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Re: 70-300mm IS II best? or?

Actually for lizards, you probably want a macro like the 100 mm.

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Re: 70-300mm IS II best? or?

"Road runners don't move in straight lines and are very difficult to shoot, so for me, framing is the problem."

 

You mean these guys?  They do stop from time to time.  Smiley Happy  Especially if you are not right on top of them.  A long FL lens like the 150-600mm super zoom is the choice because you can keep your distance.

 

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Re: 70-300mm IS II best? or?

Thanks for taking the time to share your info....guess one just has to try different lens out to see what works for them. I hope you get to see your bears..... be safe tho!
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Re: 70-300mm IS II best? or?

Great shots - thank you for posting them. We have a few of those around here..... Las Vegas area.... would love to get shots of them!
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Re: 70-300mm IS II best? or?


@DoubleJoyner2 wrote:
Great shots - thank you for posting them. We have a few of those around here..... Las Vegas area.... would love to get shots of them!

Yes, thanks for posting those, Ernie. Excellent shots.  In the field, I generally see them when they are on the move, but would love to be able to capture some good images of them. I do have a 75-300mm kit lens which I haven't used much. Maybe I'll start walking around with it a bit and see what I can do with it. 

 

DJ2, whenever we go to Vegas, I try to make time for a side trip to Valley of Fire, a great place to shoot. It's rare to go there in the early mornings and not encounter the bighorn sheep. People always talk about Red Rock Canyon, which I do enjoy, but for me I'll take Valley of Fire every time, even though it's farther out. A photographers' paradise. 

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Re: 70-300mm IS II best? or?

"...would love to get shots of them!"

 

You can, get out there and get'er done.

 

"... whenever we go to Vegas,..."

 

Try Big Ben Park.

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@ebiggs1

 

Try Big Ben Park.


It''s on my list. We have a niece in Austin, so next time we're out in Texas, we'll make some time for Big Bend. 

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I expect to see some beautiful shots!  Please post a few.

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

I expect to see some beautiful shots!  Please post a few.


Will do.

 

Speaking of roadrunners, I'd love to find one doing battle with a rattlesnake, like this guy did. Thus, I will give myself an assignment, to try to capture something similar. Could take days, weeks or years LOL.

 

https://goo.gl/images/v4Q2Qp

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... or decades!  Smiley Happy

 

About the rattlesnake and RR photos, Photoshop is your friend.  Just saying. Smiley Wink

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