Thursday, June 27, 2013

Singapore Zoo & Night Safari

A few days ago we spent most of the day looking at flowers. Today, it was spent looking at animals. My nephew graciously took us and my niece across town to the Singapore Zoo. We spent the afternoon at the zoo and the evening at the Night Safari. Lots of the typical zoo animals and attractions and way too many people and uncontrolled kids.










This is the first picture from the Night Safari. The park opened at 7:00pm and we stayed there until about 9:30pm. It was pretty dark so I got some practice using my monopod. Most of the pictures were taken at ISO 1600 and wide open aperture so they don't look great but then again, it was really dark and flash was not permitted. The Night Safari was one of those attractions that we had heard about and didn't want to miss. I think the tram portion was a waste of time but the walking trails were great.




8 comments:

Trobairitz said...

I think those night time pictures came out quite well considering it was dark.

RichardM said...

In some cases, I couldn't even tell what I was taking a picture of until it showed up on the lcd screen on the camera. Lots of photos got deleted immediately after taking them.

SonjaM said...

The first one looks mighty friendly. Well captured considering it was night.

Unknown said...

Richard:

I think you were brave to be walking around there. I don't notice any cages or bars. Just make sure they are well fed before you go there, or else they would be . .

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

RichardM said...

The night photos start about 2/3 way down just after the tiger pouncing on my niece. But the monkeys generally looked friendly but all looked incredibly bored. A problem with any environment like a zoo.

RichardM said...

No cages or bars anywhere to be seen. And that is one of the features of the Night Safari is that many of the animals are wandering with little separating you from them. You aren't allowed to walk on the tram way but there were some of the herbivores wandering right next to the tram. Cattle guards were used to contain them.

redlegsrides said...

night pictures....always difficult to do in the best of times, at least in my experience.
Tripod/monopod is of course required, no one can hold still long enough for the exposure times required! Good stuff Richard.

dom

RichardM said...

I was trying to get the night pictures to appear a little darker but didn't succeed very well. I like the monopod I picked up in Oregon last year. Makes me want to look at a new camera with a full frame sensor and a fast prime lens.

One of these days...