Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 12, 2011, 9:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
rpmarques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braga // Portugal
Posts: 371
Default A visit to the Zoo

Hi all

On our day off, me and my girlfriend went to the zoo to spend some quality time

Here are some photos, almost all taken by my girlfriend

Hope you like them, any C&C are very welcome

#1 - No way to avoid the net


#2 - Big male enjoying the sun


#3 - Posing for the photo


#4 - Red Macaw at the bird show


#5 - Toco Toucan at the bird show


#6 - Blue Macaw at the bird show


#7 - Flamingo


#8 - Giraffe
__________________
Sony SLT A55V + Sony 16-105mm + Minolta 35-70mm + Minolta 100-200mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ40 (given to my father)

Greetings
Rui Marques
rpmarques is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 12, 2011, 9:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
rpmarques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braga // Portugal
Posts: 371
Default

The next 2 photos are not good photos.... at all...

Just posting to show that sometimes "i-Exposure" can help (or not)

We were in shadow and the day was really bright, hot sunny day.

The difference in light at shadow and at sunlight was really huge.

I think the camera did a well job finding a good balance between the shadow in foreground and sun light in background... even with white wall under sun in background

Waiting for the dolphin show



__________________
Sony SLT A55V + Sony 16-105mm + Minolta 35-70mm + Minolta 100-200mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ40 (given to my father)

Greetings
Rui Marques
rpmarques is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 8:51 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
jjdog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southeastern Ohio
Posts: 6,384
Default

Rui, very nice series you have posted. All have very good color and detail. My favorite is #3, love the look of that guy.

jj
jjdog2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 11:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
saly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: near Los Angeles, CA USA
Posts: 4,764
Default

Very nice, sharp colorful shots! Really like the rhino and the toucan.
__________________



Panasonic FZ150, FZ35 and GF1; Nikonos V when underwater

~~Art is in the eye of the camera holder~~
saly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 3:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Square one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,172
Default

Great series Rui

Really like #5, Toucan.

What does the writing on the hand say ... must remember to wear leather glove... ?
__________________
FZ45
Square one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 4:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
DyaneG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: La Manche Normandy
Posts: 1,618
Default

Really good series - love the sealion and the toucan.
__________________
Keep Snapping I my FZ45 & my Canon 600D
DyaneG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 4:07 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
rpmarques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braga // Portugal
Posts: 371
Default

Thank you all for the comments

I can't read what is written on hand, but thats a good advice for sure

They used a very strong glove when handling with predators

I tryed to take some BIF shots, but no chance to get a decent photo... we were in the middle of the show... the birds made some flights almost touching our heads...

All happens to fast when happening so close... can't follow the bird with the camera...

It was a really nice show with incredible birds... but i couldnt put it on pics
__________________
Sony SLT A55V + Sony 16-105mm + Minolta 35-70mm + Minolta 100-200mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ40 (given to my father)

Greetings
Rui Marques
rpmarques is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2011, 2:05 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
dropmyload's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Posts: 392
Default

I love the flamingos! Amazing...

Did you manage to get a side profile of the rhino?
__________________
Canon 60D ¦ EF 50 II ¦ EF-S 18-135 ¦ Canon 100-400 L
Vivitar 28/2.5 ¦ Helios 44-2 ¦Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100/2.8 ¦ Tele Lentar 135/2.8 ¦ Soligor 180/3.5
Panasonic FZ38 / Olympus TCON 17
My Flickr
dropmyload is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2011, 9:36 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
rpmarques's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braga // Portugal
Posts: 371
Default

Thanks DML

I did got a side photo, but he was not cooperating



And i have some photos of other "big boys"





white rhino
__________________
Sony SLT A55V + Sony 16-105mm + Minolta 35-70mm + Minolta 100-200mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ40 (given to my father)

Greetings
Rui Marques
rpmarques is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2011, 9:53 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
dropmyload's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Posts: 392
Default

That Asian rhino is an amazing sight for us here...we are so used to our white and black rhinos...thats why I wanted a side view, thanks!!

Good work...never seen an elephant so clean before! Most of ours are covered in red mud.
__________________
Canon 60D ¦ EF 50 II ¦ EF-S 18-135 ¦ Canon 100-400 L
Vivitar 28/2.5 ¦ Helios 44-2 ¦Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100/2.8 ¦ Tele Lentar 135/2.8 ¦ Soligor 180/3.5
Panasonic FZ38 / Olympus TCON 17
My Flickr

Last edited by dropmyload; May 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM.
dropmyload 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 12:37 AM.