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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #495 on: December 01, 2013, 07:23:07 PM »


All lovely, but this one is just spot on.

Would be interested to know what Gear was used.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #496 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.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #497 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!)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #498 on: December 01, 2013, 09:33:26 PM »


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.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #499 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.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #500 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

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #501 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 ...

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #501 on: December 02, 2013, 02:55:59 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #502 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.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #503 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.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #504 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.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #505 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.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #506 on: December 02, 2013, 12:01:38 PM »


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)
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #507 on: December 02, 2013, 06:27:37 PM »
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One of your Best, Love this Image, B&W just perfect.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #508 on: December 03, 2013, 10:44:11 AM »
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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 :)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #509 on: December 05, 2013, 11:59:34 PM »
He looked like he was annoyed with me.
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