Scott T. Ralston

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Photography

One of my hobbies is wildlife photography. Of course as a wildlife professional I love to see beautiful scenes in nature. Wildlife photography provides an opportunity to spend time outdoors observing wildlife or landscape scenes. The photography provides a challenge in capturing the right moment and right composition.

My equipment:

- Canon EOS 7D, 18 megapixel SLR (My new camera)
- Canon EOS 10D, 6.3 megapixel SLR (This was my camera until 2010 then sold it and upgraded)
- Sigma 80mm-400mm, 1:4.5-5.6 APO Imager stabilizing lens. (looking to eventually trade up to new Sigma APO 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX DG HSM Lens )
- Sigma 17mm-70mm, 1:2.8-4 DG HSM Imager stabilizing lens
- Sigma 28mm-70mm, 1:2.8-4 Lens (Looking to sell this lens since replacing it with Sigma 17-70)
- Sigma 17-35mm, 1:2.8-4 DG HSM Lens (Sold this lens since range is covered by new 17-70mm)
- Sigma 1.4X & 2.0X Teleconverters
- 500D Close-up Lens Filter for my 80-400mm lens
- 500D Close-up Lens Filter for 58mm diameter lens (Looking to sell this since my new lens is a different diameter)
- Canon Speedlight 420EX E-TTL Flash
- Manfrotto Monopod with ball head
- Manfrotto Tripod with ball head

It isn't top of the line but for mid-range equipment it covers all the ranges and situations I have needed and stays within my budget.

For examples of my work click here for my photo gallery

At the 2007 Sullys Hill Birding and Nature Festival I gave a presentation on the basics of nature photography. You can view this presentation by clicking on the link below.

Basics of Nature Photography

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