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© patrick john o'doherty
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Q: I am really into my wildlife photography but cannot afford a super zoom lens, I have a 300mm and am considering a teleconvertor. Has anybody had a experience with these and would you recommend them?

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I was walking back from a nice beach located in the lower part of Madagascar in a town called Fort Dauphin. These young guys where having fun on one of the only tar roads in the area that was about 2 KM long. They where still giving it everything they had even thought they where bare foot. I took this shot and asked him to hold my camera while i showed him how to ollie. My attempt was pretty lame but i impressed them with a jump of about 3 inches high.

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  • Damir Ara

    Damir Ara said (25 Jun 2009):

    I really like this portrait. Nice shot. What lens is this?

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    fantastic portrait!

  • patrick john o'doherty

    patrick john o'doherty   said (25 Jun 2009):

    thank you, its a 14 -24mm 2.8 nikkor

  • Alicia Bright

    Alicia Bright gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    I really like this, he looks so young but he has such a grown man's face.

  • Allison Roberts

    Allison Roberts gave props (26 Jun 2009):

    really great shot!

  • Fried M. Khan

    Fried M. Khan gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    Yeaaahhh RockinSkateerPortrait !!

  • Fred Everett

    Fred Everett (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    Very cool - the shadow and distortion work so well in this. Nice work!

  • jayson da bog

    jayson da bog said (4 Jul 2009):

    the angle is very good! love it!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    Nice shot. The comp and lens are fantastic. LuvIt. dp

  • Wagninho Pau

    Wagninho Pau gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    that is one gnarly young man... nice capture!

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful for the theme Brava!

  • René Damen

    René Damen   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    great photo, in combination with your title you should expect something different and this what the photo makes great

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (25 May 2011):

    Love the wide angle here!

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