14983365529_dc4b63c8d1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQ2Eyr)

_MG_9852 DSS (https://flic.kr/p/oQ2Eyr) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 16, 2014, 02:50:39 PM
A male Asiatic Lion: King of the jungle

Lovely. Beautiful light.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sama on September 16, 2014, 03:01:31 PM
Shot last week with EOS M and 18 55 kit lens @ 55mm F.10 in the middle of the day at Old San Juan El Morro Fort. Only a few feet away from this guy.

**Iguanas**
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on September 17, 2014, 02:11:21 AM
Great shots, Dustin!
Congrats.

IMHO the deer is a little bit to much in the center, and therefore a bit boring, but it fits that way to the title (my road)
And the wolf is just awsome, great, lovely, 100%, ... (chose whtever you like). Great job!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on September 17, 2014, 04:55:28 AM
Shot last week with EOS M and 18 55 kit lens @ 55mm F.10 in the middle of the day at Old San Juan El Morro Fort. Only a few feet away from this guy.

**Iguanas**


Did you crawl together? Very nice photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sama on September 18, 2014, 08:26:32 AM

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Did you crawl together? Very nice photo!
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Thanks. Just found another one showing more details of the head of this guy.
Crawling ?? No way..... with my fat belly. hehe
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on September 18, 2014, 09:51:48 PM
not a great pic but a nice deer and he posed perfectly for me.
70D
100-400 @ 400mm
F5.6
1/80
ISO 2500
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15096718479_eacff72720_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p13CrD)IMG_9906-2 (https://flic.kr/p/p13CrD) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 21, 2014, 08:58:39 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/15110441398_ae01258a8e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2fXMG)Velvet (https://flic.kr/p/p2fXMG) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

6D + 70-300L
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 21, 2014, 09:01:52 AM
Very nice shot Dustin.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on September 21, 2014, 09:02:31 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/15110441398_ae01258a8e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2fXMG)Velvet (https://flic.kr/p/p2fXMG) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

6D + 70-300L
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jeevz on September 21, 2014, 11:32:19 AM
amazing shot dustin


(https://gp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/806614/photos/photos.500px.net/84008757/cb8552d08385e100ecd82b0051ffb8ffb271c751/4.jpg)
Yawn by Sanjeev Deo on 500px (http://500px.com/photo/84008757/yawn-by-sanjeev-deo)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 21, 2014, 11:37:07 AM
 :) Nicely done Jeevz
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on September 21, 2014, 12:01:35 PM


Velvet (https://flic.kr/p/p2fXMG) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

6D + 70-300L


Absolutely wonderful shot and great timing!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 21, 2014, 05:28:32 PM
amazing shot dustin


(https://gp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/806614/photos/photos.500px.net/84008757/cb8552d08385e100ecd82b0051ffb8ffb271c751/4.jpg)
Yawn by Sanjeev Deo on 500px (http://500px.com/photo/84008757/yawn-by-sanjeev-deo)

Thanks everyone.  This is a cool moment captured, too!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Khnnielsen on September 24, 2014, 05:57:43 PM
This guy is a bit more tame compared to the animals on the pictures, that have been posted recently. I don't know the dog on the picture, but I can imagine he is waiting patiently for someone to come home.

(https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10623313_10204014730081663_3864614809973625855_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 24, 2014, 06:03:57 PM
This guy is a bit more tame compared to the animals on the pictures, that have been posted recently. I don't know the dog on the picture, but I can imagine he is waiting patiently for someone to come home.


Cute  :)  Well done Khnnielsen.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Yeayea on September 25, 2014, 04:11:52 PM
I took this the other day
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Helios68 on October 06, 2014, 01:03:49 PM
As a new comer in wildlife photography I am quite proud of this one:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5588/14379732369_ca1f9b87d2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 06, 2014, 08:38:14 PM
As a new comer in wildlife photography I am quite proud of this one:

Nice shot Jerome.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on October 12, 2014, 08:56:53 PM
saw this guy on the side of the road today
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15498143936_24f856fae5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBw3fd)IMG_2828-2 (https://flic.kr/p/pBw3fd) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 12, 2014, 08:58:31 PM
Nicely done Stuart .
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on October 13, 2014, 01:22:49 AM
I took this the other day

That's a very nice photo
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on October 13, 2014, 01:23:38 AM
saw this guy on the side of the road today
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15498143936_24f856fae5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBw3fd)IMG_2828-2 (https://flic.kr/p/pBw3fd) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr

Very nice.
Isn't it great to see them in the wild and sometimes so close?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: krisbell on October 13, 2014, 02:44:27 AM
A few sssssnakey pics...
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8394559499_a3bf8a3094_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t)Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10498868034_51d2732d39_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7)Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4113/5085004605_f5fdde1019_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc)Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DiSnapper on October 13, 2014, 06:07:57 AM
A few sssssnakey pics...
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8394559499_a3bf8a3094_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t)Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10498868034_51d2732d39_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7)Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4113/5085004605_f5fdde1019_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc)Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

Amazing shots.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on October 13, 2014, 08:47:44 AM
A few sssssnakey pics...
I have never been able to shoot any really good snake images. You sure did! Great images in every way.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 13, 2014, 09:11:43 AM
A few sssssnakey pics...


Great series. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tomscott on October 13, 2014, 10:05:26 AM
Shot this little fellow yesterday! He seemed to want his pic taken as I was shooting in the undergrowth and got tapped on the shoulder by a nut he dropped out the tree!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15518134482_d8c906fda0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDhuJN)Red Squirrel (https://flic.kr/p/pDhuJN) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: BellusPhoto on October 13, 2014, 11:58:20 AM
My contribution to the thread.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on October 13, 2014, 03:11:49 PM
A few sssssnakey pics...
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8394559499_a3bf8a3094_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t)Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10498868034_51d2732d39_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7)Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4113/5085004605_f5fdde1019_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc)Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr


Awesome shots!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bjd on October 14, 2014, 03:36:25 AM
A few sssssnakey pics...
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8394559499_a3bf8a3094_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t)Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) (https://flic.kr/p/dMNj5t) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/10498868034_51d2732d39_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7)Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) (https://flic.kr/p/gZKrG7) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4113/5085004605_f5fdde1019_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc)Rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus) (https://flic.kr/p/8KkYHc) by Kristian Bell (https://www.flickr.com/people/49800880@N03/), on Flickr
I like snakes. Great shots, well done.
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 14, 2014, 06:17:02 AM
My contribution to the thread.

Great series. I especialy like the first picture. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DiSnapper on October 14, 2014, 06:48:15 AM
Canon 7D with Canon 70-200 2.8 ii + Canon 2x iii

A young tigress

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8434304360_371df55d9f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dRj1QG)
_MG_2293 DS Small (https://flic.kr/p/dRj1QG) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

A Sambar

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8410543802_b9e820e84a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dPdeDU)
_MG_0465 DS Small (https://flic.kr/p/dPdeDU) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on October 18, 2014, 03:49:14 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15559666465_69c5c766b5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGXmKt)ISO 3200 (https://flic.kr/p/pGXmKt) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on October 18, 2014, 04:05:53 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15559666465_69c5c766b5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGXmKt)ISO 3200 (https://flic.kr/p/pGXmKt) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Love it. Very nice photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: alan_k on October 21, 2014, 01:36:21 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/15038632642_1c9bb6e909_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oUUVxG)Toolik-arctic-ground-squrrel 1742 (https://flic.kr/p/oUUVxG) on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14903810200_7755a7f04d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oGZVwQ)Two Caribou, Dalton Highway (https://flic.kr/p/oGZVwQ) on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3908/14903774149_20f7898d69_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oGZJPg)Musk Ox, Dalton Highway (https://flic.kr/p/oGZJPg) on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14927577820_e5522b49d0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oK6JPo)Toolik-Fox-in-snow-reprocessed 1787 (https://flic.kr/p/oK6JPo)  on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/15134511652_5485b5a1fd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p4ok35)Toolik Caribou in Snow fs 1805 (https://flic.kr/p/p4ok35)  on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 21, 2014, 08:05:28 AM
Great series Alan.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on October 21, 2014, 12:47:27 PM
Great series Alan.


Agree! Wonderful
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on October 21, 2014, 01:08:20 PM
Beautiful shots, Alan.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: alan_k on October 21, 2014, 04:14:34 PM
Thanks Everyone! If you say nice things you might get more foxes.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14800028558_9c50b2fb34_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oxQ1Sb)Toolik-Red-Fox  1724 (https://flic.kr/p/oxQ1Sb)  on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14874077507_006326523a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oEnx3c)Toolik-Foxes-fs 1781 (https://flic.kr/p/oEnx3c)  on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 21, 2014, 04:17:47 PM
So cute  :)  Well done Alan.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on October 21, 2014, 04:19:32 PM
Thanks Everyone! If you say nice things you might get more foxes.


wonderful pictures!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on October 21, 2014, 04:27:08 PM
Thanks Everyone! If you say nice things you might get more foxes.

...

Looked at all three of your fox shots, and they're all superb!
I met two young ones while driving home from a bird shoot this summer, but never managed to get shots of anything but a stump of tail and a foxy butt.

So I look forward to see more from you.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on October 21, 2014, 04:31:36 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/15038632642_1c9bb6e909_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oUUVxG)Toolik-arctic-ground-squrrel 1742 (https://flic.kr/p/oUUVxG) on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14903810200_7755a7f04d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oGZVwQ)Two Caribou, Dalton Highway (https://flic.kr/p/oGZVwQ) on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3908/14903774149_20f7898d69_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oGZJPg)Musk Ox, Dalton Highway (https://flic.kr/p/oGZJPg) on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14927577820_e5522b49d0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oK6JPo)Toolik-Fox-in-snow-reprocessed 1787 (https://flic.kr/p/oK6JPo)  on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/15134511652_5485b5a1fd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p4ok35)Toolik Caribou in Snow fs 1805 (https://flic.kr/p/p4ok35)  on Flickr

This is a great looking series of images.  Really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on October 22, 2014, 06:35:04 PM
Gunnison's Prairie Dog, photographed in the wild in northern Arizona

Canon 5Diii,400DO, aperture preferred setting, ISO 400, f5 @ 1/500
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on October 22, 2014, 10:44:06 PM
Thanks Everyone! If you say nice things you might get more foxes.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3898/14800028558_9c50b2fb34_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oxQ1Sb)Toolik-Red-Fox  1724 (https://flic.kr/p/oxQ1Sb)  on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14874077507_006326523a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oEnx3c)Toolik-Foxes-fs 1781 (https://flic.kr/p/oEnx3c)  on Flickr

Very nice photos!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 23, 2014, 06:01:25 AM
Gunnison's Prairie Dog, photographed in the wild in northern Arizona

Canon 5Diii,400DO, aperture preferred setting, ISO 400, f5 @ 1/500

Well done Steven.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: yorgasor on November 12, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
I found this guy in my wife's garden a month or so ago.  I didn't even notice him until I saw one of the "tomato vines" next to my head move.  Fortunately, he held very still for the shot:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15322118227_55f9e0dd32_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pkXRWc)Carolina Anole (https://flic.kr/p/pkXRWc) by yorgasor (https://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tahoetoeknee on November 15, 2014, 04:57:33 PM
deer
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: panterck on November 17, 2014, 06:48:33 AM
Some farm animals :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on November 17, 2014, 08:03:57 AM
Cool shots alan_k! 

Gotten to where when I leave Cuyamaca for the evening it is well past sunset, which generally increases the chances of seeing mammals outside of deer.  This coyote was nice enough to take a break from digging to pose.

