Condor
115% crop

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mmequv.)

1/500 f6.3 200 iso

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mmequv.)

1/500 f6.3 200 iso

Condor
feet - 90% crop

Nikon 85mm 1.8 1/4000 f1.8 200 iso

Nikon 85mm 1.8 1/4000 f1.8 200 iso

Coati

Sigma 70-300mm 270mm (405mm equiv.) 1/640 f16 1000 iso 33% crop

Sigma 70-300mm 270mm (405mm equiv.) 1/640 f16 1000 iso 33% crop

Coati

Sigma 70-300mm 195mm (292mm equiv.) 1/1000 f16 1000 iso 66% crop

Sigma 70-300mm 195mm (292mm equiv.) 1/1000 f16 1000 iso 66% crop

A
trip to Chester Zoo using the Nikon D200 with several lenses. Some images have
been enhanced in Photoshop (PS) in that wire fencing has been cloned out, backgrounds
blurred and in some cases as a result of requests by the animals I have placed
them in rather different environments!. Click on the image for a larger pic. All
images are hand held and all are cropped in some way.

Condor

Sigma
18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.)

1/350 f11 200 iso

Jaguar

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/640 f6.3 640 iso

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/640 f6.3 640 iso

Jaguar
with lunch

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/500 f6.3 640 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/500 f6.3 640 iso

Jaguar

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/400 f6.3 500 iso

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/400 f6.3 500 iso

Jaguar
-cropped

Sigma 70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/250 f8 500 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/250 f8 500 iso

Chicken
for lunch

Sigma 18-200mm 175mm (262mm equiv.) 1/500 f5.6 500 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 175mm (262mm equiv.) 1/500 f5.6 500 iso

Jaguar

Sigma 70-300mm 220mm (330mm equiv.) 1/350 f11 500 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 220mm (330mm equiv.) 1/350 f11 500 iso

Sigma
18-200mm 40mm (60mm equiv.)

1/8 f32 100 iso- vertical crop

1/8 f32 100 iso- vertical crop

Sigma
70-300mm 135mm (207mm equiv.) 1/25 f32 100 iso

Sigma
70-300mm 220mm (330mm equiv.)1/800 f16 500 iso

The original fence was removed and the silhouette was placed against one of my dawn pics in PS

The original fence was removed and the silhouette was placed against one of my dawn pics in PS

Poisonous
frog

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/30 f6.3 800 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/30 f6.3 800 iso

Mexican
Tiger Rat Snake

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/15 f6.3 500 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/15 f6.3 500 iso

Mexican
Tiger Rat Snake

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/30 f6.3 640 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/30 f6.3 640 iso

Crocodile
Monitor

Sigma 18-200mm 55mm (82mm equiv.) 1/30 f5,6 640 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 55mm (82mm equiv.) 1/30 f5,6 640 iso

Great
Indian Hornbill

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/125 f 6.3 800 iso

Background blurred in PS

Sigma 18-200 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/125 f 6.3 800 iso

Background blurred in PS

Crocodile
Monitor

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/100 f6.3 800 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/100 f6.3 800 iso

Crocodile
Monitor

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/60 f6.3 800 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/60 f6.3 800 iso

Crocodile
Monitor

Sigma 18-200mm 135mm (207mm equiv.) 1/50 f5.6 800 iso

Sigma 18-200mm 135mm (207mm equiv.) 1/50 f5.6 800 iso

Buffy-headed
Capuchin

Sigma 70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/2000 f5.6 1000 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/2000 f5.6 1000 iso

Time
for a nap - cropped

Sigma 70-300mm 135mm (207mm equiv.) 1/500 f8 400 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 135mm (207mm equiv.) 1/500 f8 400 iso

Three
senior chimps look after junior.

