- many thanks, Chris
- I never cease to be amazed as to how well those two male lions get on so well together! The "jacuzzi" was switched off during this photo session with the Tigers, so my timing was impeccable
Glad yo like the lion shots in particular, Fi - those two males appear to be great buddies
- not quite sure what you are seeing as "off" with the tiger portrait; it's a reasonable close-up at f/8 and iso 640. Maybe over-sharpened a little? Here is the full image as taken:
Lovely shots, especially the first two.
I'm hoping to get there myself in two weeks time. You said the tiger portrait was a 'reasonable close up'. How close is close? Will a 70-200 do or should I take a longer lens? I'm trying to minimise the amount of kit we lug about.
- That particular shot was taken at about 25m, but the enclosures are all large and mainly camera-friendly so you can usually get quite close if the animals oblige! I visit YWP regularly, and over the years have used 70-200mm, 300mm with/without a x1.4 teleconverter on a x1.6 crop camera. For the big cats, polar and brown bears I would favour a 300mm lens on balance. But of course there are giraffes where a shorter lens would be better.....Have a great visit!