1/40 : f/5.6 : ISO 4000 @840mm
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-02NOV14/i-7HVBzN4/0/X3/C10203-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 17, 2014, 08:16:14 AM
Some farm animals :)

Well done.  I especially like the second picture.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DiSnapper on November 17, 2014, 12:10:05 PM
Royal Bengal Tiger

Canon 400D with Sigma 170-500 5.6-6.3

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3227/2450177925_efc392ea93_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/4JvNwZ)
IMG_0259 Picnik&#x27;d (https://flic.kr/p/4JvNwZ) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

Canon 7D with Canon 70-200 L 2.8 IS ii USM+Canon 2X Extender iii

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8409439055_83e92f69fc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dP7zfx)
_MG_1097 DS Small (https://flic.kr/p/dP7zfx) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ChristopherM on November 17, 2014, 12:22:19 PM
Here's a few zoo shots from this year.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15737717855_7805bac58f_b.jpg)
7D Mark II + 50mm f1.4 @f2.8

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/13185256984_fe417a23dd_b.jpg)
70D + 100mm f2.8 L @ f9

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/13882059555_ec750921a7_b.jpg)
70D + 300mm f2.8 @ f5.6
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: meywd on November 21, 2014, 07:33:02 PM
(https://gp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/806614/photos/photos.500px.net/90459207/298840840af14c300ceb939b3238c22bd0681ee8/4.jpg) (https://500px.com/photo/90459207/arabian-oryx-%22maha%22-by-mahmoud-darwish)
Arabian oryx "maha" (https://500px.com/photo/90459207/arabian-oryx-%22maha%22-by-mahmoud-darwish) by Mahmoud Darwish (https://500px.com/mahmoudsdarwish/)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on November 21, 2014, 08:31:16 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4100/4872831224_db27d156ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8qAwXs)Deer Fawn Twins 8 Aug 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/8qAwXs) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on November 27, 2014, 03:02:09 PM
Coyote in my neighborhood.  Photographed from my car.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 640, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/1250
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: hanifshootsphotos on November 27, 2014, 04:06:20 PM

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/14461977949_f0b4a4a133_c.jpg)

This one was taken with ye ole rebel xs:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/10235925065_9ee9ab2b1a_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrjr99 on November 27, 2014, 04:34:20 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8655325143_0857e3f384_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ebQNBR)IMG_8989 (https://flic.kr/p/ebQNBR) by jrjr73 (https://www.flickr.com/people/70001219@N07/), on Flickr

pesky pigeon!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on November 28, 2014, 12:30:39 PM
Coyote in my neighborhood.  Photographed from my car.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 640, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/1250
Lovely!

And I am talking about the animal - not the picture  :P

Not really :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on November 28, 2014, 01:22:02 PM
Coyote in my neighborhood.  Photographed from my car.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 640, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/1250

Great shot Steven  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: applecider on November 29, 2014, 11:38:50 PM
New game in the pond:

Jump the duck

Shot with 1dx at 700mm 1/1000 iso 1250 f 6.2.

The bird is a common merganser the fish? don't know. 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dcm on November 30, 2014, 02:20:00 AM
Nice teeth!  Just off the back porch!  Even sat down for a lens change.
6D EF135 - 1/320, f/5.6, ISO160
6D Tamron 150-600 - 329mm, 1/250, f/8, ISO 125
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on December 06, 2014, 09:16:22 AM
these guys where having a wrestling match right behind my house yesterday
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7472/15771766188_97a88ab427_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q2GqBf)IMG_0909 (https://flic.kr/p/q2GqBf) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: CurtL5 on December 21, 2014, 11:32:32 PM
Soulful eyes...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Pookie on December 22, 2014, 12:09:24 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/15510521742_e78b5584cc_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCBtJE)
Under the sea... (https://flic.kr/p/pCBtJE)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/13790527333_c318845bf9_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n1C4jD)
Kapalua honu (https://flic.kr/p/n1C4jD)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on December 22, 2014, 07:47:36 AM
Very nice shots .  I especially like the first one.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: adhocphotographer on December 23, 2014, 03:18:08 AM
A tiger taken in Kabini, KA, India.

5Dmk III + 500mmLII
ISO400, 500mm, 1/500

It was just sat there, so close...  for 20 secs before disappearing into the bush
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: adhocphotographer on December 23, 2014, 03:21:16 AM
Another cat from Kabini India

A leopard sat on the ruins of an old temple in the jungle. I had less than 1 minute in horrible end of day lighting for this shot. It was too close to go wide angle (which would have been amazing as the temple was amazing too), but no complaints!
5D MKIII + 500mmLII
ISO12800, 500mm, f/4, 1/125
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on December 26, 2014, 11:25:35 AM
Another cat from Kabini India

A leopard sat on the ruins of an old temple in the jungle. I had less than 1 minute in horrible end of day lighting for this shot. It was too close to go wide angle (which would have been amazing as the temple was amazing too), but no complaints!
5D MKIII + 500mmLII
ISO12800, 500mm, f/4, 1/125
great shot under these conditions. Congrats.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Maximilian on December 26, 2014, 11:26:27 AM
A tiger taken in Kabini, KA, India.

5Dmk III + 500mmLII
ISO400, 500mm, 1/500

It was just sat there, so close...  for 20 secs before disappearing into the bush
Cool!
Must have been a thrilling moment and a lot of throbbing for you ;)
Congrats.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on December 31, 2014, 11:49:57 PM
Young Bobcat.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 640, aperture preferred setting, f7.1 @ 1/1250.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: J.R. on January 01, 2015, 10:05:14 AM
clicked recently
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on January 01, 2015, 10:18:02 AM
JR,
Beautifully shot, much detail.  Very nice!
Now, questions:
What is he?
Where is he?
Thanks for posting.
-r

clicked recently
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: J.R. on January 01, 2015, 10:30:19 AM
JR,
Beautifully shot, much detail.  Very nice!
Now, questions:
What is he?
Where is he?
Thanks for posting.
-r

clicked recently

Thanks lion rock. This was clicked at the Singapore Zoo recently. I will dig out the name (I'm sure I noted it somewhere) and let you know shortly.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 01, 2015, 10:36:24 AM
It's a white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: J.R. on January 01, 2015, 10:44:24 AM
It's a white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.

Correct. Thanks Click.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Cog on January 02, 2015, 12:08:33 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7514/15229823774_484ce328c9.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pcNQ1w)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 02, 2015, 12:13:36 PM
Very nice shot, Cog. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dcm on January 02, 2015, 05:14:40 PM
Nuzzling in the snow.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on January 02, 2015, 05:52:53 PM
Thanks to both Click and JR.
Interesting creature.
-r


It's a white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.

Correct. Thanks Click.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 02, 2015, 08:23:14 PM
A tiger taken in Kabini, KA, India.

5Dmk III + 500mmLII
ISO400, 500mm, 1/500

It was just sat there, so close...  for 20 secs before disappearing into the bush
Great get. As someone who spent four days at Kabini a couple of years back and didn't see one predator, I can appreciate it even more. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sym69ine on January 03, 2015, 12:05:18 AM
A Jack Rabbit at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Alviso, Northern California).

Canon 60D with 400mm f/5.6L USM
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Omni Images on January 03, 2015, 05:18:00 AM
Alpacas in the rain.
Bottle nose Dolphins racing on the bow.
Common Dolphin about to surface blowing out.
Common Dolphin jumping.
Wild Turkey, in the wild.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on January 03, 2015, 05:25:27 AM
A Jack Rabbit at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Alviso, Northern California).

Canon 60D with 400mm f/5.6L USM

That's a great shot! Don't see them so often here on CR
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 05:39:40 AM
Okavango Delta, Botswana, Sept 2013
200mm, 1/500, iso 250, f/2.8
Cropped and tweaked in LR
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 05:56:28 AM
400mm f/5.6 + 1.4xiii
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 06:51:07 AM
As with most young adult males, this guy was living outside the herd and had been known to take out his frustrations on the guests at our lodge. On this occasion he was preventing me getting to breakfast along this walkway. Some months before he had torn a part of it down so the threat was not imagined. Eventually he moved far enough away for me to make a dash for it.

Okavango Delta
5diii and 24-105 f/4 @ 5.6
105mm, 1/125, iso 320
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: J.R. on January 03, 2015, 07:50:06 AM
King of the Jungle!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on January 03, 2015, 08:01:36 AM
King of the Jungle!

Nice shot J.R. Hope you were at 400 mil on the other side of a big fence !

The quality of this new 100-400 lens is staggeringly good.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kevin B on January 03, 2015, 10:03:21 AM
A great blue heron who caught more than he knew what to do with.

(http://khb.smugmug.com/Animals/Bosque-Del-Apache/2013-10-28/i-gXKdMJB/0/XL/IMG_3093_DxO9-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sym69ine on January 03, 2015, 10:26:11 AM
Thanks Candyman!

A Jack Rabbit at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Alviso, Northern California).

Canon 60D with 400mm f/5.6L USM

That's a great shot! Don't see them so often here on CR
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 03, 2015, 10:40:26 AM
A Jack Rabbit at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Alviso, Northern California).

Canon 60D with 400mm f/5.6L USM

Very nice fist post.

Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sym69ine on January 03, 2015, 10:47:14 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Click.  I have been a lurker for nearly an year and learnt a lot from the forum discussions.

A Jack Rabbit at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Alviso, Northern California).

Canon 60D with 400mm f/5.6L USM

Very nice fist post.

Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: petach on January 03, 2015, 02:03:59 PM
Beach Dawg, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 5D Mk3/70-300L      f/5.6 @ 1/1000s iso 320

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/16180733015_a8000468cf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qDQucr)running dog, Aldeburgh (https://flic.kr/p/qDQucr) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 08:07:00 PM
Beach Dawg, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 5D Mk3/70-300L      f/5.6 @ 1/1000s iso 320

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/16180733015_a8000468cf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qDQucr)running dog, Aldeburgh (https://flic.kr/p/qDQucr) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr
Well shot
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 08:08:44 PM
400mm, iso 800, 1/800 @ f6.3
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 08:15:22 PM
Sable antelope
400mm, iso 400, 1/1000 @ f7.1
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dslrdummy on January 03, 2015, 08:23:27 PM
400mm, iso 320, 1/800 @ f10
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ashran on January 24, 2015, 02:44:01 AM
A shot from me ^_^

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/15732922233_6d0b0f4d47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pYgkDT)
Young antelope resting (https://flic.kr/p/pYgkDT) by Giuseppe Cammino (https://www.flickr.com/people/52338356@N07/), on Flickr

On 500px too --> https://500px.com/photo/96656067/young-antelope-resting-by-giuseppe-cammino?from=user_library
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on January 24, 2015, 06:41:57 AM
Hi Ashran.
That is truly exquisite. Well done.

Cheers, Graham.

A shot from me ^_^

On 500px too --> https://500px.com/photo/96656067/young-antelope-resting-by-giuseppe-cammino?from=user_library
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Werz on January 24, 2015, 08:08:44 AM
I'm a beginner in photography (started in december 2014), still learning the ropes. Your shots are amazing!

This was taken at a local zoo with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 Mark II + 1.4III extender (and cropped).

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on January 24, 2015, 08:40:53 AM
Hi Werz.
Lovely shot of a beautiful creature, if you cropped, might it have been better with the full head shot, cropped a bit tight for me. Which zoo?

Cheers, Graham.


I'm a beginner in photography (started in december 2014), still learning the ropes. Your shots are amazing!

This was taken at a local zoo with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 Mark II + 1.4III extender (and cropped).
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 24, 2015, 08:55:09 AM
A shot from me ^_^

On 500px too --> https://500px.com/photo/96656067/young-antelope-resting-by-giuseppe-cammino?from=user_library


Very nice shot, Ashran. well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Cory on January 24, 2015, 08:55:46 AM
2 Summers ago in Alaska:
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 24, 2015, 08:58:55 AM
Nicely done, Cory.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ashran on January 24, 2015, 09:07:59 AM
Very nice shot, Ashran. well done.

Hi Ashran.
That is truly exquisite. Well done.

Cheers, Graham.

Thank you very much!  :D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Cory on January 24, 2015, 10:42:22 AM
Thank you.  I rented a 100-400 for my T1i and had an outer-body photography experience in Alaska.  I can't explain how I got so many GREAT pictures and just was one with the shutter button in a very religious experience sort of way.  Hasn't happened like that before or since.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northbird on January 24, 2015, 11:08:12 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/16254538372_b843c6bece.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qLmKXA)
North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) (https://flic.kr/p/qLmKXA) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: martti on January 24, 2015, 12:34:22 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1441428_246342538854945_1819566089_n.jpg?oh=7a0c49cf1599a9c9cda79a7b12476cb3&oe=555B498C&__gda__=1432497061_d7316a39ce1cf5dcd0006b4849121c99)

The Sumatra tiger in sydney Zoo.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Werz on January 24, 2015, 12:42:18 PM
Hi Werz.
Lovely shot of a beautiful creature, if you cropped, might it have been better with the full head shot, cropped a bit tight for me. Which zoo?

Cheers, Graham.


Thanks for the feedback Graham, very much appreciated! :)

At the Granby Zoo in Quebec, Canada.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on January 24, 2015, 05:46:17 PM
Hi martti.
I like this shot. Again nice shot of a beautiful creature. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.


The Sumatra tiger in sydney Zoo.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: martti on January 24, 2015, 11:09:43 PM
Thank you, 'bounce! I posted this to celebrate the event of three Sumatra tiger cubs born in the London Zoo.
There are so few left of them as our planet is getting overcrowded with people.
One mean kittycat, by the way. All stripes and fangs and claws and a very bad character!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on January 25, 2015, 02:43:41 PM
Swans on the lake at Londesborough Hall where I had been to do a panoramic. The light had gone but then the sun managed to just sneak through again before setting.

