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If This Is Love...

If This Is Love...
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Copyright: Alex Shainshein (s_a_s_h_a) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 284 W: 68 N: 416] (3004)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-22
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, Cokin UV(0)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Singapore
Date Submitted: 2009-11-02 4:40
Viewed: 3013
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No trip to Singapore is complete without a stop at one of the world’s most famous zoos. The 28 hectare open zoo concept is set in a rain forest environment. The animals live in beautiful, spacious landscaped enclosures, which are separated by deep moats to keep visitors safe. There are 315 species in the zoo, with 2530 specimens at last count. 16% of the animals living in the zoo are threatened species.

The Singapore Zoo has earned a number of prestigious awards since its opening in 1973. In 2008, it was awarded a Michelin 3-star rating. It has also received Singapore Tourism Bureau awards each year, including awards for Best Leisure Attraction Experience of the Year 2008 and Top 10 Best Family Experiences (Jungle Breakfast at Singapore Zoo).

Zoo is a massive place to visit. I spent almost an entire day there and still felt like we spent way too little time to really absorb the place.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-02 5:20]

Hi Alex...
So funy shot :-))))
Beautiful scene :-))))

:-) the title reminds me of a phrase in a song:
if this is love, then let me go....
It really fits the picture although I believe this really is love.

A nice action shot, with lovely colors. Very difficult to get a real sharp look though. Judging by the settings of your camera there wasn't too much light and using a 200mm lens doesn't really help either eh?

I love zoo's, so maybe I'll visit Singapore Zoo one day... maybe!


Very good decisive moment captured here with the animals showing there natural behavior even in a captive environment. Enjoyed reading your notes and thanks for sharing!



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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-03 2:23]

Hi Alex

A little bit overexposed, in more ways than one, lol! Despite several trips passing through Singapore I've never been to the zoo, so thanks for posting. A humourous title with well managed high contrasted light & a reasonable result considering. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-03 7:14]


Très très beau détial animalier, ces singes qui s'amuseent, l'un avec la bouche ouverte, le beau poil, grandisoe captage au bon moment.

Bravo et amitié


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