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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2009 at 19:22
@pegelli

Thanks for the feedback.

2- I was literally on my tippy toes trying to avoid the rail and hold the camera somewhat steady. Not even sure if this was a real creature as they had mock ones all over the park.
3- I think I was just positioning myself when I noticed that the elephant was showering.
4-The ones with other ducks didn't really work out but I personally like this shot.
5-It was tricky trying to focus on the tiger as the glass and his movement kept throwing me off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2009 at 19:52
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:



@josj: nice ones and good detail/sharpness. The meercats are cute like this and the dolphins are at "just" the right moment. Beercan I presume?



thanks for the comments

no beercan,the meercats and the dolphins are taken with the 100mm f2,the elephant with the 35mm f2.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2009 at 22:34
Several pictures from Riga Zoo:






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 August 2009 at 00:59
I headed to the Werribee Open Zoo yesterday afternoon with a friend,
with the aim in mind to do some test shots with the new zoom - Sony
70-400mm G, as well as try out the Manfrotto monopod.

Having never been to this zoo before, I was not sure what to expect.
The day was overcast, which would have made for good, even lighting. It
was the end of the day, however, so light was fading and many of the
shots were too slow and hence blurry. I am learning the art, and am
sure a better photographer could have set their camera up better.

The bus tour we went on was good in covering the park, however it
shakes a lot, as do the seats you sit on as soon as someone moves or
even breathes. It made it a challenge. Then the driver would start
moving off just as you finished composing your shot! Fun fun!

All this whilst trying to poke a 70-400 + hood lens through the small
window opening. It was also windy. The fences definitely get in the way
too... (I think that's enough excuses for the lack of quality in the
shots )


The monopod was good in setting it up to be the right height for the
window with the 'pod sitting on the seat - nice and quick for getting
the animals framed without too much window encroaching in the
foreground of the shot.


I have cropped some of the pics and possibly straightened the odd one
too.

Next time I will definitely go during the day, take a picnic lunch
(prices for food + drink were rather inflated) and take my time to
compose some shots "properly". Might even switch WB from fluorescent to
sunlight / cloudy too!
(Shot jpeg so don't think I can correct this, and having uploaded the
pics, the WB looks pretty ordinary. Ick).

All shot with A700, Sony 70-400mm G. Selection follows, more shots can
be found here.

Bison


Pony 1


Pony 2


Horns


Give us a kiss


Water fowl - hippo did not do much


"Real dogs" @ 70mm


Same "real dogs" @ 400mm


Deer kind of animal


Zebra 1


Zebra 2 - an alert male


Zebra 3 - alpha male feistiness!!


Rhino


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2009 at 14:48
Its Atomic, interesting story and very difficult circumstances indeed.
Regarding the WB, it looks indeed off and cold. May be next time you should shoot RAW (or RAW+JPG) so that you can tweak later...
BTW were those shot through a glass?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2009 at 13:52
Tam70-200 visiting a small zoo in my home town, very few animals, not a lot of subjects to chose from:
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#3,#4 and #5 taken also with a kenko2x TC, through a dense wire mesh
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2009 at 15:19
Originally posted by dd001 dd001 wrote:

Its Atomic, interesting story and very difficult circumstances indeed.
Regarding the WB, it looks indeed off and cold. May be next time you should shoot RAW (or RAW+JPG) so that you can tweak later...
BTW were those shot through a glass?


I would definitely shoot RAW + JPG next time, but also be far more organised. The CF card I had in the camera had 30 shots left after 10 minutes of the tour, so decided to go fine / small so I could get as much practice with the lens as possible. I really just wanted to get used to focus / monopod / zooming.

The shots were not through glass, the windows were down where they could be moved. I have a UV filter on the lens, but yeah just the WB I think.

I'll head out there again over summer and take my time next time, with some more CF cards on hand.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2009 at 16:42
First outing with the new 70-400G on the A900 all hand held
Melbourne Zoo


400mm, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO640


400mm, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO640


400mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO800


400mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO500


400mm, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO800 (through glass with many kids fingerprints)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2009 at 17:38
here are a few i took recently at the columbus zoo in ohio:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2009 at 12:47

1 Male Amur tiger, Nordens Ark, Sweden


2 Eurasian Lynx, Nordens Ark, Sweden


3 Grey wolf, Nordens Ark, Sweden


Some older ones:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2009 at 22:03
Nice birds fuzzphoto, other shots are nice as well but these stand out.

tot31, love the second bear, looks even more human then the gorilla above

Here's one from Planckendael (near Mechelen, Belgium) two weeks ago:


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2009 at 00:07
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