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DA 55-300 real-world wildlife shots at 300mm
Posted By: simonkit, 06-10-2008, 08:37 AM

Just returned from a few days away & had chance to give my new 55-300 a good try-out.

All these were taken from a boat whilst out sightseeing - I must mention that my telephoto/wildlife photography technique needs definite improvement, these are the best of several shots I shot. Only the last one is not at 300mm & all have had some slight cropping.

Post-processing is usual RAW exposure etc,
a little capture sharpness in RAW (amnt =28, rad=0.8, detail=40)
small amount of "output sharpening" - Smart sharpen, Amnt = 10, rad=1

They could probably take more sharpening - all shots are reduced .jpg, saved at high quality ( 8 ) due to hosting limitations

For FULL SIZE CROPS, click on included thumbnail & then when new window opens click on image directly


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06-10-2008, 08:41 AM   #2
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The last one is also definitely the cutest of all!

Good lens, good lens. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to start saving... again.
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Nice series. Your shots really show the capability of the 55-300mm. Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice examples of the 55-300 being put to good use by creative talent.

My fav is image 2, but I'm a sucker for birds, rocks and sunshine.

Thx for sharing...

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this answers my question on the other thread...

thanks for sharing the pics! those are really great shots taken at 300mm
06-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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Nice work as usual Simon. I like the fourth one, the seal surrounded by seaweed.

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