5DII + EF 50/1.4 @ f2.5
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on January 25, 2015, 02:51:26 PM
Love is.......being a piggie

5DII + 50/1.4 @ f1.8
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on January 25, 2015, 03:06:10 PM
Nice shot, Sporgon  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Khufu on January 25, 2015, 04:18:47 PM
Woo! I love piggies... Lovely shot, Sporgon! Was going to post one of my own piglet-pics but it's not here on my iPod, so here's what my Avatar on here looks like when it's rocking more than its usual 8 pixels...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: martti on January 26, 2015, 03:17:02 AM
Pink is my favorite crayon...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1982362_395450703944127_6803117622246575515_n.jpg?oh=7926002d0f17070afdb0cb456083f1b7&oe=555738BB&__gda__=1428533024_6dcc956635220b7842d4d6961635961a)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on January 31, 2015, 10:21:21 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8660/16370826691_8752f09c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB)Raw Power (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on January 31, 2015, 11:14:36 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8660/16370826691_8752f09c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB)Raw Power (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr


That's a very nice photo Dustin.
He doesn't seem to like you taking his photo....
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on January 31, 2015, 06:49:28 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8660/16370826691_8752f09c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB)Raw Power (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr


That's a very nice photo Dustin.
He doesn't seem to like you taking his photo....

Some people are just like that... ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: martti on February 01, 2015, 02:55:07 AM
Looks like a bear who could help you win the Darwin Award.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on February 01, 2015, 05:43:44 AM


Raw Power (https://flic.kr/p/qWCLqB) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr


That's a very nice photo Dustin.
He doesn't seem to like you taking his photo....

Some people are just like that... ;D


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rgb on February 12, 2015, 10:08:13 AM
Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on February 12, 2015, 10:20:37 AM
Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.

Great shots!
First two are lovely
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 12, 2015, 10:33:28 AM
Great shots!
First two are lovely

+1  Nicely done rgb.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jeevz on February 13, 2015, 05:16:29 AM
One for Valentines Day  :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/16330543349_7751fdaa1f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qT5iAe)
Together in the Rain (https://flic.kr/p/qT5iAe) by Sanjeev Deo (https://www.flickr.com/people/120312846@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: andarx on February 13, 2015, 09:03:36 AM
One for Valentines Day  :)


I like this one
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on February 13, 2015, 09:17:09 AM
Hi Jeevz.
Very nice pose, lovely in B&W. Well done.

Cheers, Graham.

One for Valentines Day  :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/16330543349_7751fdaa1f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qT5iAe)
Together in the Rain (https://flic.kr/p/qT5iAe) by Sanjeev Deo (https://www.flickr.com/people/120312846@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 13, 2015, 09:33:12 AM
One for Valentines Day  :)

Lovely.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on February 13, 2015, 10:19:24 AM
One for Valentines Day  :)

Lovely.  :)
Absolutely fabulous. Where did you shoot it?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jeevz on February 13, 2015, 01:12:35 PM
One for Valentines Day  :)

Lovely.  :)
Absolutely fabulous. Where did you shoot it?

Thanks!
Was shot in Serengeti in Tanzania.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on February 13, 2015, 07:31:44 PM
One for Valentines Day  :)

Lovely B&W Image Jeevz

They do appear to be a pair of young Males though, but on Valentines day I'm convinced any show of emotion is fine.

In keeping with the B&W Lion Theme & Valentines Day.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tomscott on February 13, 2015, 11:35:11 PM
Heres one I took last week!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/16280959568_6dc4fa3851_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qNGb4s)Cutest Macaques cuddling in the snow at the Chicago Lincoln Park zoo (https://flic.kr/p/qNGb4s) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

I entered it to the MPB winter photo competition and it has been shortlisted which is really exciting! If you would vote for me I would really appreciate it.

All you have to do is click on the link below and like the image as most votes win!

https://www.facebook.com/mpbcom/photos/a.602635096547341.1073741844.154882014655987/602638156547035/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sdsr on February 13, 2015, 11:46:06 PM
My live-in models.  (5DIII + 85mm 1.8 and 70-300L; two are OOC JPEG's whose RAW equivalents I've not yet gotten around to running through LR, though I'm not sure they need much tweaking.)  The uploaded photos here look unpleasantly oversaturated to me, but this will have to do, I suppose.



Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on February 14, 2015, 01:06:31 AM
One for Valentines Day  :)

Lovely B&W Image Jeevz

They do appear to be a pair of young Males though, but on Valentines day I'm convinced any show of emotion is fine.

In keeping with the B&W Lion Theme & Valentines Day.
Wonderful couple, great photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 14, 2015, 07:52:06 AM
Heres one I took last week!

I entered it to the MPB winter photo competition and it has been shortlisted which is really exciting! If you would vote for me I would really appreciate it.



Great shot Tom. Good luck with the competition.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Constantine on February 14, 2015, 09:45:52 PM
(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16156/129740113.4e/0_e6424_51c97bee_XL.jpg)

Used 5DIII with 24-105L, Meikon underwater housing
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 14, 2015, 10:27:52 PM
Very nice first post, Constantine. Welcome to CR.


Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on February 15, 2015, 02:17:06 AM
A whole bunch of my favorites

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8614590743_7c27020081_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e8f2GB)IMG_1741-2 (https://flic.kr/p/e8f2GB) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8595468285_603ce55c8d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e6y2g4)Hawaiian Nene Goose (https://flic.kr/p/e6y2g4) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8084/8276147216_390a09462b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dBkqeo)Bald Eagle (https://flic.kr/p/dBkqeo) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/9297163316_307b4788eb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fayoKf)IMG_3558 (https://flic.kr/p/fayoKf) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/9655509757_f38d514966_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fHe1Ea)IMG_4376 (https://flic.kr/p/fHe1Ea) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/11897135573_1f5c5f7bed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/j8iVV8)Barn Owl on Snowy Day (https://flic.kr/p/j8iVV8) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/14307930947_cf52712b59_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nNkToB)IMG_7995 (https://flic.kr/p/nNkToB) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14781396755_b2dab025c3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc)IMG_8836 (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14782545285_a594888c3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owhpGr)IMG_8904 (https://flic.kr/p/owhpGr) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14861766180_d801a771bd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oDhriW)IMG_9762 (https://flic.kr/p/oDhriW) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15374679032_2c0952206e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqBfqY)IMG_0488 (https://flic.kr/p/pqBfqY) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/9366614463_1c0433576d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fgGm9P)IMG_3890 (https://flic.kr/p/fgGm9P) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on February 15, 2015, 05:49:36 AM
Hi Andy.
Some lovely shots, I really like the mountain goat on the skyline, excellent composition and colours.

Cheers, Graham.

A whole bunch of my favorites

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on February 15, 2015, 07:47:31 AM
Hi Andy.
Some lovely shots, I really like the mountain goat on the skyline, excellent composition and colours.

Cheers, Graham.

A whole bunch of my favorites

+1

I love the "Why are you on my mountain?" look in the first one.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 15, 2015, 08:26:49 AM
Hi Andy.
Some lovely shots, I really like the mountain goat on the skyline, excellent composition and colours.

Cheers, Graham.


+1

Awesome shots. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on February 15, 2015, 02:59:29 PM
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Parque De La Iguanas.

These critters roam freely, and people aren't allowed to touch or molest in any way.

The last two pics, to me anyway were interesting and surprising.  My shutter was set too slow for what was about to ensue.  The iguana (#48) was perched on the rocks at water's edge one moment, and in the next, he actually ran across the water.  I had no idea that they could use their webbed feet like snow shoes and run on top of the water.  Even though it is a blur, I find it interesting.

sek
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 15, 2015, 03:04:58 PM
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Parque De La Iguanas.

I really like your first shot. Well done Scott.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bluemoon on February 15, 2015, 04:53:41 PM
Cleveland Zoo, Rain Forest exhibit. . .
C6D, 100mm macro L

pierre
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on February 15, 2015, 05:13:34 PM
Very nice shot, Pierre. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on February 15, 2015, 06:49:21 PM
Very nice shot, Pierre. Well done.
Very nice indeed
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on February 15, 2015, 08:29:10 PM
Hi Scott.
Nice shots, and at least you got an evidence shot with the iguana in the frame, that is some party trick, walking on water, nice job.

Cheers, Graham.

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Parque De La Iguanas.

These critters roam freely, and people aren't allowed to touch or molest in any way.

The last two pics, to me anyway were interesting and surprising.  My shutter was set too slow for what was about to ensue.  The iguana (#48) was perched on the rocks at water's edge one moment, and in the next, he actually ran across the water.  I had no idea that they could use their webbed feet like snow shoes and run on top of the water.  Even though it is a blur, I find it interesting.

sek
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Marsu42 on February 16, 2015, 09:10:22 AM
Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.

Great shots, I wish I'd have had access to my current gear back when I was frequently at Helgoland in the 90s ... but a film camera with a mushy 100-300 usm lens doesn't cut it. It's certainly one of the best to see those!

A whole bunch of my favorites
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14781396755_b2dab025c3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc)IMG_8836 (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

I originally didn't want to reply in this thread because it means "subscribing" to it and getting no ends of notifications ... but this shot made me do it anyway - one of the nicest I've seen recently! That's because it's not your usual lion or zoo animal, but something less exotic in its authentic environment.

You should definitely send this one to some competition or try to spread it further than just CR or your flickr page, even though it doesn't seem to look directly into the camera but that's the way these animals are. The horsies I usually shoot also insist on looking right next to the camera because that's the way their vision works.

The framing is a liiiittle off for my taste, if it's cropped/rotaed maybe recover some space below the goat or try to use the heal brush to copy/paste some rock if possible. I'm very prone to leaving not enough space below whatever I'm shooting, and it's the same here, but maybe it's just my impression?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on February 16, 2015, 09:44:23 AM
Beautiful shot Edward.

Shot in Ambon Harbour Indonesia, February 2012, 5DMK2, 100 f/2.8 Macro @ f/16 & 1/60th
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on February 16, 2015, 09:45:12 AM
Ty Graham
Hi Scott.
Nice shots, and at least you got an evidence shot with the iguana in the frame, that is some party trick, walking on water, nice job.

Cheers, Graham.

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Parque De La Iguanas.

These critters roam freely, and people aren't allowed to touch or molest in any way.

The last two pics, to me anyway were interesting and surprising.  My shutter was set too slow for what was about to ensue.  The iguana (#48) was perched on the rocks at water's edge one moment, and in the next, he actually ran across the water.  I had no idea that they could use their webbed feet like snow shoes and run on top of the water.  Even though it is a blur, I find it interesting.

sek
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on February 16, 2015, 09:47:34 AM
Beautiful shots Andy.

My fav is #36.

sek

A whole bunch of my favorites

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8614590743_7c27020081_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e8f2GB)IMG_1741-2 (https://flic.kr/p/e8f2GB) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8595468285_603ce55c8d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/e6y2g4)Hawaiian Nene Goose (https://flic.kr/p/e6y2g4) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8084/8276147216_390a09462b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dBkqeo)Bald Eagle (https://flic.kr/p/dBkqeo) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/9297163316_307b4788eb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fayoKf)IMG_3558 (https://flic.kr/p/fayoKf) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/9655509757_f38d514966_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fHe1Ea)IMG_4376 (https://flic.kr/p/fHe1Ea) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/11897135573_1f5c5f7bed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/j8iVV8)Barn Owl on Snowy Day (https://flic.kr/p/j8iVV8) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/14307930947_cf52712b59_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nNkToB)IMG_7995 (https://flic.kr/p/nNkToB) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14781396755_b2dab025c3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc)IMG_8836 (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14782545285_a594888c3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owhpGr)IMG_8904 (https://flic.kr/p/owhpGr) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14861766180_d801a771bd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oDhriW)IMG_9762 (https://flic.kr/p/oDhriW) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15374679032_2c0952206e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqBfqY)IMG_0488 (https://flic.kr/p/pqBfqY) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/9366614463_1c0433576d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fgGm9P)IMG_3890 (https://flic.kr/p/fgGm9P) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on February 17, 2015, 06:58:06 PM
Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.

Great shots, I wish I'd have had access to my current gear back when I was frequently at Helgoland in the 90s ... but a film camera with a mushy 100-300 usm lens doesn't cut it. It's certainly one of the best to see those!

A whole bunch of my favorites
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14781396755_b2dab025c3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc)IMG_8836 (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

I originally didn't want to reply in this thread because it means "subscribing" to it and getting no ends of notifications ... but this shot made me do it anyway - one of the nicest I've seen recently! That's because it's not your usual lion or zoo animal, but something less exotic in its authentic environment.

You should definitely send this one to some competition or try to spread it further than just CR or your flickr page, even though it doesn't seem to look directly into the camera but that's the way these animals are. The horsies I usually shoot also insist on looking right next to the camera because that's the way their vision works.

The framing is a liiiittle off for my taste, if it's cropped/rotaed maybe recover some space below the goat or try to use the heal brush to copy/paste some rock if possible. I'm very prone to leaving not enough space below whatever I'm shooting, and it's the same here, but maybe it's just my impression?

