Natura Artis Magistra...

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  1. doenoe

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    ...thats the official name of Amsterdam zoo, but everyone calls it Artis. Been there again last weekend and took some shots:
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    #6 not the best pic, but it was a funny animal. She pushed her nose against the window the whole time i was standing there (taking a breath every now and then offcourse)
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    More to be seen on www.daanschouwe.nl
    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
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    Lovelly shots! What camera and lens you using.

    #1 my favourite I just wish you had got his full nose in shot. (personal choice)

    #3 is interesting but doesnt really work for me as the leaves are just too distracting.

    All in all, really good shots though, well done
     
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    You are making me want to go to Amsterdam to see that zoo!

    Then again, I want to go there and get lost for a week or two in the Rijksmuseum, and then another week or two in the Van Gogh.

    I am a fanatic for the art of Rembrandt, Rubens, Hals, Lastman, Judith Leyster (who I am in love with 400 years too late), Steen and (of course) Vermeer...

    Vincent wasn't bad either.
     
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    Gorgeous!! #4 is my favorite... and actually, I really like #6! :) Artis must be an amazing zoo.
     
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    Hey!! Another Dutchy! :p

    I ought to go to Artis again too! It has been too long!

    I really like #2 and #8. Two is just amazing with those piercing eyes. Which lens did you use?

    see ya,
     
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    5 is my favourite, I love the detail under his chin!
     
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    Thanks for all the comments y'all :)
    PushingTin - #1 I wanted to have the whole face, but a wired fence just doesnt help. So i cropped it like this to get the fence ouf of the pic. Its a bit different then i would normally crop, but i still like it (alot actually :)) #2 I allready have alot of shots of lioness laying there like that. Now they planted bamboo there. So i thought i'd try something different. I shot the top 5 with the Sigma 70-300 APO and the rest is shot with the Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro.
    Sabbath999 - Its a great little zoo. Its in the middle of Amsterdam, so not very big. But there is more then enough to see. I really like the butterfly garden there.......and the aquarium...and the insectarium.......and, well the whole zoo actually :) Im not really into art, so i have to say i never been to one of the museums you mentioned (i know, shame on me)
    The Losing Kind - yup it is :) Small but wonderful. They have plans to expand a bit, so it can only get better :)
    MDW - goeiedag, #2 is shot with the Sigma 70-300 APO. Like i said, through a fence. So it was a bit tricky. But i like how it came out.
     
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    Gorgeous shots - very nice bokeh on these too. First and last ones are my favourite.

    David
     
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    Awesome captures...good work!
     
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    1 and 8!
    1 and 8!
    1 and 8!
    1 and 8!

    okay, they are all good, but 1 and 8 are my favorites (if you couldn't guess, haha) thumbs up!
     
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    Great work again Daan. #1 and #8 are my personal favs. gotta love Artis.





    pascal
     
  12. doenoe

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    Thanks for the replies :)
    Yeah, Artis is a great place to walk around. Can spend the whole day there.
     

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