Melbourne Zoo

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  1. namco

    namco Member

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    Noticed a few Zoo threads lately so I've decided to share my photos from my visit to Melbourne Zoo on Saturday.

    Most of the animals were shot through glass. Had to have the lens flat against the window to avoid reflections. Some animals were shot through a fence (like the leopard) most turned out horrible.

    All were taken on my cheapo Nikon D40 and not so cheapo 18-200VR.

    Here are my Top 10 pics. The rest can be found HERE:

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  2. Thraxeh

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    Some very nice photos, i didn't get a good long look as I'm at work, but i love the first one.
     
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    Thanks mate, the first one was a bit tricky since she (i think) was in a tough spot. Managed to zoom in quite a big and ended up being one of my favs.
     
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    Some very nice work, there.
    You have a good eye.
     
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    Cheapo D40 :upset::upset::upset::upset: If its so bad i'll take it off your hands XD
     
  6. ravenfiree

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    my dad just got one..its too small for me but it isn't bad
    but these photos are good
    turtles and meerkats <3
    I must get to the zoo one day its been years since i've been
     
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    unreal! and to think people bitch about the 18-200 HAH! It's a great lens!
     
  8. Squeezer

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    First photo is great. Not sure if you've already cropped but have you considered going tighter and cropping out the rope ?

    The reptile enclosures under light are pretty good for photos ( suprisingly ) when you go up against the glass. When I was over in Melb earlier in the year I got lots of keepers from there
    Link ( we went to the zoo twice that week so some at the beginning of the gallery and some near the end )
    http://www.craftypics.com/gallery/4692527_zh78U/1/278526642_SUyxt#278555498_szFYi
     
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    I'm not sure if it's a lens issue or not, but my photos always seem to be washed out. Thats the only issue i have. Its a great lens, i guess people just bitch about the price. But its quite reasonable now.

    Can't wait for the D90 =)

    That photo has been cropped along with some of the other ones, its too hard to get really good framing at the zoo, too many objects and barriers in the way.

    I wanted to try to keep allot of space around the gorilla since she was a big animal and i thought the extra space around her will compliment her size.
     
  10. mrmanners

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    You have some fantastic photos here - the missus was mucho impressed. (As was I : D)
     

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