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#259835 Best BIF shots so far

Posted by CaseyJM on 17 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

I have the tamron 150 to 600 G2 mounted on a d500.  I will tell you when i first got the lens i got very few keepers.  The more i shoot with the lens the higher my keeper rate goes up.  The hardest thing for me to do is to track when at 600 mm.  I tend to track at 450 to 500 and then when the bird seams to settle into a flight pattern i will zoom out as i'm shooting.  I have found i get more keeper shots this way.  Many of the keepers i get are less than the 600 mm but allows me to crop a little and get far sharpers images.   I will also tell you that I'm very happy when i get 10 to 15 keepers out of 100 shots when photographing fast birds in flight.  It's tough at any time  Keep shooting  is my best advice. 

#255826 Fire in the sky?

Posted by CaseyJM on 11 August 2018 - 04:45 AM

very nice

#255825 What To Do with Old RAW Files?

Posted by CaseyJM on 11 August 2018 - 04:43 AM

I went and bought a 4tb external drive and loaded all of the old images on to it.  I then unplug it and only plug it back in when down loading more images that i don't need at this time.  By unplugging it i don't have to worry about accidental deleting or power surge spikes and the like.  

#254913 Bald Eagle in my dingy.

Posted by CaseyJM on 10 July 2018 - 07:00 AM


#254912 White Tail /Fawns & Velvet

Posted by CaseyJM on 10 July 2018 - 07:00 AM

Last evening at sunset the White Tails Came out for a clover dinner.  The Fawns were cute  The Bucks are in Velvet. 


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#254092 Backcountry Gallery - Amazing High ISO - The End Of Fast Glass? 

Posted by CaseyJM on 09 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

that was a great read, thanks for the link.

#254022 Pumba

Posted by CaseyJM on 06 June 2018 - 08:05 PM

great [hot but definitely a face only a mother or another warthog could love

#254021 White Rhino

Posted by CaseyJM on 06 June 2018 - 08:03 PM

wow that is one beautiful animal.  great photo and i agree with Art.  

#253667 A month in Ruaha & Serengeti Nat Parks- Tanzania. Pt 2

Posted by CaseyJM on 20 May 2018 - 04:34 AM

Absolutely amazing shots.  congrats on such a great series. can't wait to see what you put in the mag.

#253252 Red Tail being Harassed by a Crow

Posted by CaseyJM on 30 April 2018 - 06:57 PM

While at a softball game taking photos of my niece this red tail flew over being chased by a crow.  did not have time to change any settings so grabbed what i could get.  Heavily Processed

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#253009 April challenge is "Old Architecture or Retro"

Posted by CaseyJM on 23 April 2018 - 04:05 AM

For You Navy Guys


the Grand Hall to the largest dormitory in the country. located in Annapolis Maryland at the Naval Academy

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#252172 Hello from Alberta, Canada

Posted by CaseyJM on 19 March 2018 - 08:52 AM

Welcome Tony, can't wait to see more of your photos.  

#251883 Flock of Gulls

Posted by CaseyJM on 07 March 2018 - 08:24 AM

I love the second one movement and awesome sharpness all in one, very nicely done 

#251863 Herring Spawn 2018

Posted by CaseyJM on 06 March 2018 - 03:39 PM

very nice gordon excellent work

#251805 At a crossroads ????

Posted by CaseyJM on 04 March 2018 - 08:49 PM

Hi Dennis,  I do agree with the DoF comments but have come to understand that with wildlife we rarely get to pick the perfect light, with the perfect angle of shooting, with the perfect DoF, all wrapped up with the perfect comp.  When walking with the camera we many times have to take what we get and be happy we got it.  The perfect shots are many set up with the photographer in a blind; set up were we have already scouted out the best time of day and then hoping the game/animal passes us.  I think you have a great shot and removing the spot of snow is entirely up to you, for me i don't find it too distracting, I might try to crop that in close to get just a head/shoulder shot with the antlers, it might solve some of the problems your having with the image.  


I am always amazed that I can take 500 images of wildlife and come back with none that i can use to make a great large print image from.  I have read several articles from several wildlife photographers and the one thing that they all say is that to get that one great image will takes thousands of not so great ones.  You just have to keep after them and keep on shooting.  


The one thing I am sure of is that you are highly skilled photographer and one day you will capture that one AWESOME, GREAT , and PERFECT image of an ELK in the perfect light, perfect angle, perfect background (DoF), and perfect expression.  I for one look forwarded to that photograph that for you meets all those requirements.