Pronghorns, deer, bison and other ungulates in the wild...

Bert63

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House bound, I figured I'd go back to by first 6D shots since I took so many and hardly looked at many; that was in 2013. Taken just outside my yard, maybe 5 minutes walking. The moose tend to be somewhat transient rather than hanging around. He walked close to me directly across a very small creek to drink and I had too much lens. :(

Jack

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These are excellent - only one quibble:

There is no such thing as "too much lens..."

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Jack Douglas

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There is if the moose is so close you need 50mm and you have on your 100-400mm zoom.
Worse it was 300 X2. ;)

From 2013 in December, freezing my hands.

Jack
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AlanF

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This is England and we are not meant to have much wildlife. But, this Muntjac appears in my garden and tolerates being photographed, with the 100-400mm II throttled back to 300mm on the 5DSR. It is so sharp I have to turn off the lens sharpening in DxO as it oversharpens.

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Sporgon

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This is England and we are not meant to have much wildlife. But, this Muntjac appears in my garden and tolerates being photographed, with the 100-400mm II throttled back to 300mm on the 5DSR. It is so sharp I have to turn off the lens sharpening in DxO as it oversharpens.

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Nice picture Alan but your lawn needs cutting, and as we have been in lock down and you’re clearly a married man I’m intrigued to know how you’ve got away with it ! ;) Any tips would be gratefully received.
 

AlanF

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Nice picture Alan but your lawn needs cutting, and as we have been in lock down and you’re clearly a married man I’m intrigued to know how you’ve got away with it ! ;) Any tips would be gratefully received.
Cheeky! I mowed it this morning and this is post-cut. I am actually wilding the lawn and allowing the wild flowers to grow. I cut every few weeks at the highest setting and let them spring up. It makes a huge difference to the number of insects. The wife approves - that’s the tip.
 

HenryL

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This is England and we are not meant to have much wildlife. But, this Muntjac appears in my garden and tolerates being photographed, with the 100-400mm II throttled back to 300mm on the 5DSR. It is so sharp I have to turn off the lens sharpening in DxO as it oversharpens.

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That little guy is adorable. Wish I had subjects like that strolling into my yard.
 

Jack Douglas

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That little guy is adorable. Wish I had subjects like that strolling into my yard.
Your wish might change after they destroyed all the peas and corn, ate the raspberries and trampled the flower bed of worse, ate it. ;)

Here is a moose (back in my D5100 days) wondering why I'm not pleased! I had to throttle back to about 100mm. That tree never rebounded but that was partly due to the sapsuckers. Never the less, I still have a salt lick out back since the garden fence is working well and, like Alan, I like to it is a treat to see them.

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dcm

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A moose visiting Sheep Lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park near a hazy sundown last night. It spend most of the time submerged. Moose are somewhat new here, but it seems they are regular visitors for now so I need to go back in the daylight soon.

R6, RF800, tripod, DxO PL4. Pushing the limits on light here, trading of ISO for shutter speed or vice versa.
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Jack Douglas

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A moose visiting Sheep Lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park near a hazy sundown last night. It spend most of the time submerged. Moose are somewhat new here, but it seems they are regular visitors for now so I need to go back in the daylight soon.

R6, RF800, tripod, DxO PL4. Pushing the limits on light here, trading of ISO for shutter speed or vice versa.
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Very nice shots. I see there is something tasty at the bottom of the pond.

Jack
 

AlanF

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Since I haven't posted here for a while... These guys come into my yard to destroy my trees. ;) View attachment 198418 View attachment 198419 View attachment 198420 View attachment 198421
A muntjac at the end of my urban garden. It was taken with the 800mm f/11 at 1120mm with the 1.4x, and this is the full frame scaled down. We are lucky that most unusually we have a chalk stream flowing across the back with a small meadow the other side and lots of scrub even though we are in the city. Just wish I had some US and Canadian birds as well! It was the evening light, and just a beam illuminating the face of the muntjac and not the scrub behind.

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