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Old Jan 26, 2007, 10:27 AM   #11
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Very nice overall, and fun to see some a little different zoo pics. Of course I'm in favour of the gorilla pic, I have a special liking for gorillas, as some of you might have guessed already.

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Wow is an understatement. It's more like holy smokes! VERY nice shots. Love the polar bear. Such great details on the fur and face. Sharp sharp sharp. I'm surprised at how close you were able to get your shots considering it's not really a zoom/telephoto lens. How close were you standing to these animals. Again very impressive shots.
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Well Fred, you did a extremely nice job on those zoo photos. I like the polar bear the best, but they all are very nice.

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 1:52 PM   #14
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Very nice overall, and fun to see some a little different zoo pics. Of course I'm in favour of the gorilla pic, I have a special liking for gorillas, as some of you might have guessed already.

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Kjell, thanks for the comment.

It was nice to see the gorillas being active. This guy in the picture was about 250 pounds and really running all over the place.

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 2:03 PM   #15
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Wow is an understatement. It's more like holy smokes! VERY nice shots. Love the polar bear. Such great details on the fur and face. Sharp sharp sharp. I'm surprised at how close you were able to get your shots considering it's not really a zoom/telephoto lens. How close were you standing to these animals. Again very impressive shots.
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Thanks for the compliment. I would say most of the shots we're taken around 10-20 feet away. For the larger animals at least.

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 2:05 PM   #16
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Well Fred, you did a extremely nice job on those zoo photos. I like the polar bear the best, but they all are very nice.

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Thanks Tom.
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Wow!!!!! These are fantastic. The peacock jumps right out of the screen - truly astounding.

The expression on the gorillas face is great. Love the hand shot!


It is true though that the lighting at the zoo is generally appalling. Why they do it to suit the animals and not the photographer I have no idea. But it can make for quite a challenge.

With all of the shots I have taken at the zoo, yours make me want to try that much harder to achieve this level of detail.



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Old Jan 26, 2007, 6:47 PM   #18
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Wow!!!!! These are fantastic. The peacock jumps right out of the screen - truly astounding.

The expression on the gorillas face is great. Love the hand shot!


It is true though that the lighting at the zoo is generally appalling. Why they do it to suit the animals and not the photographer I have no idea. But it can make for quite a challenge.

With all of the shots I have taken at the zoo, yours make me want to try that much harder to achieve this level of detail.



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Darren, you are too kind.

Why they do it to suit the animals and not the photographer I have no idea.

Now thats funny!

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Terrific shots, just shows how good 35m film photography can get

digital photography has a long way to go to catch up
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Terrific shots, just shows how good 35m film photography can get

digital photography has a long way to go to catch up
Musket,

Thanks for the positive feedback!


All of these shots were taken with a Pentax *ist DL digital slr.

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