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Discussion in 'Animal Photography' started by overread, 9 Dec 2015.

  1. overread

    overread Well-Known Member

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    I must admit I'm very poor at adding details to flickr and thus I really need to go back and find when these shots were taken to work out which zoo they come from. That and these are a little old now - a half year or a bit more as I've not been to the zoo in ages (really must get to go going again when I get the chance).

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7466/15298283353_9eb3503339_c.jpg
    I'll admit I did add a little grain to this; but it really was that dark and foggy - this was taken at Whipsnade on a spooky day with the clouds basically right over the whole zoo all day - rather bad for photography; but at least you get to see the er - 5 legged beast!

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8614/15730375110_37fdedb327_c.jpg
    Same day with a touch more light and colour

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7326/9394206385_cdf93f3954_c.jpg

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3689/10178160964_dd122d2dec_c.jpg

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7051/6814878802_fff71ecac1_c.jpg


    Hope you all enjoy and I welcome any comments :)
     
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  2. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    The Ostrich pic doesn't really do it for me, but that's just me. The other photos, however, are sharp and well-framed and would look good in any magazine or zoo guide.

    What sort of camera/lens are you using?

    :p

    Hix
     
  3. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Hix 100%. LOVE the 2nd shot of the squirrel!

    Keep posting:)
     
  4. jbnbsn99

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    Could you upload these to the galleries please?
     
  5. FunkyGibbon

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    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Gallery

    This is the Whipsnade gallery :)

    These are really nice photos, welcome to ZooChat! I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.
     
  6. gentle lemur

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    Welcome to ZooChat.
    I like your prairie dog the best: you have caught a beautiful pose, the composition is good and the low viewpoint suits the subject well - moreover it gives a lovely background to make those whiskers stand out. I like the otter a lot too. The stork is nice but I think that the reflection of the flamingo in the background is rather distracting.
    I look forward to seeing more of your images.

    Alan
     
  7. overread

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    My thanks all!

    Hix I assure you it was no ostrich - just take a look its clearly got 4 leggs or some forelimbs! But yes that was more me fooling around after a very grey day.

    At present it varies a little but mostly its a Canon 7D coupled with a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS L MII or a Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 OS

    Jibn and Funky - my thanks and I would save that I can't recall the zoo several are from; Whipsnade was only two. Hopefully I'll get to a zoo again this coming year and can bombard the galleries (probably will be Whipsnade or Kessingland/Africa Alive)

    Lemur - yes its one of my favoured shots as well; really came out far better than I imagined. Was rather fun to get the shot too as they were in an enclosed area, but you could go into the pen and thus a nice low shot was easy (or at least a lot easier than for many other animals at the zoo).
     
  8. FunkyGibbon

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    Sounds like the prairie dog picture was taken at Banham :)
     
  9. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I replaced your images with links because some of the images were too large for the space.

    If the first photo isn't an ostrich, what is it? I can't see it being anything else.
     
  10. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    I think he was joking because it appears to have more than two legs.

    :p

    Hix
     
  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I see. Do you think I need to work on my humour circuitry?
     
  12. gentle lemur

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    Error 5039 - unspecified ostrich joke appreciation failure ;)

    Alan
     
  13. overread

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    Funky I think you might be right with that suggestion - it rings a bell.

    Childonias - my thanks; and yes I should have taken more care with the size I embedded into the forums. And yes its certainly a quip on the fact that it was a 4 legged ostrich :)
     
  14. savethelephant

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    You woud think it's a patas monkey;):p
     
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  15. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I do appear to come up with error messages whenever it comes to ostrich input in my CPU.
     
  16. overread

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    My thanks Ahmed