JustinRussoPhotography
JustinRussoPhotography

Rabbit Run



A cotton tail rabbit dashes for the safety of the forest

A cotton tail rabbit dashes for the safety of the forest
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Awards

Contest Finalist in Change Of Seasons Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Fast Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Animals In The Winter Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2
Featured
Contest Finalist in Solo Animals Photo Contest
Runner Up in Fast Shutter Speed Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Fast Shutter Speed Photo Contest
People's Choice in Against Gravity Photo Contest
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Absolute Masterpiece
Peer Award
Top Choice
Superb Composition
Superior Skill
Magnificent Capture
Outstanding Creativity
Jaw Dropping
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All Star
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Genius
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Exceptional Contrast
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Great Find
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One Of A Kind
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Top ClassTM

Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fast Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fast Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color White Photo ContestTop 30 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color White Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Animals In The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class
Animals In The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class week 1
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Solo Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Solo Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Solo Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 6
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 5
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Fast Shutter Speed Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fast Shutter Speed Photo ContestTop 10 class
Against Gravity Photo ContestTop 10 class
Against Gravity Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 27, 2013
Awesome "action" shot! Should be featured soon!
AlanF
 
AlanF October 27, 2013
brilliant shot
olmeister6
 
olmeister6 October 28, 2013
Beautifully captured shot!
TECHNOJAX
 
TECHNOJAX October 28, 2013
Great!
Timbo
 
Timbo October 28, 2013
Fantastic action shot.... Great focus.....
cilla8
 
cilla8 November 08, 2013
Amazing capture!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett November 08, 2013
Excellent, great shot, well done!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 08, 2013
Congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 08, 2013
Superb well-timed capture. Congratulations.
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska November 08, 2013
excellent shot
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY November 08, 2013
Run, Rabbit, Run!! A brilliant capture.
caronparker
 
caronparker November 08, 2013
Brilliance in action, the hare and the photographer.
parulparmar
 
parulparmar November 08, 2013
Suberb!
mloiz
 
mloiz November 08, 2013
Simply amazing!!! Congrats!!!
davidrelph
 
davidrelph November 08, 2013
Perfect timing, so sharp too, brilliant!
Flosno
 
Flosno November 08, 2013
Congrats on your award....awesome capture
readysetgo
 
readysetgo November 08, 2013
Awesome shot!!
Celtic
 
Celtic November 08, 2013
thats really cool! Congrats!
kasper PRO
 
kasper November 08, 2013
Congrats. What a wonderful shot.
NaturesEarth
 
NaturesEarth November 08, 2013
Really Great Capture Congratulations!
lanceprojects
 
lanceprojects November 08, 2013
Well done for just "being there" at the right time.
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan November 08, 2013
congrats very nice, trying to escape you captured
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto November 08, 2013
This is a wonderful capture of power and grace - beautifully captured!
photosue50
 
photosue50 November 08, 2013
Wow, what a shot!!
photosue50
 
photosue50 November 08, 2013
Wow, what a shot!!
nerophoto
 
nerophoto November 08, 2013
This is superb!!! Congrats on your wel-deserved feature!!!
DVallas PRO+
 
DVallas November 08, 2013
Awesome
catini
 
catini November 08, 2013
Great capture and sharpness, congrats on your feature!
CanonCarolyn PRO+
 
CanonCarolyn November 08, 2013
I love pictures that as soon as I see it I say "Awwww, how cute!" Great shot and congratulations on your feature!
sheriminardi
 
sheriminardi November 08, 2013
Love, Love, Love! Congrats on your feature!
charlesray PRO+
 
charlesray November 08, 2013
Fantastic capture!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK November 08, 2013
Awesome composition and action shot! Congratulations!
djensen PRO
 
djensen November 08, 2013
Awesome capture, congrats on the feature!
Phototech
 
Phototech November 08, 2013
Perfestvtiming
vancorey PRO
 
vancorey November 08, 2013
Wow! Love this!
petervanderrol
 
petervanderrol November 08, 2013
Congrats great capture
Phototech
 
Phototech November 08, 2013
Now with my glasses on perfect timing
Arianthi PRO+
 
Arianthi November 08, 2013
Congratulations! Awesome shot.:)
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade November 08, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please take a look at my works
goober20101
 
goober20101 November 08, 2013
congratulations on your feature...........awesome capture
Douglas_Kelley PRO+
 
