Eyes of Nikon

D4 | AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II | ISO 1000 | 1/3200 | f/11

Photographer

Craig Jonesクレイグ・ジョーンズ

Craig Jones is a professional wildlife photographer and experienced expedition and workshop leader who runs his own photo tours to many places throughout the UK and further afield around the world. He is skilled as a wildlife photographer by interpreting and presenting wildlife as he sees it and a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured. Finalist in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 and the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011, and has received BWPA. His images are widely published throughout the world having graced the covers and pages of numerous premier publications. http://www.craigjoneswildlifephotography.co.uk

Photographer's Eye

The quality of the NIKKOR lens is beautiful, sharp and responsive. The Nikon D4 camera I use gives me many more options in poor lighting conditions than ever before. Wildlife is most active at dawn and dusk and this is when you need to rely on your equipment just that bit more. All my encounters with wildlife are special and I try never to change an animals' behavior by my presence. The end result is a true image of that time I captured with my heart firstly rather than secondly. I always try to capture the real essence of the subject I'm photographing. In doing so, those images you take show a greater understanding for your subject and in turn show and teach those that view your images more about the subject and where they live and how they conduct their lives. The 600mm f/4G is always my first choice because it is just amazing, and it never misses a beat. I use the 24-70mm f/2.8G for the wideangle lens to bring more of the habitat into play within my images. I also always love the effect my 16mm f/2.8D gives me. The Nikon D4's autofocusing and its ability to track and lock onto the subject whether it be in poor light or moving is just amazing. This has enabled me to capture a lot more of the action so to speak than I would have been able to in the past. The ISO levels have vastly improved to let me shoot at ISO 4000 and above with little or no noise whatsoever. The build quality is brilliant and the camera is always ready for whatever I have thrown at it and whichever environment I have been shooting wildlife in.

Work of Craig Jones