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Sunday, 19 January 2014

A Day at the Zoo Part One

A day at the zoo is often relaxing, informative, and amazing in that it allows visitors to marvel at the various creatures protected within. Sometimes these animals, or birds, are new to us or they may be familiar. They may be exotic or they may reside a little closer to home. They could even have been popularised by television advertisements (Meerkats, I'm looking at you).  

On this day I visited Paignton zoo, the weather was not on my side. What little sun there was was high, the air was cold and wet. Rain persisted through the day with short yet harsh showers. As such many of the animals, understandably, remained hidden in the comforts of their own beds. 

There were a small few who were out and about and of who I strained to capture digitally. I look forward to revisiting the zoo with more inviting weather where hopefully its residents will be more accommodating. 

Through the foliage, Here I see

Nikon D7000, Tamron 70-300mm @ 300m, 1/80s @ f5.6, ISO 4000

Slim Pickings

Nikon D7000, Tamron 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/1250s @ f5.6, ISO 4000

Basking in the sun lamp

Nikon D7000, Tamron 70-300mm @ 98mm, 1/640s @ f4, ISO 2000

There's Something in the Water...

D7000, Tamron 70-300mm @ 70mm, 1/400s @ f4, ISO 1600

 My Little Friend

Nikon D7000, Tamron 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/250s @ f5.6, ISO 5000

Keeping a Close Eye

Nikon D7000, Tamron 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/250s @ f5.6, ISO 5000