500 VR and Wild Dogs...last round!

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I revisited the Brookfield Zoo for the third time in hopes of improving the quality of my African Wild Dog photos. I really wanted to capture some good images of these pups while they are still small. They are growing very quickly!

This time I went with the D300 and 500 VR. I really liked this combination for acquiring closer shots of the dogs without having to crop nearly as much.

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Thanks for looking...
Glenn
 
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lovely set! one thing i noticed after renting a few lenses in the past such as the 80-400vr and 70-300vr and also seeing other pictures posted by other long lenses is that most nikkor glass in the telephoto range has a very nice natural contrast to it and a lot of the images dont even need much post processing in terms of contrast and clarity.
 
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lovely set! one thing i noticed after renting a few lenses in the past such as the 80-400vr and 70-300vr and also seeing other pictures posted by other long lenses is that most nikkor glass in the telephoto range has a very nice natural contrast to it and a lot of the images dont even need much post processing in terms of contrast and clarity.

Very typical of professional Nikkor optics although I know the 70-300 VR is a consumer zoom.
By the way, beautiful pictures of these very familiar dogs.

William Rodriguez
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lovely set! one thing i noticed after renting a few lenses in the past such as the 80-400vr and 70-300vr and also seeing other pictures posted by other long lenses is that most nikkor glass in the telephoto range has a very nice natural contrast to it and a lot of the images dont even need much post processing in terms of contrast and clarity.

Very typical of professional Nikkor optics although I know the 70-300 VR is a consumer zoom.
By the way, beautiful pictures of these very familiar dogs.

Thanks for the comments. I agree about the Nikkor optics. Most of these photos received only a minor curves adjustment and selective sharpening in post processing. They are practically straight out of the camera.

Glenn
 
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Beautiful work! The crop sensor with a 500mm gives you a hefty reach at your disposal...and at that distance you've still captured a wonderful DOF for those shots! :smile:
 
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Beautiful work! The crop sensor with a 500mm gives you a hefty reach at your disposal...and at that distance you've still captured a wonderful DOF for those shots! :smile:
The 750mm equivalent focal length really helped with these.

Thanks,
Glenn

Great set, Glenn. The detail captured is excellent. You use your kit very well.
Thank you Gaylon
 

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