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Big Cats!

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by snakeman, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    Few shots of the lions at a local zoo..used the 100-300mm with a 1.4x

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    NIKON D200    ---    170mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 320


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    NIKON D200    ---    140mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 250


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    NIKON D200    ---    140mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 250


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    NIKON D200    ---    195mm    f/6.3    1/200s    ISO 320


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    NIKON D200    ---    195mm    f/6.3    1/160s    ISO 320


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    NIKON D200    ---    170mm    f/6.3    1/200s    ISO 320


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    NIKON D200    ---    180mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 320
     
  2. Nice cats. The colour shots have a slight green cast on my monitor. Not sure if intended.
     
  3. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    Yes they do have a colour cast..:frown:Best I could get them though..the cast is due to shooting through a blue tinted glass they have in the viewing area..its also filthy and covered in scratches so not the easiest of shoots..lol:wink:
     
  4. nicely done, particularly after reading your response above on the viewing conditions.
     
  5. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    Cheers Dave..yep the conditions were poor to say the least but done all I could..at least they stayed still!..lol:biggrin:
     
  6. Very nice shots. That first one is wonderful.
     
  7. I see, I know that type (and condition) of glass. Usually I try to find something grey in the scene to WB the image. Sometimes it works well, sometimes I also find it hard to WB such images correctly.
     
  8. Pixelographer

    Pixelographer

    510
    Dec 22, 2006
    I like the first one, too. Seems to tell a story ... is he bored or reflective? Wishing he was back on the savannah or perhaps in the female pen for a while.
    Nice work!
    Dave
     
  9. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    #2 for me, captures the dignity in such a strong predator. Great image.
     
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