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Old December 28 2013, 03:33 AM   #4426
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"Don't shoot! Don't shoot! We're not a tiger! ... We're inmates of a Bengali psychiatric institution, and we escaped by making this skin out of old, used cereal packets."
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Old December 28 2013, 03:40 AM   #4427
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Those are some of the crispest, clearest and most detailed zoo photos I've seen in a long time. Very nice and majestic-looking. Thanks for sharing them!
Thanks! The Bronx Zoo actually has a glass partition between the exhibits ... and the tigers. I have to give my camera and lens the credit for image clarity.
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Old December 28 2013, 06:10 AM   #4428
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^Well, that's a great camera then, because those pictures are AWESOME.
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Old December 28 2013, 06:24 AM   #4429
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I have three different digital cameras (two of which are in my old as well as newer smartphone) and none seem to take images that good much of the time.
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Old December 28 2013, 04:52 PM   #4430
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All of yours are great, Mariner, but this is my favorite.

There've been some other fabulous photos lately, but I had so many to catch up on, and I forgot to multi-quote, so…..
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Old December 28 2013, 04:58 PM   #4431
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Thanks, again. The camera is a Canon 70D and the lens is a 70-300mm Canon lens. For years I had been using Canon's entry-level DSLR, the Rebel T2i. But the new camera was a birthday/Christmas gift. I'm still learning how to get the most out of it, but it's been impressive.
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Old December 28 2013, 05:09 PM   #4432
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They're like something out of the pages of a National Geographic.
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Old December 28 2013, 08:04 PM   #4433
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Awesome photos Mariner. I am having serious lens and camera envy right now! I started off with Canon's Rebel XT and moved to the T3i about two years ago. Unfortunately I am mostly using the kit lens that came with it though.

I took this one with my iPhone while out for a walk with my family in Central Park the day after Christmas .



I took this one on Christmas Day. My daughter got a cape for Christmas and was striking a pose on top of some beer cased I hadn't put away yet.
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Old December 28 2013, 08:40 PM   #4434
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Awesome photos Mariner. I am having serious lens and camera envy right now! I started off with Canon's Rebel XT and moved to the T3i about two years ago. Unfortunately I am mostly using the kit lens that came with it though.

I took this one with my iPhone while out for a walk with my family in Central Park the day after Christmas .
That's absolutely brilliant. I can see that as a book cover or the background to a movie one-sheet. Possibly some mystery-thriller with Morgan Freeman or something.

The benefit of my camera and lens upgrade is the speed and accuracy of the autofocus. With my T2i and the 55-250mm, it would take seconds to focus, and often shift not directly onto the exact spot I wanted (despite the fact that I use back-button, single-point focusing). The 70D uses the same focusing system as the 7D, and the USM lens is quick. So I ended up with a lot of very sharp images this time 'round.

Personally, though, I need to work on framing the images better (like the one of yours I quoted). The one with your daughter in front of chalkboard, with the cat to one side in front of the window, has a Norman Rockwell quality to it.
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Old December 28 2013, 08:48 PM   #4435
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Some pictures of Ian for his 5th birthday.






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Old December 29 2013, 03:58 AM   #4436
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My dear friend who died suddenly Friday morning. She was only 66. She was so much fun, loved God with all her heart, was like a teenage girl when it came to K-pop and Korean dramas, devoured books, was an Army wife whose husband served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, raised three boys, and loved me like a sister/daughter/niece/best friend.

This picture is from a vacation we took to Florida together 5 years ago. We stopped to get ice cream treats pretty much every day, and she would always make such a mess eating hers. I told her I had to take this picture so I would remember how funny and messy she was, even though she isn't very messy here. She didn't care - for her, it was part of the fun of having the treat that it ended up messy.

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Old December 29 2013, 04:01 AM   #4437
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I am sorry to hear about your friend Sakystra, she sounds like an awesome funny interesting person.
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Old December 29 2013, 06:23 AM   #4438
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So sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one whether they're a blood relative or not can be a very difficult thing, and all our best wishes at this time.
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Old December 29 2013, 02:55 PM   #4439
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My heartfelt condolences Sakrysta. The photo of your friend, though, is filled with such a vibrant zest for life, though, that it's heartwarming ... hopefully it can be an inspiration.
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Old December 30 2013, 11:11 AM   #4440
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sorry to hear of your loss Sakrysta, Things like this sorta kills a thread but your friend looks like someone I met awhile back..yet probably a different person.

back to the images?



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