Sigma
70-300mm 150mm (225mm equiv.) 1/200 f8 400 iso

Sigma
70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/500 f5.6 400 iso

Sigma
70-300mm 135mm (207mm equiv.) 1/500 f8 400 iso 40% crop

Sigma
70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv..) 1/1250 f5.6 400 iso

Nikon
105mm 2.8 macro 1/750 f16 400 iso

Sigma
18-200mm 18mm (27mm equiv.) 1/60 f8 1000 iso

Sigma
18-200mm 26mm (39mm equiv.) 1/25 f4 1000iso

Sigma
18-200mm 18mm (27mm equiv.) 1/60 f5.6 1000iso 50% crop

Now
for the next few pictures the original images have been popped into different
environments! First there was the Hyacinthine Macaw who told me he'd always wanted
to visit the area where the Jaguars live. Well - as the Jaguars were enjoying
their Chicken Curry lunch I thought I would oblige! As for the Capuchin monkeys
well they were sitting on outside shelves of their 'zoo house' so I thought I
would move them to Coronation Street!

Sigma
18-200mm

18mm (27mm equiv.) 1/8 f22 500 iso and 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/250 f6.3 500 iso

18mm (27mm equiv.) 1/8 f22 500 iso and 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/250 f6.3 500 iso

Monkey- Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv..) 1/350 f5.3
1000 iso

window - Sigma 18-200mm 22mm (33mm equiv.) 1/320 f3.8 1000 iso

window - Sigma 18-200mm 22mm (33mm equiv.) 1/320 f3.8 1000 iso

window
-Sigma 18-200mm 175mm (287mm equiv.) 1/640 f11 640 iso

monkey - Sigma 70-300mm 240mm ( 360mm equiv.) 1/500 f5.3 1000 iso

monkey - Sigma 70-300mm 240mm ( 360mm equiv.) 1/500 f5.3 1000 iso

The
pic of the background is a scanned slide from the Bolivian jungle I shot several
years ago

The blue throated Macaw - Sigma 70-300mm 120mm (180mm equiv.) 1/500 f11 1000 iso

The blue throated Macaw - Sigma 70-300mm 120mm (180mm equiv.) 1/500 f11 1000 iso

Sigma
70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/320 f8 1000 iso

Macaw
116% crop

orig. Sigma 70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/125 f11 500 iso

orig. Sigma 70-300mm 300mm (450mm equiv.) 1/125 f11 500 iso

In
all previous visits to Chester Zoo I had never seen the Lemurs before. They live
on an island well away from the visitors. Today I was lucky to see them enjoying
themselves leaping about the trees.

Lemur
100% crop from

Sigma 70-300mm zoom 220mm (330mm equiv.) 1/2500 f5 800 iso

Sigma 70-300mm zoom 220mm (330mm equiv.) 1/2500 f5 800 iso

Lemur
40% crop from

Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/1000 f5.3 1000 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/1000 f5.3 1000 iso

Lemur
85% crop from

Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/2000 f5.3 1000 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/2000 f5.3 1000 iso

Sigma
18-200mm zoom 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/1000 f11 800 iso

Sigma
18-200mm zoom 135mm (202mm equiv.) 1/640 f11 800 iso

Seal
impersonation

Sigma 70-300mm 270mm (405mm equiv.) 1/1500 f5.6 400 iso

Sigma 70-300mm 270mm (405mm equiv.) 1/1500 f5.6 400 iso

While
all his mates were enjoying a lovely afternoon swim in the warm water this little
chap kept on going to the edge and just would not jump in. It took him almost
ten minutes before he was persuaded by one of his friends who showed him what
to do!

Coati

Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/800 f16 1000 iso 33% crop

Sigma 70-300mm 240mm (360mm equiv.) 1/800 f16 1000 iso 33% crop

Sigma
18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/1000 f8 800 iso

Sigma
18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/1000 f6.3 800 iso

Sigma
18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/1000 f6.3 800 iso

Sigma
18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/1000 f8 800 iso 50% crop

For
some unknown reason the above two images ended up underexposed by 3-4 stops even
though their exif info was similar to images shot at the same time They had to
be rescued in PS and noise filtered out in Neat Image

Sigma
18-200mm 200mm (300mm equiv.) 1/1000 f6.3 800 iso 50% crop

Sigma
18-200mm 155mm (233mm equiv.) 1/1000 f6 800 iso 70% crop