Tom Johnson  

Baby Japanese Macaque by Tom Johnson

October 2020 - Baby Japanese Macaque

About the Image(s)

Steve Jacobs inspired me to get the New Nikon d850. I did alot research on it. I was anxious to shoot with it. I scheduled a time slot at the Detroit zoo (it is now difficult to get in there even though I have a annual membership-you have to book online to get a time slot-if one is available- and then you have to prove upfront you made the reservation and wear a mask in the park). Well my day available was Sunday at 9am (OCT. 4th)and it rained all day. I took my rain cover for my New Nikon d850. WOW! were the animals active in the rain. I went to the Japanese Macaque and spotted a baby Japanese Macaque. I was told that it was born on June 2nd and it was still breast feeding form the mother. It was so cute to watch. My settings were: Nikon d850; 2nd generation Tamron 150-600. Shot at 460mm hand-held (u cannot bring a tripod); 1/320 sec @ f/11. ISO 2500.

7 comments posted

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
Sweet picture. Are you pleased with the Nikon d850? With even the high ISO, I don't see significant grain. Nice dof too. Well-done.   Posted: 10/10/2020 12:03:54
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Thank you Wanda! Yes; I love all the features of the D850. I set it up for 2 back button focus modes. One for single point focus (precision eye focus)and the other for group focus (flock of birds in the sky). The sony XQD card is expensive. Just over $220 for a 120 GB card.   Posted: 10/13/2020 05:36:14

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Great image. You captured the eyes!   Posted: 10/11/2020 18:04:22
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Thank you Deb!   Posted: 10/13/2020 05:36:40

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
A cute little guy. Exposure is great and I like how he is looking right at you.   Posted: 10/12/2020 13:31:17
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Yes; Waited patiently in the rain for that little guy to look at me. Thank You!   Posted: 10/13/2020 05:37:55

Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Glad you like your D850 Cute photo. I am sure much patience was need to catch that look. The detail in the photo is one reason I like my D850 so much. Cards are expensive but have used mine XQD card for 2 yrs. No problem
  Posted: 10/15/2020 10:11:44


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