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on Dec 31, 2008 in Wildlife Photography

Big Image from Small Glass

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While shooting on Saturday with Jake and Jeff, we had the perfect opportunity to answer a very common question asked in response to this post. “Please tell us how to take big pictures with short lenses.” I more than understand that the price of the 600VR puts it out of range for many, it did for me for the first four years of my career. My 400f5.6 EDIF taught me many an important lesson those early years, the biggest one was to learn basic biology and use it to get close physically.

We had a Greater Roadrunner on a killer perch out in not so great light. No matter, it made for a great shoot because of what the roadrunner is doing. It’s not just sunning itself, it has flared its feathers on its back so the sun can kill the feather lice. The roadrunner wasn’t in a hurry to go anywhere unless we gave it one. Knowing this basic biology permitted the three of us to make some cool images using big and small glass. See if this Moose Cam helps you make the most of your small glass (if it does, share it with your friends!).

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Photo captured by D3, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital film

Moose Cam by HF10 on Lexar UDMA digital film.