Honolulu Zoo - 1st Time Posting Pic's

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A couple of months ago I left my beloved film behind and made the leap to digital. During this period I've been learning the Nikon D80, Elements, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, pbase, and of course the Nikon Cafe. There has been some serious sensory overload to say the least! Many thanks to Sandi for her generous and patient help. This is my first attempt to post pics. These were taken at the Hololulu Zoo this week.

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Look at me! I'm the King! I'm so impressive! LOOK AT ME!
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Oh pleaaase, I've seen better!
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Nikon D80 and kit lenses.

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Excellent series for your first post here. You have obviously overcome some of the learning curve already! I look forward to more.
 
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Thanks for all the kind words. As I said in the text at the top of the post, I've had a lot of help. I still have a steep learning curve ahead, but I really don't mind since I'm having so much fun in the process. I'm so glad I discovered the Nikon Cafe!

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First of all, lucky you, Honolulu Zoo! These are great, Haze. The colors in the peacock and the flamingo are beautiful. And I love "the king" in the tree.
 
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Great series, Haze... looks like you're having fun learning! That solitary flamingo is great, and the fifth shot... well... what can I say that hasn't been said in the sixth frame!! Howlers, indeed!
Good first post, what are you going to do for second? :wink:
 
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Thanks again for you comments. I actually got to go twice which is really great because you never know what you are going to get on any given day. The Peacocks were the most fun to shoot because they were very friendly and allowed me to get very close. Their colors are amazing.

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Great work. You must have some long lenses in your collection. Do you have any versions of photoshop on your computer? :cool: bsvirginian
 
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Thanks Bob, actually these were all shot with the two kit lenses that came with the camera. Most of the time I was using the DX 55-200.

As for photoshop, yes I have it and that is where Sandi was such a big help. With the big mix of sun and shade I encountered at the zoo, the auto-WB was often fooled and the pic's would come out a bit flat with a blueish cast. Photoshop allows one to restore a picture to a closer representation of what the eye saw, if you know how to do it. I have just scratched the surface with this heavy-hitting program, but I'm having a great time in the learning process.

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