WIldlife Photography with the Fuji XT-1-GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

2015-Workshop-Schedule   Workshop-Discounts

ALL IMAGES MADE WITH THE FUJI XT-1

AND FUJI & NIKON LENSES

images and text © Jack Graham

_JGP0003-Edit-EditFuji XT-1  Nikon 300mm F4 (with adaptor for Fuji) ISO6400 1/1800th at F4

I arrived here in Jackson Wyoming last night (11/30) just in time for the snow to start. It snowed lightly overnight, perhaps an inch or two. Today I spent a few hours scouting in the Grand Teton National Park in preparation for my last workshop of 2014, which starts on Wednesday night.

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Fuji XT-1  Fuji 55-300  ISO3200 1/4000th at F8

This was my first experience photographing wildlife with the Fuji XT-1. I will be the first to admit I am far from being a competent wildlife photographer.  I also went in to say hello to my good friends in Tom Mangalsen’s gallery here in Jackson. If you want to see a great wildlife, as well as a landscape photographer, check out Tom’s work!

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Fuji XT-1  Fuji 55-200   ISO1600 1/680th at F16

I went into the park with the Fuji XT-1 and my Nikon 300F4 (450mm on the Fuji) and my 18-55mm 2.8 as well as the 55-200. The snow and changing weather really had the animals active (with lots more coming tonight!). Within 3 hours I found big horn sheep, elk, river otters, trumpeter swans, bald eagles and buffalo. The landscape was really beautiful as well.

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Fuji XT-1  Fuji 55-200   ISO5000 1/4000th at F8

Again, I am amazed at the sharpness of the Fuji glass and the ability of the XT-1 to deliver really noise free images up to 6400 ISO. I shot mainly with the 55.200 ( 78-300mm on the Fuji) The big horns at times were so close to the truck even that lens was too much! (When I stopped, they come over to lick the salt off the vehicle left over from yesterday’s trip on the interstate.)

I shot pretty much on continuous low, giving me a short burst of frames of which to choose the sharpest and best pose (Aperture priority). The snow added a nice touch, even though it was about 15 degrees!

So here are a few images from today… enjoy!   —JG

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Fuji XT-1  Fuji 55-200   ISO3500 1/160th at F8

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3 thoughts on “WIldlife Photography with the Fuji XT-1-GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK”

  1. Jack,
    These are extremely sharp photos. NICE! Did you use additional lighting with any shots?
    Thanks,
    Jim Peterson
    Boise Idaho

  2. I just returned from there and Yellowstone in mid October. Loved it. I took my xT1, but never used it. Regretting that now. Had purchased a new Tamron 150-600 and ended up using it on my Canon 5D3 with great success. However, didn’t see as much wildlife as I wanted. Some Bison and Elk…but mostly scenery shots. I really can’t wait to go back sometime.

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