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Copyright: Sezai Sahmay (Sahmay) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 41] (569)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/2, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-17 7:26
Viewed: 3482
Points: 15
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From Bronx Zoo-Newyork
The Bronx Zoo first opened its gates to the public on November 8, 1899. At the time, the zoo had 22 exhibits and 843 animals. The complete history of the Bronx Zoo, however, begins four years prior, in 1895, with the establishment of the New York Zoological Society (NYZS -- renamed WCS in 1993). The purpose of the Society was to create a zoological park, advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public.

Only the outer structure of the World of Reptiles remains much as it was in 1899. What has not changed, however, is the zoo’s dedication to wildlife conservation, education, and innovative exhibits.

The zoo’s most innovative project to date, however, is Congo Gorilla Forest. The 6.5 acre, African rain forest habitat provides a home to 400 animals of 55 species, including 23 lowland gorillas, one of the largest and most important breeding groups in North America. The award-winning Congo Gorilla Forest directly links the zoo-goer with wildlife conservation in nature -- the first zoo exhibit in the world to accomplish this. Visitors to Congo Gorilla Forest vote which WCS African conservation project their exhibit entry fee will be earmarked towards. In the exhibit’s first year, visitors to Congo Gorilla Forest voted over $1 million to conservation in Africa.

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This is beautifull !! love the details and patterns and the slightly off-centre body. glad you didn't include the BG.

Well done

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-06-17 10:37]

Nice picture, nice composed, like the colors aswell!!



Nice crop. Really effective way to present the peacock

Great capture Sezai,
Excellent detail, colours, sharpness and composition.
Great POV. Good notes, it's nice to see money being raised to help with the conservation projects.
Thanks for posting, Have a good weekend.
Welcome to TN

Well done capturing this amazing sight. This is on my wish list. Good job. Thanks

Nice shot, great composition and lovely colors of the peacock. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-18 13:32]

Great job, Sezai. I really like the way you framed it, with just the fanned-out tail and no background. I also like the off-center body. Good details and light. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Sezai. This is a beautifully composed shot. You did the right thing to exclude the BG and the off centre body is great. I think it would be even better if you had a catchlight in the peacock's eyes and I'd cut a tiny bit off the bottom of the image. The colour and detail are outstanding. This is a lovely shot. TFS :)

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