On Guard

Meerkat on Sentry Duty.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th December 2008, This photo: 2:19pm


  • Xenedis said:
    This little guy looks familiar. In fact, I photographed the same meerkat with the stuff on the tip of his nose. :-)
  • Aussie.501 said:
    This is fabulous. It really is perfect in many ways. Loaded with clear and sharp detail.
  • meerkat woman said:
    Hi great shot of little Bob. He is the Alpha male of the Taronga mob.
  • accesser said:
    Ohh wow nice work David, Great DOF the Meerkat really stands out with that lovely DOF speaking of DOF 300mm 2.8 ? Where did you get your hand on one of those ?
  • David de Groot said:
    @Xenedis - Indeed! I shudder to think why the dirt on his snout is muddy :P
    'twas a good day though, even if I was somewhat sore this morning. I notice too the sky was clear when I got up...grrr...
    @Aussie.501 - Thanks :) They're very cute little critters :)
  • Xenedis said:
    The best skies tend to happen when you're not there to see them.
    I was very tired too; doing a dawn shoot would have been a bad idea. We have Tuesday. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Bobby-Jo. I could have sat and watched these guys for ages :)
    Jason, it's Johnno's lens and TC. I also got some great shots with my 70-200, but you have to love the amazing sharpness of the 300/2.8 even with the much maligned 2x TC.
    Yeah I didn't get up until after 8 this morning, so no dawn for me.
  • accesser said:
    Sure is sharp amazing lens
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    OOOh I just want to give him a tickle under his chin.
  • David de Groot said:
    Very much so Jason, but you pay for it in cost and weight.
    They're quite adorable eh Nicole ? :)
  • looby88 said:
    I looked at this lens after seeing other peoples photos taken with it, apart from the cost, I didnt think I would like the weight, but its a wonderful lens. I'm stuck with my strange 70-300 DO, at least for the time being !!
    excellent piccy sir !! I still like going to the zoo !
  • rumblemumbles said:
    awww he is cute - in future everyone should forgo the gaurd dog/goose and get a meerkat :)
  • frednaut said:
    He kinda looks like you Dave... :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, it's a great lens Helen, but it is somewhat weighty.
    Still not convinced with the zoo, it's all too easy, no trekking through the bush carefully stalking your subject...
    Sounds like a grand plan Elisha :)
    :P~~ flibble! Geoff, flibble!
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Superb! :D The bokeh, the sharpness and detail :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Neat eh ? :)