Thank you to everyone who liked my work.  I'm very proud of the goat photograph as it required a lot of work to get.  This was photographed at the tallest peak around me at a hight of 9,596 feet.  The hike took in total about 6 or so hours and I had about 30 pounds of gear on my back.  While I was taking a photograph of the landscape, that goat tried to eat my hat!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: scottkinfw on February 17, 2015, 08:44:47 PM

The back story was as great as the pic.  Thanks sharing

sek

Grey Seals at the dune of Helgoland, Germany.

Great shots, I wish I'd have had access to my current gear back when I was frequently at Helgoland in the 90s ... but a film camera with a mushy 100-300 usm lens doesn't cut it. It's certainly one of the best to see those!

A whole bunch of my favorites
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14781396755_b2dab025c3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc)IMG_8836 (https://flic.kr/p/owbwhc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/people/66627224@N02/), on Flickr

I originally didn't want to reply in this thread because it means "subscribing" to it and getting no ends of notifications ... but this shot made me do it anyway - one of the nicest I've seen recently! That's because it's not your usual lion or zoo animal, but something less exotic in its authentic environment.

You should definitely send this one to some competition or try to spread it further than just CR or your flickr page, even though it doesn't seem to look directly into the camera but that's the way these animals are. The horsies I usually shoot also insist on looking right next to the camera because that's the way their vision works.

The framing is a liiiittle off for my taste, if it's cropped/rotaed maybe recover some space below the goat or try to use the heal brush to copy/paste some rock if possible. I'm very prone to leaving not enough space below whatever I'm shooting, and it's the same here, but maybe it's just my impression?

Thank you to everyone who liked my work.  I'm very proud of the goat photograph as it required a lot of work to get.  This was photographed at the tallest peak around me at a hight of 9,596 feet.  The hike took in total about 6 or so hours and I had about 30 pounds of gear on my back.  While I was taking a photograph of the landscape, that goat tried to eat my hat!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 01:56:00 PM
CANON 50D + 300 2,8L

CERVI
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 01:58:24 PM
CANON EOS 3 +28-105USM (SCANNED SLIDE)

CERVI
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 02:00:15 PM
CANON EOS 3 + 300 2,8 L (SCANNED SLIDE)
ERMELLINO
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 02:01:48 PM
CANON EOS 3 +300 2,8L (SCANNED SLIDE)

SULE BASSANE
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 02:05:39 PM
CANON 7 +100-400L

VOLPE
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 02:08:30 PM
CANON 50D + 100-400L

CIGNO SELVATICO
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 15, 2015, 02:11:13 PM
CANON 7 + 100-400L

AVVOLTOIO GRIFONE   (AT THE SAME HEIGHT...)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on March 15, 2015, 02:17:48 PM
CANON 7 +100-400L

VOLPE


That's a great shot! Well done
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on March 15, 2015, 02:35:35 PM
CANON 7 +100-400L

VOLPE

Lovely. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: martti on March 15, 2015, 02:37:29 PM
Young fine lion in Addo Park, ZA

(https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10264752_307728636049668_8911905731955084102_n.jpg?oh=b2d9041cc02d76e12438d2484868b6a4&oe=55BAE4E5)
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Post by: ERHP on March 15, 2015, 11:43:57 PM
CANON 7 +100-400L

VOLPE

Awesome!

From yesterday's outing to northern sections of the Anza Borrego desert, one of the female big horn sheep. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Anza-Borrego-14MAR15/i-FFFnPmR/0/X3/AB1006-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: martti on March 16, 2015, 06:12:33 AM
It is amazing how well Nature chooses the colors that blend with the background!
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Post by: Click on March 16, 2015, 07:00:16 AM
From yesterday's outing to northern sections of the Anza Borrego desert, one of the female big horn sheep. 

Awesome. Well done ERHP.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 16, 2015, 12:33:11 PM
LINCE EUROPEA

Canon eos 400 + 300 2,8L + dupli2x
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 16, 2015, 12:40:39 PM
Volpe
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 16, 2015, 12:42:19 PM
Stambecco
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Post by: GP.Masserano on March 16, 2015, 12:46:22 PM
Fly,fly,fly...
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Post by: GP.Masserano on March 16, 2015, 12:48:25 PM
Camargue 2014 (France)

Canon 50 + 300 2,8L
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Post by: martti on March 16, 2015, 01:53:00 PM
You have a nice, refreshing touch, Monsignor Masserano!
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Post by: Click on March 16, 2015, 04:02:16 PM
Another beautiful series.  8)  Nicely done GP.Masserano
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: larusejunior on March 16, 2015, 04:43:25 PM
Hi, Jungle Park - Tenerife Island - 2011

(http://larusejunior.smugmug.com/Animals/Tenerife-2011/i-8Jj9h6T/0/M/IMG_8496-Modifier-2-M.jpg) (http://larusejunior.smugmug.com/Animals/Tenerife-2011/i-8Jj9h6T/A)

(http://larusejunior.smugmug.com/Animals/Tenerife-2011/i-bNK6JD7/0/M/IMG_8603-Modifier-M.jpg) (http://larusejunior.smugmug.com/Animals/Tenerife-2011/i-bNK6JD7/A)

(http://larusejunior.smugmug.com/Animals/Tenerife-2011/i-nFCdTtz/0/M/IMG_7730-Modifier-M.jpg) (http://larusejunior.smugmug.com/Animals/Tenerife-2011/i-nFCdTtz/A)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 16, 2015, 06:15:18 PM
You have a nice, refreshing touch, Monsignor Masserano!

Thank you very much!
I followed the "footsteps" of great masters photographers of nature and i learned something ...
This photo, for example, won some prizes, in far away 1991 ... Title: "a jump to survive"  (scanned slide from canon eos 1 + 80-200 2,8 L)
How much time has passed since then !
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Post by: Click on March 16, 2015, 06:40:39 PM
Excellent timing !!!  8)
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Post by: rpt on March 16, 2015, 09:28:27 PM
Excellent timing !!!  8)
+1

Lovely picture! GP, your pictures are fabulous!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on March 16, 2015, 11:15:43 PM
Love the gorilla shot! GREAT POSE! Actually, I love every photo in that post. Great work!


I also love the bighorn sheep shot, beautiful creature.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 17, 2015, 12:49:53 PM
Excellent timing !!!  8)

Dear RPT & CLICK
Not timing but much, much luck!
This trout was habit: i have seen more times jump out of the water to catch grasshoppers and other insects
 I wrote was because it is probably finished in a few pot ...
Every time i showed this photo i had to explain that there was no trick or photocells: very tiring...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Marsu42 on March 17, 2015, 04:19:28 PM
Excellent timing !!!  8)
Not timing but much, much luck!

Now *this* is when 120fps 4k shooting will come in handy with the next gen camera bodies ...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: GP.Masserano on March 20, 2015, 11:58:14 AM
"Here I live !!!"
Canon EOS 7d +100-400 L
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on March 29, 2015, 02:12:15 PM
While testing out my 100-400 mrk II in BIF, I saw this guy right below me. Kinda nice to have zoom.
(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Ant-Eater/i-Q9NPZVC/0/X2/_X7U8767-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on March 29, 2015, 02:24:28 PM
Nice capture, Dylan.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ryan708 on April 07, 2015, 05:28:20 PM
just a squirrel feeling brave enough to let my 70-200 f/4L IS have enough reach
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Post by: Canonian on April 07, 2015, 07:39:01 PM
Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4L IS, this Red Fox was catching some sun here in Iqaluit,Nunavut,Canada,on the side of a pretty steep hill which he later on tumbled down full speed flipping in the air 3 times ;D The photos posted are low res pics due to the Internet speeds here in the North.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on April 08, 2015, 11:04:32 PM
Don't mess with Kung Foo Squirrel!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 09, 2015, 06:19:50 AM
Don't mess with Kung Foo Squirrel!

LOL  ;D  Nice series Don.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 09, 2015, 07:37:46 PM
Hi Don.
Excellent series, and a great caption to boot. Thanks for making me laugh.

Cheers, Graham.

Don't mess with Kung Foo Squirrel!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on April 09, 2015, 08:35:07 PM
Hi Don.
Excellent series, and a great caption to boot. Thanks for making me laugh.

Cheers, Graham.

Don't mess with Kung Foo Squirrel!
And now I have something to post in the next DR thread :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jhwsfla on April 11, 2015, 12:04:03 PM
Out on St John's yesterday  cute
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Post by: Click on April 11, 2015, 12:08:36 PM
Yes, so cute.  :)  Very nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on April 17, 2015, 03:02:21 PM
lunch time
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8686/17180225225_66c159f481_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sba9pK)0V8A1628 (https://flic.kr/p/sba9pK) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 17, 2015, 03:21:00 PM
lunch time<snip>


Love it!
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Post by: serendipidy on April 17, 2015, 03:21:40 PM
lunch time
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8686/17180225225_66c159f481_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sba9pK)0V8A1628 (https://flic.kr/p/sba9pK) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr

Superb! Nice work. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Constantine on April 17, 2015, 11:21:35 PM
(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6438/129740113.19/0_8bde6_d5075e9d_XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Constantine on April 17, 2015, 11:23:50 PM
(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6511/129740113.13/0_7899f_e1a91b4f_XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Constantine on April 17, 2015, 11:25:18 PM
(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6606/129740113.12/0_759bc_836df5ed_XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 17, 2015, 11:28:05 PM
Very nice shots, Constantine. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Constantine on April 17, 2015, 11:32:07 PM
(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9164/129740113.26/0_ab019_80a42666_XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Constantine on April 17, 2015, 11:49:43 PM
Sea lions, Galapagos.

(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/52/129740113.4e/0_e6422_62f11f17_XL.jpg)

(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16156/129740113.4e/0_e6424_51c97bee_XL.jpg)

(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15574/129740113.4e/0_e6693_88f5de66_XL.jpg)

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Post by: rpt on April 18, 2015, 12:57:54 PM
Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: gary samples on April 18, 2015, 02:12:18 PM
5DIII
Heavy Crop
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Post by: serendipidy on April 18, 2015, 02:15:29 PM
5DIII
Heavy Crop
Really cool capture, Gary. 8)
Thanks for posting.
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Post by: gary samples on April 19, 2015, 12:01:34 AM
5DIII
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Post by: candyman on April 19, 2015, 03:08:26 AM
5DIII
Strong picture Gary. Very nice
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Post by: Click on April 19, 2015, 09:27:22 AM
Great shots, Gary.  It's a real pleasure to look at your pictures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Chisox2335 on April 19, 2015, 01:35:34 PM
Leopard on an awkward perch. Canon 70d with 500mm mki
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 19, 2015, 01:47:40 PM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

I used my combination of gimbal and gimbal pan : http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1280.msg509098#msg509098 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1280.msg509098#msg509098)

Works fine
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Post by: Dylan777 on April 19, 2015, 01:52:49 PM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

Works fine

I really like the last photo candyman
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 19, 2015, 01:55:16 PM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

Works fine

I really like the last photo candyman


Thanks Dylan
I may go again. I love it. I hope to get some photos of couples and some action between them.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on April 19, 2015, 02:17:52 PM
5DIII
That is really scary. Hope you were in your truck ;D
Great capture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bluemoon on April 19, 2015, 02:41:05 PM
100L macro on a 6D
the box contains the soft shell crabs. It's how they feed it. . .

pierre
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 19, 2015, 05:06:56 PM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

Very nice series, Candyman.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on April 19, 2015, 10:13:41 PM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

Very nice series, Candyman.
+1

Lovely colour too.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 20, 2015, 12:26:40 AM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

Very nice series, Candyman.

Thank you Click
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 20, 2015, 12:28:56 AM
Just had some fun yesterday looking for foxes

The first photo: hiding myself and first encounter with the fox
Second photo:she is getting closer
Third: overlooking the habitat

Very nice series, Candyman.
+1

Lovely colour too.
Thank you.
It was a sunny day. So now and then I waited for the cloud appear in front of the sun to get a different exposure.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 20, 2015, 02:18:20 PM
In general I like to take photos of animals that includes some surroundings of their habitat.
But sometimes a portrait - close up - is nice too.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 20, 2015, 04:29:11 PM
Beautiful shot, candyman. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on April 20, 2015, 06:27:02 PM
In general I like to take photos of animals that includes some surroundings of their habitat.
But sometimes a portrait - close up - is nice too.

I like the composition and the look from those eyes  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on April 21, 2015, 03:10:12 AM
Beautiful shot, candyman. Nicely done.


In general I like to take photos of animals that includes some surroundings of their habitat.But sometimes a portrait - close up - is nice too.
I like the composition and the look from those eyes  :)



Thank you both.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on April 24, 2015, 04:27:53 AM
In general I like to take photos of animals that includes some surroundings of their habitat.
But sometimes a portrait - close up - is nice too.

