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The Oakland Zoo (yes it is much better than it was 20 years ago)

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by thrdprophet, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. thrdprophet


    May 13, 2007
    Modesto, CA
    These were all taken with the 70-200mm VR unless otherwise noted, this is my first trip to any Zoo with a DSLR. Still new to digital photography so any comments or advice is greatly appreciated thank you!

    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 200

    Tiger at 400mm using the TC-20e II
    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/7.1    1/180s    ISO 400

    Some Lizard, shot through the glass
    NIKON D200    ---    102mm    f/2.8    1/30s    ISO 200
  2. I like the meerkat best.
    I do agree that a zoo is a very good place to become familiar with a new camera.

  3. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Timely post as I've been considering the Oakland zoo. Been to SF zoo a number of times so I want to try something different. Although SF zoo just opened their new Grizzly Gulch http://www.sfzoo.org/new/. There are two day in a weekend.
  4. thrdprophet


    May 13, 2007
    Modesto, CA
    The Oakland Zoo is a pretty good Zoo, not bad for $9.30 admission. I never been to the SF Zoo, so I can't really compare. But what I look for in Zoo's is if the animals "looK" happy. If they look sad and depress... I probably would not come back to that zoo.
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