Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Wildlife Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 12, 2006, 2:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wigan, UK
Posts: 568
Default

last saturday I went to zoo just to take some photos. I used vivitarseries 1 70-210 2.8-4on Pentax *ist DL2.It's over 20 years old lens (can you use one of those on any other camera than Pentax?), I had to use it in full manual mode. I took over 150 photos, all in RAW. after converting I have 56. rest is gone due to camera shake or taking batch of similar pitures. because saving tiff in RawShooter makes exifhistory I can only tell you that most of them were taken at f 5.6 to 8. I tried some wide open at 210mm but they came out quite soft, but around 5.6-8 it's very sharp lens. Here thay are:

jaguar



another one, it's a little shaky (I can't handhold this lens at 210mm with 1/125s, too heavy for me) but I like the pose of this animal



one little guy



another



fewbirds



2



3



and last one




and another thing. I learned very valuable lesson that day: don't take bag full of lenses to zoo, it will only give you backpain (unless you want to shoot some small creatures behind glass). this 70-210 was all I needed for this trip.



greg

any comments welcomed
gfurm is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 13, 2006, 7:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
JakeTPegg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,767
Default

Nice rich colours, Greg - the second jaguar shot is a Beut, small pity about the cropped off tail, however, the pose and waterfall, etc. make it !
JakeTPegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2006, 7:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Boily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,704
Default

Wow,great pictures, some really nice colours!!

I really like the composition of #2
Boily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2006, 8:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
bmullen@comcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,435
Default

Very nice!
bmullen@comcast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2006, 1:23 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wigan, UK
Posts: 568
Default

thanks for comments. I don't know how I cut his tail off, I always try not to do such things. and I tried to shoot without any man made objects in the background to make them look more natural

if you want to see more they are here

http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...chester%20zoo/
gfurm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2006, 6:37 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
tigerwings1st's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 730
Default

N I C E Jaguar~! he's looking right at you. good kitty
tigerwings1st is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.