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Old Oct 9, 2011, 7:07 PM   #1
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Going through Little Rock today on a simply beautiful afternoon, we had to stop at the zoo for an hour or so. Turns out it was a special day.... a birthday party for the zoo's prized five year old, Mwasa. He loved the attention and was happy to pose for birthday portraits.




A couple of the other gorillas demanded equal time.




Even the normally reclusive Ourangatan came out for the sunny day




All shots taken with the K-5 and the Sigma 50-500.

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Very impressive sharpness, light metering and expressions caught.

That K5 and the Bigma seem to work in tandem quite well.

Did you use a tripod to get the sharp pix...with a large , heavy lens...or were they hand held ?

Whichever method...excellent results.

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That K5 and the Bigma seem to work in tandem quite well.

Did you use a tripod to get the sharp pix...with a large , heavy lens...or were they hand held ?
Thanks, Les. All were handheld, although I was able to brace off a railing for some of them. I really like the way the K5 and the Bigma work together. Of course, I haven't put a lens on the front of the K5 that wasn't impressive.

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What is a "Bigma" or did you mean Sigma?
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What is a "Bigma" or did you mean Sigma?
The Sigma 50-500mm lens is often referred to by its nickname "Bigma."

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Very good captures. I love shooting the great apes.
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Great series Paul,
I've been thinking a lot about getting a bigma, but ... haven't found a way to sneek it into the house
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