Douglas_Kelley November 08, 2013
Awesome shot Congrats on your Feature
ctoshachjr
 
ctoshachjr November 08, 2013
That's what I call "balling the jack". Great shot
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith November 08, 2013
Fantastic action shot, congrats on your Featured!!
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 08, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates November 08, 2013
Superb capture! Congrats!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz November 08, 2013
Wow, that is fabulous!
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma November 08, 2013
Bam!! What a catch Justin!!
juliequesnel
 
juliequesnel November 08, 2013
truly stunning :)
PhotoLux
 
PhotoLux November 08, 2013
Perfect! Well done.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 November 08, 2013
Amazing capture! Congratulations!
McCieb
 
McCieb November 08, 2013
Congrats to this excellent work!
billndotnet
 
billndotnet November 08, 2013
Perfectly captured, congrats on your feature, well deserved!
clarksmith
 
clarksmith November 08, 2013
nice capture!!
isstoossay PRO
 
isstoossay November 08, 2013
Excellent composure, capture and clarity! Well done!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock November 08, 2013
OMG....fabulous!
nitti
 
nitti November 08, 2013
Outstanding! Congrats
Heyjude
 
Heyjude November 08, 2013
Awesome capture! A perfect action shot with wonderful clarity.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 08, 2013
Awesome shot :-)
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 November 08, 2013
Awesome shot, congrats
Spijkerboer
 
Spijkerboer November 08, 2013
Greatttttttt shot, I love it!!!!!!!
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages November 08, 2013
Brilliant capture! Great action and pin sharp! Congrats on being featured.
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair November 08, 2013
Pretty!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree November 08, 2013
Beautiful work!
brendachildersmerritt PRO+
 
brendachildersmerritt November 08, 2013
Great Catch!
ingridapril
 
ingridapril November 08, 2013
awesome :)
mailsmc
 
mailsmc November 08, 2013
Love it, wonderful action shot!
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 November 08, 2013
Great shot.
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow November 08, 2013
Bravo!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican November 08, 2013
superb
jjmcclear
 
jjmcclear November 08, 2013
love this!
GusGregory
 
GusGregory November 08, 2013
Absolutely brilliant....
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz November 08, 2013
Congrats on an impressive snap!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 08, 2013
Excellent photo.
jackrabbit2
 
jackrabbit2 November 08, 2013
I love rabbits, so this is an absolute fave with me!!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel November 08, 2013
Incredible catch !! My two dogs chase these all the time... thank goodness they have never caught one (:
markborinelli Premium
 
markborinelli November 08, 2013
Congrats nad WOW, what a awesome take
kjodway
 
kjodway November 08, 2013
A "Hare" Raising Capture! A very Hoppy photo.
MoSusie
 
MoSusie November 08, 2013
Wonderful shot!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter November 08, 2013
Amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson November 08, 2013
Brilliant capture! Congrats with the feature. Brian
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud November 09, 2013
OMG, this is awesome!!! Great action shot. Congratulations on your Feature!
Richy66
 
Richy66 November 09, 2013
Fantastic shot
christinagreen
 
christinagreen November 09, 2013
that is just awesome!
DhirenBhundiaPhotography Premium
 
DhirenBhundiaPhotography November 09, 2013
Terrific Shot !
JayLawler
 
JayLawler November 09, 2013
Best rabbit shot i've ever seen :)
Redcow
 
Redcow November 10, 2013
Great image!
CrowFoxCarol PRO
 
CrowFoxCarol November 11, 2013
That's awesome!!! Run Rabbit Run!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 11, 2013
Fantastic capture! Congrats on being featured!
ozarkd
 
ozarkd November 11, 2013
I've got to agree with all of the other comments. Great capture!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset November 12, 2013
Superb capture, congrats and bravo!
JustinRussoPhotography
 
