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Kit lens at the zoo
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Posted By: OrchidJulie, 01-14-2013, 09:11 AM

Playing around with the kit lens! Background behind the stork is the mesh enclosure of the aviary; couldn't get a clear shot of this bird without the tree branches, sorry.

Painted Stork
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Bengal tiger
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Blue tanager
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01-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Awesome shot of the tiger!
01-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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Well for a kit lens it does take some very fine shots and is really sharp!
01-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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Awesome shot of the tiger!
Thanks! The tiger himself is very awesome, I was delighted to capture such a handsome portrait of him.

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Well for a kit lens it does take some very fine shots and is really sharp!
Thank you, EM. This lens continues to surprise me. These files are of course cropped and reduced for posting, but I was astonished at the sharpness of the stork image when I viewed it. Hard to see here on the posted version, but in the original JPG you can count every wrinkle on his head, every feather on his neck, the texture of his bill. Amazing!

The little blue bird, alas, was in a dark spot and moving around, so that image is a bit softer. It's the only one of several shots that wasn't a bright blue blur. Or the previously-occupied spot on that branch...
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your photo of the tiger is one of the best I've seen, a pleasure to view.
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very nice shooting, the tiger really shows what the lens can do (in good hands)
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I really liked the kit lens when I was shooting with it. Twas a great starting lens

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That tiger one is very nice! I also like all the bright colors in the photo of the blue bird.
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Thank you all very much!
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Beautiful shots! Especially like the tiger.
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Another tony the tiger fan here .....but love the colors of the bird.
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Julie these are wonderful shots! Too bad about the branches but it is so worth seeing the Stork... you certainly made the best of the shot! The tiger and tanager are gorgeous! Everything about the tiger shot is awesome... the composition, colours, the way she's looking at you. The depth of the colours on the tanager are amazing. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing
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The tiger shot really pops.--charliezap
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These are great zoo shots, Julie. The tiger is especially nice.

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