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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2012, 06:19:01 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2012, 07:12:15 PM »

Tiger by tom_scott88, on Flickr


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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »
All images are good. Love the elephant calf.
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2012, 07:25:15 PM »
mine is a bit different, but i find myself spending time looking at it, and it's interesting IMO.

I was at the zoo, and took this shot of the two griz bears playing....what I caught in the reflection of the windows made the shot much more interesting.

this image is not edited other than a little bit of exposure/sharp/sat/contrast.

i'm curious what others think of this shot...comments welcome.

No offense, but I find the reflection distracting.  The bear action is great, but I personally would like it better if it had been taken with a polarizing filter to eliminate the reflections.

I disagree. No offence, but I think the point of this photo is missed with such a suggestion. The juxtaposition of the two different zoo inhabitants, guests and those that live there is neat. The wonder on the faces is great. I think it works well. Rather than a reflection it has a real double exposure feel to it. Good job Northstar.
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2012, 08:27:20 PM »
Great shots guys.  I love the koala, the jellyfish and the red fox.
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2012, 08:45:32 PM »
mine is a bit different, but i find myself spending time looking at it, and it's interesting IMO.

I was at the zoo, and took this shot of the two griz bears playing....what I caught in the reflection of the windows made the shot much more interesting.

this image is not edited other than a little bit of exposure/sharp/sat/contrast.

i'm curious what others think of this shot...comments welcome.

No offense, but I find the reflection distracting.  The bear action is great, but I personally would like it better if it had been taken with a polarizing filter to eliminate the reflections.

I disagree. No offence, but I think the point of this photo is missed with such a suggestion. The juxtaposition of the two different zoo inhabitants, guests and those that live there is neat. The wonder on the faces is great. I think it works well. Rather than a reflection it has a real double exposure feel to it. Good job Northstar.

Ions...Thanks, I appreciate your kind words.  You describe my thoughts well when I first saw what I had captured.  Is it "technically" a great image?  NO.  But, I've seen pictures of two bears(animals) playing together like this countless times, but this image is uniquely different, and as I said, I find the image much much more interesting.  Again, not a technically great shot....but you can't deny that you'll spend an extra second or several looking at it.
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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2012, 09:59:19 PM »
First post here  :)





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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2012, 10:16:20 PM »
I know this is an old topic but I really like the OP's pictures.  He resisted the urge that almost everyone has at zoos to zoom all the way in as tight as possible on the animals.  He did a great job of capturing the environment without making it overly obvious that it was a zoo.
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2012, 11:54:51 AM »
mine is a bit different, but i find myself spending time looking at it, and it's interesting IMO.

I was at the zoo, and took this shot of the two griz bears playing....what I caught in the reflection of the windows made the shot much more interesting.

this image is not edited other than a little bit of exposure/sharp/sat/contrast.

i'm curious what others think of this shot...comments welcome.

This is reminiscent to me of the 2003 winner of Wildlife Photographer of the year -
Gerhard Schulz -  Gorilla and Boy
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125653861.html

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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2012, 12:34:16 PM »
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2012, 08:59:08 PM »
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mb...nice job, i especially like the first two.
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2012, 09:51:28 PM »
 Asa Zoo in Hiroshima, Japan.






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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2012, 11:07:24 PM »
Is there a general consensus of the best focal lengths for zoo trips?  Will be visiting Taronga Zoo in a few weeks time on holidays.  Just working out what to pack.  My initial thought is bigger the better.  But I'm surprised to see a lot of the photos here have been taken with more moderate sized lenses.
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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2012, 10:48:39 PM »
It really depends on how close the animals are to you at the zoo.
And how close you want to get to them.
I mainly use my 70-200 f2.8 with an extender.

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Re: Zoo Pics
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2012, 12:23:11 AM »
Here are some from KL, Malaysia, Negara Zoo.





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