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Old Jan 23, 2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default FZ38+LT55 at the zoo...

Much brighter today so I went to the zoo with my new LT55.

All is shutter priority, ISO 200, all except butterflies with LT55. These are some of the best which I found tended to be with the zoom no more than 13-14x. Things got a bit soft with more zoom than that but with the LT55 on I still had more than enough reach. Flash was used on the butterflies at -1ev.

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#1 - Can't decide if this or the emu is my favourite shot


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#5 Just avoided clipping the highlights...


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Old Jan 23, 2011, 1:32 PM   #2
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Beautiful shots Martin...handheld? The beady eyed vulture is my fav...
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Thanks. Yes, all handheld but braced on walls etc. and using the EVF so more stable, about 1/100s
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That is a great series, Martin.

Sharpness, exposure, and composition are all spot on.

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Hi Martin, thanks for the info and tips you have supplied for using the LT55, will come in handy for me when I get out practicing. My fave is the emu - the look of disdain on his face !! So love the colours in the butterfly photos too.
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G'day Martin

A nice group of images
Can I question your "emu" shot??

The bird in question looks too intelligent to be an emu ... could it be an Ostrich??

as an aussie, I know all too well what our emus look like, and this one does not seem to have the colouring or features of our emus ... however I am open to being corrected

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Thanks all for your comments.

Not sure on the'emu' to be honest. Could be a female ostrich. Should have taken a bit more time to read the signs
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Love zoo shots! I vote for the first one. Don't think the other one is an emu either.
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Thanks for sharing these Martin, they're all really nice images - I love #5
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Great shots, love the Vulture. I'm no expert, but to me #3 looks like a Rhea.
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