Cheetahs at the Philly Zoo

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mike mac, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Was at the zoo late this afternoon to talk to the art director about using some of my images for an upcoming ad campaign, so afterwords I strolled around the zoo for a bout a hour and tried so shots with the 200-400 on a mono pod, the sun was low and it was partly cloudy so the shutter speeds were real low for 400mm. I though overall the lens and VR did very well .
    So here are some cheetahs.
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    File name: Img2820.jpg
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    Resolution: 920x711 pixels
    Date: Mon, 22 August 2005 16:04:02
    Camera model: NIKON D2X
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/125 s
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal length: 200 mm
    Flash fired: No

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    File name: Img2655.jpg
    File size: 270707 bytes
    Resolution: 920x657 pixels
    Date: Mon, 22 August 2005 15:58:02
    Camera model: NIKON D2X
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/80 s
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal length: 310 mm
    Flash fired: No

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    File size: 276610 bytes
    Resolution: 920x651 pixels
    Date: Mon, 22 August 2005 16:05:52
    Camera model: NIKON D2X
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/100 s
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal length: 250 mm
    Flash fired: No
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  2. Love that second from last shot
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent shots Mike, but I really think that you should go back to the 300 f4. I'd be glad to take old, used up 200-400 off of your hands. :biggrin:
     
  4. Great shots Mike, looks like a good combo..D2X 200-400 and you....:smile:
     
  5. Beautiful shots, Mike. Looks like you're putting the 200-400 to lots of good use.

    I read the other day where some scientist has proposed introducing these into the wild in North America. Apparently thousands of years ago there used to be a species of cheetah in North America. The prong-horns were their natural prey.
     
  6. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    What a great looking animal
    and some really great images to show em off
     
  7. That is a beautiful animal Mike and you have photographed it so well. Excellent images.
     
  8. Thanks Warren
     
  9. Give me your address it is one the way
     
  10. Yew we are gettign there still not use to such a large lens takes a whole different mindset
     
  11. Thanks for the kind words , not sure how that would go over I think a lot of farmers would have sever reservations about the cheetah
     
  12. Gordon the are the most regal of all the big cats I cant resist shooting them every time I go to the zoo
     
  13. The portrait is my favorite! Great shots of a fantastic animal. Well done!!
     
  14. DAVE VAN

    DAVE VAN

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    Feb 22, 2005
    New Jersey
    Very nice Mike. I am looking forward to going to the zoo when it cools down a bit. I am anxious to try out the 80-400 VR that I got recently.
     
  15. Thanks Kevin I appreciate the kind words
     
  16. Sounds good let me know if/when you plan to go maybe we can hook up, the 80-400 will be perfect for the zoo
     
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