First post...deer

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chip, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Chip

    Chip

    460
    Oct 13, 2005
    WA
    Hi all,
    Thought Id share a few deer I shot while on vacation to Colorado. Taken behind my folks house in the woods. These guys are semi-friendly and let me get fairly close with the 70-200 AFS Vr.D2X.

    1/160s f/5.0 at 200.0mm iso250
    original.

    This buck stepped out for just a minute.
    1/200s f/5.6 at 200.0mm iso250
    original.

    I think this gal was looking for a handout:
    1/250s f/5.0 at 200.0mm iso250
    original.

    Critiques always welcome.
     
  2. Really nice shots Chip. Excellent lighitng and exposures. Nice and sharp too for shooting at 1/60 sec. I assume you must have used a tripod? Are these White-tailed or Mule (Black-tailed) Deer?

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  3. rbsmith

    rbsmith

    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Those are great shots Chip. Keep them coming.
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    OHHHHHHHH They are just so Beautiful.

    Great job.
    Boy you can hardly beat that 70-200 VR...
     
  5. wonderful shots!
     
  6. Chip

    Chip

    460
    Oct 13, 2005
    WA
    Hey Tim,
    Thanks. The slowest shutter for this group was 1/160 and I did not have my tripod with me. The VR really helps steady the hands. These are Mule deer btw. Big ears, white patch on the rump and white tail with black tip. I did have a few butt shots not posted:smile:
     
  7. Very nice shots, Chip!! They let you get pretty close which is always exciting.
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice first post Chip. Now you have a high standard to maintain. :wink:
     
  9. Outstanding images, very sharp. We've got deer around here as well, but rather spooky most of the time, hard to get them to stand still for very long. Have to ask, on a tripod and how far away?
     
  10. Hey Chip glad to see you made it to this forum. Sounds like you had a good trip. Welcome back to the wet Pacific NW. Bill and I made another trip to the Skagit. Eagles were back but the lighting was not great. Hope to get up again over the holidays. If you are up to a trip let me know when you can go.

    These are great pictures, but then you always post great shots.
     
  11. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  12. Chip

    Chip

    460
    Oct 13, 2005
    WA
    Thanks all

    Would have liked to spend more time shooting in Colorado because the weather was so nice, but maybe next time. One thing I noticed is the daylight white balance is much higher there than here in WA. The auto WB guessed too low most times....Must be the altitude.

    Good to be back in WA:smile:
     
  13. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Wow Chip, those are some great shots... Welcome to the Cafe'
     
  14. Great Shots!
     
  15. Great shots Skip. So, what are you going to do for an encore :biggrin:
     
  16. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Great series!
     
  17. Welcome back from holidays! Really like #3, but overall very nice series. Well done........ now that you have set the bar for yourself, look forward to seeing more pics :biggrin:
     
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