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Singapore Monochrome Zoo

Singapore has a fantastic zoo.

We visit once a year each time we’re back.

I had a simple set-up that day – it’s a 40mm prime lens.

The challenge here is not so much to become the next National Geographic photographer, but simply to impart a bit of character onto the subjects.

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That’s my favourite animal, totally at home in its tropical paradise – I was born in the year of the tiger.

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A turtle flying through the water.

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A dreamy iguana.

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An enigmatic bicycle … (the kids had to pry their weird daddy and his camera away from this animal.)

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We’re that sea lion, trained to perform.

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See how hard it spins for its food.

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The chimpanzees are high above, lording over us…

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Check out that animal of a camera!

It’s a full frame Sony RX1r.

It’s a f/2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens!

It’s a full frame digital camera with a fixed lens, a challenge to a Leica fixed with a 35mm lens.

I could be Garry Winogrand with that camera! (I should say Winogrand’s book The Animals was on my mind that day.)

With that camera, I could become the next Daido Moriyama… look at that lens hood!

Okay … back to the main plot.

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Once upon a time, Singapore was a small fishing village.

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Then the elephants came.

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We’re all looking out for our next orange squash.

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Capitalism is fun!

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All lined up and waiting to be splashed on by the sea lion … what fun!

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Would you like to meet a capitalist snake, anyone?

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That’s a white capitalist peacock giving us a rear view…

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A charging polar bear!

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Up close and personal with a polar bear.

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There’re lines we cannot cross.

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No worries – no one is going to eat us.

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My daughter was impressed by this bird and followed it for a bit.

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My son got real close and took the above shot.

“What’s that, daddy?”

“It’s a nice furry raccoon-like monkey animal creature.”

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Children love the horse-carriage ride.

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Nice pony!

A pony is not a baby horse.

It’s a small horse.

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My son decided this particular otter was cute and took 16 identical pictures.

(That’s partly why I don’t let him use my film cameras.)

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Bye bye! See you again next year!

For collectors: check out the prints!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments on “Singapore Monochrome Zoo

  1. geekchic1994
    September 10, 2014

    Love these photos – so beautiful!

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