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by Nordwil
Tue May 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3212

Re: Gear Question

It's tough (but fun!) getting ready. We're 9 days out and I'm laying things out now, will finish over the weekend. I really wish I took a pic of how I carried everything last year. The 600 was a bit too wide for the carry on with the pelican insert, so that went in the Lowepro lenstrekker. The rest ...
by Nordwil
Mon May 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: May 11 and 12
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: May 11 and 12

Thanks Paula, great info and sorry to miss you yet again! I went looking for some boots last year and our local supplier showed me a pair of Tingley ultra lights. I was amazed at how light they were (2.1 pounds shipping weight). Still bulky, but I packed as much as I could inside them and was able t...
by Nordwil
Mon May 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: May 11 and 12
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: May 11 and 12

Wow! Thanks for the report! I'm there in a week and a half. It sounds like the crowds are early as well as the bears!
by Nordwil
Mon May 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: May 11 and 12
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: May 11 and 12

That DOES sound like a great day! I'll be there the 23'rd through the 30'th. Save some sightings for me lol! I'm packing a pair of lightweight waterproof boots to slip into in case the field near Canyon is flooded. I'd love to sight my first Great Gray, but I'll take what I can get. Does it seem lik...
by Nordwil
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3212

Re: Gear Question

Winona, The 100-400 was my lifesaver! I'm still finding I use it a lot more for distance shots that I do my 600, although I have a friend who swears by his 600 on a monopod. He's from New England but we ran into him at Dunraven shooting some bighorns early one morning last spring. He was backing awa...
by Nordwil
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Max's Full Spring 2018 Trip Report (May 25 - June 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 5071

Re: Max's Full Spring 2018 Trip Report (May 25 - June 7)

Great reports Max, thanks! Fantastic photos! I almost feel like I was with you too....wait a minute, I guess I was lol. I saw you guys at Sheepeater and caught up with you again shooting the owls in Mammoth (thanks for the heads up on location and there being no Elk around, they seem very protective...
by Nordwil
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3212

Re: Gear Question

Thanks Paula! The water levels were just as everyone said. Some of the picnic tables at Nez Perce were essentially out in the river. We saw three water crossings, 2 with Bison (2 adults crossing the Yellowstone near Alum Creek and 4 adults and 2 red dogs across the Madison - a little hairy but they ...
by Nordwil
Tue May 29, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3212

Re: Gear Question

Paula, That was such the perfect case I picked up an older used version shortly after I bought the lens. I think the older one is carry on legal, but I was nervous about it (and the weight) so I picked up this insert for a Pelican case that fits really well in a standard carry on bag with rollers. T...
by Nordwil
Fri May 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3212

Re: Gear Question

Thanks Max and Paula! My instinct told me to leave it, but I had second thoughts. I picked up the 600 used locally and am having fun with it, but it doesn't get too far from the vehicle. I'm going to have to decide whether to keep the 600 or my older 500 and the weight is definitely a factor. Maybe ...
by Nordwil
Thu May 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3212

Gear Question

This will be my first trip to Yellowstone with the Canon 600 v1. I'm trying to keep things as simple (and light) as possible, as most of my lenses and bodies will be in carry on (tripod, gimbal and other gear in check in). That said, I'm thinking of leaving my monopod behind. It's more the head that...