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What kind of Wildlife Photographer Are "YOU"

 
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Jan 17, 2018 11:37 |  #511

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What would you do if came across this beast at 15 feet.......


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Act like bait and never lift my finger off the shutter button.

LOL!! Good one Jeff....


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Jan 17, 2018 16:42 |  #512

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LOL!! Good one Jeff....

Thats how I get everything Charles lol.... it helps if you don't shower for a few weeks.


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Jan 17, 2018 19:10 |  #513

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Jai,

If I was 15 feet from him/her, I would be very happy, because then there would't be much grass in the way.

First off, I would find the shooting lane that was most clear of vegetation. Then I would determine which height to shoot from. This requires a balance between the low angle that gives a more dramatic feel and the higher angle which avoids getting weeds in front of the subject's face or chin. I would get as low as possible without weeds interfering.

I would take a test shot and check it on my LCD to see if I need to make any adjustments to my settings, then I would make those adjustments.

Then, assuming that I am using my 100-400mm, which would be my lens of choice for this 15 foot opportunity, I would try to shoot a couple of horizontal images with his head off-center ........ a few with his head toward the left edge of the frame and then a few with his head toward the right edge of the frame.

Then I would try to zoom in more tightly and turn the camera vertical to get real close ups. I would make sure to shoot as many frames as I could with slightly different compositions - I.E. a little more room at the top, then a little more room at the bottom, etc.

If he/she held his position and pose long enough for all of this, then I would start to shoot at different apertures, starting at f5.6 and then increasing by either 2/3 stop or full stop increments, all the way up to f22 or f32.

By the way, how close were you when you took that shot? It looks like you were about 100 to 120 feet away, based on the 420mm focal length, the full frame sensor size, and size of the subject's head (which is about 18 to 20 inches across) relative to the overall frame size (it appears that the head occupies about 1/8 of the frame, longitudinally). Is that a pretty close estimation?


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Jan 17, 2018 19:13 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #514

Don’t forget to wear the bacon suit Jeff:-P


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Jan 17, 2018 20:03 |  #515

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Don’t forget to wear the bacon suit Jeff:-P

only in extreme cases Joe.. you have to be up for that one lol


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Jan 17, 2018 20:19 |  #516

Pondrader wrote in post #18542927 (external link)
Act like bait and never lift my finger off the shutter button.

I'd want to keep shooting to get every angle, light settings and DOF as possible but I might run to safety like a Deer and buy some photos from Jeff, IF he makes it back.


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Jan 17, 2018 20:25 |  #517

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I'd want to keep shooting to get every angle, light settings and DOF as possible but I might run to safety like a Deer and buy some photos from Jeff, IF he makes it back.

he will Steve... he always does... maybe third .. I dont remember


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Jan 17, 2018 20:26 |  #518

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I'd want to keep shooting to get every angle, light settings and DOF as possible but I might run to safety like a Deer and buy some photos from Jeff, IF he makes it back.

you would be the second person to buy something from me


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Jan 17, 2018 20:32 |  #519

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you would be the second person to buy something from me

I probably should talk to you again about that. Recently picked up a new Calendar that had a Red Fox on one page and although a good photo it does not compare to any you have posted on the forum. It did make me think of you though.


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Jan 17, 2018 20:37 |  #520

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I probably should talk to you again about that. Recently picked up a new Calendar that had a Red Fox on one page and although a good photo it does not compare to any you have posted on the forum. It did make me think of you though.

I have been known for some fox images. I'm not good at promoting myself. I know I've said this before.


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Jan 17, 2018 21:03 |  #521

Shoot away.

Oh never run from bears.




  
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Jan 17, 2018 21:42 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #522

Hi Tom

Like your observations and what all you would like to do. Quite a long to do list in face of an approaching tiger !


I was in the back of the stationary jeep, standing , after having spotted him coming through the high grass patch and quite invisible hadn't he held his head high as you see in the image. I clicked him the moment he filled the frame . I was much closer than the distance you mention -
against warnings of my driver as this tiger is known for his temper.

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Feb 15, 2018 14:38 as a reply to  @ sandwedge's post |  #524

That guy is living dangerously. Just 4 days ago my photography tour group got out of the snow coach to photograph a herd down the road a ways. 2 snaps in they started charging us...luckily we all made it back on the snowcoach ok.


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Feb 15, 2018 15:36 |  #525

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That guy is living dangerously. Just 4 days ago my photography tour group got out of the snow coach to photograph a herd down the road a ways. 2 snaps in they started charging us...luckily we all made it back on the snowcoach ok.

That could be scary. Maybe they thought you stopped to give them something to eat and each one wanted to be first in line to get a handout. Nice you had a great trip to the park.ߘ


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