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Old Mar 31, 2005, 4:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

I am heading to Edinburgh Zoo at the weekend for my sisters birthday, so decided I may as well get some good photos while I am there!

Anyway, since I haven't been since I was about 2, and not likely to be back for a while, I'd really like to make the most of it, so would like some tips about how to get the best out of camera (a Minolta DiMage Z1).

I have plenty of storage space (1Gb, and a 256Mb card), and have 2 sets of rechargable bateries to take with me so that is sorted.

Thanks for any help!
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 4:44 AM   #2
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Monopods/tripods are also helpful, looks like you got every thing you need though. Since you've got a 1gig card, just take as many photos as you can and choose the ones you want later.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 6:39 AM   #3
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Any suggestions as to how I should set up my camera, what modes/settings etc.
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 2:35 PM   #4
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Hi there,



I donĀ“t claim to be the best bird photographer (I think Eric s could give you some great tips here) but this page may help you. They were taken in the bird sanctuary of a zoo in Spain, but the principles are the same. Big animals are much slower than birds so it should make it easier?!?

Have fun.

http://www.all-things-photography.co...ary-birds.html


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Old Apr 2, 2005, 3:48 PM   #5
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Take a good telephoto lens and a tripod. Go early in the morning. As the day warms up, many of the animals such as monkeys will go into their shelters to stay cool.
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