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Wildlife of the Dakotas

esantos

McAllen, US
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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Sat 23-Aug-14 04:35 PM

I just got back from a 7 day tour of SW South Dakota with Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49). It was a great trip and my first time in the area, and my first try at using a Nikkor Telephoto lens. Larry, being a great host, let me borrow his 200-400 f/4. Man, that was a lot of fun. Thanks Larry - I'll be in the market for a big lens soon and spending money that I don't currently have. I think Larry passed on a serious case of NAS. .

Anyway, here is my first attempt at shooting wildlife with a true wildlife lens. Both the Pronghorn buck and the Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram were shot using my D4, the aforementioned 200-400 with my TC 1.7x teleconverter (650 mm equivalent). The buck was shot through the window of the vehicle using it as a rest, the ram using my Gitzo tripod and a Kirk BH-1 ball head (no gimbal). Shutter Speed Priority, f/6.7, 1/500 sec., ISO 560 - using Auto ISO. I would guess the pronghorn was at about 30 yards distant while the ram was a good 100 yards away.

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