JustinRussoPhotography November 12, 2013
Thanks everyone for your kind words! I was surprised and happy to see my image has been featured! I'm a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to updating here, if you would like to check out more of my work my website is www.justinrusso.com
Cheers!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade November 14, 2013
An exceptional shot that would fit nicely into the pages of the National Geographic....stunning capture....Well done and congrats!....Brian
WayneRoss
 
WayneRoss November 14, 2013
This is amazing!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr November 16, 2013
Fantastic shot, Congratulations on your featured image..:~)
OuterPartyImages
 
OuterPartyImages November 17, 2013
This picture makes me smile.
StefCarle
 
StefCarle November 19, 2013
Nice shot!!
caveman
 
caveman November 21, 2013
GREAT ACTION SHOT
gerrymorgan
 
gerrymorgan November 24, 2013
superb image !
JhansenRM
 
JhansenRM November 28, 2013
Very nice capture!!!
YESPEARKAY
 
YESPEARKAY November 28, 2013
Great Shot
stefanozocca
 
stefanozocca December 05, 2013
Bellissima!
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw December 09, 2013
WOW…..great shot
hrvaid
 
hrvaid December 15, 2013
Amazing shot
Nazareth
 
Nazareth January 14, 2014
perfect
MikeW PRO+
 
MikeW January 24, 2014
superb !
RonClark PRO
 
RonClark January 24, 2014
great capture
rlinn3 PRO+
 
rlinn3 February 23, 2014
Great job.
sabby
 
sabby March 11, 2014
Great shot!!!!
brentmorris PRO+
 
brentmorris March 19, 2014
Just superb
juditharmstrong
 
juditharmstrong March 19, 2014
Amazing shot. Well done.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 19, 2014
fabulous! Congrats.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 19, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
sachinus2010 PRO+
 
sachinus2010 March 19, 2014
Excellent shot !
latriche
 
latriche March 19, 2014
Congratulations!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset March 19, 2014
Outstanding, bravo!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN March 19, 2014
Simply stunning. Such a dramatic, brilliantly taken photograph. I love this! ... and many congrats. Deserved.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 19, 2014
congrats, fantastic capture
katrinmoe
 
katrinmoe March 20, 2014
Congrats!
JustinRussoPhotography
 
JustinRussoPhotography March 21, 2014
Thanks everyone! If your in Canada you can check out this photo on the cover of the upcoming April edition of Photo Life Magazine :D
thakorparesh
 
thakorparesh March 22, 2014
Really really astounding and wonderful shot.. how you managed to get it? I just wonder. I can't capture even a flying bird, wheh.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 23, 2014
Congrats on your Peoples Choice Award.
photobug
 
photobug March 23, 2014
one of a kind
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake March 24, 2014
Amazing capture ! Congrats !
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 24, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being the PC Winner.
Kraay
 
Kraay March 25, 2014
Congratulations, love it!
Kraay
 
Kraay March 25, 2014
Can you please tell me the story behind this shot?
sebastianmuglia PRO
 
sebastianmuglia March 29, 2014
Wow! When you say: "the right moment!"
OksanaZa
 
OksanaZa March 30, 2014
Great capture! Congrats!!
PKnot
 
PKnot April 04, 2014
Cool catch!
ShutterBug76 PRO+
 
ShutterBug76 April 15, 2014
wonderful capture
willyd PRO+
 
willyd May 21, 2014
If a picture is worth a thousand words, you have just written the instructions for running fast! Nice shot!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana May 31, 2014
Nice capture!
brandinichols
 
brandinichols June 01, 2014
Fantastic shot!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset June 16, 2014
Hooray and congrats it is a stunning shot. Good luck ( :
CreativeArtView
 
CreativeArtView June 16, 2014
stunning shot, congrats for all the awards!
AshThomson PRO+
 
AshThomson June 16, 2014
Brilliant!
lmsusin
 
lmsusin June 16, 2014
Awesome - frozen in time!! Congrats!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 17, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 June 17, 2014
congrats on being a finalist
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle June 18, 2014
Congratulations on being a finalist, this is an awesome shot, great moment captured!
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti June 25, 2014
wonderful! excellent work!
Snopaw
 
