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St. Louis Zoo - More birds

Postby TomCofer » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:22 am

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Re: St. Louis Zoo - More birds

Postby TomCofer » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:24 am

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Note: The last two were local birds looking for handouts.
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Postby WesternGuy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:04 pm

Tom, nice bird images. Sometimes you can't get the "zoo" out of all of them. :)

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Re: St. Louis Zoo - More birds

Postby TomCofer » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:56 am

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Re: St. Louis Zoo - More birds

Postby WesternGuy » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:04 am

Nice bird images. It took me a minute to figure out what 1.4 was. Looks like the Zoo has lots of critters to photograph. Did you do these all hand-held? I ask because some zoos get really bent out of shape if you carry a tripod around and others don't care as long as you don't interfere with the other guests. For some reason, they equate tripod with being a professional and they don't want pros taking pics in their zoo for fun and profit.

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Re: St. Louis Zoo - More birds

Postby TomCofer » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:17 pm

WesternGuy wrote:Nice bird images. It took me a minute to figure out what 1.4 was. Looks like the Zoo has lots of critters to photograph. Did you do these all hand-held? I ask because some zoos get really bent out of shape if you carry a tripod around and others don't care as long as you don't interfere with the other guests. For some reason, they equate tripod with being a professional and they don't want pros taking pics in their zoo for fun and profit.

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1.4 Was two large parrot like birds protecting their nest. Most of my shots there were done hand-held, some on a mono-pod. I have used a tripod, making sure that I do not interfere with traffic or anyone's viewing. As a result, I have never been told to stop or to do it otherwise. I don't sell any of the shots commercially and offer them to the zoo for free use.
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Re: St. Louis Zoo - More birds

Postby WesternGuy » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:51 pm

Thanks Tom - I did finally figure out what 1.4 was, but for a minute it looked like a really scary bird :) .

Good to know you don't get hassled for using a tripod and I think it is great that you offer your images to the Zoo for free. Often these organizations don't have much of a budget for "photography", so they welcome charitable offerings like yours.

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