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DrJay32 Gold Member Awarded for his multiple written contributions for the Resources and eZine Nikonian since 12th Mar 2003Wed 30-Jan-08 03:30 AM
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"Colorado Wolves"
Wed 30-Jan-08 03:32 AM by DrJay32

Colorado Springs, US
          

Last weekend I had the chance to shoot at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. For a fee, you can get a private tour and go inside the enclosures with the wolves and foxes. These are fairly tame, rescued animals. Nevertheless, they are still quite wary of humans.

Here is a link to my web gallery of images, all made with the D3 and 70-200 VR or 70-300 VR. My Gitzo sat by my side, lonely, as Auto ISO rendered it superfluous.

Here is a sample shot at ISO 1600. You can see the rest on my Web Galleries.

Cheers,
Jason

Jason P. Odell
Colorado Nikonian
Author, The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX
Now supports Capture NX 1.3

www.luminescentphoto.com

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Wed 30-Jan-08 04:45 AM
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#1. "Great sharpness, DOF and exposure Jay."
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Grimsby, CA
          

And you picked a nice looking wolf.

Jim

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberWed 30-Jan-08 12:09 PM
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San Pedro Garza García, MX
          

Excellent images, Jason.
And that 70-300mm VR performed very well.
How would you rate it overall against the 80-400mm VR?

Even if "tamed", they were looking at you with unfriendly eyes and watery fauces.

Have a great time
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DrJay32 Gold Member Awarded for his multiple written contributions for the Resources and eZine Nikonian since 12th Mar 2003Wed 30-Jan-08 01:50 PM
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#3. "RE: Colorado Wolves"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Hey JRP-

Actually, the 70-300 performed very, very well. I made sure to keep it stopped down slightly for maximum sharpness. Focus was fast and it is very easy to hand-hold. You have to be careful about bumping the focus ring, as it is closer to the body than the zoom ring. I purchased the 70-300 on a tip from Dave Black, who also bought one. On the D3, where ISO doesn't really matter, you can shoot stopped down and still get high shutter speeds, negating any softness issues the lens might have shooting wide open. I think that in a lot of situations, especially travel, the 70-300 VR will replace the 70-200 VR just because of its size.

What you didn't see in this picture was this pup's "foster dad", who was at my feet, on his back and wanting to play. He came up to me before I started shooting (I was on the ground) and he started licking my face. Probably because he was hungry

-Jason


Jason P. Odell
Colorado Nikonian
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Now supports Capture NX 1.3

www.luminescentphoto.com

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dclarhorn Moderator In depth knowledge and high level skills in a variety of areas including landscape Nikonian since 31st Mar 2002Thu 31-Jan-08 05:24 PM
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Berwyn Heights, US
          

Great image, Jason. I'm drooling over that ISO performance.

Dan L.
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DrJay32 Gold Member Awarded for his multiple written contributions for the Resources and eZine Nikonian since 12th Mar 2003Thu 31-Jan-08 06:35 PM
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Thanks, Dan. The D3 is astonishing in that regard. It changes the way you shoot.

-Jason

Jason P. Odell
Colorado Nikonian
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jerumball Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2007Sat 02-Feb-08 02:25 AM
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Sudbury, CA
          

Stunning image Jason!

Did you do much post processing on this or is it sooc?

BTW, I love your podcast!!


John

  

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 02-Feb-08 02:45 AM
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Denver, US
          

Great shot Jason!

I really enjoy wolf images. Your gallery is great as well.

Thanks for sharing,


Vaughn


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ajstark123 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2007Sat 02-Feb-08 10:30 AM
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Did you know Dogs are descended from Wolves.

Wolves also have a greater biting force that a Lion. Their hunting style differers from the big cats. Wolves chase down their prey - it wears down the other animal by continuous chasing it. It also bites into the animal and hang on - it uses it weight to wear down the animal.

It is a magnificent animal.

Al

  

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