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Old Jul 17, 2005, 8:51 PM   #1
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Today I went to the zoo again, this time with my family and my girlfriend's family together, a total of 9 people. Took about 240 pictures, and here you have my favorite 20. sorry for posting somany but when i post less people end up asking for more, so here you go, these are all i'm posting!:blah:like always, pictures posted in alphabetical order:arrow:

f/4.6 1/500" ISO80


f/3.7 1/125" ISO80


f/4 1/160" ISO100 + Sunpak 383


f/4 1/60" ISO80 + Sunpak 383


f/8 1/60" ISO100 + Sunpak 383


f/3.3 1/125" ISO80


f/4 1/160" ISO80


f/2.8 1/60" ISO80


f/4 1/400" ISO80


f/4 1/200" ISO80


f/4 1/125" ISO80


f/4.6 1/500" ISO80


f/4 1/400" ISO80


f/3.7 1/125" ISO80


f/4 1/320" ISO80


f/4 1/160" ISO80


f/4 1/125" ISO80


f/4 1/200" ISO80


f/4.6 1/500" ISO80


f/5.2 1/500" ISO80


if anybody can ID the four birds please do so, andplease comment! hope you enjoyed viewing my pictures
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Old Jul 17, 2005, 9:05 PM   #2
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All the pictures turned out great, looked like a nice day. The pictures are all wonderfull but I'd have to say that the one of the blurry white tiger is amazing! Numbers 8, 11, 17 andthe last oneare also quite good. Keep up the good work.
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Old Jul 17, 2005, 9:07 PM   #3
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You flat nailed the essence of the white tiger. Thats quite a picture. Its beyond Emoticons.
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Old Jul 17, 2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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thanks. that face-on shot of the white bengal tiger is a 100% crop and then 90% shrink. she has a very mean look doesn't she? I had fun, though I didn't get to take pictures of the clouded leopard because they have it on a sad little hole where there's no light and he's protected by a mesh fence, so no way to get a picture of him

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Excellent shots once again.

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Old Jul 17, 2005, 11:36 PM   #6
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Excellent shots once again.

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Old Jul 18, 2005, 7:02 AM   #7
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thanks Hiroshi, I appreciate your e-mail
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These pictures are absolutely amazing. I have afewquestions (please forgive a newbie). Were these taken with FZ20? Were all settings done manually? Did you use a tripod? And how do you get that wonderful effect with the center of the white tiger's face perfectly in focus and the edges blurred out?
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Hi corcoj, first let me start by saying i'm not far from being a newbie as well, i've only had the camera since Marchnow on to the questions

All the pictures were taken with the FZ20, primarily shooting in Aperture mode, since that's basically what I like to control the most, and let the camera choose the shutter speed, all shots were handheld as bringing the tripod would have been very cumbersome and it wasnt really needed for most of the pictures anyways. The blurry effect in my picture was achieved using Picasa2's Soft Focus filter. To achieve that in-camera you would need to be close, use f/2.8 and a lot of zooming in, and i'm not sure the fz20 could even get there. if you had a dSLR, Lensbaby would be the way to do it:arrow:

Hope that answers your questions
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 4:39 PM   #10
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I've had my FZ-20 for a little over a week. Been having a blast with it so far, though mostly in the preset modes. I'm still in the most elementary stages of learning concepts like aperture and shutter speed.

What is most striking to me about your zoo pics, and many others' on this forum, is the crystal clarity and sharpness of the images. I have not yet been able to achieve that. But I'll get there, I'm sure.

BTW, I downloaded the Picasa software. Pretty amazing program and the price is right. Thanks!
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