A trip to the Los Angeles Zoo

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Jonathan F/2, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    My wife had finals today at her university so I decided to hit up the zoo with my daughter. I took the Oly E-PL2 and Pany 45-200 OIS. Despite newer bodies, I still like the E-PL2 and it's weak AA filter. Here are a couple shots from today...

    Planet of the Apes:


    Free me:


    Gorillas in the Mist:


    Red Monkey Exhibit:


    Flamingos:


    Zebra:


    Family Americana:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Beautiful .I love EPL2 + 45-200 mm combo . I love the grip on EPL2.
    Organgoutan looks stunning and damn serious . Probably annoyed with Olympus management
    Cheers
     
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice shots! To be honest I don't really like going to the zoo (I find it depressing for the animals), but I thought my daughter might like it...apparently being a 1 year old, they don't really care! Oh well, at least she was free and I got to do a little non-work related shooting!

    BTW - I tried nailing that "big" family by pretending I was shooting my daughter, but for some reason they all turned at the same time. It would of been a glorious shot! Oh well...
     
  5. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    those are keepers that your daughter will cherish and remember a few years from now. :thumbup:
     
  6. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    492
    Aug 5, 2011
    Did you actually take any pictures of your daughter? ;)

    Very nice pics. You should consider going to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park though, much nicer than a regular zoo.
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I also visited an animal farm and here are my shots with EPL2 and Panny 45-200 mm.I love this lens

    P3239368.

    Panny45-200.

    P4120911.

    P4120934.
     
  8. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    a cute caddy for the tripod?
     
  9. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    492
    Aug 5, 2011
    I thought it was a double barreled shotgun at first.
     
  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks ..Lol
    Thats my daughter and she preaches about Olympus PEN series .She is only six but enjoys photography and comes up with interesting ideas.This was a shot which she composed when I was selling my Oly 17 mm lens.
    Cheers

    PC043891.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    To be honest, it is hard to think how another species would think. I thought that being caged up would be depressing for the beasts also ... but seeing many of the same animals in the wild ... I dunno ... three squares with clean hay is a pretty good deal. I think we tend to anthropomorphize when we look at other species. (The exception being my dog, she really has all the better attributes of humans and she doesn't shed.)

    G