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A day at the zoo(s)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by garethwi, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    Here are a few photos from various zoo visits:

    1. Tiny Owl

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    2. Sparrow (not an exhibit, but he was at the zoo).

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    3. Mandrill (This one came out quite well considering it was shot through really filthy enclosure glass)

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    4. Heron in the penguins water

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    5. Orang Utan looking all shy

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  2. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    And some more:

    6. Cayman (also shot through dirty glass)

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    7. Young Orang Utan

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    8. Kookaburra

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  3. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    My faves are owl, caiman (gorgeous) and orang-outan. For the owl (best IMO), I would have framed slightly more to the right (leaving about 0,5cm of free space next to the guys's sleeve), because as it is now, the owl itself is pretty centered.
     
  4. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    Thanks. I just popped back into Aperture to try and re-frame the owl, but that was the actual uncropped photo.
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    THe orang-utan's expression is priceless!
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Man those are very good!!! Owl and cayman my favs too ;)
     
  7. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    I know. He looks like he really wants to join in with something, but is just too shy.
     
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Looks like he's plotting something nefarious to me.
     
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    A nice series. I need to get to a zoo one of these days.
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great zoo pictures, nice work.
     
  11. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    + beautiful ;)
     
  12. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Very nice shots. Actually heading to the zoo right now.

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  13. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    I've got one of those lenses in the cupboard somewhere. Happy shooting.
     
  14. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    No trying to invade your post but here is one pic from today at the zoo

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  15. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Another nice self-portrait Deadbear. Nailed focus and the colour of your coat is wonderful. Great boke too.
     
  16. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth

    I'll see your monkey and raise you another one:

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