Columbus Zoo

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Deadbear77, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So today I was in Columbus Ohio for a family get together. Got a chance to visit the zoo today. Only had two lens with me, 50mm 1.4 cannon and a minolta Celtic 135mm. Got some good shots which I will post later. Anyone with zoo pics feel free to post here.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Here is a couple of quick ones, no crop or edit

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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Excellent zoo shots - well done getting up close and personal.
     
  4. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    This is especially nice when two adapted lenses were used with manual focus! I especially like #3. Native tele-zoom maybe longer, but probably not as fast.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice shots!!!

    1 and 2 (tiger shots) are the ones I like most ;)
     
  6. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    I like them a lot.
     
  7. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    love the tiger photos particularly, but the others are great too!
     
  8. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    I guess the bat is my favorite. Sleeping gorilla is pretty cool. Actually they're all pretty nice considering how horrendous shooting in zoos can be.
     
  9. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Thanks guys. Here are a few more...
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  10. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Great shots Deadbear!
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    agree

    I agree, the best of the bunch.
     
  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nice shots, especially the tiger.

    BTW- did you know you posted the bat pic upside down? [tongue planted firmly in cheek]
     
  13. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Thanks guys. It was fun. Wish I had brought my kit lens for some autofocus shots but they turned out ok. Here is one more tiger, cropped and sharpened up a little.

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  14. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Excellent shots Deadbear!

    Just curious, I was wondering why you didn't bring your Vivitar Series-1 zoom lens... your 70-210mm would've been the ideal zoo (wildlife) legacy?
     
  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^ Excelent!!! :thumbup:
     
  16. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    @Dioptic, We were going to a baby shower and was mostly taking indoor shots. So I brought the 50mm 1.4, I happen to have the 135mm in my bag at the time and just left it in there.

    And yes ideally I would have brought both vivitars, the 28/105 and the 70/210. Both are pretty quick at 2.8.

    The 135mm I shot mostly at f8. 3.5 when the bars were in the way.
     
  17. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Oh I also had my Celtic 28mm 3.5 but it has a problem focusing to Infiniti
     
  18. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    great pictures mate, have long time when I went to the zoo. The first two shots are great :eek:
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Terrific polar bear shot!