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Old Jan 7, 2007, 4:12 PM   #1
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Stalking Wildlife - Minus 10 degrees at 8,000 feet

First test with new camera & new lens

Pentax K10D with my walk around lens Tamrom 24 - 135

What better way to try out new equipment than in extreme conditions.

It was around zero degrees when I turned on the road to the lake. I could see the valley where the lake is was covered with fog so I decided to try a ranch on the way to the lake for something to get a photo of before I went down to the lake and the fog.

High country Highlander. Cold doesn't seem to bother him at 8,000 feet and zero degrees.





Look I found a Raven Tree



At the last ridge with sunshine. Minus 4 degrees and sunshine



Minus 10 degrees and freezing fog. I wasn't sure the camera would even work in this kind of weather





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Old Jan 7, 2007, 7:13 PM   #2
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Brrr...Roger, you're freezing me to death! Those turned out pretty well for someone that should be shivering too hard to hold a camera still:lol: Same lens on all shots?
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Looks like you are getting the hang of your new camera! donna
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Brrr...Roger, you're freezing me to death! Those turned out pretty well for someone that should be shivering too hard to hold a camera still:lol: Same lens on all shots?
Evening VP, thanks for looking and commenting. As cold as it was I am real glad for the anti shake thing in the camera.

Yes I plan on only using my walk around lens (Tamron 24 - 135) for the first few days of testing out the camera. After I am a little more comfortable I will put on the Sigma 50 - 500 and see if I can learn it.

For the first test I am pretty happy with the results.

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Looks like you are getting the hang of your new camera! donna
Lady Donna a good evening to you. The first tests went pretty good IMHO with the new camera and new lens.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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"Cool" shots Roger. :lol: Pun intended. I like # 4 of the Eagle. It's like a "Where's Waldo" picture trying to find the Eagle in the shot. Fun stuff.
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"Cool" shots Roger. :lol: Pun intended. I like # 4 of the Eagle. It's like a "Where's Waldo" picture trying to find the Eagle in the shot. Fun stuff.
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Evening smac, YUP!!! is was cooool. Thanks for taking the time to look and to comment.

Here is a explaination of the insert shots: The large photo or background photo is where we found the animal and the insert is after we have stalked in closer to get the close up shot.

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Here is a explaination of the insert shots: The large photo or background photo is where we found the animal and the insert is after we have stalked in closer to get the close up shot.
I had figured you were taking a picture un-zoomed and then the next one zoomed in and cropped for the close up shot.
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Here is a explaination of the insert shots: The large photo or background photo is where we found the animal and the insert is after we have stalked in closer to get the close up shot.
I had figured you were taking a picture un-zoomed and then the next one zoomed in and cropped for the close up shot.
Morning Buzzsaw, you pretty much have it figured out. The one thing we do after we find the animal is figure out how to stalk closer so when we do use the zoom it is from closer to the animal.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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