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Old Oct 23, 2012, 8:49 PM   #11
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All great compositions. The Meerkats and the 2 elephants are really cute.
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Thanks for comments. I should have mentioned that all shots were taken with K5 using Tav Mode with a Tamron 18-250mm lens & processed in Lightroom 4
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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Clear, sharp shots. May I ask why you used such high ISOs? Love to know what the gain was for the shots.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:22 AM   #14
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Great shots. The ring tailed Lemur is my favorite but they are all well done.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:41 PM   #15
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Clear, sharp shots. May I ask why you used such high ISOs? Love to know what the gain was for the shots.
The Tamron 18-250mm lens suffers from vignetting which is more noticeable the wider the aperture & I like to use a shutter speed of 1/200S for longer focal lengths to avoid obvious camera shake; that's the main reason why I used Tav Mode i.e. f16 @ 1/250S with the camera selecting the appropriate ISO. Processing in Lightroom cleans the shots up nicely. I don't think that the K10 would have produced such clear shots!

Most shots were as originally framed with slight cropping - we were fortunate to stumble across the elephants out on their daily walk so we were literally within a few feet when these shots were taken.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:20 PM   #16
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While the elephants are awesome shots, my favorite is the Lemur. There's just something about it that grabs my attention. Looks like an excellent take from the day at the zoo.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 6:14 AM   #17
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Lovely set ! I particularly liked the Meercats/ Scott and the Lynx was an excellent shot.

I have been to Whipsnade - my parents used to take us there, around 40-45 years ago !
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Some really nice results with the 18-250. My copy of this lens was only sharp at around f11 or so. But all of your photos here are clear and sharp, also very well-composed and obviously carefully thought-out. My favorite is the lynx - for personality and detail.
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