Friday, October 7, 2011

To Much Lens...


Don't you just hate it when you have to much lens.  Normally we cry that we do not have enough but in this case it was just the opposite.  What you see is all I could fit in the frame.  I was shooting the D7000 with the 200-400VR f4 when this bull approached me.  It was recorded at the 200mm (with the conversion factor it would be 300mm) at ISO 400, 1/40 sec at f4 from the wimberly.  I have always made a habit of carrying the D300 around me with the 70-200VR f2.8 but I got lazy this day and decided to put the lens in my bag I was carrying, it did me no good there.

The second photograph is taken from the first.  I only used this to show you the reflection in the eye, his teeth and the fine hairs standing up on his chin and nose.  This was only my second Elk trip with this lens and the first time on this camera so I was going through a few learning experiences.  Overall as long as I did my job right I was very pleased with both.  As a matter of fact the D7000 has now become my main camera with the D300 as the back-up.

6 comments:

Sparky said...

Great pictures. Enjoy the fall elk trip...

Bob Shank said...

Too much lens? I haven't had that problem yet--maybe next year, hopefully! I really like the closeup with the reflection in the eye. These details are amazing!

Coy said...

With the Pa elk it does happen on occasion. Nice image Brad.

Former Mayor said...

This was at the very end of CBS Sunday Morning on 10-9-11. Thought you might enjoy it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/sunday/main3445.shtml

Scroll down to elk in nature and play.

Hope it works.

Tim C

Brad Myers said...

Thanks Tim, and from the area I spend time at. It looks like it may have been shot at the visitors center.

Marci said...

I don't think this was too much lens. I enjoy photos like this. It's nice to see what the elk really look like. Great photos!