Miscellaneous Wildlife

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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This morning I went to a local national wildlife refuge and stumbled across a very photogenic baby turtle. Normally, I go for birds or insects, but when nature provides you with a beautiful subject one cannot resist spending some time taking photos. I was on my stomach for a good 20-30 minutes photographing the baby turtle before it wandered off.

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Beautiful shots!
 

Distinctly Average

EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 30, 2021
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Not a brilliant shot but something you rarely see flying in daylight. Had to take a shot despite the terrible light and angle etc.

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briangus

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Apr 6, 2017
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Bangkok
Not been out shooting in a long time so blew the cobwebs off the R5 and the 100-400 and headed down to Kaeng Krachan National Park.
My first encounter with the giant black squirrel and the dusk langur as well as a fresh water crab playing chicken in middle of the road.

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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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I was hiking today, fortunately with my daughter - she found this small guy (juvenile Jackson's Chameleon) and made the day.
I like most the background on the 3th photo but pose and the sharpness are on the last (on the fingers of my daughter - good idea from her because you can judge the size of that guy...).
Note how it is changing it's colors!

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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
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Apr 18, 2013
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Colorado, USA
No birds today, only a rabbit.

R6, RF800, RF1.4x, cloudy day so ISO 2500, 1/500 sec, and f16 handheld near MFD (actually took several steps back) with a 1" DOF, DxO PL4 (two versions). Eye AF nailed it.

The first jpg includes the camera specific rendering and a 1:1 crop.

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I tend to go light on the post processing. Here I've added smart lighting 25, clear view plus 10, default sharpness, and deep prime noise reduction with luminance 20 to enhance it a bit.

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LogicExtremist

Lux pictor
Sep 26, 2021
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No birds today, only a rabbit.

R6, RF800, RF1.4x, cloudy day so ISO 2500, 1/500 sec, and f16 handheld near MFD (actually took several steps back) with a 1" DOF, DxO PL4 (two versions). Eye AF nailed it.

The first jpg includes the camera specific rendering and a 1:1 crop.



I tend to go light on the post processing. Here I've added smart lighting 25, clear view plus 10, default sharpness, and deep prime noise reduction with luminance 20 to enhance it a bit.
That's a nice sharp photo of the rabbit, really impressive that was taken with the RF800 and RF1.4x extender, handheld! :)
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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I have no idea what exactly this one ate (another crab eggs? - or even from the same species?)
Anyway I had the first opportunity to take a low-angle shots.

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EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 30, 2021
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The adder is the UKs only poisonous snake. As such it has a bit of a bad rep, especially in some of the moronic national newspapers who have published some relly ignorant scare stories over the years.

The shots below were all taken handheld with either my 60mm macro lens or the 100-400II. The 60mm shots had the snakes just CMs from the lens. The adders are often very timid and will flee if you get too near, but allow them to get used to you and they will relax. So much so, on one occasion a female curled up on my black trainer to get some warmth.

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