Snopaw June 25, 2014
Congratulations! Awesome Shot!
helenwood
 
helenwood June 25, 2014
Congratulations,,a powerful, beautiful image.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 25, 2014
My previous comments refer. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 June 26, 2014
Congrats on runner up!
SPadel PRO+
 
SPadel June 26, 2014
Superb Capture!!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 26, 2014
Congrats on your Runner-up Award.
kasper PRO
 
kasper June 26, 2014
Congrats again. A serial winner this picture.
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 June 27, 2014
Incredible shot!!
BrianB4
 
BrianB4 June 29, 2014
Excellent capture! Not easy.
CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart June 30, 2014
Phenomenal detail, very skilful work
susanneradke
 
susanneradke July 01, 2014
Unique capture - congratulation!
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS July 06, 2014
kool ,great shot,hope he got away
donnamelsness
 
donnamelsness July 12, 2014
Awesome capture and, great focus
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti September 29, 2014
terrific capture! cannot get this image out of my mind, a good thing!
jules1580
 
jules1580 November 19, 2014
cracking shot - appreciate how difficult this is to get
JoseV
 
JoseV November 24, 2014
Awesome shot. I am sure the turtle lost.
senka
 
senka November 25, 2014
fantastic shot
dominiquemartin
 
dominiquemartin November 28, 2014
très belle capture
sallycampbellclark
 
sallycampbellclark December 10, 2014
Amazing!! What a shot!! Love it :)
pamelainob
 
pamelainob December 20, 2014
What a great action shot!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS December 27, 2014
Wow great capture!
andrewquarrell_7915
 
andrewquarrell_7915 December 29, 2014
now thats an exellent shot well done
kreinr
 
kreinr January 01, 2015
wow. awesome
ShannonLouise
 
ShannonLouise January 03, 2015
Amazing!
Hanneke
 
Hanneke January 13, 2015
whow!
Christopher-Michael
 
Christopher-Michael January 14, 2015
perfect!
lindywalker
 
lindywalker January 17, 2015
fantastic capture!! Love it!
annakakabadze
 
annakakabadze January 21, 2015
what a shot
Souvik_Majumdar
 
Souvik_Majumdar January 23, 2015
Captured in decisive moment!
KBW69
 
KBW69 January 24, 2015
Incredible action shot!
fernandocosta_3108
 
fernandocosta_3108 January 29, 2015
Impressive capture! Fantastic shot !
iNKPOETRY
 
iNKPOETRY January 29, 2015
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is referred to as the money shot! Well done!
GKennedy
 
GKennedy February 13, 2015
To bad we can't see what's chasing it. Great shot.
fabs
 
fabs February 16, 2015
amazing shot. Congratulations :)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography February 16, 2015
Fantastic capture! Perfect timing! Your a rock star!
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude February 16, 2015
Wow! Amazing capture! Congrats!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN February 16, 2015
Every accolade, comment and award truly justified. A beautiful brilliant magnificent photo
kevinfairley
 
kevinfairley February 17, 2015
One of the best ever phoyo's
AnnuO
 
AnnuO February 17, 2015
Brilliant in all ways!
stephaniebrame
 
stephaniebrame February 28, 2015
Incredible!!!
Blazer13 Premium
 
Blazer13 March 05, 2015
Amazing capture. Please keep up the exceptional work.
MeganMcCallig
 
MeganMcCallig March 07, 2015
Absolutely amazing!
christinevisser
 
christinevisser March 10, 2015
Great shot :)
aaronbrandt
 
aaronbrandt March 16, 2015
I hope this was featured in National Geographic it's so good!!!
BarbaraOdle
 
BarbaraOdle March 16, 2015
Action captures are hard at best but this is really beautiful . GREATJOB
sakhile
 
sakhile April 05, 2015
Perfecto......
seprock
 
seprock April 16, 2015
I love this!
JGrubb123
 
JGrubb123 April 27, 2015
Awesome!
jemr_01
 
jemr_01 June 08, 2015
amazing shot.
Tasa5
 
Tasa5 December 07, 2015
amazing
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 24, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
Witmar
 
