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Old Dec 2, 2010, 5:12 AM   #1
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I went to local zoo on the weekend
and seeing as i had my old 50mm f1.7 i thought I would find out how well it would go in the nocturnal house
out of about 30 photos all hand held
i got this one
f1.7, 1/5, iso 1600 (the maximum on a K10D

converted to black and white because of the heavy blue cast
i cant remember if it is a woylie, bettong, quenda or something else


it is a something else, a Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus*)
who would of guessed????
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 5:20 AM   #2
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1/5 of a second handheld thats pretty good going - and doesn't even appear to be to much noise - great shot of the little critter
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Not bad for such difficult conditions...
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John, Whatever it is it's pretty darn cute! Nice job of low light shooting.

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A very nice shot! I know I can't do that slow hand-held, no matter what focal length.
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handheld at 1/5s - magnificent work
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EEEEK... its a mouse!
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Whatever it is, you did a great job shooting handheld at that speed.
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Amazing amount of detail, especially considering the lighting conditions. And such bright eyes!
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 6:02 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments
i was surprised about the noise, i didnt do any denoising (is that a word?)
when i said hand held i meant i didnt use a tripod, i likely leant on the rail in front of the glass, i was real happy this on didnt move, unlike most of the other animals i tried
oh and it isnt a rodent, it is a marsupial, like a kangaroo, believe it or not
and would you believe i over exposed the ghost bats in the nocturnal house ooops
i am back at the zoo tomorrow i will try to find out what it is if i remember
thanks again every one
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