Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yellowstone Park

Grizzly Bear
Checking my map, I realized that I was 100 miles from Yellowstone prk, so took a short detour through the park. Well worth the trip.

A Bison and her calf walk around a geyser.

The Old Faithful Lodge

Tech Stuff
For the picture of the Grizzly Bear, I used my old 300mm f/2.8 manual focus (when I say old, it's probably 25 years or more old) on a Nikon D2x, which with the 1.5x magnification factor makes it actually a 450mm lens. The bear was a long way away. It was such a spur of the moment trip that I packed the 300mm (which I hardly ever use), but forgot the monopod to steady it with, so I had to hand hold it. As a result, of the 60 or 70 frames I shot, only two were sharp.

The other photos were shot with with my D700 and the 17-35mm lens.

Cameras: Nikon D700 and D2x
Lenses: Nikon 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF, Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8

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