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  1. #31
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    Well, it the wild, all I can think is that the ultra-cold environment prohibits the growth of this stuff. I don't think I have seen it in any images that originated from up there.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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  2. #32
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    Cool Lest we forget ...

    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    The thing about zoo shots ... you get what you get. You have very limited artistry in your lighting and basically, it is just playing with the camera to try and get a decent focus and exposure of the best framed subject you can. Post processing can clean a lot of it up ... but still, they are relatively wild animals and like infants ... forget about any cooperation.

    Heck, you're just lucky if they do not attack!

    Which brings up this ... I ask you, what is a trip to the zoo without the regal elephant?

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    α700 w/ Tokina AT-X 840 @ 100mm - f/4.5 - 1/100 sec. - ISO-200 - M - Spot Metering - Spot Focus - Natural Light
    Well, this was "Affie" ... a 40-year old female elephant that passed away on May 15th. Normally, most elephants see roughly 33 years (both in captivity and in the wild) and they pass. "Affie" got well beyond that with the zookeeper's and attendant's assistance and care. A valued piece of history, now. Photos tell the tale.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #33
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    Thumbs up

    Hi Don,

    Your parrot shot is brillant, well done

  4. #34
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    Thank you ... the elephant lacked the same "aggressive" coloration. Nature can be harsh.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #35
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    I heard this guy at my local zoo passed away as well

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