Very nice shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 24, 2015, 09:35:46 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8707/16632072764_a054dfae87_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rkHHMf)Boundin&#x27; (https://flic.kr/p/rkHHMf) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

This obviously isn't a wild animal, but I like the shot because I took it with the 50L at f/1.2 and a 6D.  Doesn't really seem like a winning combination for this type of shot in AF Servo mode, but it actually did very well.

I'm beginning a month long comparison series between the 50L and the Otus 55.  Should be fun!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sporgon on April 24, 2015, 10:44:33 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8707/16632072764_a054dfae87_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rkHHMf)Boundin&#x27; (https://flic.kr/p/rkHHMf) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

This obviously isn't a wild animal, but I like the shot because I took it with the 50L at f/1.2 and a 6D.  Doesn't really seem like a winning combination for this type of shot in AF Servo mode, but it actually did very well.

I'm beginning a month long comparison series between the 50L and the Otus 55.  Should be fun!

Now Dustin, you are specifically not supposed to be able to use a 6D to take shots of small furry animals running towards you, especially at f/1.2 ! Please behave yourself.

I think it does show, however, that despite the 6D's AF being superficially similar to the 5DII it is in fact an improvement.

I'm looking forward to reading your comments on the 50L, especially how it compares with some of the fine old Takumars, the 50mm f/1.4 for instance, if you could manage that too.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: rpt on April 24, 2015, 11:05:18 AM
Nice shot Dustin!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on April 24, 2015, 01:44:40 PM

This obviously isn't a wild animal, but I like the shot because I took it with the 50L at f/1.2 and a 6D.  Doesn't really seem like a winning combination for this type of shot in AF Servo mode, but it actually did very well.

I'm beginning a month long comparison series between the 50L and the Otus 55.  Should be fun!

I really like this shot. Nicely done Dustin.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 24, 2015, 01:54:06 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8707/16632072764_a054dfae87_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rkHHMf)Boundin&#x27; (https://flic.kr/p/rkHHMf) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/people/54816077@N03/), on Flickr

This obviously isn't a wild animal, but I like the shot because I took it with the 50L at f/1.2 and a 6D.  Doesn't really seem like a winning combination for this type of shot in AF Servo mode, but it actually did very well.

I'm beginning a month long comparison series between the 50L and the Otus 55.  Should be fun!

Now Dustin, you are specifically not supposed to be able to use a 6D to take shots of small furry animals running towards you, especially at f/1.2 ! Please behave yourself.

I think it does show, however, that despite the 6D's AF being superficially similar to the 5DII it is in fact an improvement.

I'm looking forward to reading your comments on the 50L, especially how it compares with some of the fine old Takumars, the 50mm f/1.4 for instance, if you could manage that too.

I think that could be managed :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Stewart K on April 27, 2015, 12:53:40 AM
It really is a fantastic shot Dustin, I would love to have my two captured like that.  The bokeh on the 50L is sublime!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 28, 2015, 11:36:22 AM
It really is a fantastic shot Dustin, I would love to have my two captured like that.  The bokeh on the 50L is sublime!!

It really is nice.  The Otus blows it away in sharpness and contrast, obviously, but there is still something very compelling about images from the 50L
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on April 28, 2015, 10:09:00 PM
Young pronghorn this morning; first opportunity I've had to photograph these graceful creatures this spring
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on April 29, 2015, 01:14:46 AM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 29, 2015, 09:34:08 AM
1Dx

Great timing on this shot. 
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Post by: ERHP on April 29, 2015, 10:07:07 AM
1Dx

Really cool shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Ardan on May 01, 2015, 02:12:44 PM
Orange ladybird

5D mkiii + 100mm L @ 1/250s, f/11, ISO 1250
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: fish_shooter on May 01, 2015, 03:31:04 PM
Here is a recent shot of mine. I specialize in animals with fins.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 01, 2015, 03:53:22 PM
Here is a recent shot of mine. I specialize in animals with fins.
My other passion is fly-fishing. I get a twitching in my right arm, when I see images like this ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on May 01, 2015, 06:49:58 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7780/17323147991_12884e3f29_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/soMEnn)IMG_5855 (https://flic.kr/p/soMEnn) by chops411 (https://www.flickr.com/people/92411354@N08/), on Flickr
Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 02, 2015, 03:35:40 PM
Here is a recent shot of mine. I specialize in animals with fins.

Wow! Absolutely fantastic shot of beautiful fish. How did you take that?

Here is a shot in the muddy drainage ditch along my yard of a 3-4 foot barracuda (and some much smaller wary tilapia). ;D

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8805/17305384042_4d0762a637_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sndBLo)Barracuda (https://flic.kr/p/sndBLo) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/107582474@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 02, 2015, 09:00:47 PM
Here is a recent shot of mine. I specialize in animals with fins.
beautiful colors love it 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 02, 2015, 09:21:53 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 04, 2015, 03:19:17 PM
Quite a few great shots you have posted lately Gary. Are they all from the same area?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on May 05, 2015, 09:39:34 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8887/17168493068_752d756889_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sa81Rb)Playful cub (https://flic.kr/p/sa81Rb) by chops411 (https://www.flickr.com/people/92411354@N08/), on Flickr
Cade's Cove in Great Smoky Mountains
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 05, 2015, 09:40:39 AM
Cute!   :)    Nicely done chops411
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: chops411 on May 05, 2015, 09:47:15 AM
Cute!   :)    Nicely done chops411
Thank You
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: AcutancePhotography on May 05, 2015, 09:58:15 AM
I hope that bear cub was not looking at his mother... who was behind you.  ;)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 05, 2015, 01:59:48 PM
A young moose practicing his hiding skills, in preparation for the upcoming hunting season

1DX, 600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 05, 2015, 09:20:38 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 05, 2015, 09:21:42 PM
1Dx


Awesome. Great shot, Gary.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 06, 2015, 08:04:24 PM
1Dx + 400f/2.8 II
Mala Mala Sth Africa
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 06, 2015, 08:08:56 PM
WOW Fantastic shot, Edward  8)  Well done Sir!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on May 06, 2015, 08:29:17 PM
A young moose practicing his hiding skills, in preparation for the upcoming hunting season

1DX, 600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII
nice!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 06, 2015, 09:30:25 PM
1Dx + 400f/2.8 II
Mala Mala Sth Africa
wonderful Edward
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 06, 2015, 09:49:19 PM
1Dx + 400f/2.8 II
Mala Mala Sth Africa
Wonderful closeup!

Leopard is thinking..."Hey Edward, can you do this; touch your nose with your tongue?" ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: jrista on May 06, 2015, 11:38:30 PM
1Dx + 400f/2.8 II
Mala Mala Sth Africa


Fantastic shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on May 07, 2015, 01:23:54 AM
1Dx + 400f/2.8 II
Mala Mala Sth Africa
Good to have you back Edward! A cracking shot and yet another reminder that we should not have sold that lens ...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 07, 2015, 03:26:40 AM
Thank You all Gentlemen, very much appreciated.

Been away for quite a while, mostly travelling.

And yes Eldar, I constantly regret selling the 400f/2.8 II, but how to carry around the 200-400, 600 & 400 still has me in a quandary, my Sherpa (youngest Son), isn't that reliable when it comes to heavy lifting.

But it's a beautiful Lens no doubt.

I'm heading back to Mala Mala again in September/November this Year, this will be my 4th visit to this particular place in the last 3 Years, hard to beat, especially for Predators.

Once again Thank You all for the kind comments, it's wonderful interest that we all share.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Stewart K on May 07, 2015, 05:58:16 AM
1Dx + 400f/2.8 II
Mala Mala Sth Africa
Fantastic, you must have sat for ages to get this shot, he looks so relaxed!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 07, 2015, 07:35:33 PM
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

This is generally not the look you expect when concentrating your attention in the viewfinder, at this point the Big Boy was not so relaxed, have to admit I pulled my head up from the viewfinder to just make sure he hadn't broken the Cardinal rule "don't eat the photographer".
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 07, 2015, 07:36:34 PM
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Tanzania near the Mara River
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 07, 2015, 07:38:46 PM
1Dx Otus 55 @ f/4

Bali, not sure the Flies on the Lillie's pass as Animals, but they're annoying little animals to me at any time anywhere.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Dylan777 on May 07, 2015, 08:10:33 PM
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Tanzania near the Mara River


WOW.....what a shot. I reallllly like it. Welcome back Edward  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 07, 2015, 10:49:11 PM
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Tanzania near the Mara River

Beautiful shot. Lovely light. Well done Edward.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 08, 2015, 05:52:01 PM
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Tanzania near the Mara River
Another masterpiece Edward. Beautiful color and light. :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 09, 2015, 08:55:14 AM
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Tanzania near the Mara River

Love the light captured in the "beard"
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on May 09, 2015, 09:52:41 PM
1Dx & 400f/2.8 II
Mashatu Northern Tuli Game Reserve Botswana

And also again, appreciate the comments Guys, Thank You
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 09, 2015, 10:07:27 PM
1Dx & 400f/2.8 II
Machete Northern Tuli Game Reserve Botswana

Another great shot, Edward. It's alway a pleasure to look at your pictures. Well done Sir.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 11, 2015, 10:56:19 PM
5DIII
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 12, 2015, 04:20:34 AM
5DIII
Another fantastic photo, Gary. That bear doesn't look happy to see you. 8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 12, 2015, 09:39:36 AM
5DIII
Another fantastic photo, Gary. That bear doesn't look happy to see you. 8)
thanks
 he wasn't >:( and I Cashed in I machined gunned him with my 1Dx got like 300 shots in 5min  ::)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 13, 2015, 10:28:53 PM
1Dx 200mm 2.0 @ 7.1 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: C4RBON on May 16, 2015, 01:00:53 PM
(http://jasonpwright.smugmug.com/Recent/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park/i-F8nx56B/0/XL/20150313_153547_Canon%20EOS%2070D_9050-XL.jpg)

(http://jasonpwright.smugmug.com/Recent/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park/i-pfXXXSw/0/XL/20150314_120053_Canon%20EOS%2070D_9412-XL.jpg)

Rocky Mountain National Park
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 16, 2015, 01:31:19 PM
(http://jasonpwright.smugmug.com/Recent/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park/i-F8nx56B/0/XL/20150313_153547_Canon%20EOS%2070D_9050-XL.jpg)

(http://jasonpwright.smugmug.com/Recent/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park/i-pfXXXSw/0/XL/20150314_120053_Canon%20EOS%2070D_9412-XL.jpg)

Rocky Mountain National Park
  nice bull.. I love horn's
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 16, 2015, 08:06:09 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on May 16, 2015, 08:22:10 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7759/17565118519_311a9d8648_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sLaPM2)Busted (https://flic.kr/p/sLaPM2) by Stuart Edwards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 17, 2015, 09:19:02 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: serendipidy on May 17, 2015, 11:40:51 PM
1Dx
Really nice, Gary.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on May 20, 2015, 10:11:21 PM
had some visitors yesterday that i hadn't seen since before winter. nice to see these guys made it through the long winter.
7DII
400 f5.6+ex1.4II
f9
iso 3200
1/125
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8760/17889449912_2a896b1f89_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tfQ7cA)0V8A5985 (https://flic.kr/p/tfQ7cA) by Stuart Edwards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RChauhan on May 29, 2015, 08:33:09 PM
Taken in Ranthambore National Park, India.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jaccop on May 30, 2015, 03:48:17 AM
Shot with my new(second hand) 7D mii / fe 300 2.8 / extender 2x on vacation in greece lesvos.


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8760/18204286432_ba1122d24c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJ8s)steltkluut 3I9A9200 (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJ8s) by Jacco P (https://www.flickr.com/photos/91447801@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7757/18204286552_896e008f6e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJaw)steenuiol 3I9A0054 (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJaw) by Jacco P (https://www.flickr.com/photos/91447801@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7778/18204287002_b44276c481_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJih)ralreiger 3I9A8278 (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJih) by Jacco P (https://www.flickr.com/photos/91447801@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 30, 2015, 08:12:28 AM
Very nice series, Jaccop. I especially like the second picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 30, 2015, 11:38:39 AM
Shot with my new(second hand) 7D mii / fe 300 2.8 / extender 2x on vacation in greece lesvos.


