Tuesday, 7 October 2014

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Wild Birds at Dublin Zoo

As some of you know I have had to replace my camera due to the fact that water got into the one I usually use so last week I took the new one out for a test drive.  Yesterday I showed you photograph from Bangor Walled Garden.  As I had reason to be in Dublin with 2 hours to spare, I went to the zoo another day.  So for the rest of this week, I am taking a break from posting on my 6 week trip to Africa to show you the photographs and video I took.  Other than sign boards, all of them are straight out of the camera without ANY editing. 

I would value you opinion.


Mute Swan


This is an interesting read.


Young of Mute Swan


Tufted Duck


Duckling of Mallard Duck


Grey Heron on top of a building


                                                    Dunnock


I hope you enjoyed this first post from Dublin Zoo. 
My new camera is a Lumix Panasonic FZ 200

Magnificent Tigers tomorrow.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

You can access it at


http://youtu.be/ebi2HLv4ySQ

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear.


Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for all your comments.

39 comments:

  1. Perfection. Dublin zoo looks first class.

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  2. I think it looks really good! I wish you a lot of great pictures with the new camera.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Margaret, wonderful variety of birds. The Tufted Duck is one of my favorites.. Have a great day!

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  4. Perfectly shot, each one. I keep scrolling back to look from top to bottom! You have a strong zoom, Margaret. I'm pleased to see the area was left to revert back to nature and now houses so many beautiful birds. Have a great day, (I've not forgotten your id's. I've sent on to bird experts in Dar and I know they'll get back to me soon) Jo

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  5. Margaret, your photos are always wonderful. A friend of mine has the Lumix too and she takes wonderful photos with it, without any manipulating. Were these taken on an overcast day?

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  6. I don't know which new camera you have Margaret (sorry if I missed that info) but your pictures have greaat detail and good exposure.

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  7. I would say that the driver of the camera is doing well!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. You have a good eye, that's for sure. And your camera is quite cooperative. :)

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  9. Your new camera takes lovely sharp picture and I always enjoy your videos. I look forward to your other zoo photos. These were very enjoyable.

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  10. i am no expert, by any means and i really know zero about photography. all i can say is that your images are beautiful....the swans are amazing!!!

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  11. Hi Margaret. You have chosen well. A 'Bridge' camera is ideal for what you do and the FZ200 is about the best you could have chosen. Straight away the images you have posted are much clearer and a vast improvement. I hasten to add that your previous images were down to the camera and not you.

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  12. The new camera seems to be doing a great job and so is the photographer!

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  13. the swans are beauties. lovely.

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  14. The quality of the images from your new camera is excellent. The details are sharp. Of course, having a great photographer using the camera helps as well.

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  15. Great zoo day! I love my point and shoot camera. But I have a Panasonic Lumix version on my Christmas list. We'll see...

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  16. Beautiful pictures Margaret.
    The swans are my favorite.
    Congratulations on the new camera.

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  17. Great work Margaret - you AND the camera.

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  18. Lovely photos! My favorites are the swans.

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  19. A very nice selection of birds!

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  20. Great shots Margaret! I love the tufted duck. I think that camera is a keeper.

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  21. Your images are fantastic Margaret... loved the video clip as well.

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  22. Fabulous photos! I especially love the swan with the drip of water. Great variety of birds and your camera is great!

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  23. Great photos - the new camera takes good photos. I especially like the first photo of the swan with the drop of water caught on its beak.

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  24. All are gorgeous, especially the swan. I bet you were so excited trying out your new camera! I always am! The Tufted Duck looks just a bit kind of wild and crazy! I love the young mute swan, I have never seen them at this stage.

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  25. I like how you caught the drip from the beak of the swan.

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  26. I think the photos are excellent Margaret. keep doing what you're doing. looks like a great choice.

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  27. Fabulous shots! My favorite is the Muted Swan, love the one with the water droplet coming out of its beak.

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  28. Beautiful pictures. The camera is good,but it also needs to be in capable hands,which it most certainly is.

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  29. Splendid photos, Margaret. The Tufted Duck and Mute Swan youngster are my favorites.

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  30. I love the way the heron stands on one leg.
    ~

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  31. Great shots of such a nice variety of birds. The new camera seems to be working out for you. I think my favorites here today were the Swans and that Tufted Duck.

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  32. lol, that was a really "tufted" duck. :)

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  33. Great series of photos! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  34. You sure know how to use your new camera, Margaret. These are beautiful photos and a great video too.

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  35. It looks like you have a great new camera there Margaret. Picture quality looks very good indeed.
    Great pictures.

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  36. Great photos! Love the bright colors and birds, however; if they start to become a problem residentially check out bird removal NJ

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