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Nikon D300s, Suki, Park

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Suki Bear

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 195mm f/5.6 ISO900 1/125 Second

Suki likes to walk, but there’s nothing she loves more than going to a dog park and running free, especially when she gets to socialize with other dogs (and people too!). It’s been a long time since I’ve used my Nikkor 70-300mm lens, so today I decided to bring it as my only lens for our little outing with Suki.

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 270mm f/5.6 ISO1400 1/500 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 270mm f/5.6 ISO1400 1/500 Second

This was also the first time I got a chance to test out the high frame rate and 51-point, 3D tracking auto-focus in my new D300s. I must say, the auto-focus in this camera is outstanding for moving targets (and Suki reeeally moves). The frames advance so rapidly that the camera sounds like a machine gun…very cool!

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300mm f/8 ISO320 1/500 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300mm f/8 ISO320 1/500 Second

Ok now for some random stuff. This little girl entered the park and kept her hands close to herself around all the dogs (I guess to avoid any contact). Not long after she got there with her family, she told her parents she wanted to go to the “people park”.

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 195mm f/5.6 ISO360 1/30 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 195mm f/5.6 ISO360 1/30 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 135mm f/5.6 ISO 560 1/60 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 135mm f/5.6 ISO 560 1/60 Second

After Suki ran around for a while, we sat down at a cafe outside and enjoyed some afternoon coffee. I sat back and took a few snaps of things that surrounded me. The D300s puts out some amazing color.

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 180mm f/5.6 ISO800 1/125 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 180mm f/5.6 ISO800 1/125 Second

Here’s Suki at the cafe. She doesn’t really like sitting still while we sit around doing nothing, especially if there’s a lot going on, but she tolerated it.

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 200mm f/5.6 ISO900 1/60 Second

Nikon D300s + Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 200mm f/5.6 ISO900 1/60 Second

….and when we got home, I noticed these lovely flowers growing in our back yard. There wasn’t too much light left to work with, so I had to hand hold this shot to get it quick. Didn’t get the depth of field I wanted, and it’s a little on the saturated side, but hey, I like it!

With the exception of the first and sixth photos (from the top) on which I did some minor color correction, all the images from today’s post are straight out of the camera. Hey, sometimes it’s just easier that way!

Written by Jonathan

November 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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  1. Such beautiful pics of Suki!! I think it’s time to switch up my desktop at work and use one of these new photos… =D

    That was fun yesterday, huh?

    Bridget

    November 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    • Use the first one! It’s a perfect desktop ^_^

      Jonathan

      November 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  2. Loving these Pics.. Your Dog is so Cute, now I want a Dog.. But you know at the same time I rather spend the Money on my Baby than a Dog… hehe Also liking the Hawaiian Flower the Hibiscus. Real Nice..

    Rosa Yañez

    November 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    • Thank you Rosa! We talk about having children sometimes (I want a little girl, she wants a boy). Right now, we’d rather spend money on ourselves haha =P

      Jonathan

      November 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm

  3. Great shots. I am enjoying your blog everytime!!

    Miguel Kieling

    November 10, 2009 at 2:09 am

    • Thank you always, friend!

      Jonathan

      November 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

  4. Lovely portraits of Suki-chann!! Wanna hug her:)
    I also love the girl’s snap. So nicely captured.
    And the fruit stands and a Vespa!! It’s my favorite combination!!!

    akane

    November 10, 2009 at 5:07 am

    • Thank you Akane, it was a perfect day for shooting photos! I feel like I need to get out more and photgraph little details in the city….no time!!!

      Jonathan

      November 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm


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