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San Francisco Zoo Trip

 
jayxni
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May 30, 2009 20:04 |  #1

I took these at the SF Zoo last weekend using the 70-200 2.8 IS. Hope you like them! C&C welcome:

IMAGE: http://lh5.ggpht.com/_HaQYiwqzkPU/SiHWutnZI3I/AAAAAAAAB6U/PgzdOwGBciU/s800/Seagull1.jpg

IMAGE: http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HaQYiwqzkPU/SiHWvWY_SzI/AAAAAAAAB6c/qVKPzzpK15I/s800/Peacock2.jpg

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May 31, 2009 16:42 |  #2

No comments?


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Jun 01, 2009 01:00 |  #3

the 3rd one is my fav!

I am heading there this weekend, did you only use the 70-200?


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Jun 01, 2009 15:55 |  #4

wow, these are great! I love the vignettes you put on them. Makes them seem more cinematic.


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Jun 01, 2009 22:04 |  #5

Some comments for ya :)

1. Nice job getting the reflection. You prob had no time but landscape would be better, the composition feels a bit tight. Whites are blown out unfortunately.

2. Nice shot, well done.

3. If you darken or blur the signs of the zoo wall behind them, this would be great.

4. Doesn't work for me - no detail at all in the whites.

5. Nice classic shot.

6. Doesn't work for me - it's much too snap shot. Tigers are awesome, but they still need to be DOING something interesting or giving you eye contact or a great expression. Midwalk, awkward....

7. Not too bad - faces are a little too dark for me here.

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Jun 01, 2009 22:09 |  #6

Love the peacock, why do they never 'put on a show' like that when I see them... they are always walking around being boring! Great shot!!


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Jun 02, 2009 11:05 |  #7

I love the fact that zoo's are here for us to learn from and take care of sick animals but dang they just look so sad in captivity....nice pictures, you should be proud of your results


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Jun 02, 2009 19:21 |  #8

Thanks for the comments guys! These tips were also much appreciated!

Tess320 wrote in post #8032310 (external link)
Some comments for ya :)

1. Nice job getting the reflection. You prob had no time but landscape would be better, the composition feels a bit tight. Whites are blown out unfortunately.

2. Nice shot, well done.

3. If you darken or blur the signs of the zoo wall behind them, this would be great.

4. Doesn't work for me - no detail at all in the whites.

5. Nice classic shot.

6. Doesn't work for me - it's much too snap shot. Tigers are awesome, but they still need to be DOING something interesting or giving you eye contact or a great expression. Midwalk, awkward....

7. Not too bad - faces are a little too dark for me here.

:)

Natalie


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Jun 03, 2009 17:57 as a reply to  @ jayxni's post |  #9

I love all the shots! They're really nice! I really like the first one, and the reflection in the water looks nice.


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Jun 04, 2009 18:03 |  #10

Very nice pix! Did you have enough reach? Any extension tube at all?




  
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Jun 05, 2009 23:02 |  #11

Nice! Shooting at the zoo is a lot of fun, and can yield some good images on weekends spent away from the congo. I saw that eagle in a pond on a recent trip, but didn't have my camera with me. I may have to go back now that they have let the baby gorrilla out into the main viewing area.

Thanks for sharing.


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Jun 05, 2009 23:45 |  #12

Very nice shots.


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jayxni
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Jun 06, 2009 17:43 |  #13

Thanks guys! Didn't use any extenders here, although some of the shots were tricky ... the monkeys gave me a hard time since they were far back, and there was a railing in front of me before the cage. The lower contrast part to the bottom right is actually the OOF railing hehe.


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