Nikon 200-400 f/4 lens

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Brown Bear Portrait -- Thanks to the D700!

Even the seemingly endless daylight in Alaska eventually ends. Last night we were outside until late in the evening when a large brown bear gave us a beautiful portrait opportunity, but...

Flight Photo Secrets -- Horned Puffin Take-Off

On cloudy days or for a change of pace, flight shots taken in front of colorful landscapes are a great alternative to the more traditional shots taken against a blue sky. But auto-focus systems have a very hard time with birds flying in front of landscape backgrounds. Unlike clean blue sky there isn't much to provide the contrast your AF system needs. So what to do about showing a bird like this Horned Puffin flying in its environment?...

Using a Telephoto to Draw the Viewer In -- Featuring the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 Lens

All it takes is standing alongside a road or in a park next to a long lens to draw shouts of "what are you shooting, the moon?" But as any wildlife photographer knows a telephoto isn't used just to photograph objects that are far away...