Nature clicks #59 - First wildlife shot with the D300s

Black Snake
Nikon D300s, Nikkor 24-120, f/4


One question I was hoping to get answered during our time in the Great Smoky Mountains was, how would the new Nikon D300s perform for wildlife photography?

The first animal I had the pleasure to put my lens on was a five foot long Black Snake laying across the trail. I was on my way back from a tiresome hike and to be honest, I didn't really put too much effort in this shot. Now, three weeks later, seeing this picture on my screen it bothers me that I didn't try to get a shot with the snakes tongue out of its mouth. I guess my mind was already back in the campsite!

More to come about wildlife in the Smokies, so please stay tuned…