Sunday, June 8, 2008

Get closer (Updated)


Nikon D-80, Nikkor 70-300mm: ISO 200, f5.6, 1/640 sec., 300mm. Click photo for full-size.


Nikon D-80, Nikkor 70-300mm: ISO 400, f10, 1/200 sec., 300mm. Click photo for full-size.


Nikon D-80, Nikkor 70-300mm: ISO 200, f5.3, 1/640 sec., 200mm. Click photo for full-size.

The trick to wildlife photography isn't in zany super-long glass, although that helps. It's being patient, making nice with the critters, and getting right up close with 'em. As a matter of fact, the only reason I wasn't closer to the subjects in the top two photos was the lens I was using can only focus to about five feet.

Sometimes, of course, you just have to get lucky.

Nikon D-80, Nikkor 70-300mm: ISO 400, f5.6, 1/640 sec., 300mm. Click photo for full-size.

Of course, all photos are Copyright © 2008, Jonathan Green and the Thermopolis Independent Record, all rights reserved.

**UPDATE** 080609@1720MDT: Of course, the boss cropped the top photo tight-center, so you can't see the lighting that makes the photo. Oh, well.

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