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What lens for wildlife?

Started 3 months ago | Discussions thread
Ricardo00 Senior Member • Posts: 1,636
Re: Time is NOT on your side in the wild... ;)

Bob A L wrote:

GarysInSoCal wrote:

A few of my close encounters with wildlife:

eyed by a puma walking by me in Patagonia

Thanks Tord! Some of my favorites. I feel very fortunate to have had these close encounters with wildlife.

Nice shot of this Puma... BUT... I noticed the hairs on his back are in focus... while his face is OUT. I'm thinkin that if you had just alittle more time to compose this shot (more time to compose at the zoo, less time in the wild)... would you have hit 'sharp focus' on it's face?... quite possibly so. Another big advantage of shooting at the zoo... Just my 2 cents...

Could it just have been head movement causing this. It seems to clean right up with some sharpening.

Thanks Bob!  At the time I took that photo, wasn't using Topaz Sharpen (which I do now).  And the settings were off since the puma popped out from behind the grass suddenly and surprised me.  Felt lucky to get a shot off in time.

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