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At the Zoo

Discussion in 'Nature' started by tamim, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. tamim

    tamim Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    I bought a new E-PL1 + Helios 44M 58mm. This is my first m43 camera and have never shot anything with manual lenses. I thought some of them turned out great and some not so much.










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  2. Humiliated_grape

    Humiliated_grape Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Nice work! I've always thought it must be hard to photograph animals with a manual lens (having tried it unsuccessfully with my cat recently). The flamingoes are stunning! And that eagle (?) is gorgeous :) 
  3. hypervel

    hypervel Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 30, 2011
    We were there for the 4th! Thought it looked familiar.....nice work.
  4. tamim

    tamim Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    All of these were taken at the Woodland park zoo. I was there last saturday.
  5. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    The penguin is nice. I like the flamingo image as well, but I would boost the color a bit on that one. Looks like you did a very good job nailing focus. Are you using an EVF or the LCD zoom method?

    I just got my hands on a Helios 44 after seeing some very nice looking results and reading raves from others in this forum. Still awaiting delivery of the M42 adapter so I can see what I can get from it.

    You've inspired me to load up the kids and head over to Woodland Park soon. It's been a while since I've been there. Seems like a good place to try out some of the longer lenses I've picked up recently.
  6. tamim

    tamim Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks. I did boost the colors a bit on the flamingos. Will try boosting it further tonight on LR4. I guess I was being conservative when it comes to post processing. Fairly new to LR4 as well.

    And I've used the LCD zoom method. I don't have the EVF yet.
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