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Old 01-12-2013   #1
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Houston Zoo meerkats. I'm just not well-heeled enough to afford shooting them in the wild. These little guys are doing what comes naturally in spite of the fact that they don't have to worry about predators here.

Testing a Nikkor 400mm f3.5 lens and I think it's a keeper. Shot wide open on a Nikon F100, Kodak 400 film probably.

Houston Zoo meerkats by kenj8246, on Flickr

Houston Zoo Meerkats by kenj8246, on Flickr

Houston Zoo meerkats by kenj8246, on Flickr

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I like them.
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Fun shots, they have great expressions.
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apparently they taste like chicken

seriously now, nice change from cats..
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Until recently, UK television ran a series called ''Meerkat Manor'' - possibly shown stateside, too - which documented the lives of several meerkat family groups in the Kalahari desert.

Fascinating stuff !

BTW, impressive sharpness from the Nikon 400 f3.5.
I nearly bought one recently, but the size and weight decided me against it, and I acquired a 300 f4.5 ED-IF instead, which is much smaller and lighter and more easily used when trekking in the field. The longer reach of a 400 would be very useful sometimes, though...
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Nice shots! And yes, the lens does look like a keeper.
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Anyone seen "Life of Pi" yet? Lots of meerkats there.
不管黑猫白猫能抓到老鼠就是好猫。("Black Cat, White Cat, if it can catch mice, is a Good Cat"-Deng Xiaoping 邓小平 )


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Originally Posted by Sejanus.Aelianus View Post
...and don't forget the ghastly adverts

I`m trying hard to forget ...surely an new low in advertising
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@ Sej ...

Yes indeed !
Those adverts have become classic and rightly so, because they display a catchy cleverness that's rare in modern advertising.
Everyone responds positively to cute and cuddly meerkats, despite the fact that in reality they are ruthless killers of their own kind - a trait they have in common with us humans... (!)
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