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Re: Wildlife

Postby JimR » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Mark Curtis wrote:That was the crazy thing. When I looked at the EXIF data for your photo it stated the focal length as 54mm! Then I remembered the crop factor for the smaller ccd's, so your 10X optical gives you the equivalent of 300mm. That's a very high factor......almost 6X.

Still, that is quite close and the photo turned out well. Did you do additional cropping in post processing to bring it even closer?


No additional cropping or post processing (that's too sophisticated for me). The tree was off the trail a ways, and I was able to climb up into some rocks to get closer and to get up to his eye level.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby colokeith » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:31 am

I thought I had some good wildlife shots. However, after reviewing this thread they seem inadequate. LOVE the bobcats & the Fox with the cofee cup

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:16 am

colokeith wrote:I thought I had some good wildlife shots. However, after reviewing this thread they seem inadequate.

Hardly! These are all excellent shots.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:13 pm

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Re: Wildlife

Postby moneymike » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:36 pm

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Re: Wildlife

Postby vonmackle » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:59 pm

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Great detail on the coat!

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Re: Wildlife

Postby HighCountry » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Love the mountain goat shot. Here are some bighorn earlier this year:

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:00 pm

Found another goat shot in my archives......

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Re: Wildlife

Postby HighCountry » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Outstanding shot!
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:06 pm

HighCountry wrote:Outstanding shot!


Thanks! Actually your bighorns shot inspired me to search my older photos........I took these shots with an old Panasonic point and shoot. The horns are massive!

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Re: Wildlife

Postby MtHurd » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:47 pm

I saw this guy on the summit of Nogal Peak, NM. Best I can figure out it's an exotic sheep imported from China. He was hanging out on the summit.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:51 pm

Wow...that is a cool looking sheep! Great capture!

After some considerable research, it turns out it is a Corsican Ram. It originated in Texas 40 years ago as a result of a cross between a Mouflon Sheep and a Barbados Blackbelly. Evidently their horns can attain lengths to 35 inches and weigh as much as 30 pounds......which is heavier than the rest of the bones in their entire body!

It was interesting to read that they often look to reach summits of hilltops or mountains to get to cooler air.....definitely consistent with that trait here!

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