Tue 19-Feb-13 09:19 PM | edited Wed 20-Feb-13 12:03 AM by nathantw
We went to the beach and stumbled upon a bull California elephant seal. Pretty exciting. I shot some photos with my 28-300 but went back to the car and got the Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 just to get shots with it. Since it was lying down I decided to wait until it lifted its head. When it did I fired off a few shots on high speed. I was shooting raw and jpg with a Lexar 600x card.
Well, the good part came up when it opened its mouth and looked my way when suddenly...beep, sorry, buffer full. ARGH! Made me wish I had a D3 or D4 instead of a D700 so I could have basically an unlimited buffer. By the time the camera caught up the head was already back on the sand. Sigh. I guess I need to time my shots better or put the camera drive on CL instead of CH.
Overall, though I thought the picture came out pretty good.