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Rooz
08-06-2008, 05:41 AM
Meet Mr Miyagi. He's a male Red Panda at Symbio Wildlife Gardens.

This beautiful creature is close to extinction cos some morons think their tails make good featherdusters. If it wasnt for John, his family and dedicated staff who run places like Symbio Zoo we may end up only reading about these sorts of stunning animals in books.

If you are in Sydney, pop down to Symbio and meet the team there. Info can be found here: www.symbiozoo.com.au (http://www.symbiozoo.com.au)

I hope i did this little guy justice cos he's truly a stunning looking animal "in the fur".

all taken with sb800 and either 35/2 or 105VR. More Mr Miyagi on Flickr.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/2738458814_e7d3eaf6ed_o.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2738458464_f2c26c3349_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/2738457168_cca9455194_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2737618351_95b0cbd576_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-06-2008, 06:41 AM
Nice shots Rooz but more than anything I liked your introduction. A very special animal.

achuang
08-06-2008, 07:09 AM
I like the expression in the first one. The colours in the second shot are vivid and the space on the right sort of gives the sense of motion of where he's moving to. You've gotten pretty good with the SB800, I can't even tell that you used flash.

ColColt
08-06-2008, 08:29 AM
He reminds me a bit of our racoons here but, what a fine looking little guy. You can nearly count the hair in his ears. Maybe they should cut off the fingers of these idiots that harm them because they may make good cell phone punchers.

herc182
08-06-2008, 09:13 AM
Quality shots Rooz. Love the second one and the first.

The second is best composed the first has a great expression.

Good job...as always

TheWengler
08-06-2008, 10:49 AM
Very nice shots Rooz! Beautiful animal.

Camerajunkie
08-06-2008, 12:22 PM
I've never heard of this animal before. My youngest loves the pictures too!

FLiPMaRC
08-06-2008, 12:24 PM
:cool: Great pictures. Beautiful animal.

JTL
08-06-2008, 03:53 PM
How do you think Mr. Miyagi would go with some barbeque sauce? Or do you think a dry spice rub would be better? :eek::D

tim11
08-06-2008, 05:06 PM
Nice feather duster :D.
There are a couple of them at Sydney Taronga zoo, but they are so restless and you'd need a long zoom for shooting them.

Rooz
08-06-2008, 05:14 PM
35mm tim, i was probably less than 30cm from him for this shoot. made things very easy. the meerkats were basically licking the lens, it was great fun.

Benjamin2007
09-01-2008, 03:51 AM
Meet Mr Miyagi. He's a male Red Panda at Symbio Wildlife Gardens.

This beautiful creature is close to extinction cos some morons think their tails make good featherdusters. ....
I hope i did this little guy justice cos he's truly a stunning looking animal "in the fur".

all taken with sb800 and either 35/2 or 105VR. More Mr Miyagi on Flickr.



Rooz,

Sorry for the late response, but damn these are all good! :cool:
#1 & #3 are my favourites! :D
You're right about the morons too btw, such animals should be protected in their native habitats!
My first view of red pandas was via a documentary on the fauna of the Kingdom of Bhutan; they also occur in Nepal, and the adjacent regions of Tibet (I think?).
Great animal, captured superbly! :)

cheers,

PS: I really liked your meerkat series too, even if you didn't get the shots you wanted!

swgod98
09-01-2008, 11:46 AM
These are cool Rooz. I love seeing these animal shots!


the meerkats were basically licking the lens

I wish the models I worked with would do that :p

TheObiJuan
09-01-2008, 02:19 PM
Wow, this creature is amazing.
Bravo on the good captures.

Rooz
09-01-2008, 06:09 PM
thanks guys. Mr Miyagi's partner is on her last legs sadly. :(

faisal
09-01-2008, 11:23 PM
I never new red pandas existed....
really like #2.....good shots...

XaiLo
09-02-2008, 02:19 PM
featherdusters, what they never heard of synthetics? Beautiful animals Rooz, the images do them justice.