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Lions in the Rain

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Raindog, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Raindog


    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    I made it up to BG today thinking that the foul weather would keep the masses at bay, I was wrong. I did get a few keepers in the lion pen though...


    D2H, 400mm, F3.5, 1/125, ISO200

    View attachment 21108

    D2H, 400mm, F3.5, 1/125, ISO200

    View attachment 21109

    D2H, 400mm, F3.5, 1/200, ISO200

    All of these were taken from a monopod under the cover of a glad handyflex garbage bag, these things are a lifesaver.
  2. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Mike, those are very good .
  3. Raindog


    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    Thanks Biggs
  4. I agree, Very sharp vivid shots. Cloudy days are a good thing sometimes.
  5. Raindog


    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    Thanks Dave,

    Cloudy days are great for soft light but at this extent they play hell on shutter speed. It felt as is the lens was almost bending under the pressure I had to put on the end.
  6. Raindog


    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    I got the prints back from the lab today and was pleased with the outcome. The FM interpolation paid off once again and the 8x10's look a hundred times better than they do on my monitor.

    The initial prints were meant as christmas gifts but I was talked into selling them and recieved orders for five more sets while reviewing them. So basically I have to rush tomorrow to fill the orders and refresh the gifts that I sold to get them shipped in time.


    PS; Here's another one in the set...

    D2H, 400mm, F3.5, 1/160, ISO200
  7. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    Stunning shots. You used the 200-400VR f4.0, correct?
  8. Nicely done Mike, luv the eyes , they make the pic come alive and the DOF..........prints must be spectacular. Great job
  9. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Excellent shots Mike. Some of the best that I've seen of this magnificent species. :smile:
  10. These are beauties, Mike! I'm going to make it point to get over to the Tampa area to shoot this next year. There are just so many photo ops.

    Great job on these and congrats on the sales!
  11. Hi Mike

    Very good results indeed! Are these shot with the 400/2.8?
  12. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    very nice classic lion portraits
    background on 1st two set them of nicely.
  13. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    They are all fantastic.

    Good job :>))))))
  14. Very nice images Mike. What a great subject to boot.
  15. My favorite is #2. Nice series.
  16. Raindog


    Nov 26, 2005
    Asheville, NC
    Thanks folks,

    These were shot with the 400/3.5.
  17. GaryW

    GaryW Guest

    First, let me say that these are very good images.

    However, it has always disturbed me why we cage up these beautiful animals. I have not gone to a zoo in 30 years. With today's technology, we don't need to see these wonderful animals in an artificial environment. We could see videos, etc. to appreciate their magnificance.

    Sorry. I had to vent. We profess our love for these animals, but condemn them to a life sentence of incarceration.
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