Compare My Meerkat – 12/Project 52

Are you looking for cheap car inshooooraance? If so, don’t ask this little furry guy as he has no idea what 3rd party fire and theft is.

This is one of the Meerkat’s in Fota Wildlife Park near Cobh, in Co. Cork. The new compound for the Meerkats is just inside the gates so you can’t miss it and you get a good view of them as they perch on the look out.

Meerkat - Compare my Meerkat - Fota Wildlife Park Meerkat or Meercat - Cute photo

I was delighted at how sharp I was able to get the final shot of the Meerkat, as I was shooting through the highly reflective and highly irritating (from a photography perspective) perspex glass.
I actually placed the lens almost touching the glass at 90 degrees in order to minimize any reflections or glare. I also set the camera to about F/5.6 in order to get a quick shutter speed and some depth into the shot (as there were many distractions in the background).

The only other thing I had to worry about was the spelling of Meerkat or Meercat … Google Insights for Search illustrated that there were more searches for Meerkat then Meercat so I decided to go with that!!
The Meerkat still hasn’t sorted by car insurance but I don’t think this guy is Alenxader !

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  1. August 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Superb blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

    • shanemcd August 19, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      Thanks for the nice comment – I would certainly recommend WordPress as a blog platform as it is easy to setup and easy to use. Plenty of YouTube clips on how to set up themes, plugins and widgets in WordPress also.
      Good Luck with your blog.

  2. canvas print August 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    i really love this photo, they are so cute aint they.

    • shanemcd August 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      The meerkats are very cute – always on the look out!

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