This article is from the St. Pete Times newspaper's website. It's a rather good story about the photographer and her quest to see/photograph a rare big cat in Florida(estimated that 120 are left in the wild). The photographers name is Heather Green. http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/few-ever-see-a-wild-florida-panther-but-a-photographer-scores-a-trifecta/1157466
Few ever see a wild Florida panther, but a photographer scores a trifecta(3 posts) (3 voices)
Wow, I'd have loved to have been there. Years ago a technician working with me saw a panther, but by the time we got there, it was gone.
Now check this out:
"She owns a series of Canon cameras. She owns lenses that could be telescopes,"Like about three seconds went by. Now, about 60 yards away, I'd say, a panther steps out of the swamp into the road. Click, click, click. I think it heard the camera but didn't know what I was or what the Jeep was and was just curious. It started walking right toward us!
"Then he stopped. I could see him opening his jaws but couldn't hear anything, but I think he must have been mewing.
"Now a much bigger panther steps into the road. And I realize I'm seeing a mother and a cub. She licks her cub's ear. And then behind the mother steps another small panther. Click, click, click. I'M GETTING PICTURES OF A MOTHER PANTHER AND HER TWO KIDS!"
Later I figured out that I had them on the road for three minutes."
Back at home 90 minutes later, she inserted the camera card into her Gateway, which clicked and clicked — and then finally purred something like a panther. Her images — hundreds of them — floated across the computer screen like tawny ghosts.
From those she decided on 11 keepers. She knew she had taken better photographs in her life, but she also knew that no one had taken photographs quite like these. "
She should have used a Nikon, would have had faster autofocus, better Vr and hundred of keepers.
This a Nikon forum, no Canon lover complaints please.
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