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Dec 29, 2017 05:15 as a reply to  @ post 18528204 |  #3031

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Dec 29, 2017 05:16 |  #3032

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You're VERY welcome. I'm in awe of your photos!



Thank you so much. I started this thread many years ago and slowly but surely been improving my technique and style. But I am fortunate to have a great Zoo to shoot at.


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Dec 29, 2017 06:41 |  #3033

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What did you do to get that guy on that black background?

It’s important to choose a right location to stand with shadows in the background behind the subject. After taking the photo it’s all photoshop magic of turning the objects in the background shadow into black.


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Dec 29, 2017 11:12 |  #3034

Cheetahs are second most difficult big cat to shoot after leopards (which have to be kept in metal enclosures as they are capable of climbing over walls). They tend to hide themselves and the design of the enclosures makes it very challenging. But I take this as a personal challenge. I always want that one capture that will sit on my iPad as wallpaper. They have a very intense look and expression.


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Jan 01, 2018 07:02 |  #3035

The zoo had a beautiful addition to the Rhino family. This little fella is about 7 months old.


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The little fella tried to Lock horns with an adult.


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Jan 01, 2018 09:46 |  #3037

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Jan 03, 2018 10:30 |  #3038

Lioness smiles at me.

“Do you yield?” Said the baby rhino...


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Jan 03, 2018 22:08 |  #3039

I love Gharials. They are so cool.

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Jan 04, 2018 02:38 |  #3040

Baby meerkats have that extra little bit of super cute, though... *grin*

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Hehe, yes they do. These two were so cute too.


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Jan 05, 2018 01:58 as a reply to  @ octaveman's post |  #3042

For some reason the meerkats in our Zoo were not reproducing. I suspect that their enclosure were too close to the big predators that made them far too nervous to reproduce! I say this because they moved a pregnant meerkat to another enclosure far from all the predatorial animals. Seems to be doing well. Looking forward to their arrival!

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Jan 06, 2018 12:44 |  #3045

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