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Irish Pine Marten 2

By markst33    
I was in a hide for these shots and I had borrowed a Sigma 150-600 from a friend in the camera club. The longest lens I have is 70-200 so it would have not been suitable or would have required serious cropping and possibly introduced a lot of noise as I was shooting at high ISOs in order to maintain high shutter speeds.

I had never seen these guys in real life before I went here so it was a whole new experience and a new genre of photography for me to try out that did not involve garden birds or ducks in a pond.

I have a question for any serious nature photographers. If I was going to enter this into a nature competition would I automatically be marked down for cropping the tail ? Or would it matter ?

ISO : 1250
Shutter Speed : 800/1

Tags: Forest Woods Natural history Wildlife and nature Pine marten

Voters: MetalMickee, KarenFB, sparrowhawk and 35 more

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sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 10:56AM
chase Plus
15 2.1k 541 England
26 Sep 2020 11:08AM
Very well done for something different for you, an excellent result.

I suspect you would be 'marked down' for chopping off the tail as it is an important part of your subject but, like many images it would be down to the judge(s) on the day.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2020 11:35AM
What a beauty... Excellent sharp capture and a great pose...
Isabel GrinGrin
26 Sep 2020 12:56PM
What a shot and what an experience !
26 Sep 2020 4:00PM
A beautiful image. Pleasing composition.
Judging is always subjective.Grin
Beautiful image, great eye catch lights and lovely colour

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