Photos from the Dallas Fort Worth Zoo

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  1. HJM Photography

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    Ah some wonderful shots there - some really good keepers! I must say I really like number 1 and the selective colouring on 2 works really well.
    To be honest there are only a few things I can see wrong - occasional light from the wrong angle, but that is really something which you can't change in a zoo - but the biggest niggle for me is that in a few shots you are pushing just a little too close to the subject and missing bits out - the elepahant, swan, mandarin (reflection) and budgies show this up and it would have been better if you could have got just a little more of the animal in each.
    Out of interest what lens were you using for these shots, a zoom or a prime?
     
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    I think there are some great shots here as well, I really like the way you have framed a number of the animals faces, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback :)

    Yes, you're right... They're all very focused in on my subject matter. I'll have to play with my framing next time.

    I shot with a Nikon D70s with the 18-70mm kit lense. And also a 70-300vr zoom lense.
     
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    Funny, we have the same exact equipment (at least of what you used for this shoot) and live in the same area :)

    You have some great shots. I've already gone 2 times this year (pics on my site). I don't really care for the selective coloring on the giraffe, and think some of them could use a boost in curves/contrast in PS, but otherwise I like 'em!
     
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    Awesome! I love my zoom lense love love love haha!

    Thanks. Yeh... still learning everything in Photoshop.
     
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    I do certainly find it useful for certain times, but it does have limits for sure. It certainly isn't its strongest at the 300mm end and it is very limited for getting sharp pictures in anything but strong daylight.

    Oh well, until I hit the lottery, I will consider myself lucky. I just can't hang around people with all that really nice stuff too often or I feel deprived! :lol:
     

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