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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2265 on: October 19, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
Big horn lamb near Banff AB; the 'halo' around it's legs is caused by the sun shining through the fine hairs on its body, not by over sharpening...

Very nice pictures, dpc. I especially like the first one.  :)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2266 on: October 19, 2017, 05:03:11 PM »
Pygmy elephants in Northern Borneo. I wouldn't have liked to use shorter than 400mm for this shot.

Nice shot, Alan.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2267 on: October 19, 2017, 06:11:37 PM »
Big horn lamb near Banff AB; the 'halo' around it's legs is caused by the sun shining through the fine hairs on its body, not by over sharpening...

Very nice pictures, dpc. I especially like the first one.  :)


Thanks! 8)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2268 on: October 19, 2017, 06:24:41 PM »
Does this qualify as an animal ... all 5/8" of him?? ;)

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Last I knew, yes.  Great find and capture.

Thanks.  Our planet needs them all and many are threatened, sadly.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2269 on: October 19, 2017, 07:54:59 PM »
Hi Alan.
Very cool shot, but I think I might have wanted 560mm on a crop giving an effective 896mm then and only then would I have felt far enough away, they can run at 25 mph, I'd want a really big head start back to a vehicle.

Cheers, Graham.

Pygmy elephants in Northern Borneo. I wouldn't have liked to use shorter than 400mm for this shot.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2270 on: October 19, 2017, 08:02:52 PM »
Hi Kieth.
Sorry to hear about your cat getting caught up in the food chain.
Cats have a great sense of humour, we just don't get it!  :)
Our old girl is deaf and she will start by talking at us quietly then when we don't reply she just gets louder and louder, we try to get her to look at us when we talk back but she doesn't find the silent movie (lips moving with no sound because she is deaf) thing funny either! ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Our older cat(got caught up in the food chain) would follow something totally invisible to us, them freak out and run into another room.  That was really unnerving.  Cat's have a really messed up sense of humor.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2271 on: October 19, 2017, 08:05:53 PM »
Hi dpc.
Very nice shots.
 :o ::)  Did you notice the halo, might be over sharpened.  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers, Graham.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2271 on: October 19, 2017, 08:05:53 PM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2272 on: October 20, 2017, 07:43:21 AM »
Pygmy elephants in Northern Borneo. I wouldn't have liked to use shorter than 400mm for this shot.

I quite agree... But I was in a situation in South Africa (Addo Elephant Park) once where we stopped at a good distance of a large family of African Elephants when just 5 meters behind our rental VW Polo suddenly the rest of the family appeared out of the brushes... I was so busy looking for a way out that I didn't even consider taking pictures when this group walked past our tin can - two feet between me and the passing elephant...
Luckily they were friendly and not agitated - not really interested in us - and I made sure I did not arouse them in any way  :o

... and these African ones are BIG (picture taken earlier ;))
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Still learning to make the best use of it ... ;)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2273 on: October 20, 2017, 09:19:53 AM »
Hi Wiebe.
Nice shot.
Wow, that must have triggered so many emotions all the way from fear at being so close to excitement at seeing them so close! ???
Being in a tin can when the thing you are afraid of is a giant crane with a tin opener attached doesn't seem to offer much reassurance! :)

Cheers, Graham.

Pygmy elephants in Northern Borneo. I wouldn't have liked to use shorter than 400mm for this shot.

I quite agree... But I was in a situation in South Africa (Addo Elephant Park) once where we stopped at a good distance of a large family of African Elephants when just 5 meters behind our rental VW Polo suddenly the rest of the family appeared out of the brushes... I was so busy looking for a way out that I didn't even consider taking pictures when this group walked past our tin can - two feet between me and the passing elephant...
Luckily they were friendly and not agitated - not really interested in us - and I made sure I did not arouse them in any way  :o

... and these African ones are BIG (picture taken earlier ;))
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2274 on: October 20, 2017, 10:55:04 AM »
Very nice shot, Wiebe.    :)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2275 on: October 20, 2017, 06:49:36 PM »
Very nice shot, Wiebe.    :)

+1  Don't have to worry about getting a low vantage point; they tower above you!

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2276 on: October 22, 2017, 05:00:43 AM »
Hi canon1dxman.
Nice shot, are these captive fed (just arrived at their feed?) or wild beasts?

Cheers, Graham.

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Thanks guys. These are wild in Windsor Great Park, UK. There are around 500 of them in a massive area and you can hear the Stags from miles away when rutting season starts.

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« Reply #2277 on: October 22, 2017, 06:04:44 AM »
Hi canon1dxman.
Thanks for that explanation, sounds like a fantastic place to visit with a good opportunity for seeing these fine beasts.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi canon1dxman.
Nice shot, are these captive fed (just arrived at their feed?) or wild beasts?

Cheers, Graham.

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Thanks guys. These are wild in Windsor Great Park, UK. There are around 500 of them in a massive area and you can hear the Stags from miles away when rutting season starts.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2277 on: October 22, 2017, 06:04:44 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2278 on: October 23, 2017, 07:48:14 AM »
Very nice shot, Wiebe.    :)

+1  Don't have to worry about getting a low vantage point; they tower above you!

Jack

Where a low vantage point may not be hard to achieve with elephants, you'd need scuba gear and water tight camera enclosure to get this one from below ;)

Gray Seal surfacing (may also be a Harbour Seal... I'm no expert)
The speed of these animals in the water is exceptional - even with a 7DmkII I got only 2 shots where it was surfacing, with only this one head out of the water...

Wiebe.

PS for Jack Douglas -- this one is slightly bigger - will it open in a separate window automatically now?
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #2279 on: October 23, 2017, 12:02:14 PM »
@ Wiebe  Lovely. 

Yes there seems to be a size threshold around 2k but now it doesn't matter (although one click is still handy)

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Re: Your best animal shots!
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