Let’s spend the weekend in Antelopia– the world of taxidermied antelopes (and other creatures), who are among my favorite photographic subjects. I like the real live ones better, of course, but they are harder to find. Once you develop an interest in taxidermy, examples are everywhere. This particular location has a fine collection of really well done work, and the lighting is not half bad either, which is unusual.
Let’s start out with a quiz. How well do you know your antelopes? Can you identify these two handsome fellows?
(For camera buffs, these images were made with the Pentax K-5iis and the Pentax D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro– proof, I think, that this lens is more than just a bugs and flowers macro but also an excellent all purpose telephoto.)