*Edit: Thank you lonewolf for pointing out the error in month on the title.
I had mentioned earlier about the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year awards...
Since the deadline is on 28th of February, I thought it would be a good idea to visit the singapore zoo for our next outing.
Date: 26th February, 2011
Location: Singapore Zoo.
Ticket price: $20 (adult)
Those who wish to visit night safari later, total ticket price is $42
How to get there:
80 Mandai Lake Road
Here are the various options available by MRT:
1. Alight at Ang Mo Kio station (NS16) and take bus service 138 from the bus interchange.
2. Alight at Choa Chu Kang station (NS4-BP1) and take bus service 927 from the bus interchange.
3. From Changi Airport station (EW29), board the train and alight at Tanah Merah station (EW4) to switch to the west-bound train to City Hall station (EW13-NS25), switch again to the north-bound train to Ang Mo Kio station (NS16) and take bus service 138 from the bus interchange.
4. From Changi Airport station (EW29), board the train and alight at Tanah Merah station (EW4) to switch to the west-bound train to Jurong East station (EW24-NS1), switch again to the north-bound train to Choa Chu Kang station (NS4-BP1) and take bus service 927 from the bus interchange.
If you are coming by bus,
From the City, take bus service 171 to Mandai Road. Alight at the first bus stop after the bus turns off Exit 7 of the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE). Transfer to bus service 927 or 926 (Do note that 926 only operates on Sundays and public holidays).
Goal: To take at least 8 unique photos worthy of the awards.
I'd suggest you look at last year's winning entries here for inspiration:
1. A macro lens, preferably 90mm and above.
2. Polarizing filter, to minimize pesky reflections through glass in some cases.
3. A zoom lens, very crucial to capture tiger photographs.
4. Tripod optional. I have only found use for it while photographing the snakes(in HDR)
5. Bottle of water, to stay hydrated. It gets very hot at the zoo and it would be a shame to lose an amazing photo moment because you were thirsty and running around trying to find water.
Also, please do not be late.
The white tiger feeding sessions start at 2.20pm. I assure you, by 1.30 you won't have any place to stand near that area, so come early and reserve your place if you wish to take a good capture.
I will explain details about the type of photographs we will be focusing on when we meet up.
Even though you can submit 8 random animal photographs, it would look much more appealing if you have a specific theme in mind.
Certain examples would be to focus on one animal and record their behavior, or a predator/prey theme, wild cats as a theme etc.
For those who wish to come early in the morning, you can give me a call on my cellphone. I'll be hanging around the area from 10.00am. Note. The outing will officially begin at 1.00pm
If you are joining us please R.S.V.P via the list below or on the facebook group here : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120270747985835
Thank you for your time.
Director, Raffles Photo Club.
1.canonmono (Hp: 93676029)
2. jenfaith ( 91800081 )