Friday, April 9, 2010

Camera-Critters #105: Reptiles

I have been to Taipei Zoo, especially for photographing birds in the aviary several times. I thought I can rely on the Zoo's official website for the identity of the animals. But to my amazement, the information is not complete at all.

I was quite upset with it and went to the zoo again last week determined to take a photo of the sign post in front of each animal to have a record of what I have photographed. I have with me only the 50mm 1.4 lens for the purpose.

It turned out that the lens was perfect for the dim light condition of the Reptile House. I photographed them through the think glass that protects me and them. But nothing is too difficult for Photoshop, a little tweaking of "Curve" brought out all the necessary color and contrast.

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AWANG said...

Great captured..anyway I'm still in learning process of the photoshop(CS4).
Thanks for sharing.

Ishtar said...

Lol, we talked about going to Taipei zoo but never got around during our four weeks in Taiwan. Thanks for taking me now! :-D

Jedediah said...

Amazing photos, the second one is my favourite. I learned the hard way not to rely on zoo homepages, too, and always take pictures of the signs now - it's wasier when you sort the photos, too, I think.

EG Wow said...

Too bad you had to go back to get the information! I guess you'll know what to do next time. :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Perfect lens, nice photos.

Carletta said...

I think you captured this beautifully in the dim light - nicely done!
I'm not a fan of reptiles but I admire your work nevertheless. :)

Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots! Love the colours too.

Reader Wil said...

How clever you are! I have no photoshop installed on my computer. Your photos are really magnificent!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shots, I like looking in the reptile houses.


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