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A short series from Antwerp Zoo

Discussion in 'Nature' started by f6cvalkyrie, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    yesterday, our little family went to the Zoo.
    That's an exciting but difficult place to get good pictures.
    Fences, reflecting windows, fast moving animals, poor lighting .... are a stiff challenge to the photographer !

    I shot several hundreds of pics, only to have in the end maybe 20 keepers that I'm really happy with.

    Here's some of them ..

    DMC-G1    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/40s    ISO 400

    DMC-G1    ---    56mm    f/4.1    1/60s    ISO 800

    DMC-G1    ---    109mm    f/5.0    1/640s    ISO 800

    DMC-G1    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 400

    DMC-G1    ---    78mm    f/4.4    1/50s    ISO 400

    All with G1 and 45-200 lens.

    Comments and critique warmly welcomed !

    C U
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Good for you, I can only imagine how difficult it must have been with all the people wandering in and out of your field of view, too. That closeup of what appears to be a giant lizard is quite incredible - you've really shown off his scaly armor wonderfully!

    You did well on all. The monkey (baby or just small?) has a very forlorn quality or that may just be my reading into it.

    That last one of the mother hippo and her baby is very sweet.

    I'm sure you and your family had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing some of your 20 with us!
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  3. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    To get 20 keepers from a few hundred is actually pretty good. And, if the rest of the keepers are anything like these ones, then you deserve to feel good. Great shots, nicely presented.

    Print some, and enjoy...
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Love the colours and detail.
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  5. richiebee

    richiebee Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    St. John's, NL, Canada
    Amazing pictures, the colours are awesome... can you give some idea of how much processing you're doing to these after the fact?
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  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Very little processing, in fact, Richiebee !
    They were shot in RAW, processed with Silkypix.
    Just some contrast and saturation tweaks done.

    Frame added in Corel PSP Photo X2

    C U,
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