Monthly Archives: February 2009

Hippos in the frame

Lotus, the baby hippopotamus, with her mother, Primrose.

As one of our Christmas holiday activities, an extended family group went to Werribee Open Range Zoo in the first week of January. Naturally, I couldn’t resist taking my new camera with me, to see what it could do.

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 These pictures are as they came out of the camera (with the exception of resizing them, of course)

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As usual, I pushed the camera, yet with the zoom at 360mm and being hand-held, it still managed to pick up the grains of sand on the baby hippo’s bottom.

The colour rendition is good straight out of the box and there are lots of really clever things like a built in video camera that can record in different modes – including for uploading to the net, and an overlay grid on the lcd screen to help with composition.

All in all, I love it – but it was the hippos that made my day!

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