Very nice shots, Steve.
About the park landscape picture, while eveything looks perfect, it sort of lacks the magnificence we usually see in landscape images, I mean it looks so ordinary. Wondering what is the secret? Is it the sharpness, the saturation, not sure...
Welcome to the forums. Not everyone is rude like me here!
I did (enjoy them) thanks.
I see (from taking a sneaky peek at the EXIF data) you're a Canon man with a 40D and 300mm f4L lens.
However, even with a lens like the Canon L series, I'm still not sure how you got that close to the sleeping bambi.
One question; where in the world are you?
Welcome to the CiC forums - even though I don't usually say that here ,
We have some in a park not too far away that ought to be like that, mind you last time I went there was as a kid far too many years ago.
Must go try my hand one day.
Hello Steve, welcome to CIC.
Thats a very nice shot of Bambi. I also like the shot of the Herons, however I do find the out of focus plant at the bottom sightly distracting.
You will find many helpful people around here with many comments to share . Do keep in mind that photography is a matter of personal preference and many comments should be taken with a grain of salt. One persons "great" photo will always be someone elses "adverage" shot.
As long as you like the photo, thats all that matters.
First i had to cross a knee deep creek with all my gear. Next i had to climb about a 1/4 mile up a very steep hill with camera, monopod,climbing gear(tree spikes-treesaddle-rope), and treestand(About 50 pounds of gear). Then i had to climb up 35feet in a tree on the edge of a steep enbankment, set the stand , pull all my gear up. Saw out a few limbs and then i was ready for a couple hours of shooting. I had to work really hard to get any shot at all, and i'm really proud of all the shots i got.(several hundred and there is always next year because they roost there every year) I couldn't move because i was standing 50feet in the air on a 24x30 inch platform.
Steve, you hold Ali down whilst Dave and I blur his photos - crop them so that they're all crooked, and then mess up the skin tones!Welcome to the forums. Not everyone is rude like me here!
I don't miss those days one bit!
Play nice now!
I was half exspecting to next see some forest fires and deer running , then i realized that was in Bambi....
Great pics though.,,,especially the fawn nursing int he rain,,,really cool...
Welcome to CiC. I like your wildlife shots. I am mainly taking landscape photographs, but I always enjoy to view good wildlife photos. I think it is quite difficult to get great photos of that kind, with very different techniques from other types.
One thing I like to ask you about is: what telephoto lens you use for wildlife photography? I am asking because I found many times my 70-200mm lens is not long enough when I take photos in mountain areas for landscape, someone suggested me to consider some lens for wildlife shooting. I am considering to buy a lens extension.
I really like the wildlife shots.The nursing fawn shot is my favorite.I think about doing a shot on that road in Oglebay everytime I drive it
It would be much easier to get a good composition if the road was straight.Colin's idea of the children might be worth looking at.
Welcome to CiC.
Hello Steve, I admire dedication and you obviously have bundles of it.
Nice shots in my humble opinion, I have to say humble as I am pretty inexperienced in photography, but since joining CiC I have learnt an incredible amount in a short space of time, climbing trees and scaling mountains might just be a step too far for me to get 'that' shot though
Keep em coming!
Steve, as a newbie to this forum as well, I welcome you with open arms!
I love your sleeping Bambi--- too cute!