Oh deer!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Bluebear, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Bluebear

    Bluebear FujiXspot Regular

    I live only a 15 minute drive from Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, home to quite a large number of Red and Fallow deer. Today's autumn sunshine was glorious, so I headed off there with my new X-T2 & 100-400. I've had an X-T1 since its introduction and am loving the new gear, but this was the big zoom's first proper outing.... How would it cope? Would it be sharp, especially where it counts at the long end? Well, judge for yourselves. I for one couldn't be happier, especially with an 8-day Kenyan safari a mere 2 weeks away...

    Red Deer Stag
    by Richard Burn LRPS, on Flickr

    Happy Family
    by Richard Burn LRPS, on Flickr

    Solitary Doe
    by Richard Burn LRPS, on Flickr

    Damaged Antlers
    by Richard Burn LRPS, on Flickr
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  2. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

    May 25, 2017
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Excellent captures! Looks like the lens works well for you.
  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Those are great!

    I did a 2 week trip to africa for safaris a few years back, with the XT1 and XC 50-230. At the last minute, I borrowed a friend's XE2, and put my XF18-55 on it, and I cannot recommend having a second body enough. Not changing lenses in the dust, quick access to 18mm, backup in case of the worst... you're probably planning on it.
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  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Great shots. Love the light in the first one.
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  5. Bluebear

    Bluebear FujiXspot Regular

    I am indeed! Taking my XT1 as a backup body as well as 18-55 and 55-200 for those animals that we get closer to, or for more "animals in their environment" shots
  6. Bluebear

    Bluebear FujiXspot Regular

    Thanks! And yes, I'm enjoying this lens enormously. It and the XT2 make a great setup.
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    The first day we were out, and I mean the first 30 minutes we were inside a park, this happened.

    18422656968_5be02ae878_c. TOMK2511 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    She just came strolling up alongside us, almost brushing the truck. I had no time to switch lenses, so having the second camera with the 18-55 saved me. I cannot describe how angry I would've been if I got no shots of it. (there are more)
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  8. Cactuskid

    Cactuskid FujiXspot Rookie

    Aug 17, 2017
    Mesa, Arizona USA
    Very nice shots, Notice how picture #1 the shoulder curves of the deer Matches the Tree trunk, pretty cool!