Longleat Safari Park - holiday photo's

aaronnorth

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Just been staying at the capsite which is literally a two minute walk away from the main attraction. You can hear the sea lions barking? all day, with the lions then taking over at night!
The good thing about it is you purchase a passport ticket which last you all season, so even if you dont visit all of the attractions you have still got until the end of the season to do so. I doubt you would be able to do it all in a day anyway. The safari park takes 2hrs.
We also used clubcard pints which meant it cost us £6.50 each :wideyed: :thumbup: as apposed to £23 (which is still a bargain IMO!)

I also learned the importance of why UV filters are used, so that shall bemy next purchase, i have never really needed one in the past.

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You could feed the deer from the car
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And the sea lions which swim right beside the Safari boat.
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Thanks for looking :thumbup:

Aaron
 

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Re: Longleat Safari Park

paul.in.kendal said:
Lovely pics Aaron, especially the macro shots.

Would you care to share the UV knowledge you gained, and how you gained it?


it was when i was photographing subjects around the water. here is an example.

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as you can see, to correctly expose the island, the water was always overexposed, so i could never get that crisp look.

perhaps i need a polarizer, but i havent read to much up on the subject, so perhaps a more knowledgeable person can help me out ;)
 

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Re: Longleat Safari Park

Some fantastic shots there, I always enjoy going to Longleat, been there quite a fwe times in recent years.

My understanding is that a UV filter reduces glare such as the light being reflected off the water which is what seems to be the problem you are having :?:
 
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Re: Longleat Safari Park

aaronnorth said:
it was when i was photographing subjects around the water. here is an example.

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as you can see, to correctly expose the island, the water was always overexposed, so i could never get that crisp look.

perhaps i need a polarizer, but i havent read to much up on the subject, so perhaps a more knowledgeable person can help me out ;)
Aah! I see! I thought you were on about a UV clarifier for your aquarium! Doh! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

FWIW, when I used to use a traditional SLR, the polarising filter was always on and made a huge difference, especially when taking transparencies. But I've got a feeling there are 'issues' with using them on digital cameras.
 

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Some lovely photo's Aaron - you're getting better and better :clap:
 

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Aah! I see! I thought you were on about a UV clarifier for your aquarium! Doh! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

FWIW, when I used to use a traditional SLR, the polarising filter was always on and made a huge difference, especially when taking transparencies. But I've got a feeling there are 'issues' with using them on digital cameras.

lol,

thanks ceebee
 
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