Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Bringing a heavy telephoto zoom lens is something I have only done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a couple of times. In fact, the last time was back in 2013. Looking through these, I will be bringing it again. The lens I am talking about is the Nikon 80-400mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AF VR Zoom lens. It … Continue reading "Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Re-visiting the Wild Africa Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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For those of you planning your next trip to Walt Disney World and are looking for a new adventure during your visit. May I suggest the Wild Africa Trek tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you enjoy photography, check out the links below this photo of a Reticulated Giraffe I was able to photograph from … Continue reading "Re-visiting the Wild Africa Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Re-Living an Old Trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Back in 2013, I brought the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR Zoom lens to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is the original version of the lens. It is a big, heavy lens which I use mostly for field sports and wildlife photography with an occassional visit to local zoos. Carrying it at a Disney themepark … Continue reading "Re-Living an Old Trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Africa

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For the next four weeks, we are going to explore the Lands of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Starting with Africa. Africa’s Harambe Theatre reflected in the Discovery River.Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 70mm Focal Length. The new home of the Festival of the Lion King Live Stage Show is reflected in the Discovery … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Africa"
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Four Parks of Walt Disney World

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Let’s take a trip around the world as in Walt Disney World with a twist. I created this collage using none of the usual park icons. The Four Parks of Walt Disney World. From top left: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom, Imagination Pavilion in Epcot, Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and … Continue reading "Four Parks of Walt Disney World"
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Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Photographing birds whether at Walt Disney World or out in the wild is a challenge. While many birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are content to stand and be still for photographs. Others are not. If you have ever watched the Eastern Golden Weavers inside the Aviary of the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, you know what … Continue reading "Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: 2000s

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Picture This! Photoblogger Scott on the Wild Africa Trek in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.Copyright Disney 2011. Used by permission. I am cheating a bit here as the Wild Africa Trek started in 2010 and I did not do it until early 2011 but…Disney’s Animal Kingdom is our 2000s decade park so I am going with it. … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: 2000s"
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Look Up with a Twist at Walt Disney World

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Last week I talked about Looking Down at Walt Disney World. This week we are Looking Up….from Our Phones. Believe me, I appreciate the modern day Smart Phone as much as the next person. Especially in a long queue line for a popular ride or attraction at a Disney park. However, you could end up … Continue reading "Look Up with a Twist at Walt Disney World"
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Eliminating Distracting Backgrounds at Walt Disney World

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Here are a few ideas on how to separate your subject from its background which are often busy at Walt Disney World. I have previously gone into detail on how to use Aperture mode on a dSLR camera to blur out the background while keeping the subject sharp and clear. For compact cameras and on … Continue reading "Eliminating Distracting Backgrounds at Walt Disney World"
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