We just had a month of animals in pairs. So, this month lets see some solitary animals.
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Shot with D700 and 300mm f/4 AFS lens @f/4, 1/1000, ISO 560, ADL active. File was brought in CNX2 where sharpening was removed and minimal processing performed to produce a flat file that was then used to ship a TIFF to PS CS6 extended where PPW was used for this result.
I did not think I would be able to get this close to the wild Tom, so I had my 1.7 Nikon TC mounted on my 70-200 VR and as you can see by the shooting data, I didn't need it as I took this at an equiv 180 mm. This was shot hand held at f/5.6 equiv, 1/30 VR On, ISO 320. Some cropping and adjustments in Capture NX and PS CS5 Extended. EDIT: 3/30/08 Modified the file to adjust white highlight on head. EDIT 7/11/14 reprocessed in PSCS6 Extended using Picture Postcard Workflow.
shot hand held D700 with 70-200 VR f/2.8 with Nikon TCII 2.0 for 400 mm. I was not sure how the quality of this mix would turn out, you be the judge. f/11, 1/200, ISO 560.EDIT 7/11/14 Reprocessed in PSCS6 Extended with Picture Postcard Workflow.
Sat 12-Jul-14 08:14 PM | edited Sat 12-Jul-14 08:18 PM by doc85
D800 with Nikon new version 80-400 zoom at 400mm.
This Osprey was heading north and stopped by for a few days. It caught this Koi Fish from a pond in a Purdue University golf course. Research states that they alway carry the fish head first for aerodynamic reasons. Smart bird probably an alumni returning for a visit.
Milk snake getting ready to shed it's skin ( see how the eyes are cloudy) D300s, Tamron 90mm, f/18. ISO 800, 1/15s. If I remember correcty it was my tripod leg that was upsetting the snake.It did actually strike at it one time. I took a few shots and left.
Sun 27-Jul-14 12:43 PM | edited Sun 27-Jul-14 12:44 PM by niknac37
It was a hot day in Ranathambore temp at 40+ deg. Found this Tiger among st the bushes, it was siesta time for him, he silently was telling us get lost I want to be alone. It was tough to focus through the swinging twigs.
Mountain goats are usually quite social animals, but not this one. He's descending cliffs in the clouds with a sheer drop of several hundred feet in front of him. He went around the rocks out of sight and I lost him in the clouds.