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Wildlife Examples

See commentary on the Examples 1 page for the approach to image processing. See At the Zoo with the 200 f/2 for more wildlife examples.

Is the D3x a wildlife camera? I wouldn’t have thought so, but after shooting it for a day, I’m persuaded that the D3x is an excellent choice (ignoring ultrafast frame-rate requirements). The ability to crop from 24.4MP is a huge plus.

This page contains mostly wildlife images, focused manually and handheld, sometimes at too-low shutter speeds. Critical sharpness is not the goal here (these are “real” images taken in slippery conditions), though most are reasonably sharp. Light was mostly flat with slight directionality, late on a December 27 day near Pescadero, CA.

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Harbor Seals, Phoca Vitulina
D3x + Voigtlander 180/4 APO macro, 1/320 sec @ f/8, ISO 800, handheld, manual focus

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