zoo pictures part 1

Yesterday we went to the zoo with some friends. It was absolutely packed (Easter holidays have already started) and the zoo even offered a 20% discount because of the long waiting line. I took along both my usual Canon 450D with my dad’s 70-200mm 2.8 lens (a monster of a lens) and my new Olympus Om-2N with a Zuiko 180mm 2.8 lens…I will eventually post pictures my friend took of tiny little me, being nearly dragged to the ground by the two huge cameras around my neck😉

I am posting a first batch of digital photos now but I am actually a lot more excited to see the film photos when they’re developed. The Zuiko 180mm turned out to be the most amazing lens I’ve ever shot with! I actually had to text my dad to tell him and he texted back: ‘told you it was a great lens. have fun.’ And oh I did…I was discovering my love for photography all over again!

That zoo is brand new and spacious and tries to reconstruct the natural habitat of its animals.

I really need to get a scanner if I am shooting more film in the future…the wait for the photos to get developed alone is killing me and then I can’t even share them with you because I have to go visit someone with a scanner first!

12 thoughts on “zoo pictures part 1

    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Sarah, I did have a great time, only that zoo is enormous because they have very large spaces for the animals and after a while those cameras start getting really heavy :))

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    1. tidytipsy

      Hehe, ja das war witzig, aber schwer zu fotografieren! Danke für deinen Vorschlag übrigens, war mir nicht bewusst, dass es so lange zu laden braucht! Hab jetzt von 15 auf 10 Posts pro Seite reduziert, schau mal obs jetzt schneller geht!

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Kerry and congrats on your first DSLR! You’ll have so much fun with it when you learn how to use it! I’ve had mine for 2 years and I am still learning new functions all the time. I always recommend Ree’s photography pages, she has made some really good posts on how to use a DSLR and photoshop.

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  1. P8

    great pictures ! I always try to take pics of zoo animals, but they never come out very fine … pretty hard to photograph animals.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thank you! Yep, it’s not easy, especially when you have to shoot through glass or wire or the animals are very fast. You just have to be patient and with digital you can take as many shots as you want and hope for one great one :))

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    1. tidytipsy

      Oh, do go and take lots of photos! I always love going to the zoo, I should go more often too…this was actually the first time in 2 or 3 years that I’ve gone!

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