The Songkla Zoo Photo Contest is going to finish on October 3, 2012. The announcement of the winner of up to 70,000.00 baht worth of cash and goods will be posted on their bulletin boards in the zoo and on their website www.songkhlazoo.ac.th. What is so amazing about this is that, it is open even to expatriates like us. This competition is very timely as my husband is into photography, a hobby he started two years ago, and the kids would love to see the animals. The contest has 3 categories – Animals Portrait, Happy Zoo, and Waterworld. He has 10 entries all in all for the first two categories. But sadly he does not have an entry for the Waterworld because shooting it during broad daylight needs an ND filter which he does not have. Which is also not available here and is also kinda expensive. (my husband is a budget photographer. Check out his review of his budget lenses click here)
The decision to join the contest was unanimous. We saw this as an opportunity to pai tiaw (go around) and spend time together and to practice photography. We love going to the zoo. We particularly enjoy feeding the the birds, elephants, and giraffes because you can really get up close with them. This is also a very good activity to instill in our kids the love and respect for animals and the environment.
There is one particular shot that I find very charming. I gave the title to this picture myself. Below is the picture of Nancy, a female Orangutan. Check out Nancy’s photo, “The Nancy Pose”.
What do you think? Which do you like best? Let me know…