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Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by MARK, 11 Jan 2008.

  1. Zoo_Boy

    Zoo_Boy Well-Known Member

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    um i think i would like zoo ones ;)

    i like exhibits, and animals we dnt have in australia!
     
  2. MARK

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    Great photos guys, now just under 5,200 photos
     
  3. PAT

    PAT Well-Known Member

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    Is there instructions anymhere on how to load them to the gallery? 'cos i have a few to add but i don't know how.
     
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  4. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    It's pretty easy - just look for the "upload photos" link near the top of the gallery pages.

    Just remember to choose a category for the zoo the photos were taken at, and put in a meaningful title which includes the animal or exhibit name (if relevant and if known), the zoo or location name, and the year it was taken (although if the photos contain EXIF information - ie they were taken with a digital camera, the year is not critical since the software will extract it automatically).
     
  5. Toddy

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    Maybe it's just me, but it really bothers me when people name their photos "lion enclosure" or something like that, and then put them in the category "Member galleries" without a description. How are everyone else suppose to know where that photo is taken?

    Other than that, I think it's great that so many people are uploading. It's probably one of ZooBeat's best features.
     
  6. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    I have stopped putting a description on Some Photos, as it was just pointless with them, but I always will post them in the right place, or there will be some way of finding which zoo they were taken at, and of what species.
     
  7. bongorob

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    I've decided to only post photos of unusual animals or photos of historical interest. I don't want to post photos of species already well represented. I hope to add some more taken at Chester in the 1970s at the weekend.
     
  8. Simon Hampel

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    At this rate I'm going to have to start categorising photos by year as well!

    Might actually be a good idea - then we get a historical archive of what the zoos looked like over time ?
     
  9. MARK

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    Thats a good idea Sim, some pics dont have any info with them at all not even a year
     
  10. gentle lemur

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    I agree. I am trying to be selective with the photos I post, and I hope to have more 'ancient' photos up soon.

    Alan
     
  11. MARK

    MARK Well-Known Member

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    There are now more than 5,500 photos in the gallery from many zoos world wide
     
  12. MARK

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    Could everyone who is posting photos in the gallery please add the year in which it was taken and also the name of the zoo/park, with now more than 6000 photos there its becoming a great archive
     
  13. Pertinax

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    Bongorob- do you have any photos of Chester's lowland Gorillas (Jason & Gogal) taken TOGETHER after Jason was fully adult...?
     
  14. bongorob

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    Sorry I don't. Perhaps someone else has some.
     
  15. Pertinax

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    aaargh- you were my big hope... I have very many Gorilla photos (as you can imagine) somehow despite a number of visits during that era, I never took a photo of that pair when they were fully grown & before Gogal left for Bristol Zoo.
     
  16. gentle lemur

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    I have some shots of Jason as a blackback (~1973?) but I don't think I ever saw much interaction between the pair and so I doubt if I have any photos showing them together.

    Alan
     
  17. MARK

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    Pertinax can you post some of those Gorllia photos in the gallery :cool:
     
  18. Pertinax

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    I can but it won't be for a few weeks...(equipment:rolleyes:)
     
  19. Pertinax

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    Thanks for the offer but I've got photos of him alone at several stages... What I haven't got is a record of them together as adults- but you are right, they were hardly a well matched pair- he was really too young for her(initially) and badly humanised into the bargain.