Colchester Zoo with a telephoto lens (56k users warning)

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  1. nomore

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    I went to Colchester Zoo on Monday. It's not as good as I've been told. I prefer Twycross and Whipsnade. Getting decent photographs is quite difficult at Colchester because all the animals are behind glass. Trying to cut out reflections is a challenge, especially on a bank holiday when there are a million and one kids running around.

    I took my 10D and Canon 75-300 IS USM lens with me. I think the lens performs very well considering the price of it.

    Here's a small selection of photos from Monday.

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    1/60 sec, f5.6, ISO 100, 300mm

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    1/60 sec, f4.5, ISO 1600, 100mm

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    1/350 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 285mm
     
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    1/750 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 300mm

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    1/250 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 300mm

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    1/750 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 270mm
     
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    1/250 sec, f4.5, ISO 400, 185mm

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    1/250 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 300mm

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    1/250 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 300mm
     
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    nomore TPF Noob!

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    1/500 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 300mm

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    1/125 sec, f5.6, ISO 400, 300mm

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    1/180 sec, f5.6, ISO 800, 300mm
     
  5. willg133

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    you definitely got a good copy of that lens :) great shots
     
  6. nomore

    nomore TPF Noob!

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    What do you mean by a 'good copy' ?
     
  7. mentos_007

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    wonderful shots!!! what have you done to the animals to encourage them to pose so nicely?!?!?!
     
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    It's all about waiting for the animals to get into position.
     
  9. Killed

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    very nice pictures looks pro :) good job
     
  10. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    wow you got some real nice pics
     
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    i've heard that lens tends to be pretty soft, but those pictures look amazing
     
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    very nice
     

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