Featured Forum Thread: 'Wildlife Drive' by mpresley

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by mpresley, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    I'm in AR over the weekend (to far to drive home for just a day) so went to Gentry, AR to the Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari - it was a fun couple of hours....

    I had never shot a peacock in it's full regalia and had thought that the shots I've seen had been overly processed - I found out today that that's just the way they are...
    P6158297_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    Here's the back side of the same peacock
    P6158303_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    The even had some kangaroos
    P6158143_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    long eyelashes
    P6157877_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    and a young cutie
    P6157896_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    and then there's those faces that only a mother could love...
    P6157957_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    P6158110_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    And they have heard of buffalo that was mixed with Charolais cattle many generations ago they have continued the heard - according to the owner they are about 15/16 part buffalo but retain the white color from the the Charolais cattle.
    P6158008_ by Michael Presley, on Flickr

    These were all shot with the EM5 and the 35-100 with the exception of the last one where I used the 100-300.
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  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Great images Michael!
  3. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Thanks Tom
  4. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Very nice set! Well done!
  5. nateinc

    nateinc Mu-43 Rookie Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Hancock, Iowa
    Nate Smith
    Great Images!
  6. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    Very nice! Good job!
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Very nice.
  8. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Great set Mike.
    And congratulations on the front page honors.
  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Great stuff Michael.
    Man that 'roo is far from home !
  10. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Fantastic set, especially 3 and 4! Looking through these and your other shots on Flickr, and knowing you used two lenses, all else being equal it is easy to spot which were 35-100 and which were 100-300.
  11. OhWellOK

    OhWellOK Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Great images-well done!
  12. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Great work. Very sharp and colorful photos.
  13. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Superb images and love the colors in first one :2thumbs:
  14. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Awesome shots Michael. for me the 1st one. is THE one. actually is so impressive Panasonic could use it to promote the P35-100. congrats!
  15. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    +1 Beautiful.
  16. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    What a beautiful set. I love animals and this really gets their innocence and soul out for people to experience.
    Thanks for sharing!
    The first shot is just breathtaking!
  17. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Thanks so much everyone - I'm really honored to be on "the cover". The comment on the 35-100 being easy to spot - I agree, the 100-300 does a good job, especially as long as the focal length is, but you do get something for your money with the 35-100. I was surprised to see the "Roos", there were several of them just lounging under a tree and I was able to sit down not more than 4 or 5 feet from the one in the pic... I didn't realize they had such big claws on their front legs. Thanks again for all of the comments.
  18. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    I think your shot looks better but I had to share the irony. I shot this earlier today.

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  19. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    thanks for sharing, great pictures and im glad to see 35-100 samples!
  20. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013
    Lovely photOs.....