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Old Jan 7, 2007, 5:10 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, 8:19 PM   #2
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It sure looks cold - but it was definitely worth it. Good shots, I like the way you do them.
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Old Jan 7, 2007, 8:30 PM   #3
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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.


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Nice shots. Some of them look like coming from lens longer than 135mm . Zero degree is just around -20 degree C (Canada or Europe). That should be ok for most camera. The main trouble is to avoid bringing in cold camera back to humid and warm interior. Condensation would be deadly for your lens.

Keep posting pict . They are great.


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Old Jan 7, 2007, 8:33 PM   #4
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It sure looks cold - but it was definitely worth it. Good shots, I like the way you do them.
mtngal, thanks for looking and commenting.

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.

Someone sent me a E-mail saying when they looked they could feel the cold.

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Brrr -10 degrees...I'd be more concerned about me freezing up before my camera! Very nice pictures...nice use of the insets. The exposure for the snow are perfect!

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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.


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Nice shots. Some of them look like coming from lens longer than 135mm . Zero degree is just around -20 degree C (Canada or Europe). That should be ok for most camera. The main trouble is to avoid bringing in cold camera back to humid and warm interior. Condensation would be deadly for your lens.

Keep posting pict . They are great.


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Good evening Daniel, thank you for looking and commenting.

Since my lens and camera are new I am only using 1 lens for now it is a Tamron 24 - 135. After a few more days practice with it I will try out my Sigma 50 -500 lens.

The way the insert is done might be why it looks to you like a longer lens. Here is a explaination of the insert.

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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Brrr -10 degrees...I'd be more concerned about me freezing up before my camera! Very nice pictures...nice use of the insets. The exposure for the snow are perfect!

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Hi Jay, thanks for looking and for the nice comment about my photos.

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Great shots. Brrr. You must have been freezing out there. Good thing for shake reduction! I'd be shivering too hard! Can't wait to see your shots with the sigma 50-500.
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Great shots. Brrr. You must have been freezing out there. Good thing for shake reduction! I'd be shivering too hard! Can't wait to see your shots with the sigma 50-500.
Hi royce10, thanks for the nice words about my photos and for taking the time to look.

I figure a couple of more days with this lens then its time to try the Sigma 50 - 500

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I sure would need the anti-shake on at that temperature. I too like the insets, well done. All the photos are great, the bird ones are my favourites.

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