Tigers and skiing

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Finally experienced some snow and good winter weather when we went to Orsa, Dalarna, in Sweden for a short holiday.

I decided to leave my 70-200VR at home and brought my D300 with 17-55 2.8, 18-55 II, and 55-200VR. I also took a Nikon P5000 as a pocket cam.

The D300/17-55 combo felt too heavy to carry when skiing, so I ended up shooting almost exclusivly with the small plastic 18-55 and 55-200VR.

The conditions for country skiing was great – Orsa Grönklitt has some of the best tracks in the country.There are wolves and bears in the forrests, so we did look a bit after footprints in the snow…
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Some scenery:
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In the predator park they had added a pair of siberian tigers. Still not full grown their weight was already over 200 kilos. Really magnificent animals. It felt like a scene from Jurassic Park when the guide noticed that they were chewing on the wire from the electrical fence… There were more functional wires fortunatly.
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A lynx:
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More scenery:
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7 Responses to “Tigers and skiing”

  1. Thanks very much for the ideas, very nice photography, nice ideas, am giong to invest in the Nikon system in the comming weeks.

    Thanks again
    George
    Malta (EU)

  2. Thanks for the nice comments, George:)

  3. Just a great travel-log of photos. I have a D200 that I have been very fond of and do a lot of semi-professional photography and have been leery of selling the 200 for the D300 as the D200 as been so very reliable. Your thoughts? Regards, Neil

  4. Thanks Neil. Personally I think the upgrade was worth it – there are small improvements in many areas, but most of all high ISOs. But if you usually shoot below ISO 1250 and have a good workflow in PP it is a harder decision. Maybe you could try one out and take some test images.

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