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Old May 22, 2011, 8:39 PM   #1
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I finally made it up to the zoo! All shot in Manual mode. Some I probably should've switched to IA in some of the indoor ones that didn't come out but the whole point was going up there and practicing different situations/manual mode etc.




















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Old May 22, 2011, 8:53 PM   #2
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the elephant and bears shots look good, could maybe use a little cropping.

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Old May 22, 2011, 8:59 PM   #3
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the elephant and bears shots look good, could maybe use a little cropping.

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Yeah.. I haven't done much post processing on photos other than cropping like I said some of my indoor shots I should have used Ia mode but the whole point was to learn manual mode. Maybe next time I get up there i'll try IA in some of the indoor shots... I want to get to see birds of pray show but they don't start till memorial day. Also want to catch another show Sea lions didn't catch it this time around.
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Hi Beli,

Thanks for sharing the shots from the zoo. Like to know the name and location of this Zoo.

You should try the camera in P mode with spot focus with spot exposure or center weighted for this type of shot. Then adjust the exposure +/- on what you see.

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There are some very nice shots here, but I agree with jj that you should try P mode, especially if you are getting familiar with your camera. After playing around with my camera for nearly 9 months now, I'm still fiddling mostly in P mode, occasional A, then S mode, rarely M.
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Old May 23, 2011, 6:19 AM   #6
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Hi Beli,

Thanks for sharing the shots from the zoo. Like to know the name and location of this Zoo.

You should try the camera in P mode with spot focus with spot exposure or center weighted for this type of shot. Then adjust the exposure +/- on what you see.

Just a thought.

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Thanks I researched the metering thing before I left and it said to use mostly evaluative for landscape shots since I thought I would be shooting mostly landscape (outdoor shots) I picked the 1st one. I may get up there this weekend again.. and try w/ the P and some of the other suggestions. I also want to get the hang of low light indoor shooting (though I know from research, this is hard to achieve with this type of camera) Fz35. I also wanted to get lions/tigers but I didn't see any when I was there this time, nor could I find the bird exhibit. I found a map on their website so I know where these things are now. Depending on weather I may get up there Saturday morning.

The zoo is Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Great stuff

I plan to go to the zoo myself sense this is the first time in years I can go without little kids along (getting old has it's advantages)
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