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Nat_WA

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2175 on: August 18, 2017, 07:25:11 AM »
A somewhat older one, still with my 50D + 100-400 II
It was an overcast and slightly misty winter morning, little light so I had to use relatively slow shutter speed (with the 50D I do not want to exceed ISO800 for reasonable quality...) - but thanks to the excellent IS of the lens no motion blur.

Yes! yes, yes yes.
I love how you managed to stop the two dear overlapping (with those antlers, it wold have been too easy).


I know it was misty and that is part of the appeal, but I wonder what it would be like to use a small bit of dehaze or contrast on the nearer deer to make it stand out a bit more? But that is a minor point. Print on gloss paper, add a frame and voila

Thanks Mikehit, I'll try to follow your suggestion in my current workflow - at the time I was working with LR4, only dropped black level a bit to reduce the haze (no other dehaze in LR4 to my knowledge).

Actually, I did print it on 40x60cm glossy paper and framed it ;) It was even exhibited on our yearly photo-group exhibition and won the visitors preference award  ;D.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2175 on: August 18, 2017, 07:25:11 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2176 on: August 18, 2017, 08:12:16 AM »
Nat_WA, the mood is great and the deer looks so forlorn.  V nice.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2177 on: August 18, 2017, 08:29:52 AM »
A somewhat older one, still with my 50D + 100-400 II
It was an overcast and slightly misty winter morning, little light so I had to use relatively slow shutter speed (with the 50D I do not want to exceed ISO800 for reasonable quality...) - but thanks to the excellent IS of the lens no motion blur.

Lovely shot. Nicely done.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2178 on: August 22, 2017, 06:57:17 AM »
Can anyone identify this rodent in Kings Canyon NP?
The way it stands here it is about 20cm (8") high; I couldn't find a matching description in the webdocs on rodents living in the park... Probably didn't read them carefully enough ;)
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2179 on: August 22, 2017, 07:12:03 AM »
My friend, again.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2180 on: August 22, 2017, 07:18:16 AM »
Can anyone identify this rodent in Kings Canyon NP?
The way it stands here it is about 20cm (8") high; I couldn't find a matching description in the webdocs on rodents living in the park... Probably didn't read them carefully enough ;)
cheers, Wiebe

The high arch on the nose looks like a small marmot.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2181 on: August 24, 2017, 09:10:49 AM »
Can anyone identify this rodent in Kings Canyon NP?
The way it stands here it is about 20cm (8") high; I couldn't find a matching description in the webdocs on rodents living in the park... Probably didn't read them carefully enough ;)
cheers, Wiebe

The high arch on the nose looks like a small marmot.

Thanks Mike, agree with the "marmot" - but which one? According to NPS and Wiki only the Yellow-bellied marmot can be expected in the Sierra Nevada - but in my photo none of the colour characteristics of that species are to be seen. From its appearance it might be a rather plain Groundhog - but those are found only in the more Northern area... So, still a bit puzzled  :-\
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2181 on: August 24, 2017, 09:10:49 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2182 on: August 24, 2017, 04:57:13 PM »
Well, as click would say, maybe he's traveling or wearing his disguise!  ;)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2183 on: August 24, 2017, 04:58:12 PM »
LOL  ;D

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2184 on: August 25, 2017, 06:37:53 AM »
Well, as click would say, maybe he's traveling or wearing his disguise!  ;)

Jack

ROFL  ;D Next time I see the guy (gall?) I'll ask where he's coming from ;)
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2185 on: August 27, 2017, 02:44:53 AM »
The heading says best animal shots  - how about worst?  I know he can't help that he has to swim in algae.  My pond has evaporated back to a little non-flowing creek and once he's in there guess what?

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2186 on: August 28, 2017, 06:28:45 AM »
The heading says best animal shots  - how about worst?  I know he can't help that he has to swim in algae.  My pond has evaporated back to a little non-flowing creek and once he's in there guess what?

Jack

Nice shots ... but are you happy with this animal in your pond?
In my country these critters have a habit of undermining the dams and dikes needed to keep our feet dry  :(

cheers, Wiebe
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2187 on: August 28, 2017, 06:34:27 AM »
And while we're on the topic of rodents ;)

Here's a very frequently seen one, but cute anyhow - Chipmunk
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2187 on: August 28, 2017, 06:34:27 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2188 on: August 28, 2017, 06:35:46 AM »
And another one (also a Chipmunk?? Or other Ground Squirrel...?)
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2189 on: August 28, 2017, 11:49:46 AM »
The heading says best animal shots  - how about worst?  I know he can't help that he has to swim in algae.  My pond has evaporated back to a little non-flowing creek and once he's in there guess what?

Jack

Nice shots ... but are you happy with this animal in your pond?
In my country these critters have a habit of undermining the dams and dikes needed to keep our feet dry  :(

cheers, Wiebe

Nice chipmunk - never get any here at my place even though theoretically I could.

On my property the muskrats are as harmless as doves.  The beavers OTOH cut a lot of trees in short order.  The muskrats cut bulrushes. ;)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2189 on: August 28, 2017, 11:49:46 AM »