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    Posted: 14 November 2021 at 21:38
A fun event with a select group of Dyxum members.
A sunny day in the Antwerp Zoo and Antwerp Central Station (which is next door to the Zoo)
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From Left to Right Ivo (minolta_mutley), Addy (Addy Landzaat), Pieter (pegelli), domien (dopol), Fred (Fred_S), Leo (darosa)
It was Alice in Wonderland week, colors all over.

Did I mention that the theme was 300+mm

Edited by Dopol - 15 November 2021 at 09:18
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 November 2021 at 22:59
Great shot Domien, excellent start of a great Day 300 and beyond!

A colourful Alice in Wonderland it was!

Da 1 Colours of Wonderland

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Of course we finished the perfect day with a few stabilizers and a good, Belgian, dinner!

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A great day it was! (despite some challenges with travel, road blocks, parking, traffic jams and availability of beers of choice ). Thanks for this good start. I didn't have energy left after a long day, but will start to process tonight after another day in the office
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Anybody took a picture of the Okapi sign? Mariusz is still waiting for one
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2021 at 19:29
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Anybody took a picture of the Okapi sign? Mariusz is still waiting for one
I didn't, and I never spotted a "real" okapi

peg01: But I did see some bee-eaters



peg02: and a penguin



peg03: a gorilla hand (through a dirty and reflecting window)



peg04: and a young playfull gorilla



peg05: the boss

The last image (peg05) is probably a technical disaster, I missed focus, iso 25600, through a dirty and reflecting window. But still I like the facial expression I caught here, so I still posted it instead of putting it in the bin.

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Good of you to share the boss with us Pieter! Good photo, full of life.

I saw penguins too:

Da 3 African penguin


and a tree

Da 4 Platanus ◊ acerifolia


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After the zoo we made a short excursion to Antwerp Central.

In 1998 large-scale reconstruction work began to convert Antwerp Central from a terminus to a through station. A tunnel was excavated between Antwerpen-Berchem station in the south of the city and Antwerpen-Dam station in the north, passing under Central station, with platforms on two underground levels. This allows Thalys, HSL 4 and HSL-Zuid high-speed trains to travel through Antwerp Central without the need to turn around (the previous layout obliged Amsterdam-Brussels trains to call only at Antwerpen-Berchem or reverse at Central).
The major elements of the construction project were completed in 2007, and the first through trains ran on 25 March 2007. The station was awarded a Grand Prix at the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in 2011.

Da 5 Descent into Antwerp Central station

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 08:30
It's good we came home with animal shots, having visited a Zoo.

PEG05: the Look. justified shot Pieter.

Da 4: Lovely colors on your mirror-lens donuts Leo

And thanks for the background info on the beautiful Antwerp Station

Edited by Dopol - 16 November 2021 at 08:39
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 08:32
Over 500mm tele in a Zoo.
That implies (head)shots, closely copped.
So, let's start there

DP02 African Pinguin (front and back)


DP03 Spectacled Owl (Dutch name is Briluil)


DP04 Silhouette


DP05 Tri-colored starling


DP06 bird (?)


DP07 just fitting the frame


DP08 Cattle egret


DP09 bird (?)


DP10 blue-billed duck


DP11


DP12 en profile


DP13 Zebra


DP14 her butt


DP15 Griffin


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Edited by Dopol - 16 November 2021 at 09:40
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 08:45
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Over 500mm tele in a Zoo.
That implies (head)shots, closely copped.
So, let's start there

DP02 Pinguin (front and back)
If I am right, these are African penguins (Spheniscus demersus).
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

DP03 Owl (Dutch name is Briluil)

Spectacled owl in English, Pulsatrix perspicillata is the scientific name.

Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

DP09 bird (?)
Some sort of toucan I believe.
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Thanks Heikki,
Iíll fix the texts
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 19:43
Those donuts are yummie Leo, and the sharp parts aren't bad either.

Great portraits Domien, especially DP11 but they all have lots of charm.


peg06: can you please speak a little louder, which forum did you say you guys are from?



peg07: waiting for some action



peg08: a dusty decoration in the giraffe building



peg09: "val niet in de berenval" (=don't get trapped in the beartrap)

Note the specific zoo gear, long silver/white lenses and monopods


peg10: meercat



peg11: dinner time in the lion pen


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 20:10
Looks like you enjoyed the day, guys. Pity I couldn't make it..
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