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Old Feb 28, 2009, 6:58 PM   #1
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Took these today at the reptile building at the Fort Worth Zoo with an E520..

With the 50-200 and EX25....from the other side of the glass..









This was shot at the 60mm end of the 12-60..



So I had to use the 50-200 and EX25 to get closer..




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Old Feb 28, 2009, 7:43 PM   #2
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You said: "....from the other side of the glass.."

Yessir! That would be the better place to be from anything with eyes like these critters have.

I like these pictures.................

Was a good day to be inside, I was at the TAPPS 4A championship basketball game in Mansfield today.

Question for you Greg,

Have you been to a Grand Prairie Air Hogs game?


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from the other side of the glass.
The thing is, you don't want to see an eye like that in your rear-view mirror..

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Hey Greg: Okay, those were so close and spooky Ihad to back away from my laptop screen!!! LOL. (By the way, thanks again for recommending SmugMug.)

I'm not a big fan of snakes, so I don't have any snake shots. And again , I don't have any macro shots like that. Good job! I can't help but notice how shallow the depth of field on the macros.

My favorite is the gator eyes. He looks different from the local gators we have around here.Is he a gator or a croc?

Anyway, why don't you move to Florida; then you wouldn't have to shoot thru glass. Youcould get them out in the open.

Since you'veshared some interesting "photos under glass", I'll add a few shots without any glass between my camera and the subject.










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Question for you Greg,

Have you been to a Grand Prairie Air Hogs game?

I have not, but I have read and heard about them. I also imgime I could afford to go to many more of those games than the ones over in Arlington!
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Hey Greg: Okay, those were so close and spooky Ihad to back away from my laptop screen!!! LOL. (By the way, thanks again for recommending SmugMug.)
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I've always been very pleased with Smugmug. Very nice people to work with.

I'm not a big fan of snakes, so I don't have any snake shots. And again , I don't have any macro shots like that. Good job! I can't help but notice how shallow the depth of field on the macros.
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Yes, the EX25, combined with the longer focal lengths, really diminishes depth of field.

My favorite is the gator eyes. He looks different from the local gators we have around here.Is he a gator or a croc?
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I should have taken a notebook...I'm not sure!
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The company I work for has an office in Palm Beach. One of our clients went down there to stay with some friends a while back. The first time he called me after getting back home he said I needed to put in for a transfer!


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As long as the subject is cold blooded eyes and I don't have to get close to something poisonous or with jaws that can latch on and drag me under, I'll play.

Both with the 50 f2/EC-14




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Hey fldspringer:

Great shots! And you didn't have to worry about the frog biting the photographer.

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That 50mm f2 is sharp, sharp, sharp, and the TC works really well with it.
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Hey fldspringer:

Great shots! And you didn't have to worry about the frog biting the photographer.

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I like life on the safe side...

I'll leave the gator pics, like the excellent on you did above (love the eye, and reflection of the eye too), up to the brave ones!

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