Witmar June 03, 2016
fantastic shot!!!
JustinRussoPhotography
 
JustinRussoPhotography June 05, 2016
Thanks everyone! I haven't been on here in a while. I will start uploading more images again. To view more of my work follow me on instagram @justinrusso
jackshipley PRO
 
jackshipley June 05, 2016
This is terrific. We have rabbits flash across the meadow by our home and I can't fathom how gracefully this was captured.
AngelaGartlan
 
AngelaGartlan June 25, 2016
WOW ...super shot
artcrowther
 
artcrowther June 25, 2016
Sooner orlater, human athletes will be training to run like this in order to win the Olympics. A superior speed.
jacqueslagueux
 
jacqueslagueux May 26, 2017
Love this shot!
Chono_Wolf
 
Chono_Wolf July 25, 2017
Brilliant shot!
tessamercieca
 
tessamercieca July 26, 2017
Amazing!!! And the simplicity of the photo makes it really special. Well done!
Trotts Premium
 
Trotts August 31, 2017
Love it. Fab
Julest
 
Julest January 20, 2018
Wonderful photo. So perfectly captured
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson January 22, 2018
Outstanding image. Congratulations.
Maylo
 
Maylo February 07, 2018
Wow! This is incredible.
phillipbrown
 
phillipbrown March 24, 2018
That's a winner, great shot
Mike-n-Mindy
 
Mike-n-Mindy April 13, 2018
Lol...great shot!
lancellotti
 
lancellotti April 14, 2018
Fantastic
DolceNita
 
DolceNita April 18, 2018
Superb!
LabRock PRO+
 
LabRock April 19, 2018
Fantabulous Shot!
CarpeDeeM PRO
 
CarpeDeeM April 20, 2018
Awesome capture.
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY September 11, 2018
Fabulous capture
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D February 19, 2019
Wow, fabulous shot!
jjreno78
 
jjreno78 February 19, 2019
This is an incredible capture! Simply amazing.
1Peter510
 
1Peter510 August 21, 2019
Awesome
ianlloydwilliams
 
Perfect capture Justin..!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a friends farm land in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada.
Time
It was around 10am in the morning.
Lighting
It was an overcast day making for no shadows and a clean background because of the snow.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D600 with a Nikon 300mm f4 lens.
Inspiration
I was headed to a fellow photographers place to work on some video editing. Once I got there he told me there was some rabbits in his backyard and asked if I wanted to get photograph them before we started our video editing since he knew I loved photographing wildlife. I almost declined because I was eager to get the work done. I'm glad I said sure! Laying on my stomach with my camera settings all ready for some action the rabbit ran towards the safety of the bush when it got startled. When I saw the image and how lucky I got I knew the rabbit left me with something special. Having an encounter with a wild animal and being able to share the encounter with others keeps me in nature looking for more. I hope I can inspire others to care and treat nature and animals with as much respect as they need.
Editing
I cropped the image in slightly and increased the exposure a little.
In my camera bag
My main lens of choice for photographing wildlife is my Nikon 600mm f4 VR paired with a Nikon D4 body. I also have a Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR which is mainly for sports. Paired with the 1.7 teleconverter it's a nice alternate to my 600mm. Other lenses I use are the Nikon 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8 , 70-200 f2.8 VR and 105mm Macro. Other camera bodies I own are the Nikon D800 and Nikon D750.
Feedback
I try and treat photographing animals like shooting sports. I use a fast shutter and aperture most of the time because you never know when they are going to take off and run or fly away. I shoot in Aperture Priority Mode most often so I don't have to fool around with my shutter speed. Just make sure your ISO is high enough to ensure your shutter speed is at a minimum of 1/1000th sec to freeze action. You need to be ready to get that sharp action shot. My auto focus mode is on Continuous d9 (continuous 9-point} for larger subjects and for smaller faster moving birds I switch to Continuous d21 or d51. (Nikon Users)

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