Mongoose and a kat

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  1. Overread

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    First up a Yellow Mongoose who was happy enough to pose and stare at me (I think he was staring at the softbox - everyone else seemed to be)

    All taken in Marwell zoo with Canon 400D, canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS and 1.4 teleconverter

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    ISO 400, 1/125sec aperture missing ?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3229472601_b277a0c571_o.jpg

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    f5.6, ISO 400, 1/125sec

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3230323616_7e7b598b53_o.jpg

    And a Meerkat

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    f5.6, ISO 400, 1/100sec

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3229460265_a66313572d_o.jpg
     
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  2. Kegger

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    Great set, the look on the mongoose's face is priceless.

    Oh and the aperture on #1 is f/5.6
     
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    I think the Mongoose was trying to hypnotise you!

    Sweet pics.
     
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    How adorable! Nice pictures. He was posing just for you!
     
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    those are just really great. i have question on the last one. did you center the meerkat when you were taking the picture and later crop it or is that just how you took the picture?
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the compliments all - and for the aperture data Kegger - no idea why windows won't show it to me in properties.

    Flower Child - they are all uncropped shots - the meerkat I had to shoot with manual focus - luckly he was on watch duty and so not moving off his spot = just turning his head this way and that, so I had to wait for the head and then shoot.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That mongoose is not only looking ("staring" you call it) at you, it is SMILING. I can see his smile!!

    Very good one.
    You are becoming better and better, I must say!
    Is that from the classes you've been taking at LP's? ;) ;) ;)
     
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    I like all of them. Great shots!
     
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    Great captures with amazing details.
    Nr.1 he sure is smiling at you...so what did you give him to pose for you;)

    Great series.
     
  10. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ahh sadly they don't let you give treats at the zoo :( so nothing for this little chap sadly.

    Thanks for the compliments - and Laphoto poor Lp has all that joy still to come ;)
     

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