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Your Top 5 Wildlife Images of 2018

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Mountain, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Mountain

    Mountain Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Colorado
    It’s that time of year again. Share your favorite wildlife shots of 2018. Here are five of mine in no particular order. If you ask me again in 10mins, there will probably be 5 different picks.
    First one with the GX-8 and adapted FD 200/2.8 + Lens Turbo II. Others with the GX-8 and PL100-400.

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    Houston Arboretum


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    Hummingbird


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    Owlets in the nest


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    Mouse


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    It's a virtue
     
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  2. O2BanRRT

    O2BanRRT Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 25, 2012
    Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
    Jean
    5 is going to be hard ... here goes!

    Immature eagle in Wabikimi Provincial Park
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    and a Yellow legged something ...
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    a moose also in Wabikimi
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    Red tail Hawk near home
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    ends with a fizz .... turtle. My other choice was a cat or a cow :( 
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  3. neelsd

    neelsd Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nov 17, 2011
    Roseville, CA, US
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    Pilanesberg Nature Reserve 2017 by DreyerPictures, on Flickr

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    Pilanesberg Nature Reserve 2017 by DreyerPictures, on Flickr

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    Pilanesberg Nature Reserve 2017 by DreyerPictures, on Flickr

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  4. Frogwatch

    Frogwatch Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Dec 13, 2016
    Perth, Australia
    Matthew
    Choosing five was actually harder than I thought.
    These stand out because of the "why" rather than the "what"

    Standing in knee deep in water thinking to myself, "Hmmmm. I think I like photographing birds. Maybe I need to upgrade from a telescope"
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    (upgraded from telescope, only to 40-150 + M/C but gee it's a handy lens for just about everything else as well as birds)

    First bird doing something interesting.
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    This bird whizzed past me and I vaguely pointed at its flight path. I didn't like the photo until I converted it to B/W.
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    This bird was a lot grumpier than it looks in the photo.
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    And finally learned a bit of patience chasing after this.
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  5. Ian Shepherd

    Ian Shepherd Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    May 28, 2016
    Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
    Ian Shepherd
    all with EM1ii, 300 pro and MC14...
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  6. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
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  8. ToxicTabasco

    ToxicTabasco Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Jul 2, 2018
    South West USA
    New to the wildlife, just started in June with G9.

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  9. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 11, 2016
    Bainbridge Island, WA
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  10. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    Kind of surprised that 3 of my top 5 were taken with the 150/2 and not the 300/4...……………...guess that really is still my favorite lens, even tho the 300/4 seriously rocks.

    This is my favorite shot of the year and I printed it 30x20 on metallic paper for my office.
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    Tricolored Heron 011 - Final Edit that I printed by Phocal Art, on Flickr

    Next up are two photos of different Prairie Dogs shot on the same day but with two different lenses.
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    Finally, a very cooperative American Bittern.
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    This was a slow year for me and I am really surprised that not one gator image made it into this list. I actually didn't get any great gator shots in 2018 but hope to change that this year.

    Phocal
     
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  11. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang
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  12. I've had a busy year until recently. Here are 5 of my personal favorites for 2018.
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  13. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Mostly locals for me, except the iguana which was in San Juan, PR:

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  14. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    All shot on the Panasonic 100-400, some G7 some G9.

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  15. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    All but a few of my decent shots from this year are wildlife! Instead of duplicating pics I posted in the "Top 10 of 2018" thread, I'll post some here that I couldn't sneak into that thread.

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  16. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    The horse and moon is a fantastic image:thumbup:
     
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  17. ToxicTabasco

    ToxicTabasco Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Jul 2, 2018
    South West USA
    Thanks Andrewmap.
     
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