Some snaps from Berlin Zoo

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  1. millsy_c

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    Visited Berlin Zoo a couple of weeks ago, I really enjoyed it, the enclosures for the drawcard animals are setup in somewhat of a similar manner to dubbo zoo so you can get remarkably close to some of the animals (I could barely fit a Rhino at one point in the frame on my D7100+35mm DX lens).

    Most of the photos here were taken with D7100+80-200. Unfortunately given the close proximity this wasn't the best choice, in hindsight I would have probably just taken my 35mm and 50mm primes, I always felt too close. Was a fun trip regardless, and I found myself grinning as I saw a number of animals I hadn't seen before.


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    The elephants were really cool to see close up

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    (that's 80mm on a crop body, so 105mm FF equiv FOV)


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    The sand cats were extremely cute :)


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    Monkey contemplating it's food, the monkey enclosures had very dated looking decor but the animals seemed well fed and happy :)

    C&C of course very much appreciated, I don't get out shooting enough :)
     
  2. chainbolt

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    Nice shots. I like #3.

    Shame that the Berlin's zoo cute polar bear is gone. Probably stressed out. Too many picture taking.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    All lovely clear shots although I think you've really done well with #2.
     
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    Thanks guys :)

    Next time I will pay more attention to the shutter speed, keeper rate was way lower than it should have been
     
  5. chainbolt

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    I don't think it had an impact on the quality of the shots though.
     

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