The Zoo

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  1. Aoide

    Aoide TPF Noob!

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    I went to the zoo last week. I couldn't get as close to the animals as I would have liked (sometimes physically and sometimes with camera lens available) but I managed to get some shots of the animals that I liked anyway.

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    I like all these shots, all very well focused. I know the second fellow quite well. Ernie
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I really like the shot of the koala! Looks like you had a good visit!
     
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    nice shots!! not easy shooting at a zoo, you have done a great job here!
     
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    Awww very nice captures! The dof in the first shot is great! I can even see his/her whiskers! : )
     
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    the first is just great... i love it... the giraff looks colorful....great job, aoide....
    like photogal said, you can see whiskers...and eyelashes...love that pic..
     
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    Giraffes are awesome. I love how you captured the hair on it's back at just the right lighting.
     
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    Thanks everyone. It was an interesting visit. It was the first time I had been to the Houston Zoo after living in Houston for 10 years. I was shamed into going to the zoo after befriending a zoo keeper through my text blog. It's a long story, but nothing could really compare to the zoo of my childhood and my first time I went to a non-childhood zoo it was pretty bad. But the Houston Zoo was nice and green with lots of trees and HOT. I'm glad I went though. All of this (I'm wordy in case you didn't know :chatty: ) to say that my main focus wasn't to take pictures, but to visit. I'm glad these pictures did come out though. Thanks again everyone for the comments.
     
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    I'm so sad. :cry: I just found out that Amali, this giraffe died in August. I have no idea how I missed this news from 6 months ago, but I did.

    This picture means so much more to me now. It was taken about a month before she died.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Awww. What a pity!
    (And hey, I missed these pictures when you posted them first last year in July!!!!!!!)
    I am glad you had a chance to honour her with this brilliant photo of her!
     
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    The first shot is beautiful =)
     
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    Great shots. The first is brilliant.
     

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