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8760/18204286432_ba1122d24c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJ8s)steltkluut 3I9A9200 (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJ8s) by Jacco P (https://www.flickr.com/photos/91447801@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7757/18204286552_896e008f6e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJaw)steenuiol 3I9A0054 (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJaw) by Jacco P (https://www.flickr.com/photos/91447801@N03/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7778/18204287002_b44276c481_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJih)ralreiger 3I9A8278 (https://flic.kr/p/tJDJih) by Jacco P (https://www.flickr.com/photos/91447801@N03/), on Flickr
  very nice for 2x the 300mm lens is killer !!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 30, 2015, 08:31:46 PM
1Dx 600mm f/6.3 iso 400
cropped 70%
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 30, 2015, 08:42:48 PM
Lovely reflection. Nicely done Gary.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on May 30, 2015, 10:57:03 PM
1Dx 600mm  f/6.3 iso 800 1/800
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: SwnSng on May 31, 2015, 12:23:08 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7701/18049647021_92d7c2b585_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tuZadH)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/tuZadH) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on May 31, 2015, 02:02:55 PM
Beautiful colors. Very nice shot, SwnSng.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on June 07, 2015, 02:55:08 PM
Bighorn sheep @ the National Bison Range

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Montana-21MAY-02JUN15/i-KDF7Gp8/0/X3/MT12005-X3.jpg)
5D MK III  70-200 f/2.8L II   1/1250 : f/7.1 : ISO 400 @200mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 07, 2015, 03:05:03 PM
Bighorn sheep @ the National Bison Range
5D MK III  70-200 f/2.8L II   1/1250 : f/7.1 : ISO 400 @200mm

WOW Great shot. It's beautiful. Well done ERHP.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on June 09, 2015, 03:46:28 PM
A few I took last year:

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Dieren/i-4Qcznt5/0/L/20141006-_5D_0520-L.jpg)
5D3, EF16-35 f4 IS, 35mm, 1/250, f8, iso320

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Dieren/i-wThTCt2/0/L/20141007-_1D_8984-L.jpg)
1Dx, EF200-400 f4 1.4x, 560mm, 1/1250, f5.6, iso500

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Dieren/i-WLsjQwB/0/L/20141012-_5D_1637-L.jpg)
5D3, EF70-200 f2.8 II, 115mm, 1/2000, f2.5, iso250

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Dieren/i-n4bd9KC/0/L/20141012-_1D_1870-L.jpg)
1Dx, EF200-400 f4 1.4x, 212mm, 1/1250, f4, iso640
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 09, 2015, 03:53:51 PM
A few I took last year:


Beautiful shots, FEBS. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on June 09, 2015, 03:54:53 PM
thx Click
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bereninga on June 09, 2015, 03:59:21 PM
FEBs, how did you get such a close shot of a lioness? 35mm and that close is pretty crazy. Great shots by the way.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 14, 2015, 07:05:07 AM
Hi Febs.
Nice shots. Let me guess, you made sure that the lioness had just eaten, or you knew you could run faster than the other guy. ;D

Cheers, Graham.

FEBs, how did you get such a close shot of a lioness? 35mm and that close is pretty crazy. Great shots by the way.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 16, 2015, 10:27:15 AM
Swallowtail.  My plan has been to sell the Tamron 150-600 VC and 70-300L and move to just the new 100-400L, but then when I take the 70-300L out it keeps producing images like this...

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3690/18806999816_b8b26c3aef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uDUMPw)All Things Bright and Beautiful (https://flic.kr/p/uDUMPw) by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 16, 2015, 10:29:57 AM
Lovely shot, Dustin.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on June 16, 2015, 02:15:49 PM
Swallowtail.  My plan has been to sell the Tamron 150-600 VC and 70-300L and move to just the new 100-400L, but then when I take the 70-300L out it keeps producing images like this...

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3690/18806999816_b8b26c3aef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uDUMPw)All Things Bright and Beautiful (https://flic.kr/p/uDUMPw) by Dustin Abbott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
love the creamy background
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: haupt on June 16, 2015, 03:20:04 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3847/14819196355_f664340d6d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ozwfMr)
IMG_3584.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ozwfMr) by Lars Haupt-Hansen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/larshaupthansen/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on June 16, 2015, 03:40:51 PM
Dustin,
Guess you might as well keep the lens if the result is so amazing!
-r
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on June 16, 2015, 03:42:20 PM
Haupt,
Great elephants!  By chance a pano?
-r
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: haupt on June 16, 2015, 04:00:50 PM
 :-\
Haupt,
Great elephants!  By chance a pano?
-r
Nope, a single shot before they went right past us. The only time on the trip where our guide asked us to sit quietly  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 16, 2015, 04:40:24 PM
Great shot, Haupt. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Alangeli on June 16, 2015, 04:42:31 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Eagle%20800_zpslaxhfyxq.jpg)



(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Tiger%20800_zpstnia1i7z.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on June 16, 2015, 04:55:48 PM
" ... Right pass us. ", that must be exciting and nervous with a herd of African elephants.
You're brave,  8) 8) 8) 8)!
-r


:-\
Haupt,
Great elephants!  By chance a pano?
-r
Nope, a single shot before they went right past us. The only time on the trip where our guide asked us to sit quietly  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 16, 2015, 05:20:23 PM
Two beautiful pictures, Alangeli. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 17, 2015, 08:55:40 PM
Hi Alangeli.
Great shots, but do I see that the tiger is drooling, thinks he has his diner in his sights!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Eagle%20800_zpslaxhfyxq.jpg)



(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Tiger%20800_zpstnia1i7z.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 18, 2015, 09:47:59 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Eagle%20800_zpslaxhfyxq.jpg)



(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Tiger%20800_zpstnia1i7z.jpg)

Great series!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on June 19, 2015, 02:53:01 AM

Very nice portraits. As if they were posing for your lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: meywd on June 19, 2015, 05:11:05 AM

Very nice portraits. As if they were posing for your lens.

yup, amazing shots.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jat Riski on June 19, 2015, 07:14:10 AM
Taken last month.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: RChauhan on June 19, 2015, 12:13:54 PM
Last Week in South Africa.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 19, 2015, 12:22:33 PM
Last Week in South Africa.

Lovely B&W. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on June 19, 2015, 12:52:56 PM
Last Week in South Africa.

Woooow, well done RChauhan
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: meywd on June 19, 2015, 01:58:20 PM
Last Week in South Africa.

great capture, awesome details
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 23, 2015, 10:24:17 AM
I had to share this one because of the irony of seeing a polar bear in a green field with dandelions!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on June 23, 2015, 11:26:39 AM
I had to share this one because of the irony of seeing a polar bear in a green field with dandelions!

I fully understand Dustin. Such a combination seems very rare to me.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tayassu on June 24, 2015, 09:22:44 AM
An Eurasian Lynx...
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 24, 2015, 10:53:55 AM
An Eurasian Lynx...

Beautiful cat, and pretty rare, is it not?
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on June 27, 2015, 01:51:08 PM
An Eurasian Lynx...

Very nice shot

A very impressive cat...

Edit: here is a red lynx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 27, 2015, 02:05:50 PM
WOW! Very nice shot, candyman.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on June 27, 2015, 04:26:37 PM
Thank you Click.  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on June 28, 2015, 12:39:29 PM
I really like the Red Lynx.
So I thought: Let me throw in another 2 images  :)
Taken with 100-400II and 5D MK3
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Canonian on June 28, 2015, 01:04:39 PM
Here is a Long tailed Duck/Pintail duck ???? if someone could clarify that would be great Thanks.
Taken with Canon 7D MK1 and a newly acquired Canon 500mm F4 MK1  :) :) Love the combination
Taken in Iqaluit,Nunavut,Canada
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: IslanderMV on June 28, 2015, 02:04:10 PM
Here is a Long tailed Duck/Pintail duck ???? if someone could clarify that would be great Thanks.
Taken with Canon 7D MK1 and a newly acquired Canon 500mm F4 MK1  :) :) Love the combination
Taken in Iqaluit,Nunavut,Canada

Adult Male, Long-tailed Duck in summer plumage.
Nice shot.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northbird on June 28, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
Rocky Mountain Goat,  7D II,  17/40 F4

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/531/18929907300_7fab5a80dd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uQLHW5)
Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) (https://flic.kr/p/uQLHW5) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tony-v/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 28, 2015, 02:27:03 PM
Here is a Long tailed Duck/Pintail duck ???? if someone could clarify that would be great Thanks.
Taken with Canon 7D MK1 and a newly acquired Canon 500mm F4 MK1  :) :) Love the combination
Taken in Iqaluit,Nunavut,Canada

It's a Long tailed Duck  :) Very nice shot Canonian.


ETA Sorry IslanderMV, i didn't see your answer.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Zeeman on June 28, 2015, 03:57:57 PM
From a Danish Zoo

7DII and 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4Ext II

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3924/18622318953_c2281bd142_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unAfCH)353A3143 (https://flic.kr/p/unAfCH) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/458/18622326173_8c999ac123_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unAhMc)353A3182 (https://flic.kr/p/unAhMc) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/273/19055505680_da29248aca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v2SrXo)353A2968 (https://flic.kr/p/v2SrXo) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/461/19055297728_8fc8a3bc4c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v2Ro91)353A2948-2 (https://flic.kr/p/v2Ro91) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/500/19055312428_484acc0fa6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v2Rsvs)353A2985-2 (https://flic.kr/p/v2Rsvs) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: FEBS on June 28, 2015, 04:32:32 PM
From a Danish Zoo


Very nice and pleasing shots Zeeman !!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 28, 2015, 05:02:51 PM
From a Danish Zoo

7DII and 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4Ext II


Nice series, Zeeman. I especially like the second picture. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: meywd on June 28, 2015, 09:42:43 PM
From a Danish Zoo

7DII and 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4Ext II

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3924/18622318953_c2281bd142_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unAfCH)353A3143 (https://flic.kr/p/unAfCH) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/458/18622326173_8c999ac123_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unAhMc)353A3182 (https://flic.kr/p/unAhMc) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/273/19055505680_da29248aca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v2SrXo)353A2968 (https://flic.kr/p/v2SrXo) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/461/19055297728_8fc8a3bc4c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v2Ro91)353A2948-2 (https://flic.kr/p/v2Ro91) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/500/19055312428_484acc0fa6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v2Rsvs)353A2985-2 (https://flic.kr/p/v2Rsvs) by CACLMAN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98933260@N04/), on Flickr

wow amazing, love the eagle shots
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Zeeman on June 29, 2015, 03:03:44 PM
Thank you for the nice comments.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sharad.Medhavi on June 29, 2015, 11:31:15 PM
One from a recent Safari...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/561/19283546335_a041c3a28f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vo2duP)
Bannerghatta National Park Safari (https://flic.kr/p/vo2duP) by Sharad Medhavi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharad_medhavi/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bkopp on June 30, 2015, 02:01:57 PM
Beautiful photos here. Long time lurker, first time poster. Two recent photos from my visit to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: bkopp on June 30, 2015, 02:03:14 PM
And another one from the same visit
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on June 30, 2015, 03:14:30 PM
Very nice shots, bkopp.

Welcome to CR.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pentelaravi on July 01, 2015, 11:32:28 AM
Here is my first post.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 01, 2015, 11:37:59 AM
Here is my first post.

Welcome to CR.  :)  I really like your picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pentelaravi on July 01, 2015, 11:54:40 AM
Another one from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: pentelaravi on July 01, 2015, 11:57:58 AM
This one from Zoo Atlanta. I was 10 feet away(Glass door in between).
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sharad.Medhavi on July 03, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
To get us moooooving... ;D

Really cool! :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Sharad.Medhavi on July 03, 2015, 01:04:06 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/487/19388371371_5823ba2a4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vxhtk2)

The Lion family - Bannerghatta National Park Safari (https://flic.kr/p/vxhtk2) by Sharad Medhavi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharad_medhavi/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 03, 2015, 01:06:52 PM
Nice shot Sharad. 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 03, 2015, 01:07:40 PM
This was an interesting scene to watch: The Lynx is climbing a tree.
The branch is about 3,5 meter off the ground.
It is not a quality photo but it was interesting to see him climbing. Obviously looking for something (food?) up there.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mooney on July 11, 2015, 06:33:21 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/405/19444589732_5768b09c59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vCfB67)IMG_4543 (https://flic.kr/p/vCfB67) by Mooney1908 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mooney1908/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14452838407_8259fff75f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o29zk6)0750 (https://flic.kr/p/o29zk6) by Mooney1908 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mooney1908/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/13680143243_896c3f1619_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mQSiYF)7774 (https://flic.kr/p/mQSiYF) by Mooney1908 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mooney1908/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 11, 2015, 10:03:53 PM
Nice series. I especially like your last picture.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on July 12, 2015, 01:20:00 AM
Western Sheepmoth - Hemileuca eglanterina Canon s100

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/379/18994771703_613fedd2df_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uWvaRR)Western Sheepmoth (https://flic.kr/p/uWvaRR) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_hodapp/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on July 18, 2015, 07:51:57 AM
future 10 pointers

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/19600016538_cfecbe302f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vRZd4C)3N1A1030 (https://flic.kr/p/vRZd4C) by Stuart Edwards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on July 19, 2015, 11:04:36 AM
Here's a shot that I'm really pleased with, but from the number of views and comments in other places that I've posted it in, it probably sucks in ways I don't comprehend. Feel free to tear me a new one (in a constructive way if possible).

