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Old 12-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Photos from the queens zoo in nyc

we went to the queens zoo which is a small zoo very nicly done on the old worlds fair grounds . shooting wildlife is always tough but my wife and i did manage to get a few nice shots...
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Really nice pictures. Thanks for posting.
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You've gotten some beauts here (again). That mallard and those wild animals are stupendous! And the bird photos, too. Thanks for posting!!!
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These are amazing! I tried photographing zoo animals but they generally look depressed or sleepy. The colors in these photos are great and texture very fine. Nice!
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You didnt see the over 100 deleted photos we had ha ha ha..

most photographers have about a 10% success rate.
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The eagle and cougar could be advertising models. Great job!

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there was so much from a technical end shooting these. just putting the camera in auto gave us very dark animals and a blown out turqouise sky, just awful looking.

the scenes were wider then the camera sensor could handle so i put the camera in manual... now the issue was i could really only expose for the animal and nothing else.

the issue was i needed the aperture or lens opening i picked as changing that changes depth of field and whats in focus, i couldnt change speed of the shutter as using a telephoto lens handheld requires a high speed to avoid shaking. only thing left was i turned the iso on the camera to 1250. thats a very very high iso speed usually very noisy.

i then added a little flash turned very low to just add a sparkle to the eyes and cut the iso noise,...


when we got home i cropped the ugly blown out skys out of all the pictures .
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Great pics and good work.

The only way I know to get close to getting them that good is to use 35 mm and get them put on cd when they develop for me.
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