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Old Sep 14, 2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Some Thoughts at the Zoo

Sunday was beautiful, and Brenda and I slipped off to Little Rock to the zoo. Attracted the incredibly loud noise.....we couldn't resist going over to the siamangs....and I couldn't help but think of my ninth grade classes

I couldn't resist shots of the female gorilla, choosing her snack, then eating it

I always like the lorikeets...two reasons--their colors are great and they can't resist nipping at a lens shade, even through a fence...

Most of the shots in this thread were with K-7 and Bigma, but lorikeet was shot with 100mm Pentax Macro. I used it also on a photo of a purple flower

Brenda started having some physical problems....so we cut day short...but still got a couple of others I liked.....

The Barn Owl and Harris Hawk were both part of a scheduled program.

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Fun shots Paul - I think the gibbon is my favourite, #1 I love those animals and #2 it's just a good shot ! Nice shot of the hawk too - wonder if you could PP out the tether and hand
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Nice ones Paul. That shot of the Lorikeet is my favorite. All of them turned out splendid.

Someday I'll have to invest in a Bigma as your pictures taken with it keep me drooling!

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Great Shots !
Wondering if ya were thinking of setting up the rope for class I bet they would love that!
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Some great "critter" shots - you worked around the harsh lighting very well. Love that barn owl face! (PS - sure hope Brenda is feeling better...)
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These are super nice, Paul!
great job on the lorikeet, one of my favorite too.

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Great pics, Paul. My wife works at 3 different schools, and I'm quite sure she would agree with your assessment of 9th graders.
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Great shots Paul, really like the first shot.

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Fantastic shots, Paul. Like the gorilla studying his food.

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