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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 18-May-13 09:10 PM
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"Deer at Shiloh "


Lowden, US
          

The Shiloh battlefield is pretty remote and has abundant wildlife. This deer gave me one of the best shooting opportunities of the day.

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 19-May-13 01:42 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Very nice, Dave.
This deer seems clearly aware of you. The eye contact is great.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sun 19-May-13 03:28 AM
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Thanks Rassie!

We came upon this on a curve of a narrow road. They were very close – I am surprised it stuck around long enough for me to get a shot.

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Dave, you made it south to Tennessee! Glad to see you found some good shooting opportunities. Very nice image.

I hope you got to spend some time in our beautiful state.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sun 19-May-13 03:31 AM
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Thanks Diane!

We had a great trip through Tennessee. We drove up the Natchez Trace Parkway from the Alabama border almost all the way to Nashville. Tennessee is a beautiful state.

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I must say that is probably the best deer shot I have seen in this forum. The subject isolation from the surrounding trees, but still very much part of it, is excellent. Seeing the photo first I thought it was taken with your 400f2.8, but was surprised to see it was taken with the Sigma. Obviously a good lens, in the right hands of course.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sun 19-May-13 05:11 PM
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Thanks Eddie!

This is one of my best deer shots to date. The Sigma is a very good lens – I just don’t get it on the camera very much. It is much easier to use from the driver’s seat of the car. I think this lens (especially the new OS version) is one of the great values in super telephoto land. With the 1.4TC it is quit comparable to the 200-400VR at half the price.

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Excellent capture Dave - Pin sharp. It seems a tiny bit too centered to my eye. . . might crop a bit of the right.

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Lowden, US
          

Thanks Al!

I think you are correct – I had to crop some of the left side due to OOF foreground distractions so it could use a little trimming on the right.

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I've become "facebooktized" I keep looking for the "like" button.
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Mon 20-May-13 03:37 AM
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Thanks Gerard!

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Nice detail, though I see are so fleeting it is hard to get them in focus and in the light! This is really nice.


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Thanks Victor!

Same problem with deer here – a lot of hunting so they spook easily. It is also harder to get a decent background in the fame land around eastern Iowa.

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Really nice! The sharpness and detail are remarkable.

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Thank you Richard!

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One of those shots where everything worked Dave. If I didn't already have a 300 f2.8 VR - which works really well from the car too - I'd be buying the Sigma next week!

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Lowden, US
          

Thanks Jim!

I should break out this lens more often.

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Mankato, US
          

Great capture, Dave! Nice to see more deer here. The Siggy 120-300/2.8 could be the ideal woods/whitetail glass.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Tue 21-May-13 03:08 AM
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Lowden, US
          

Thanks Mark!

I always like to see your deer shots.

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