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09 November 2008 @ 08:29 pm
A Trip To The Zoo  
So, I wanted to take out the D700 and give it a workout (and, well, test out some lenses, namely the 80-400mm lens). I decided to go to City Park and take pictures of the canada geese (since they were obviously out in force in Denver). While we were there, my friend Damon (who had forgotten his camera -- doh!) and I decided to go to the zoo and take more pictures.

Unfortunately, it was free day at the zoo.

Nevertheless, I took a number of pictures, and uploaded some up to Flickr.

Some of them came out pretty well, I was particularly surprised at how well the pictures of the Jaguar came out through the cage (you can still see the out-of-focus cage in the foreground a bit, but it looks okay):



...Anyway, bunch more pictures past the picture/link there.
 
 
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Samantha Linglingtm on November 10th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
The photos look great. I'm envious of your camera. I only have the prosumer model. I can't justify spending that much for the D700. I mean, unless I become a paid photographer!
Douglas Triggs: astronomydoubt72 on November 10th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Having good equipment really does make you a better photographer, I think. It can hide some of your mistakes.
Dustybigmog on November 10th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
No penguins OR giraffes?! Boo-urns.
Douglas Triggs: penguindoubt72 on November 10th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
I took pictures of both, but the pictures weren't really that good, so they didn't get uploaded. (Actually, the penguin pictures were okay, just boring composition. The giraffe pictures were a little off -- the light angles were difficult, and it was either blurred from being too slow of an exposure, or just not quite focused right. I'd have to look at the original again to tell which.)