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Hi, If it breathes, I shoot it! (with a camera of course)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by qthemusic, 29 Mar 2020.

  1. qthemusic

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    Hi folks, I'm in UK and have been a wildlife, conservation and zoo fanatic as long as I have been out of nappies (or diapers, for my US cousins). I try and keep in touch with all the news and info on the rare and endangered species in the UK, and when possible, travel to the collection to take photos. At present I'm visiting about 4 collections a year, but now I'm retired, I'm hoping to up that. 2019 saw visits to Hamerton, Longleat, Crocodiles Of The World and Chester. Here's a few photos from my collection. [​IMG] IMG_2729 copy.jpg IMG_2822 copy1.jpg
     

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  2. ThomasNotTom

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    Great pictures! :)
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome!!!
     
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  6. Arizona Docent

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    Nice to have a fellow photographer on the site. FYI there is a new feature on ZooChat this year, a monthly photo showcase. It is where people can post between one and four of their best animal photos in any given month. Here is the current (March) one that ends in a couple days (then a new one for April will be created).
    https://www.zoochat.com/community/media/albums/march-photo-showcasing.27/
     
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    Welcome. Look forward to seeing more of your photos.
     
  8. qthemusic

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    Thank You
     
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    Thank You. Looking forward to being part of this community. x
     
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    Thank You. However I don't really really class myself as a photographer, as I've had no professional instruction, I've just gleaned info over the years from books, more recently, You tube, and trial and error. I've uploaded a couple in the showcase, thank you for the link. They're all very good. Look forward to seeing more of your ( and others) shots.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  12. Arizona Docent

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    I learned photography the same way you did, through books and magazines (and more recently YouTube) and years of practice. However you don't need to have a degree in photography to consider yourself a photographer. A long time ago I took a one day class on marketing photography and the instructor had a definition of a professional photographer that I really like. He said if you can make your camera do what you want it to do most of the time you are a professional. (Of course this was in the film days when you had to know how to get results because you wouldn't see them until the film was developed).
     
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    Welcome to Zoochat!
     
  14. qthemusic

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    I did start photography in those days, my 1st camera was a Fujica 605N SLR, 35mm film. The only thing electronic that it had was a light meter, where you pressed the button at the front and the needle jumped to the top middle or bottom on the right of the viewfinder. Ahhh we are so spoilt now!! I still have that camera, stashed away in the depths of my (choc-a-block) attic.
     
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    Thank You.
     
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    Welcome! Can't wait to see more photos
     
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    Welcome to ZooChat!
     
  18. Onychorhynchus coronatus

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    Beautiful photograph of the quoll !
     
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    Welcome! Very nice photos!