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ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« on: November 30, 2007, 09:29:42 PM »
Just came from the opening day from Ark Avilon beside Tiendesita's. Good thing for me, it was still free on the first day. Was able to get a number of shots. Unfortunately they are plauged by blur and noise because it was a relatively dark inside. On top of that, it was also an overcast day. And finally, I only had a non-IS, non-L, relatively slow lens. Anyway, hope my pics give an idea of how it looks.  :)






















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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 11:03:56 PM »
hi peter! Open na pala Ark Avilon eh malapit lang sa akin ito. Thanks for the shots! Marami na rin pala animals doon. I will take my kids for a look see this weekend
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 11:35:31 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. That's so near my house.

I'll probably swing by tomorrow and finally have some serious shooting with the D300 and see kung kaya talaga :)

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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007, 12:24:24 AM »
wow, D300 na! Solve na siguro problem sa ISO pa lang. Will eagerly await the posts!
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 07:31:39 AM »
jazziedoc & dave_d:

no problem guys! actually, i posted the pics here so that the pros can have a crack at the place. hope you post 'em in this thread also.  :)

BTW, P250 yung entrance...
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007, 07:48:58 AM »
jazziedoc & dave_d:

no problem guys! actually, i posted the pics here so that the pros can have a crack at the place. hope you post 'em in this thread also.  :)

BTW, P250 yung entrance...

mahal pala ng entrance. malaki po ba sir yung place and madami animals like the "Avilon Zoo" sa montalban? para sulit entrance?  ;D :)
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007, 08:27:06 AM »
i was wondering if its still for free? :) and is this the same as avilon in montalban? :)
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007, 08:43:35 AM »
@ rspeed: yeah medyo pricey nga ang entrance. if you compare it to the full-sized zoo, it's small. but if you view it as an attraction in the city, its big enough. syempre, there aren't as many animals, but still a good photo opportunity. btw, the 2nd floor isn't completed yet to i'm assuming more animals will be housed there. siguro di mo pa feel yung pagkasulit, but when the 2nd floor opens, pwede na.  :)

@ rheiary: the saleslady told me yesterday lang siya free. i think they're gonna start charging today. and this is a different avilon, its their "extension branch" next to tiendesita's.  :)
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007, 08:48:49 AM »
nice lapit lang nito. been waiting for this to open. thanks for the pics bro.  :)
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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2007, 11:33:27 AM »
I just came from there...

When I saw the exhibit, didn't bother to pay and go in.

Place is too dark and gloomy. I think they need to brighten up the main visitor areas so they don't feel like going in a bodega. P250 isn't worth it. Let's give it some more time.

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Re: ARK AVILON - Celebrating (Wild) Life
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2007, 11:54:49 AM »
I just came from there...

When I saw the exhibit, didn't bother to pay and go in.

Place is too dark and gloomy. I think they need to brighten up the main visitor areas so they don't feel like going in a bodega. P250 isn't worth it. Let's give it some more time.

exactly sir dave! ang dilim and lens with f/4 aperture just wont cut it. Animals are also behind glass so using flash is also tricky. hopefully, they do brighten it up. but i still give them kudos for setting up a new attraction in the city.  :)
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