European fire-bellied toad - Bombina bombina - Klockgroda
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/114615105/m%3D900/37b005e2104119e957765bccb2d7b58e)
Original found here -> https://500px.com/photo/114615105/european-fire-bellied-toad-bombina-bombina-by-jonas-emmertz
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 19, 2015, 11:26:14 AM
Very nice picture, DominoDude.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: sedwards on July 22, 2015, 06:53:57 PM
bambi
i shot this from my truck handheld while still moving. i got lucky that it came out as good as it did.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/511/19902624975_2a65121257_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wjJa1t)3N1A1119-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/wjJa1t) by Stuart Edwards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 22, 2015, 10:21:57 PM
So cute  :)  Nicely done, Stuart.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 23, 2015, 09:29:09 AM
Hi DominoDude.
Very nice shot, love the symmetry of the ripples, if I had to find a fault it would be the DOF is too shallow, farthest side of the toad is in the bokeh. I realise this may be because of poor light to keep the ISO down.
All in all a fine shot, I started to wonder if most of my shots were just crap, no views  :'( then I realised that there are way more photos out there than there are people to look at them,  :) you have to entice people to your shots, tags seem to help as I had one of my worst shots commented on within minutes of uploading.

Cheers, Graham.

Here's a shot that I'm really pleased with, but from the number of views and comments in other places that I've posted it in, it probably sucks in ways I don't comprehend. Feel free to tear me a new one (in a constructive way if possible).

European fire-bellied toad - Bombina bombina - Klockgroda
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/114615105/m%3D900/37b005e2104119e957765bccb2d7b58e)
Original found here -> https://500px.com/photo/114615105/european-fire-bellied-toad-bombina-bombina-by-jonas-emmertz
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 04:00:01 PM
Series of images taken during a downpour in the Masai Mara. ISO between 3200 and 4000 to keep shutter speed high. Waited over 2 hours to gets the shot and all over so quick. Canon 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 mk11 lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 23, 2015, 04:04:34 PM
Series of images taken during a downpour in the Masai Mara. ISO between 3200 and 4000 to keep shutter speed high. Waited over 2 hours to gets the shot and all over so quick. Canon 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 mk11 lens.


Wonderful! That's it with photography....very often patience to get that specific shot. Well done!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 04:11:16 PM
Thanks candyman, really appreciated.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 23, 2015, 04:15:19 PM
Series of images taken during a downpour in the Masai Mara. ISO between 3200 and 4000 to keep shutter speed high. Waited over 2 hours to gets the shot and all over so quick. Canon 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 mk11 lens.

It was worth waiting to take your shots. Well done, Kerry.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 04:16:03 PM
Early morning in Kicheche near the Masai Mara, followed this Giraffe and could't believe our luck, walked on the horizon, stopped for a quick look and carried on walking into the rising sun. Moments like this are so magical and this is why I love wildlife photography. Canon 5D Mk111 with 300f2.8 Mk11 lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 23, 2015, 04:17:24 PM
WOW Awesome!  8) Great shots, Kerry.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 04:18:35 PM
Thanks again Click
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 04:21:17 PM
One more of a sole Hyena attack on a wildebeest, rare to see and difficult to watch. The horror in the wildebeest eyes says it all. Canon 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 04:26:06 PM
Witnessed this Cheetah running at full pelt to catch This Thompson Gazelle. We pulled up just as she caught and killed the Gazelle. She stood up and walked with her kill to our vehicle to show of her prowess. Magical. Canon 1D Mkiv and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens. Masai Mara.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 23, 2015, 07:13:07 PM
What privilege to get so close to this magnificent male lion. Whilst watching elephants this lion just sat down right next to our vehicle. Not a care in the world. Kicheche, Kenya. Canon 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 23, 2015, 08:07:17 PM
Hi Stuart.
Not fair, I'd be lucky to get that sharp on a tripod with mirror lockup and remote release!
Great shot.

Cheers, Graham.

bambi
i shot this from my truck handheld while still moving. i got lucky that it came out as good as it did.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/511/19902624975_2a65121257_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wjJa1t)3N1A1119-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/wjJa1t) by Stuart Edwards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 23, 2015, 08:11:42 PM
Hi Kerry.
Wow, I would say that the wait was well worth it, beautiful shots, fantastic action captured there.

Re the giraffe, absolutely breath taking, the hyena, hard to watch but that is nature, thanks for sharing, the cheetah, among the most beautiful of cats, lovely shot and the lion, how majestic.
A brilliant series of shots.

Cheers, Graham.

Series of images taken during a downpour in the Masai Mara. ISO between 3200 and 4000 to keep shutter speed high. Waited over 2 hours to gets the shot and all over so quick. Canon 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 mk11 lens.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: luka567 on July 24, 2015, 08:08:31 AM
This is probably my favorite animal photograph so far. What do you think? I also have a Flickr page if you would like to check it out. https://www.flickr.com/photos/luka567/ Thank you!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 24, 2015, 08:31:37 AM
This is probably my favorite animal photograph so far. What do you think? I also have a Flickr page if you would like to check it out. https://www.flickr.com/photos/luka567/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/luka567/) Thank you!


For those people that always think that cats are so sweet..... ::)
Great photo!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 24, 2015, 09:04:28 AM
This is probably my favorite animal photograph so far. What do you think? I also have a Flickr page if you would like to check it out. https://www.flickr.com/photos/luka567/ Thank you!

Great shot.

...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 24, 2015, 12:49:26 PM
Elephant and calf as the sun rises in the Masai Mara. Just the most gorgeous of moments. 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 24, 2015, 12:54:45 PM
Elephant and calf as the sun rises in the Masai Mara. Just the most gorgeous of moments. 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens

Lovely.  Nicely done Kerry.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 24, 2015, 01:36:16 PM
Hi Luka.
Wow that is one angry looking puddytat. I really like the shot though, very good timing.

Cheers, Graham.

This is probably my favorite animal photograph so far. What do you think? I also have a Flickr page if you would like to check it out. https://www.flickr.com/photos/luka567/ Thank you!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 24, 2015, 01:36:24 PM
Elephant and calf as the sun rises in the Masai Mara. Just the most gorgeous of moments. 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens


Love it!
Just wonderful. What a great moment to capture. And, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on July 24, 2015, 04:18:14 PM
This harbor seal popped up, wondering if we had a fish or two to share.

5DSR, 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 24, 2015, 04:23:18 PM
This harbor seal popped up, wondering if we had a fish or two to share.

5DSR, 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II


Very nice capture, Eldar.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 25, 2015, 05:05:16 AM
Thanks all for your nice comments, a few more.
Leopard in tree, early morning, nice light. 5D Mk111 and 300f2.8 Mk11 lens
Young Jackals on  Termite mound in early morning light. same camera and lens combination
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 25, 2015, 05:39:43 AM
Another of those sun down images of elephants on the horizon with a brooding sky. This is what Africa is all about, wonderful moments which remain with you for ever more.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 25, 2015, 05:43:05 AM
Another of those sun down images of elephants on the horizon with a brooding sky. This is what Africa is all about, wonderful moments which remain with you for ever more.


Another great photo.

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 25, 2015, 08:57:46 AM
Another of those sun down images of elephants on the horizon with a brooding sky. This is what Africa is all about, wonderful moments which remain with you for ever more.


Lovely.  8)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Kerry B on July 26, 2015, 08:25:54 AM
A 70mph Cheetah, very quick and wonderful to see. Canon 1D1v and 300f2.8 mk11 lens
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on July 26, 2015, 03:36:30 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 26, 2015, 03:40:11 PM
Very nice shot, Gary.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on July 26, 2015, 03:48:17 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Vern on July 27, 2015, 08:49:26 AM
5DMKIII, ISO 2000, 1/320, f4, 300 2.8II + 1.4XIII.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ERHP on July 28, 2015, 01:32:58 AM
Some great shots Kerry!

Last night I got to watch a pair of coyotes stalk through the northern section of Cuyamaca, and though the sun had set, I kept watching them move over the rocks near a watering hole.  The male sat on a rock and I decided that instead of pushing the ISO further, I'd see how long he'd stay stationary. 

(https://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-25JUL15/i-WGDL3fH/0/X3/C11801-X3.jpg)
1DX  600F/4 II w/1.4 III   .5S : f/5.6 : ISO 2500  27 minutes after 'official' sunset in the mountains.
 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on July 28, 2015, 07:39:09 PM
Hi ERHP.
Nice shot, good call on going long, he did sit still didn't he, doesn't even appear to have moved his ears.

Cheers, Graham.

Some great shots Kerry!

Last night I got to watch a pair of coyotes stalk through the northern section of Cuyamaca, and though the sun had set, I kept watching them move over the rocks near a watering hole.  The male sat on a rock and I decided that instead of pushing the ISO further, I'd see how long he'd stay stationary. 

(https://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-25JUL15/i-WGDL3fH/0/X3/C11801-X3.jpg)
1DX  600F/4 II w/1.4 III   .5S : f/5.6 : ISO 2500  27 minutes after 'official' sunset in the mountains.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on July 28, 2015, 10:05:21 PM
Another of those sun down images of elephants on the horizon with a brooding sky. This is what Africa is all about, wonderful moments which remain with you for ever more.

Lovely Image, absolutely lovely, these are the moments I wait for, well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on July 28, 2015, 11:30:58 PM
Three of these guys visited my bird feeder tonight.  I shot a few pictures of one of them.  Cute creatures.  Interesting to watch them.  Fun antics of these little guys.
Using 100mm f/2.8 II L, with speed light.  The front of the lens was less than 3 feet from the flying squirrel.
First two photos nearly full size, last is cropped to maybe 60%.
-r
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: eml58 on July 29, 2015, 03:13:26 AM
I read today that  "Cecil", an absolutely Beautiful Animal, was recently Shot by a "Hunter" just outside Hwange Park in Zimbabwe.

The attached Image (not one of my Best unfortunately) was one I managed in 2011 inside Hwange National Park, I think Cecil was around 9 Years Old at the time, had 3 Female Prides he attended to, he was also just getting over a muzzle beating from a pair of Brothers that had invaded his territory (which he won), and He is still one of the 3 most Beautiful Male Lions I have had the privilege to Photograph in the last 20 years.

The "Hunter" used a Bow to Kill the Animal, it apparently took 40 Hours to finally track the wounded Animal down & shoot him.

For anyone that might be interested to know the story, Google "Cecil killed by Hunter", it's a damn sad tale.

I'm 65 now, I still find things like this simply leave me almost in tears, what an end to such a magnificent Animal.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 29, 2015, 03:22:21 AM
I read today that  "Cecil", an absolutely Beautiful Animal, was recently Shot by a "Hunter" just outside Hwange Park in Zimbabwe.

The attached Image (not one of my Best unfortunately) was one I managed in 2011 inside Hwange National Park, I think Cecil was around 9 Years Old at the time, had 3 Female Prides he attended to, he was also just getting over a muzzle beating from a pair of Brothers that had invaded his territory (which he won), and He is still one of the 3 most Beautiful Male Lions I have had the privilege to Photograph in the last 20 years.

The "Hunter" used a Bow to Kill the Animal, it apparently took 40 Hours to finally track the wounded Animal down & shoot him.

For anyone that might be interested to know the story, Google "Cecil killed by Hunter", it's a damn sad tale.

I'm 65 now, I still find things like this simply leave me almost in tears, what an end to such a magnificent Animal.

A beautiful photo of a beautiful animal
I read it a few days ago and was shocked that it happened. Very sad that hunting is still around.
Respect animals.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: mattlfitz on July 29, 2015, 09:18:25 AM
South Africa March 2014
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 29, 2015, 09:19:57 AM
South Africa March 2014


Very nice shots.


....And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: candyman on July 29, 2015, 10:35:09 AM
South Africa March 2014


Very nice shots.


....And welcome to CR  :)

+1  :)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on July 29, 2015, 11:21:11 PM
1Dx
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on July 30, 2015, 12:12:35 AM
Beautiful shot, Gary.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: gary samples on July 31, 2015, 10:23:12 PM
1Ds mark II
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ani2015 on August 01, 2015, 05:45:27 AM
(https://scontent-mrs1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11813325_708130522653590_3566280205288074245_n.jpg?oh=58fcd6a45e5a3f4a9934e35f050e5df1&oe=563A4F43)

Edited using Fusion (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.techbla.instafusionfree)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 01, 2015, 08:32:08 AM
Awesome. Well done ani2015.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Stewart K on August 01, 2015, 11:28:15 AM
A couple of shots from the Arabian Desert yesterday morning.  My first real day out with the new camera. All taken with a 5DIII + 100-400L + 1.4xTCIII.

