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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 25, 2014, 09:32:52 PM »
To be able to sit less than one meter from this magnificent animal, with only a netted fens between us, look him in the eye, hear his deep bass roll and smell him, was just fantastic.

70-200 f2.8L IS II @125mm, 1/125s, f2.8, ISO800

Another reason to do the Norway trip, I think a month in the area would work well now I can see a use for the 200-400 & Subjects with Teeth & Attitude, although I'm sure the local Tribes have plenty of both considering they are descendants of the Norsemen.

Lovely set of Images Eldar, must be a Magical Experience (to quote Steve Jobs), to Photograph these animals in the wild though, and as good as these Images are, and they are good, I still feel your earlier Lynx Images are always going to be hard to beat.

Nice to see that 200-400 getting some use though, never would have considered it would be a Scandinavian Landscape type Lens, seems it can be.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« 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.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« 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   :(.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 25, 2014, 01:11:27 AM »
Wow....elm, did you lost your 200-400?  ;D  The hippo seems to be in close distance in 2nd photo.

Pre 200-400 days Dylan, I think I picked up the 200-400 a few months after this Image was shot, the 300f/2.8 was probably the ideal Lens for this situation, the Female Hippo at one point came within 10-15 metres of us, I had another Guide/Photographer on my left not shooting & ensuring if the Hippo made a charge we had some warning, looking through the viewfinder you tend to loose distance & perception of Danger, my Son was in the vehicle Videoing the scene.

(looks overcast in the photos of you laying on the ground)

excellent!

Thanks Northstar, yes, it was overcast but even & bright, ideal considering it was almost midday when we found this Pool with the Hippo, when we first stepped down from the vehicle the Female Hippo raced all over the Pool spraying loads of Poop all over the Pool with her tail like a propellor, had never seen that before, but it's apparently Hippo speak for "My Pool, bugger off & find your own, or else".

We had a Coffee & waited until she had gotten more used to us, then moved in and carefully completed the Imaging.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 10:58:49 PM »
And for anyone that's interested in how you get these Low to the Water Shots.

While I was capturing the Images my Guide/Driver shot this, from the vehicle, where anyone that's smart would be.

Not shot with a 1Dx, but it was a Canon.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 10:49:09 PM »
Hippo moments today.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II

Mala Mala Sth Africa.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« 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.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 24, 2014, 10:41:45 PM »
Before the Eruption everyone was calm & settled.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« 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.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:08:42 PM »
great shots edward, keep'm coming!

girls softball w/ the 70-200 2.8


Thanks Northstar, love the timing on the 2nd Image, that Lady definitely has her eye on the Ball, well done in capturing it in Frame.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:06:50 PM »
I wish I could say I met this one out in the wild, but ... I´m afraid not. This is an Amur Leopard, 30-40 remain in the wild and about 120 are in various parks around the world. This one was shot during a Photography Master Class in The Ark of the North (Nordens Ark) in Sweden.

200-400 f4L IS 1.4x at 250mm
1/125s, f5.0, ISO2500

In the Wild or not Eldar, Lovely shot surrounded by the Green, these are such Beautiful Animals, closer cousins I think to the Snow Leopards, between your Zoo & the Zoo Northstar mentioned (not sure where that is), you have 10% of the Amur Leopards numbers that are left in the Wild, perhaps their only hope of survival, such a shame.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 24, 2014, 08:41:45 PM »
This is an Amur Leopard (female teenager I guess). Did not fall for this man´s obvious charm  ::)
An incredibly beautiful animal. Only 30-40 left in the wild and about 120 in captivity. I just signed up to pay for this little lady´s food for the foreseeable future.
5DIII, 70-200 f2.8L IS II @115mm

Nice Image Eldar, Such a shame the likely survival of these Beautiful Animals, along with the Amur Tiger, is down to Zoos, and congratulations on a very worthwhile endeavour, if you need help with that please let me know.

She clearly isn't keen on having a Canon pointed at Her though.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 24, 2014, 02:28:10 AM »
Absolutely stunning :)

Thanks Menace, Click.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« 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%

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 23, 2014, 08:58:02 PM »
Londolozi Sth Africa.

5DMK III 600f/4 II, shot @ f/4.5 & 1/100th ISO1000

Lucky to get away with this @ 1/100th, but the Subject was in a good mood.

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