Animals Galore!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Jman, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    475
    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I got to go to the zoo today to really test out my FD 50-300 f/4.5L, and it's a fantastic zoo lens on m4/3. The whole zoom range was utilized today, and it was really nice. I actually shot handheld the whole day, since I had my daughter's stroller to stash the cam and lens in between exhibits. Anyway, the lens continues to impress. It's actually pretty easy to handhold at 600mm effective, even at slower shutter speeds (I was getting a fair number of sharp shots as low as 1/250s at 300mm.)

    Pics! I have no idea what focal length these are mostly at, but I think almost all of these are wide open (I only stopped down to f/5.6 for 5 or 6 shots).

    Bonobo asleep:
    bonobo_asleep.

    Flamingo:
    flamingo3.

    Lion eating:
    lion_eating.

    Racquet-Tailed Roller:
    roller.

    Two alligators (funky bokeh here is from shooting through a tightly meshed fence):
    alligator_eyes.

    Baby Gorilla telling me to put my stinkin' camera away. ;)
    baby_gorilla_fu.

    Flower:
    zoo_flower.

    Closer shot of the Racquet-tailed roller (bummed about the stick at the top...I didn't see it until I downloaded the pics).
    roller_close.

    And my favorite (and saddest of the day): a Gorilla behind bars:
    gorilla_trapped.
     
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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I like animals. ;)
     
  3. Offriver

    Offriver Mu-43 Regular

    47
    May 17, 2011
    Fantastic shots! Great job w/ handheld sharp focussing.
     
  4. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Fantastic shots mate...really love that first one.

    What camera did you use ?
     
  5. kripton26

    kripton26 New to Mu-43

    2
    Apr 12, 2012
    very nice shoots
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Wonderful thread! :cool: