I'm a busy guy,I came here and joined a good while back,you guys talked me through some gear choices and I set off learning about image making,ha ha I'm still learning about image making and probably always will be. I want to say thank you for that help,so it's high time I shared a few images by way of thanks for that help.
I 'm a nature nut always seemed to be able to bumble into situations where I can be with my beloved wildlife this started really as a child. Often i'm able to get fairly close so I wanted a means of sharing that and showing folks that hare or deer of whatever. so I got a 1div and a 300f2.8is and some ext iii s I upgraded the 300 to a 400 DO is ii fairly recently. Mainly because the older lens is unsupported ,a mate had his switch plate fail twice the last time he was told that's thelast in EU ,which sort of made me move,I loved my old lens
As I say my thang is nature,I'm maybe slightly left field believeing a can crawl up to a wild hare and if I get my craft right she'll let me be part of her world for a while,bringing a camera into that has been fun. I adore hares in particular,here they are seeped in our folklore,which is suprising because this animal is not a native of my little island. I simply can't get enough of them. i'm more a stalker than a waiter but use both methods with hares.
Mum hare has a litter and then when they are a few weeks old pops them out in different places,mainly to avoid loosing the whole litter to predation I guess. So i've had this dream for a while now ,that I could find a kidlet,they are called leverets here just after mum drops it off,and if I put in the hours that kid would grow knowing me as a usual part of her environment. Mum visists these young leverets once a day to nurse,so I felt this might be a really good way in to a young hare's life. This I finally achieved last spring and man has it been a blast. My only issue is I work way too much,I'd love to really do this properly,but needs must and I like good tools which lets face it in this game are expensive. so i've basically focused on a favourite subject and got me head down. I do make images of wild deer birds etc but thee last months the hares have my focus
I hand held but also occassionally use a little hi hat tripod made by induro. when stalking,I basically stay very low use full camo face mask gloves etc etc to try and make me resemble a human as little as possible. I start shooting images way too early from too far away,so my hare gradually hear's the shutter getting louder and becomes used to it. Ha ha ,well ya know that's how it's meant to work,they aren't easy I fail a lot but not always
I got lucky with two leverets actually I call them Taz and Blaze,let's start with a couple of them, and the odd other leveret, if I can get the images sorted. I'm not great with computers have only just upgraded PC to be able to use PSCC so some of these might have only been processed in Canon's own global programme DPP . i'll link from my flickr for the moment for convenience
That'll do for the moment,sorry for the rather long ramble I'm very much learning the ropes !! Most of my images aren't cropped or if so very little,i'm trying very slowly to learn how to frame a picture at shutterpress,as one looses detail when cropping
I've spent hours reading and learning from you guys I hope you enjoy. i'm seriously open to critique ,I want to be the best I can be