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Thread: A few animals and birds from the zoo yesterday

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    Lisa still won't let me take any pics of her

    Been a while since I used the camera in anger, here are a few

    Sunlight was at a premium yesterday so I had to run to enclosures when there was a gap in the clouds

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4830409...th/6993979269/

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    Totally awesome
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    tell you what, you're rocking that 7d 100-400 combo!!!!! very impressed
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    You are too generous as always

    Keep going back to that lens , Its not always right but when it is, its the best thing in my bag by a long way ( for my strange needs) The only downside in a zoo environment is that the focal distance can be quite long - so its also difficult to turn and take shots of the family without running off into the distance.

    I'm also experimenting with the widest possible apertures at the moment and this was the first set I've taken almost all at 5.6 - kinda wish they made a 2.8 100-400.

    I suppose the compromise is the 70-200 2.8 but
    a) its an awful lot of money ,
    b) Sometimes 200 just won't be enough,
    c) its an awful lot of money

    Still enjoying it though, just wish I had more time to try and improve

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    The Canon 70-200 2.8IS is my favourite lens of all time :D I absolutely love it but as you say, expensive.

    IMHO between 70-200 it's better than 100-400 BUT yep 200 won't always be enough for wildlife. They do a 2* teleconverter though which is pretty good quality and would take it to 400 (but then of course, on your 100-400 it'd take you to 800 although you'd probably lose autofocus)
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    Interesting, had thought about teleconverters, didn' realise you lose autofocus - no way I can shoot moving things without autofocus - i've tried and can't get within a country mile of pinsharp.

    Unfair question, but genuinely interested , which one of the appeals to you the most from your perspective. Feel free to ignore if its an awkward one

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    Looks like you had a great day for your trip and photo shoot. Love the pictures. Great work. Is that a Great Snowy Owl?





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    He is indeed a snowy owl , whiter than white , Thanks John

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    I always get so excited when you post your photos I get such bad camera envy though. I really do need to upgrade mine soon- haven't had any time to take photos at the minute, but I've cut my hours at work so hopefully should be able to get out a bit more soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 275304
    I always get so excited when you post your photos
    Aw mate thats a lovely thing to say.

    I've really got to get over my fear of taking human pictures for when junior comes along.

    Took some more fish ones recently may put them up in a bit

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