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First Day as an Intern~

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 13, 2010, 7:46 PM
No I will not spam your inboxes with every single day I intern. I just figured I'd make a random journal about mah first day.

I was introduced to which computer I would be using. There's video, which I will not touch, a laptop for computer and video, and another computer, which happens to be the slowest... is for photo. I was also told where breakfast bars, coffee, tea, easy mac, and hot chocolate are. In case I decide to do an all day thing, which I'm sure there may be some.
But the best thing...was the camera equipment. The awesome hing is, if I break it, the zoo will cover it. Not that I'm going to go out breaking stuff... The super exciting thing is that the zoo uses Nikon. Why exciting? Because I got to play with nice cameras~....and I want a Nikon D90 now... >_< If I ever find myself with an extra $2000...I'll make the switch... I'm sure it's just a phase with me playing with new toys. But it was fun. I'll probably be using the Nikon D90...If I get the chance, I'll test it out on grounds one of these days... Can't take it home..that's a big no.

I got to accompany on the trip to take pictures of the new kookabura in the mews. And meet the new king vulture, Votan, which is an AWESOME name. He's a baby, so he doesn't have the awesome colorful plumage the adults have, he's still black in color. Also got to visit with a few of the birds who were on their perches while their mews were being cleaned.

Then I got to attend an all important staff meeting! Oh joy! I didn't think I'd make it all the way though, somehow I did. It was mostly just talking about media stuff, web stuff future event plans like spring break, Chinese new year, and frog conservation. Most in the works stuff. Nothing that really pertained to me since I'm new and everything.

And that's about it! Tomorrow I'll tag along and photograph the new OZF director (different from zoo director) with the elephants. Then from then on out, I'll probably take on the media previews, any press releases that happen. If we get the bears in time while I'm still an intern, I may get to cover that. Samudra isn't expected to reach 1 ton until October probably. Since he isn't gaining 10lbs a day anymore! It's leveled off to one or two. He is 1600lbs around now though. And if there are any other events happening, I'll be around for those oddball jobs.

Oh and I finally got a new feature up. >>

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Birds of Prey Feature
:thumb149094610: Northern Harrier-Male by Wyld-Art-Photography S C R E E C H by RemiGarciaPhoto Great Horned Owl call 1 by eaross Little Owl by PauloALopes Here Fishy by Mac-Wiz Preening Condor by Ciameth goshawk by aapsis Short-eared Owl II by Tucky13 Hover.... by quaddie Crested Cara Cara Headhot by Kippenwolf Eagle Owl Flyby by Photosbykev Western Screech-Owl by austinboothphoto Birds eye by LucVN :thumb140585817: Eagles wings 2 by JWFisher Nankeen Kestral by FireflyPhotosAust Portrait of the King III by OpticaLLightspeed

  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Dragon Strile
  • Watching: NCIS
  • Playing: Twilight Princess (I should go beat the game....)
  • Eating: spaghetti
  • Drinking: cranberry juice
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v-smoke Jan 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Congrats! I'm so glad your first day was a success ^ ^ I hope you enjoy your new position - you have more than enough talent to do well. Enjoy the Nikon!
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DeeOtter Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's awesome! I have to distance myself from that camera... I really don't have the money to switch brands right now!
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v-smoke Jan 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ha know the feeling. So many art supplies, so little time... XD
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:iconwyld-art-photography:
Thanks very much for including me in your feature. It's an honour and many congrats:):):)
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:iconquaddie:
Thank you so much for the feature Deidre :),and have fun at the zoo .
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Oh what wonderful news it sounds like you are going to have an amazing time... enjoy every single day!! :hug:
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Kippenwolf Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds like your internship is off to a great start. It's good that you get to play with top line equipment and therefore get to "test drive" the expensive rigs before you make the big purchase yourself.

Have fun!
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DeeOtter Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup! It'll be awesome. I doubt I'll make the switch anytime soon.
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boo about the slowest computer being for photo, but i'm so glad the zoo has nikon! the national zoo only has fuji and canon, which they like better but I do not. The really amazing things for me when I interned were the lenses...omg those lenses...

and btw, still a lot of money, but the d90 is only about $1000, not $2000

so happy for you! congrats again!
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DeeOtter Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah. I figured I'd still need about $2000 if I were to get some lenses. and SD cards since my canon takes CF.
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