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Old Dec 1, 2008, 4:07 AM   #1
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this takes longer than i hoped

in Baltimore i went to the Aquarium
, which oddly enough has an Australian section
so i got a galah ( i get these on my front lawn at home lol)
it was an impressive place, the ray pool


and a dolphin pool (an old 50mm f1.7 manual lens)


there were heaps of tall ships in the harbour


Baltimore city (the graduated filter is the cars windscreen)


ther are more photos here
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/ca....php?cat_id=71

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Old Dec 1, 2008, 2:04 PM   #2
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You have certainly made good use of your time here. We are constantly made aware of what an interesting place your country is -- thanks for helping us remember what an interesting country we live in.
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Must have felt rather funny to find your lawn nuisance in the exotic and rare birds section.:lol:

As for the dolphin shot, you really should know that you can't use a Pentax for action shots, especially with the slow autofocus the manual lenses have :?(I've been lurking too much over at the "other forum"...)

Seriously, that is a terrific shot! Like the rest, the more I look at the whale skeleton the more I'm sort of dragged into it. Good use of the lines and patterns!

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Neat shots, the ray pool shot is much more than just a shot of the ray pool. I am glad you are enjoying your visit to the States!

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Very cool images. Looks like you made good use of your time.

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A wonderful selection of pictures. I envy you your wild galahs - such a pretty bird (I've never seen one). The ray pool picture is as captivating as Kjell mentioned and all of them show such an interesting use of lines and angles, along with a fish-eye lens.
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 5:03 AM   #7
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the aquarium was rather photogenic around the ray pool and in the Aussie and Amazon sections
the other areas were typically dark, but i would really recommend it to anyone

the dolphin show was good but short
and i forgot about you can't use a Pentax for action shots
and the focus was really slow, i got to caught up in watching the show and forgot to take photos lol
i was impressed my old lens did so well
that photo is a near 100% crop

thanks all for your comments
i will try to get some "real" galah photos one day
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Very nice series, Gumnut-

I also really like the dolphin shot. Well done.

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