#LoboWeek – Tanasi the Wolf Smiles on You!

May Tanasi smile on you this coming Lobo Week!

Tanasi smiles on you

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Snow Wolf (animated gif)

I got the chance to get up the mountain in the snow and thought this was a ok shot, but much better with animated snow. :D

wolf in the snow with animated gif snow

(click the image to get the full sized, animated version)

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5 Tips to Photograph Animals at Zoos Through a Fence

Depending on your zoo/nature preserve, you’ll be shooting through fence, bars, or a window of some sort. (probably thick plexiglass type stuff) If you are lucky you will have a clear shot over whatever is keeping the animal contained and can ignore most of this, but that probably won’t be the case most of the time. Check though the gallery at the end for example photos with explanatory captions.

Shot though 2 fences. Faster and longer lens got rid of the fence 99%.  f/2.8 400mm

Shot though 2 fences. Faster and longer lens than I normally have got rid of the fence 99%. f/2.8 400mm

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Mirrorless Cameras on the Rise

LightroomI was looking through my 2013 images and metadata the other day and found I had taken about 9 (out of 60 total) of my 5 star (my very best IMO) images with my mirrorless camera. If I widened that filter to 4 star as well (also really good shots) I had 99 (out of 582 total) that were shot with mirrorless cameras.

I also only had a mirrorless cameras or one type or another for about 3/4 of the year as well, so that bodes pretty well for it. It’s certainly much easier to carry around.

Now some of each of those totals, could be edits, duplicates, variations (ie B&W version), HDR version, etc. but those are the general numbers.

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Lioness

Went to the savannah yesterday (or the zoo)

Went to the savannah yesterday (or the zoo)

Beautiful creatures!

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Roan Mountain Round Bald Winter Sunrise

Roan Mountain Winter Sunrise

Roan Mountain Winter Sunrise

Brrr…it was about 15 degrees F with a on and off heavy wind, so it was probably 0 with the wind at times. Chilly! My breath was frosting up the back of the camera!

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