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 Post subject: London Zoo April 2008
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Hi there - thought I'd share these pics with you for your enjoyment and comments. This was my first serious outing with my D60, and I took several hundred pics. I was determined not to resort to any of the auto-modes but did use the 'no flash' mode in the aquarium. Let me know what you think

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:57 pm 
very nice!

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Nice collection. You must have had fun at the zoo!
But #3 is seriously out of focus.

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Thanks for the comments :wink: It was not too easy to take pictures of the toucans as they are in individual enclosures surrounded by a relatively fine mesh. I was try to manual focus through the wire, but the mesh also created the gauze-like effect. I initially liked #5, with the water dripping from the birds beak, but maybe I need to fine-tune the exposure, as the highlights seem to have blown in the background :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:54 pm 
Thomas wrote:
#3 is seriously out of focus.


When I went to the zoo I had some problems shooting thru glass.
I would get the shoot nice and crisp move (or get bumped) and the auto focus goes off just as I would hit the shutter :x .
The other thing is that the glass is not all that clean and can give a hazy look.

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a polarizing filter helps alot when reflections are a nuisance.


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sea horse > all :D 8) :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:53 pm 
Some nice photos in there - especially the ones where you see no sign of glass or fence.

I love the Otter pics and the croc too!


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Thanks for the kind comments - the otters were adorable, and came running over a hill in their enclosure straight towards me - fantastic!

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my favorite is the ring tailed lemur, with his hands up to the glass...sorta poignant..like the world is in front of him, and he can not get out...I like the otters, the first one, with them standing up looks like getting ready for church choir practice...

Great day, great captures...it is hard to shoot thru glass, I always seem to have a hard time.


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Hi patti - the rest of the lemurs were full of mischief! There is a more open part to the enclosure at the front, but I did think he looked as if wanted be outside with us :lol:

I did try and get some duck pics for you, but they didn't come out very well!

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the fish really stand out in the pics, nice job


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