The return of the DSLR - Part 1 Blair Drummond Safari Park

in photography •  last year

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It has been about three years since I last switched on my Nikon. So for my week off work I have decided to take it out and see what the old dog has left in her.

Taking it out of the cupboard I initially thought the battery was kaput. I left it on charge the whole night and it still didn't switch on. I fiddled with the power cord and finally managed to get it to charge correctly.

So today we decided to take the kids to Blair Drummond Safari Park, I usually have a thing against zoos but this one is better. The animals have much bigger enclosures and generally look a lot happier than in your standard zoo.

The day literally started off shit! I went to open the passenger door and a bird sprayed the inside of the car with last nights supper.

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The rest of the day turned out to be a lovely outing with my family. The kids enjoyed themselves. My wife was able to unwind, no longer the sole protector of two strong minded children. And I was able to take some reasonable pictures of our outing despite being extremely rusty and slow.

I would love to know what you guys think!

Animal Shots


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Sea Lion

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Family Shots


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A good place to put your wife if you are in need of some quiet time. Joking of course.

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Stay tuned for St. Andrews later on in the week. Hopefully we can get some good pictures together there.

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The sunglasses picture is really cool! U guess you could call the bird with the car a shitty situation:))

Some great shots. The giraffe and the seal really stand out for me. I love Blair Drummond!

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Yeah it is a great place my kids really enjoyed the sea lion show. They were both very impressed with how clever Baja was.

I am particularly biased so I think my favourite photos are the ones of my daughter and her ice-cream. When it fell on the floor she was very upset but nothing a big daddy cuddle couldn't fix.

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You are lucky. When my daughter drops her ice cream not even a daddy or mummy cuddle can fix the anguish of that one!

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