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Big Cat Portraits

Mostly big cats, anyway. I recently visited my local wildlife park to photograph some big cat portraits, partly because I hadn't done it in a while and partly to use the hefty DSLR and 70-200mm lens I had lying around gathering dust. I hadn't used the DSLR gear in eons and once I started lugging it around I remembered why. But while the weight was cumbersome the bokeh from the 70-200mm F/2.8 was pretty good. And having phase-detection AF was a bit of a long-missed luxury, although I can say that my keeper rate was not necessarily higher than with my mirrorless gear. Perhaps I have just become accustomed to working around the limitations of contrast-detection AF.Anyway, I hope that my images provide some inspiration to others that these beautiful creatures need to thrive and survive, and are worthy of our awe, reverence and protection in the wild. All the images below were taken with the Nikon D600 with Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VRII and TC-17E attached. 

May 08, 2016

Big Cat Portraits

This post has 21 photos May 08, 2016Comments (2)455 views
Mostly big cats, anyway. I recently visited my local wildlife park to photograph some big cat portraits, partly because I hadn't done it in a while and partly to use the hefty DSLR and 70-200mm lens I had lying around gathering dust. I hadn't used the DSLR gear in eons and once I started lugging it around I remembered why. But while the weight was cumbersome the bokeh from the 70-200mm F/2.8 was pretty good. And having phase-detection AF was a bit of a long-missed luxury, although I can say that my keeper rate was not necessarily higher than with my mirrorless gear. Perhaps I have just become accustomed to working around the limitations of contrast-detection AF.

Anyway, I hope that my images provide some inspiration to others that these beautiful creatures need to thrive and survive, and are worthy of our awe, reverence and protection in the wild. 

All the images below were taken with the Nikon D600 with Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VRII and TC-17E attached. 
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ParrishMay 8, 2016 12:52 PM

Tigers , Lions to a Robin ....now theres a contrast detection. Superb as always Alpha.

Alpha Whiskey PhotographyMay 8, 2016 01:17 PM

Lol! Cheers Parrish! :)

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