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« Reply #135 on: May 24, 2013, 08:44:03 AM »
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« Reply #136 on: May 24, 2013, 10:49:43 AM »
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« Reply #137 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.

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« Reply #138 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!
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« Reply #139 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
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #140 on: May 26, 2013, 08:22:33 PM »


Jackal stealing a piece of zebra meat from the lions.

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« Reply #141 on: May 26, 2013, 08:29:35 PM »
Jackal stealing a piece of zebra meat from the lions.

Nice shot ...and welcome to CR.  :)

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« Reply #142 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



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.

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« Reply #143 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



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.
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« Reply #144 on: May 27, 2013, 02:35:50 AM »
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!

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« Reply #145 on: May 27, 2013, 04:45:40 AM »
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!

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Nice shot, and yes agreed, the 200f/2 is a brilliant Lens.
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« Reply #146 on: May 27, 2013, 08:16:30 AM »
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!

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Wow. Very nice shot TM.

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« Reply #147 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.


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« Reply #147 on: May 27, 2013, 09:56:22 AM »

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« Reply #148 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!
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #149 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.



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.
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