I don't normally use 1200mm for portraits, but . . .

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I don't normally use 1200mm for portraits, but . . .
Oct 9, 2013

. . . it not only worked well with my subjects today, it was downright necessary. Here are the results:

Not to worry, even at 1200mm I was well protected from this rattler.

I caught this Barred Owl escaping the afternoon sun in a dark hollow of a tree. I'm sure it wasn't happy that I disturbed it, even from a distance, as it's sleepy eyed expression appears to be saying "Go Away".

I had just met a family of hikers when we came across this Eagle. They were amazed that while the raptor was rather small on their camera screens, the SX50 could bring it in so up close and personal.

Note that these 1200mm uncropped images were taken in raw, the lighting was balanced and TIFF files created in DPP, and then finished in Photoshop CS6 before being saved as JPEGs. A tripod was used for all three.

Hope you like them. Comments welcome.


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