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Memphis Zoo with 300 2.8 VR

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by rbsmith, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Here are a few of my zoo shots from Sunday. I love this lens. But it gets heavy after 6 hours.






    Thanks for looking.
  2. Drifter


    May 7, 2006
    West Virginia
    Nice shots Rex !

    The 70-300 VR is great lens for the price.

    Thanks for sharing;
  3. Nice pictures, Rex. I especially like the first and the last.
  4. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Sharp shots!!
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice
    Especially for a zoo. Not easy to shoot in a zoo usually
  6. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Thanks Ron. I was using the 300 VR. Itis a great lens. Even for it's price. I have seen alot of great shots with the 70-300 VR. I would like to try it.

    Thank Daniel. Both of those looked like they were posing for me.

    Thanks for looking and commenting, Radz

    It was a lot of fun. I have always used zooms at the zoo. With the big prime you have to do a lot of moving around to get shots. The zoo was very crowded. I was really surprised at how courteous people were. Most would stop and let me take my shots. I tried to be the same and stay out of the way as much as possible and not poke to many with the monopod.
  7. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Very nice photos Rex. I know you are enjoying the new lens.
  8. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    nice work Rex
  9. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Rex, did you have a monopod?

    LOVE number 1. Fantastic expression!
  10. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Thanks, Doug. he was really hamming it up. I was using the monopole with the bogan 3232 head ( I think thats the No.) with the Sidekick attached to the QR.
  11. Looks like you had a good time. I'm glad you got a eagle picture (from closer than 1/2 mile away!).
  12. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Excellent shots Rex, love the birds!
  13. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Thanks Herb. We have got to get together. We live to close not too. I got the location of an eagle nest not more than 30 miles from us.
  14. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Thanks Lowolf

    We did Mason. The eagle shot was close, but I enjoyed shooting the one at Florence much more. It was kind of sad seeing this great bird in a cage. I'll bring us some waders to your place the next time. Then we can get closer. I know where one is close to home. Not as far from the road.

    Thanks Igor. They were in a tropical birdhouse. Not the best lighting. But I was pleased with the results. I appreciate your comment.
  15. Wow great shots with the new lens. #1 is wonderful, reminds me of Clint Eastwood's movie.
  16. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Thanks, jr.
  17. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    We need to do it Rex!
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