Archive for Captive animal

Buddy, Arctic Fox, captive animal

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Buddy, Arctic Fox Kit, captive animal.
 
I think of all the animals we photographed at Triple D Wildlife, Buddy the Arctic Fox was one of my top 3 favorites. It wasn’t solely based on the photography, but instead the opportunity to watch him as he explored the area. Curious but cautious would sum up the way he moved around the rocky outcropping. He could totally care less about the group of us that were photographing him, we just sat still, never posing a threat to him, just being a part of the landscape. Doing so allowed us to really just enjoy watching him and to capture some great images as well.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography

Look at those paws!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Look at those paws!
 
If you’ve ever wondered how a Canada Lynx is able to navigate so easily in the deep snows…look no further than the large paws. Their survival often depends on the ability to chase prey over snow and in order to do that the paws act like snowshoes. Of all the sessions we did at Triple D Wildlife, the lighting was probably the best during our session with Simba, the Canada Lynx (captive animal).
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutters speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography

Rusty, Cross Fox, captive animal

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Rusty, Cross Fox, captive animal.
 
One would think with a name like “cross” that the fox is a result of cross breeding maybe a red fox with a silver fox, but in reality it is a red fox with partial melanism. Simply put it has a gene that gives it dark areas, and depending how much melanism is present the fox can have small patches all the way to completely black with some silver and white. Any way you look at it, they are beautiful! This is Rusty at Triple D Wildlife and he was not only beautiful, but very entertaining. He loved perching on rocks and logs, which for photographers was perfect. I can’t repeat enough how beautiful and how well cared for the wildlife was at Triple D Wildlife and we look forward to working with them next August.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #SiruiUSA #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography

Simba, Canada Lynx, captive animal

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Simba, Canada Lynx, captive animal.
 
I have always been fascinated by wild cats like the Canada Lynx. They move with such stealth through the woods and snow. We get Bobcats up here in Bear Woods, but we rarely hear them, we only see them when they are being mobbed and harassed by the crows. Simba is the Canada Lynx at Triple D Wildlfe and was fascinating to watch as he would move quietly and methodically around the large enclosure, then like a flash of lightning leap and pounce on one of the toys they were using to play with him. Photographing him as he moved in and out of shadow was perfect to reflect how they would stalk their prey in the wild.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #ShimodaExplore, #ShimodaDesign, #TripleDWildlife, #BearWoodsPhotography

Grace, Tundra Wolf, captive animal

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2019 by lilybug1960

Grace, Tundra Wolf, captive animal.
 
The first animal we photographed at Triple D Wildlife was Grace, a Tundra Wolf on the edge of a pond. Grace was beautiful and I think she particularly enjoyed giving us chances at shooting reflections in the water as well. We are very close to finalizing the details for our workshop at Triple D Wildlife and hope to have it posted within the next few days. Stay tuned!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1000, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaExplore, #TripleDWildlife, #BearWoodsPhotography

Oakley, Bobcat kitten, captive animal

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2019 by lilybug1960

Oakley, Bobcat kitten, captive animal.
 
I thought after a long week, it would be great to start the weekend with a super cute bobcat kitten. If you missed the first post I did of Oakley, she is at Triple D Wildlife. She is absolutely beautiful and a joy to watch and photograph. She almost made life very difficult moments after this image when she showed how well she can leap and climb. She was seconds away from scaling a tree but fortunately hesitated and was helped back down the tree. I will also add this is one super spoiled kitten with the attention it is given from the staff at Triple D.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual Exposure mode, f6, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #ShimodaDesign, #TripleDWildlife

Red Fox (captive animal)

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2019 by lilybug1960

Red Fox (captive animal)
 
I think Red Foxes are some of the prettiest animals in North America and have had only a few opportunities to photograph them in the wild. When we talked with Triple D Wildlife about animals we would like to photograph, of course foxes were on the list. We were very pleased to see we would have a opportunity to photograph several varieties of foxes. Just watching them run and play was great, photographing them in great light was perfect. Thank you again to Triple D Wildlife for having us out this past weekend and we look forward to next year!
 
Cecil and I did some video while we were out in Montana and I will share them as I get them edited. Here is the first one on how we did our scouting for the trip as well as some random thoughts. On our first day there we had been awake for almost 24 hours so we were feeling it pretty bad. You could say Cecil was even a little “distressed”…
 
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaDesign, #TripleDWildlife, #BearWoodsPhotography