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    Posted: 15 January 2020 at 06:11
Brand new zoo opened out here in Sydney's west right before Christmas, smaller than our age old Taronga Zoo but lots more accessible for a westie like me being just a 15 minute drive from home. And they are nice enough to limit the amount of visitors, have to prebook in order to get in.
Bit of a murky overcast day, or likely bushfire smoke made for some wonky light at times and I was being dragged along by wife and 2 granddaughters so couldn't really camp out at select spots waiting for action.

#1: Tiger

DSC03116 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#2 Cheetah

DSC03138 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#3 Surveying his domain

DSC03148 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#4 African Painted Dog

DSC03164 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#5

DSC03200 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#6 The king

DSC03182 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#7 Hard life being a Hyena

DSC03194 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#8 The lookout

DSC03242 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#9 Red Panda

DSC03219 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#10 Swamp Wallaby

DSC03252 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#11 Baboon

DSC03288 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#12 Chimp

DSC03303 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

#13 Chimp in B&W

DSC03298 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

All in all a nice day out, even though as with all zoo's it costs an arm and a leg to get a "family" of 4 in.
TFL
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2020 at 12:42
Johan,
Some very fine studies here. The ones that appeal most to me are those that don't give away the zoo setting, and look like they could have been taken in the wild.
I agree with you about the admission costs, but I'm lucky that my daughter bought a family Zoo Membership that gives free and fast track entry to Melbourne's three zoos (the original, the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo). Costs a bit up front but then there's unlimited admission to all three for the year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2020 at 18:25
Great set, Johan! I agree with Joe on the preference for images that don't show the zoo setting but no matter what they're all nice images. Your images are technically spot on and the light is not too harsh making for expert looking images. They are maybe a tad sharp for my taste in particular 10, 11 and 12 but it's just a question of taste at that point. And perhaps a touch more contrast would be good for the red panda in 9? All in all a very fun set!
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Some great shot i this series Johan! Need to go to a zoo too if I am out of ideas. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2020 at 21:57
Beautiful series!
Personally I first found #9 to be outstanding! Overwhelmingly the images create the fiction that it could be a real widlife situation where they have been taken. #12/13 is a stiking exception - because the chimp is in a "house". I find that even more touching!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2020 at 06:57
Thanks.
Sydney right now has kind of a "natural" light softener, socked in overhead bushfire smoke and airborne dust. Makes colours a tad wonky but does soften the light to a degree.

Looks like it's all about to get washed down too, 20mm of rain overnight and just sitting here waiting for a storm to roll through.
 



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Great set, Johan!
They all look good. I am moved by images of chimp.
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