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Metro Toronto Zoo! (55-300mm)
Posted By: bwield, 05-19-2008, 06:40 PM

Made a few general comments over in this thread regarding this outing.. (3 imgs in this thread)
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/27928-55-300mm-goes-zoo.html

Again I've processed these to my monitor and I surely have not calibrated it!
Also some have a little more artist license than others.. But I like em!

Captivity...


Wrinkles


Bull


Waiting..


Artistic Tiger


All shot with K100d Super and Pentax 55-300mm... processed in Lightzone
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05-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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Nice, should find a weekend to go there, if the weather is getting better...
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Yep, and I've found that the animals are more active on the cooler days.
The Realy hot ones make em all lazy!
05-19-2008, 08:35 PM   #4
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No. 3 and 5 is brilliant. How do you find this lens? Have you had a chance to compare it with Tamron 70-300?

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Nice series indeed love the wrinkes ... and a Tiger in Toronto ! (an Monty Phyton thing)
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Great set of shots - The Zoo is a great place to shoot, and is much better on the cooler days.

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I love the Toronto Zoo. And I'm not a zoo person. But there is so much room for the animals... though that does mean a bit of a hike for us poor humans. The biggest issue is that accessing it on public transit takes a big bite out of the day... and this is a place where you want to spend every moment from opening to closing time. Anyone planning on visiting should treat it like a wilderness adventure and pack appropriately -- nothing too heavy, water bottles, cover from the sun. Shoot indoors near noon and outdoors first thing and last thing. Hope to get there again someday with my DSLR.

Oh, and great photos! This lens looks nice.

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Loved the way you capture the giraffe with a tear rolling down its eye,gives a new meaning to the word "Captivity"


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Good lens and good eye. The detail in the skin and fur is amazing.
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Amazing detail! Great colours, did you shoot in the evening?
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Most were shot in the later afternoon, which i think helped with the colours
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Great shots, I really need to get there soon sans kids. I lived 10 minutes away from there many years ago and only went once in that time.

Were these shot handheld?
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beautiful

Beautiful shots!!

I esspecially like the elephants but the Giraffe does make you sad.. with the tear and all..

Thanks for sharin.. Kim
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allllll handheld
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