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#1 Chris Wahl

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:30

Few weeks ago I visited a park approx. 75km east of Berlin. The weather was so bad that I was the only visitor in that park but I was rewarded with extremely relaxed animals.

I spotted these lynxes while it was already relatively dark ... there was a fence between me and these guys and what I had was the 300/4 and a 1.4TC. On the good side were the low light capabilities of the D4.

hope you like it,
Chris

PS: If you do like it here are more of them in b/w and color: http://pictinaut.smu...29227&k=XNc3j7B

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#2 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:32

Beautiful cats well captured.
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#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 20:41

These are lovely portraits of a very interesting kitty. "-)
I like #3 and the pair in #1.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 21:57

I would fear if they would prove to be leopards while they grow up! Their wild spirit is well conveyed, I think.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 23:24

Wonderful B&W pp.
I love the first three.
Amazing the sharpness of the lens with TC and a fence in the way.
Congrats.
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#6 Chris Wahl

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:33

Thank you very much everybody, it is much appreciated!

Aguinaldo, the 300/4 is indeed an amazing lens. It requires good nerves though since it sometimes has it's own plans :)

again, thank you all,
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#7 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:43

I like the images also - hard to pick a favourite - :)
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#8 Chris Wahl

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 14:13

Thanks Elsa! I had a hard time picking the images I wanted to post ... this is why I posted 6 of them :)

Edited by Chris Wahl, 28 January 2013 - 15:21 .

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 19:59

Your third and 5th are really good.
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#10 Chris Wahl

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:49

Thanks Antoinette!

Nice to see you posting again :)

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#11 Hugh_3170

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:16

As others have noted, wonderful images.

Numbers three and five are a little scary - they look so hungry, so I am glad that you made it out alive.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 14:57

I know I will get shouted down, but I really don't see the point of the B/W conversions, but the colour ones sing out. :D
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#13 Chris Wahl

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:07

Thanks Hugh ... these cats were more on the cute than on the hungry side :)

Ah, thanks Mike! I should have placed a bet that you are not going to like the bw conversions. When I put the link to the gallery in the original post I had you in mind (honestly). You find a lot more color versions there ... So, not shouted down, just different opinions :)

again thank you both ... much appreciated,
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#14 Mike G

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 21:11

Having visited the Pictinaut site, I quite like the B/W conversions especially when viewed large, but not the toned ones! They are much better than the Nikongear pictures!!! The pict.... version of No1 I think is very very good indeed. :good:

Are the No1 cats kittens?
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#15 Chris Wahl

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:16

Glad you liked them Mike ... :) I guess the cats are teenagers but there was noone around to ask how old they exactly are.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 13:29

And we all know what teenagers are like. :D

I'm afraid for me the tones of colour shown in the coloured photos still get my vote. :)
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#17 Chris Wahl

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:57

I'm afraid for me the tones of colour shown in the coloured photos still get my vote. :)

and you are right concerning #1 ... I did some test prints today and the colour version of #1 prints much better than the b/w version.
But e.g. #3 printed much better in b/w ...

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#18 Mike G

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 14:56

Chris you are probably right, I seldom print these days!
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