Now for Something Different

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Desert Rat, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Made a trip solo down to the San Diego Wild Animal Park yesterday...The park was relatively empty compared to other weekend. Guess everyone was out shopping this weekend.

    Shot exclusively with the 200-400VR and occasionally used a TC either the 1.4X or 1.7X. Lens will AF with 1.7X but at slower rate..
    Have to say it is one heck of a sweet lens. Albiet a tad heavy... :Shocked:
    Used fill flash most of the day.. The sun was in and out of the clouds for most of the day which made it great for certain animals.

    So, for now here is only a smattering of images and more are forthcoming..

    A pair of Warthogs head butting (Ain't they pretty?) :eek:
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    A African Crowned Crane Great Details
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    A Vulture Looking for a snack Great hair and feather details
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    And finally a Flamingo
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  2. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice series Eric. I think the Wart Hogs are very handsome. :wink:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    What was this, Ugly day at the farm...lololol

    Really good pics.

    Warthogs is my favorite. Very good.
     
  4. Great shots, so much detail. This is a sweet lens.
     
  5. good stuff Eric. Looks like you are enjoying that glass.
    Dave
     
  6. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Good stuff Eric
    You have every right to be happy with your new lens !
     
  7. Well Thanks Everyone..

    Frank (Flew) Sorry Just cannot give you the lens noww.. Sorry to disappoint... :biggrin: :biggrin:

    Gale, Yep it was UGLY day at the farm yesterday.. THought I would do some different things I normally don't photograph there.. Lately the Cheetahs have been a bust for the past few years...

    Thanks Phil..

    Thanks Dave.. Yep you are a very BAAD influence when it came to buying a new piece of glass...

    Hey there ben.. So you are now a LA Photog? Thanks
     
  8. Call me strange but that vulture shot is spectacular! Even if the subject is ugly!!
     
  9. Good stuff, did you go out on the Photo Tour or just wander the park?

    If you DIDN't go out on the tour, shame on you :eek: :wink:
     
  10. thought you might have a such a sick and twisted mind for a vulture.. :biggrin: :eek:

     
  11. Bill,

    Well seeing I live in LA LA land and it is a two hour drive I have a membership to the San Diego Zoo. usually go there at least once a month.
    This day i just wandered the park..

    I already went on the photocaravan tour in November 2005. Still looking through those images and have not posted any as of yet...
    :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:


     
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