Alaska, Seward wildlife cruise

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by obelix, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Promise you guys, 3 more posts and I will be done hijacking this forum :)

    Travelogue here:

    http://clixclix.blogspot.com/2005/07/alaska-travelogue-part-10-seward.html

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    Bald eagle in ocean, Nikkor 70-200 VR AF-S

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    Empty deck, Tokina 12-24

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    Dramatic clouds, Tokina 12-24

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    Glacier in hills, Nikkor 70-200 VR AF-S

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    Seagulls in rock, Nikkor 70-200 VR AF-S

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    Sea lions, Nikkor 70-200 VR AF-S

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    Humpback whales and boat, Nikkor 70-200 VR AF-S

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    Lost in thought, Tokina 12-24

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    Waterfall, Seward, Tokina 12-24, 10:40 pm

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    Sahana and oil spill, Tokina 12-24
     
  2. drueter

    drueter

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    More nice shots, Anand! You must have been really close to that eagle to get a shot like that with the 70-200!
     
  3. tweber

    tweber

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    Feb 12, 2005
    St. Louis
    Very nice pics, Anand.

    I like the first four. They really capture a feeling of being there. But the humpback whale shot is amazing. What a dreamy mood.

    Tom
     
  4. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks Don

    Don - yeah, we were about 40 feet away. It is pretty amazing how long 200mm can be (and how short it can be too!). I am no wildlife photographer, but I see a 1.7TC being added to my collection sometime soon.

    Thanks Tom - I always wonder why an amateur like me needs expensive f/2.8 glass. I got the answer with that shot, it was shot wide open at ISO 1600 on near darkness (for the camera at least, the human eye is so magnificient). It was grainy, I left it as is since I liked the mood.

    anand
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Anand, did you get the link I e-mailed you


    More eye candy for me.. thanks for taking me on your beautiful Alaska cruise and keep posting. Not a one of us is bored.

    Beautiful images
     
  6. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Gale,

    Oh yes, thanks and I replied to you as well. Very interesting read.

    anand
     
  7. Anand, please feel free to hijack all you'd like. These images have been great! I really like the gulls on the rock shot! :) Looks like awful gloomy weather, though. :(
     
  8. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I found your comments on your web page about your camera use very interesting! I'll be sure to bring binoculars too!

    What was the exposure settings (or Exif Data) for the Sea lions, Nikkor 70-200 VR AF-S shot?

    It great seeing these!

    I'm going in August and these are a big help in knowing what to expect!
     
  9. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Kevin - thanks :), it actually rained. I am pleasantly surprised that my D70 is not toast yet from the drenching it got.

    Ken - It was f/2.8 at 200mm, ISO 400. The lions were 200+ ft away and I figured I can safely shoot wide open and still have enough DOF to cover me.

    I shot it entirely on Active VR mode (it works).

    Have fun in Alaska and pray for the sun.

    All these photos are archived in http://clix.smugmug.com/alaska. You can see exif by clicking More photo details from each photo.

    Looking at your lens line up, you are well covered but for wide end. [I came up short in the tele end]. You definitely need a 12-24 range lens. You would be kicking yourself otherwise.
     
  10. Very nice love the shot of the seagulls
     
  11. d_ip

    d_ip

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    Mar 18, 2005
    Alberta, Canada
    Wow, these are great.
     
  12. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks Shahed, Mike.
     
  13. Anand,

    Superb! I think you captured the atmosphere perfectly. You have to like that eagle shot, huh?

    Btw, I also posted sea lions and whales from my trip, here. Pretty cool to capture this in the wild, huh?

    I can tell that you really enjoyed having your Tokina 12-24, as did I, and the same thing with your 70-200VR, in active mode, of course (still too short, but that's why I had the 1.7 TC! ;-))
     
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  14. obelix

    obelix

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks again, Philippe, I will eventually get the 1.7 TC.
     
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