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It's "Mirrorless Monday" and the perfect time to share not only an image captured with a LUMIX G9, but part of a body of work that resulted in a good buddy being named the cover artist for next year's Festival of the Cranes.
Bob Coates is in the spotlight with a stunning image at Bosque del Apache. Over the years I've written about being one of the luckiest guys in the industry - well, part of that feeling comes from hanging with so many talented artists, and Bob is one of them. He's no stranger to SCU and has shared dozens of guest posts with great "how-to" content.
Bob captured the image above with the LUMIX G9, and 50-200mm lens. Click on the image to view it in the SCU Lightbox, and click on either thumbnail below for more information about some of the finest equipment in imaging! For more incredible photographs being shared every day by LUMIX photographers as well as the LUMIX Ambassadors, Check out their forum on Facebook.
by Bob Coates
This image was made at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Preserve last November at the Festival of the Cranes in Socorro, New Mexico. It was the first time I used this lens, and it is one clean piece of glass.
My usual go-to wildlife lens is the Leica DG Vario-Elmar f4.0/6.3 100-400mm lens. With the proximity of the birds being so close I didn't need quite so much reach so I used the 50-200mm. Both are fabulous wildlife lenses. The camera was the LUMIX G9. It's the flagship stills camera for Panasonic's micro four-thirds line.
As a side note, some artwork I created from the trip was submitted for the featured artist of the Festival. I was named the cover artist for the fest and will be on site selling my Lens Based Art.( https://coatesart.net ) I look forward to seeing you there!
The 32nd annual Festival of the Cranes will be November 20th - 23rd.
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