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Lens: DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Camera: K7 Photo Location: Nagano, Japan 
Posted By: RobG, 01-15-2011, 03:07 AM







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01-15-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing.
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These guys crack me up. I hope you take more pictures of them. Love the last two and think the first one would improve if you crop our the guys on the bottom and move the main character into the right third of the frame. Anyhow you keep posting them and I will keep enjoying them.
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Love these - great shots ! Again the 55-300 proves it's worth, it does take some cracking shots for a 'budget' lense (I love mine, light, easy to carry and goes everywhere with me 'just in case').

Agree with Susan on cropping of #1.

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I enjoyed these Rob, you really caught the expression on #3. I am going to go get into the hot tub now, thanks for sharing. Bob
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I always wonder how these guys feel when they finally have to get OUT of the hot spring and face the bitter winter conditions completely soaked with no towel with which to dry themselves off.
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I always wonder how these guys feel when they finally have to get OUT of the hot spring and face the bitter winter conditions completely soaked with no towel with which to dry themselves off.
Apparently it's worth it to be warm for a while!
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These guys crack me up. I hope you take more pictures of them. Love the last two and think the first one would improve if you crop our the guys on the bottom and move the main character into the right third of the frame. Anyhow you keep posting them and I will keep enjoying them.





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Love these - great shots ! Again the 55-300 proves it's worth, it does take some cracking shots for a 'budget' lense (I love mine, light, easy to carry and goes everywhere with me 'just in case').

Agree with Susan on cropping of #1.
In this case the 55-300 wasn't focusing close enough but I didn't want to change lenses while it was snowing. I could crop the first shot a bit but I like the reflection and the falling snow. I'll post a video clip from the K7 as well.

Here's a tighter crop of the first one.


And a couple more photos.




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An HD video clip from the K7

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What a lovely series - some really excellent shots in there - I think I like the two shots in post #8 and the last close up portrait best of all. Really enjoyed looking through them. We only live in Shanghai, just a hop, skip and a jump away - and we do plan to visit one day.
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What a lovely series - some really excellent shots in there - I think I like the two shots in post #8 and the last close up portrait best of all. Really enjoyed looking through them. We only live in Shanghai, just a hop, skip and a jump away - and we do plan to visit one day.
Thanks! If you do visit, I recommend Hotel Shimaya; Yumoto-san is extremely helpful and will take you to the park entrance. It seems the best kind of day to go is when it is snowing because the monkeys want to get warm!
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Cheers Rob. Clipped that to Together and when we get around to it I'll look the hotel up (or p.m. you for the contact details) !
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Thanks for posting more of these great shots Rob. The first two of the last group and the last of last group are even better than the first group. Are you as confused as I am writing this. I know what you mean about not cropping the first one but I think it improved the shot.
Here I sit drinking my coffee and laughing myself silly over these cute little monkeys.........
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Thanks for posting more of these great shots Rob. The first two of the last group and the last of last group are even better than the first group. Are you as confused as I am writing this. I know what you mean about not cropping the first one but I think it improved the shot.
Here I sit drinking my coffee and laughing myself silly over these cute little monkeys.........
Thanks! I think I posted the originals after resizing with Irfanview, but the most recent ones have had the curves tweaked with Paintshop Pro. Did you watch the video?
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