1. Arabian Gazelle
2. Oryx
3. Schmidt's fringe toed lizard

All heavily cropped, even at 560mm!!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on August 04, 2015, 12:35:42 AM
Canon 5d mkii and tamron 150-600mm

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/494/20282477051_905ce3f632_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wUhZNc)IMG_4941 (https://flic.kr/p/wUhZNc) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_hodapp/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mick on August 08, 2015, 05:59:11 PM
Even the animals shoot with Canon. Must admit he never mentioned Dynamic Range once.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mick on August 08, 2015, 06:02:27 PM
"Im so glad I shoot with Canon."
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 08, 2015, 11:20:45 PM
"Im so glad I shoot with Canon."

LOL   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: AlanF on August 09, 2015, 07:05:18 AM
First time I have seen a groundhog. This crittur was about 60cm tall, guarding his burrow. With 560mm on the 7DII, I didn't need to get close to fill the frame.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: DominoDude on August 09, 2015, 07:42:53 AM
Hi DominoDude.
Very nice shot, love the symmetry of the ripples, if I had to find a fault it would be the DOF is too shallow, farthest side of the toad is in the bokeh. I realise this may be because of poor light to keep the ISO down.
All in all a fine shot, I started to wonder if most of my shots were just crap, no views  :'( then I realised that there are way more photos out there than there are people to look at them,  :) you have to entice people to your shots, tags seem to help as I had one of my worst shots commented on within minutes of uploading.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks for the good and constructive feedback, Graham! *bows humbly*

You're not forgotten. I will return with more later on - I'm having a bit of a time management issue right now...
But in short, you're right about the DOF, it's a tad on the thin side.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on August 14, 2015, 03:31:36 PM
I don't generally get to see many animals but last week ....

I had to "track" this youngster up from my garden, past the house and front door and shop and finally I persuaded him to pose "in the wild".  Too close to sundown for lower ISO.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 16, 2015, 07:23:38 PM
Hi Domino Dude.
I would not generally offer criticism, constructive or otherwise, without it being requested. I'm not that great a photographer and those that live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones!  ;D
I always try to offer thoughtful comments towards the great photographers here, I like to see your shots that I might perhaps learn something from them or get an idea for a shot.

Thanks to all who post.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi DominoDude.
Very nice shot, love the symmetry of the ripples, if I had to find a fault it would be the DOF is too shallow, farthest side of the toad is in the bokeh. I realise this may be because of poor light to keep the ISO down.
All in all a fine shot, I started to wonder if most of my shots were just crap, no views  :'( then I realised that there are way more photos out there than there are people to look at them,  :) you have to entice people to your shots, tags seem to help as I had one of my worst shots commented on within minutes of uploading.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks for the good and constructive feedback, Graham! *bows humbly*

You're not forgotten. I will return with more later on - I'm having a bit of a time management issue right now...
But in short, you're right about the DOF, it's a tad on the thin side.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 24, 2015, 07:49:15 PM
"Im so glad I shoot with Canon."

That's great!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on August 25, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
"Im so glad I shoot with Canon."
That is a really nice picture!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on August 29, 2015, 03:56:28 PM
Went to Glacier National Park a couple weeks ago.  It was pretty smokey but because of that, the park was pretty empty.  The only wild life I saw was two black bears.  Canon 5d MKii Tamron 150-600mm

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/663/19959709033_64cf7a2c64_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wpLJ7n)IMG_5544 (https://flic.kr/p/wpLJ7n) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_hodapp/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5821/19958032744_4803f19977_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wpC8NQ)IMG_5813 (https://flic.kr/p/wpC8NQ) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_hodapp/), on Flickr


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5805/20370651008_32e6a6cf0f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x35UQQ)IMG_5503 (https://flic.kr/p/x35UQQ) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_hodapp/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5778/20371915349_2a89693801_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x3coFP)IMG_5512 (https://flic.kr/p/x3coFP) by Andy Hodapp (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_hodapp/), on Flickr
 
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on August 29, 2015, 06:14:09 PM
Very nice pictures, Andy. I especially like the last one. Well done.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Mr Bean on September 07, 2015, 12:31:52 AM
Wombat sunning itself on a neighbors property. It was a nice cool, but sunny spring day. So, wombie made the most of it. Normally nocturnal, but on occasion in winter, they come out for a feed and sun bake :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gYf5aVaasTg/Ve0RpTUjYnI/AAAAAAAABHU/IFH7OvngFz8/s800-Ic42/378A6022_Mr_Q_Day_26_asleep.jpg)
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: BigBrother on September 24, 2015, 03:44:43 PM
Wild Braun Bear. Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 300mm F4 L IS, 1/250, F 4,5 ISO 400. Manfrotto 501HDV. Hide.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 24, 2015, 03:53:54 PM
Wild Braun Bear. Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 300mm F4 L IS, 1/250, F 4,5 ISO 400. Manfrotto 501HDV. Hide.

I really like this picture. Well done BigBrother.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: BigBrother on September 26, 2015, 01:21:00 PM
Golden Eagle attack's to rabbit.   1Dmark II, 300 F 2.8 L + 1.4 II, 1/500s, F/4,5 ISO 800
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on September 26, 2015, 03:39:51 PM
Very nice shot, BigBrother.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Don Haines on September 27, 2015, 06:43:08 PM
Wild Braun Bear. Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 300mm F4 L IS, 1/250, F 4,5 ISO 400. Manfrotto 501HDV. Hide.
I would not have used a 300F4 for that shot.... I'd have had a 600F4 with a 2X teleconverter :)

Seriously though, nice shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 27, 2015, 08:06:10 PM
Hi BigBrother.
I was thinking like Don, except I thought hide, yea I'd bloody hide in a shipping container but not one of those canvas things!  ;D
Great shot.

Cheers, Graham.

Wild Braun Bear. Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 300mm F4 L IS, 1/250, F 4,5 ISO 400. Manfrotto 501HDV. Hide.
I would not have used a 300F4 for that shot.... I'd have had a 600F4 with a 2X teleconverter :)

Seriously though, nice shot!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: tomscott on September 28, 2015, 04:46:25 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/21787700495_0bf08da020_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zciEhx)Rabbit backlit lurking in Dock leaves (Rumex crispus) Thacka Beck, Penrith Cumbria (https://flic.kr/p/zciEhx) by Tom Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

Nothing too exciting, I was wandering through a local flood plane abundant with wildlife. I heard a russel and this rabbit popped its head up, It was chomping on some doc leaves .With it being backlit I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2015, 06:43:09 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/21787700495_0bf08da020_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zciEhx)Rabbit backlit lurking in Dock leaves (Rumex crispus) Thacka Beck, Penrith Cumbria (https://flic.kr/p/zciEhx) by Tom Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

Nothing too exciting, I was wandering through a local flood plane abundant with wildlife. I heard a russel and this rabbit popped its head up, It was chomping on some doc leaves .With it being backlit I couldn't resist.


Love the look in the bunny's eye!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on October 02, 2015, 06:44:27 PM
Young bighorn sheep up in the mountains a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 02, 2015, 09:36:31 PM
Lovely dpc.  Not hard to imagine how sheep came to be domesticated is it. :)  My nephew has a second house at Radium, BC and the mountain sheep are all over the yards there.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on October 03, 2015, 09:41:10 AM
Lovely dpc.  Not hard to imagine how sheep came to be domesticated is it. :)  My nephew has a second house at Radium, BC and the mountain sheep are all over the yards there.

Jack

Thanks, Jack! Sheep, indeed, are appealing creatures.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: dpc on October 03, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
Closeup
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Stewart K on October 03, 2015, 10:27:19 AM
I managed to get out this morning, this was a first for me, an Eastern Sandfish.  It was about 8" long and after 10 minutes it was completely at ease with my presence, it came within 3 feet of my position!
Shot with my 5DIII and 100-400L + 1.4xTCIII, f10, 1/1000th, ISO 400.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: steven kessel on October 11, 2015, 03:47:31 PM
Sleeping Madonna and children.  Photographed in Svalbard in the high arctic.  Canon 5Diii, 400 DO.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 11, 2015, 03:58:58 PM
Hi Steven.
A truly beautiful shot, such a delight to see, I hope these young can do the same for their young some day that future generations will get to share such beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

Sleeping Madonna and children.  Photographed in Svalbard in the high arctic.  Canon 5Diii, 400 DO.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 11, 2015, 06:21:22 PM
Beautiful shots, Steven. I really like this picture. Well done, Sir!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 11, 2015, 06:27:53 PM
Steven, I'm soo jealous!  Great shots.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on October 12, 2015, 02:06:05 AM
A late evening snack from the winter thorne.
Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

5DSR, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 12, 2015, 08:27:05 AM
Lovely. I like the light on the subject. Well done Eldar.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 12, 2015, 09:02:39 AM
Eldar, you lucky guy!  Lovely.

Jack
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on October 13, 2015, 02:08:40 AM
Thanks jack & Click. To be so close to these magnificent animals, on foot, is quite an experience. I woke up at 2am one night, with an elephant about one meter outside the mosquito net, eating from the tree above my tent. Magical!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Northstar on October 14, 2015, 04:10:03 AM
A late evening snack from the winter thorne.
Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

5DSR, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x

Very nice!  The experience was amazing I'm sure. 

Curious, why didn't you use your flash for this shot?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on October 14, 2015, 02:35:05 PM
A late evening snack from the winter thorne.
Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

5DSR, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x

Very nice!  The experience was amazing I'm sure. 

Curious, why didn't you use your flash for this shot?  ;) ;D
He he, I´ve been told that elephants don´t fancy flashes, so I decided to go with available light ;)

Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on October 16, 2015, 01:58:35 PM
During my trip to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, I shot more than a thousand elephant images. I find these large and majestic animals, who move so silently, very fascinating. One night, I woke up from a sound above my tent. I thought it was a bird, but looking out through the mosquito net, I saw an elephant just inches away from me, as he was eating from the tree above my tent. Quite an experience ...  :)
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @350mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: msm on October 16, 2015, 02:02:07 PM
During my trip to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, I shot more than a thousand elephant images. I find these large and majestic animals, who move so silently, very fascinating. One night, I woke up from a sound above my tent. I thought it was a bird, but looking out through the mosquito net, I saw an elephant just inches away from me, as he was eating from the tree above my tent. Quite an experience ...  :)
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @350mm

Time to pull out the 11-24 then  :P

Nice shots!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: ray5 on October 16, 2015, 03:05:50 PM
During my trip to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, I shot more than a thousand elephant images. I find these large and majestic animals, who move so silently, very fascinating. One night, I woke up from a sound above my tent. I thought it was a bird, but looking out through the mosquito net, I saw an elephant just inches away from me, as he was eating from the tree above my tent. Quite an experience ...  :)
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @350mm

Time to pull out the 11-24 then  :P

Nice shots!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Click on October 16, 2015, 05:52:46 PM
During my trip to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, I shot more than a thousand elephant images. I find these large and majestic animals, who move so silently, very fascinating. One night, I woke up from a sound above my tent. I thought it was a bird, but looking out through the mosquito net, I saw an elephant just inches away from me, as he was eating from the tree above my tent. Quite an experience ...  :)
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @350mm


Awesome. Beautiful shot.  8)  Well done Eldar.
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: applecider on October 16, 2015, 09:03:29 PM
Ok here's one of the best of an Oregon coast trip,  from the Oregon coast aquarium:
  Zeiss otus 55 1/200 sec f 1.8 iso 3200 5Diii.  Plenty of landscape images to process as well
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Jack Douglas on October 16, 2015, 11:09:33 PM
During my trip to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, I shot more than a thousand elephant images. I find these large and majestic animals, who move so silently, very fascinating. One night, I woke up from a sound above my tent. I thought it was a bird, but looking out through the mosquito net, I saw an elephant just inches away from me, as he was eating from the tree above my tent. Quite an experience ...  :)
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @350mm

Time to pull out the 11-24 then  :P

Yes Eldar how about a shot with you just under his head with a tusk about 1" from the glass - could be a winner! :)

Nice shots!
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: lion rock on October 17, 2015, 08:49:59 AM
Eldar,
This is really dramatic!
Worthy of matted, framed in large format, and hung!
Thanks for sharing.
-r


During my trip to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, I shot more than a thousand elephant images. I find these large and majestic animals, who move so silently, very fascinating. One night, I woke up from a sound above my tent. I thought it was a bird, but looking out through the mosquito net, I saw an elephant just inches away from me, as he was eating from the tree above my tent. Quite an experience ...  :)
1DX, 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @350mm
Title: Re: Your best animal shots!
Post by: Eldar on October 17, 2015, 09:02:30 AM
Thanks everyone.