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    LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    My wonderful husband got me a Nikon D5000 for Christmas, and it is my first DSLR. We decided to venture to our local zoo so I could play with my new camera and learn about how it works. If anybody has any tips or tricks on how to use this thing, I'd love to hear 'em!

    Also, none of these have been put into any post processing programs...yet. That's the next thing on my to-learn list!

    On with the show:



    Pretty ocelot.



    Had a hard time catching that guy in a good place.



    Notice his missing eye. Legend has it a penny got stuck in it and it had to be removed.

    A lot of that section of the zoo is under construction (the hippos and polar bears are no longer in this area) as they work on building the new reptile hut.





    Lounging Jack



    A scary cassowary. It really is a frighteningly prehistoric bird.



    This koala was so cute! Lucky for us, he was being quite active when we walked by. I miss the original koala house. It was such a cool and dark enclosure.







    Koala butt!



    Don't like the lighting, but jump! Yay!



    Hangover Jack.



    You know zebras are the oldest animal in the jungle 'cause they're still in black and white.





    I really need to get a macro lens.



    The lions were spooning. Can you feel the tonight?



    Pretty spots.





    The lemur cages are so difficult to shoot through! Those close wires make for a hard time to get the camera to focus correctly.



    Love these animals!



    Gorilla. Chillin'.



    Trying the silhouette scene feature.



    Red Ape hands.



    Human hand.



    They're so large and majestic!









    Flamingooooooooos!





    This lookout meerkat was so cute. He kept looking over his right shoulder at the kettle corn hut.







    This guy was very helpful. He had a very predictable swimming pattern around the enclosure, which made it helpful for me to figure out what automatic setting was best for these water creatures (Sports, BTW).

    Well, those are my animal pictures! (OK, not all of them...came home with just shy of 300 shots.) I realized I have a lot to learn with all of the manual controls, but that I really do like being able to focus my own pictures. Though, using the Pet Portrait scene modes makes it easy to snap animal pictures.

    The zoo itself is under quite a bit of construction. It's definitely evolving from what J and I remember as kids. I wish they'd bring back all the wax animal machines. Those things were the coolest and they're no longer nearly as plentiful around the zoo.
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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Maybe your hubby can get you a real photobucket account. LOL, i can't see the pics.


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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Yeah I know I'm working on it.

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Its like I was there.
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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Great pictures!

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Still not posting.

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    I see them And they're great. The commentary wasn't too shabby either.



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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    I'm unable to see the photos.

    I'd like to though, as the LA Zoo is really local to me. In my teen years, I would walk or bike there from my home.

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Pics not working, anxious to see them however


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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Seriously? I don't understand how they're working for some folks and not working for others. Photosuckit...gah!...

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck44 View Post
    Its like I was there.
    LOL, good one!

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    This is like the Emperor's new clothes. Your phony buds will blow smoke up your patoot, but your real (online) friends will tell you if you are naked (and your pics aren't posting).


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    Quote Originally Posted by MissChristine View Post
    Seriously? I don't understand how they're working for some folks and not working for others. Photosuckit...gah!...
    I could see them, but they are gone now...weird.

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    Re: LA Zoo Photo Trip Report

    Pleeeeease work, photobucket! I created an entirely new photobucket account and re-uploaded all of the images, and posted all new links. Is Mercury still in retrograde and I missed the memo?

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    I see them again.

    I use smugmug...there is a charge, but it has never given me issues and it's easier for me to work with than photobucket.

    nice pictures, by the way.

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