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Ian Mc Apr 10, 2008 6:35 PM

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Here in Christchurch the Cheetahs have a daily afternoon run to get their food.

As it is a regular route I took a high vantage point with Pentax K10D, Tamron 70 -300 @ 300mm and Tamron 1.4 Teleconverter.

As I was doubtful about the teleconverter coping with action on AF I pre-focussed on the main run area and then put camera on manual focus.

Here are a couple of shots from a burst to follow action.

Ian Mc

Ian Mc Apr 10, 2008 6:39 PM

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Here is 2nd shot also in pano.

ennacac Apr 10, 2008 7:42 PM

Seems like the combo worked to me.


penolta Apr 10, 2008 9:54 PM

Outstanding action shots, caught near the extremes of the gait. You know the capabilities of your equipment, and used it to the best advantage. Well done.

Ian Mc Apr 10, 2008 11:21 PM

Thanks Tom & Penolta

I love the challenge of action shots.

Ian Mc

mtngal Apr 11, 2008 8:06 AM

These are wonderful - you can feel the effort in the second one.

Ian Mc Apr 11, 2008 4:55 PM

Thanks Harriet

The second shot was taken shortly before he pounced on his food !!!

Rodney9 Apr 11, 2008 10:32 PM

Wow, what a magnificent feline, so well captured.

Ian Mc Apr 12, 2008 12:22 AM

Thanks Rodney.

Am posting another couple on a separate thread.

Cheers:Ian Mc

danielchtong Apr 12, 2008 6:26 AM

Rodney9 wrote:

Wow, what a magnificent feline, so well captured.
I cannot agree with you more

Ian: All the large feline in Toronto seem to be sleepy all the time (well in zoo environment). Next time I have to try to throw some rocks to get them moving with camera ready. No way that I can get as good result as yours.


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