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A couple of portraits with the 300 mm f.4

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by tojor, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thought I would try the 300 mm AF-S f.4 on a couple of my dogs. Nothing special but I think they turned out nice. With the sunshine it's so hard to avoid blown highlights.

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    NIKON D80    ---    300mm    f/4.5    1/1600s    ISO 400



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    NIKON D80    ---    300mm    f/4.5    1/800s    ISO 100
     
  2. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    VERY nice.... :) 
     
  3. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Good looking pup...reminds me of a dog we used to have many years ago.

    And the shots look good too...the 300 f/4 is a great lens.
     
  4. midi

    midi Guest

    Nice looking dog. You just wanna pet him/her :) 
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful
    You have nailed photographing them
     
  6. Nice looking dog and you got the exposure right here!!
     
  7. Torben,
    I always enjoy seeing your dogs. They look calm and stately in these. Looks like you nailed the exposure to me. Very nice.
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I think they are gorgeous Torben. I've always liked the 300 for portraits.
     
  9. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Lisa. Nice of you to comment.

    Dave, I'm very happy with that lens. It's a joy to shoot with. Thanks for your comment.


    Thanks Dave. They are two girls. Littermates from a litter I had almost 4 years ago.

    Thanks as always Gale. I've learned more taking pictures of my dogs than I could read in any book.
     
  10. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Gary. I try to avoid blown highlights. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't. Sometimes it's impossible and you have to compromise.

    Thank you Dave. Most of the time they are very calm in warm days like we have right now but with the evening chill the young ones takes a few rounds in the garden.


    Thanks Frank. It is becoming my favorit lens. I'm just worried that I begin to lust after a 2.8.:eek: 
     
  11. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    "Nothing special"...........these pictures of your dogs are always special. I would give anything to give them all a big 'ol hug.
     
  12. Torben,

    Both the pictures and your dogs are beautiful! I know how hard it is shooting solid colored dogs, you've done a great job!
     
  13. Oooh. The first one IS special. Feeling that strong desire again... :rolleyes: 
     
  14. Beautiful as always torb
     
  15. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Yvette. They do get plenty of hugs and they love it.

    Thank you Gretchen.

    Follow your desires Daniel :wink: . You can alway go to the Zoo and watch Knut. Thank for your comment.


    Thanks Eric. I enjoy your pups as well.
     
  16. radz

    radz

    735
    Nov 12, 2005
    NewDelhi,India
    300mm rocks for portrait too!!Nice shots!!Liked the first one lot!!
     
  17. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Rathika.
     
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