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Ten Top Animal Shots By Discreetphoton

Here's a round up of the best animal photos from Discreetphoton's 365 blog.

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Throughout David's 365 Photography Blog, using a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Di VC PZD lens, he took some stunning photos of Animals. Here, we round up some of the best.

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 220mm; ISO 400; F/6.3; 1/320 second. VC on.
This image was taken at Wentworth. "Direct sunlight on the autumnal trees allowed me to raise the shutter speed and go for a high-contrast image of these females," says David.

Light and shade

Light and Shade
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 85mm; ISO 400; F/9; 1/320 second. VC on.

This image is of David's cat, Jay. "The warm evening light contrasts rather well with the bluer shaded areas against the peeling paint of a wooden door, to create a pleasing backdrop," explains David.

Run Brian, RUNNNNN!

Run Brian Runnnn

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 18mm; 400 ISO; f/16; 10 seconds. VC off.

This beautiful image of the humble snail was taken with a close up dioptre on the lens. "The dioptre allowed me to reduce the working distance of the lens, (which is fixed at 50cm, no matter what focal length you set it to)," David says.

on the hunt for Cypriot wildlife

on the hunt for cypriot wildlife
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/13; 1/400s. VC on

David snapped this photo on holiday in Cyprus. "The  specimen above is a starred agama, a relative of the bearded dragon, and the largest lizard living in Cyprus," says David.


Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 65mm; ISO 400; F/5.3; 1/25s. VC on

The black background of this image really makes the fish stand out. "I snapped this while having a walk around Wentworth Garden centre after work," adds David.


Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 55mm; ISO 250; F/9; 1/250s. VC on
"Funny story: this guy was originally purchased as a micropig, along with his brother. They now weigh about 200lbs a pig. Always check the labels!"

Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 21mm; ISO 320; F/7.1; 1/200s. VC on

David took this beautifully crisp image on Curbar Edge while out walking. It really displays the hardiness of the cattle.

Spoiled for choice

Spoiled for choice

This beautiful falcon is accentuated by the low aperture. "It’s hard not to admire such handsome creatures as these," enthuses David.

I hate you right now

I hate you right now
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 55mm; ISO 320; F/9; 1/200s. VC on

Despite the annoyed look on the kitten's face, David assures us that he actually loves having a bath. "One of the great things about the Tamron is the fact that I can just pick up my camera in a hurry and know that I’ve got the right lens on it, no matter what unplanned subject I’m going to be shooting that day," he says.

Wallaby at speed

wallaby at speed
Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 400; F/9; 1/250s. VC on

David practised his panning skills on this Palmer's Wallaby. "It's a benefit of the Tamron for panning that it’s so small and light: your arms don’t get tired. The VC seems capable of limiting the stabiliser in one direction as well, which is a bonus for this sort of shot."

Take a look at David's Photo365 blog.

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