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Nov 01, 2018 05:45 |  #3286

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Giant otter hug?

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Also... I don't know how I feel about this one... I reduced the exposure on everything but the lionesses... Perhaps there's too much negative space... Oh well.. I don't know of C&C are welcome on this thread but feel free to C&C if it is...

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Both images taken at the National Zoo in DC...

I like the spotlight effect on the lioness, nicely done.


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Nov 01, 2018 13:13 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #3287

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Nov 02, 2018 11:40 |  #3288

Linne's two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus)

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Nov 04, 2018 01:45 |  #3289

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Nov 04, 2018 15:58 as a reply to  @ Canonised's post |  #3290

Very nice image, Harry. How hard do you have to work to compose your shots with a 400mm prime? I often take just a 200mm prime to the zoo and I know how hard I have to work to get the shot I want and can't imagine how difficult it must be with a 400mm. I guess it would depend on the zoo, but even when I take my 100-400mm zoom, I rarely shoot at 400mm.


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Nov 05, 2018 06:13 as a reply to  @ bob_r's post |  #3291

I guess the old saying goes that the illusion of a good image is that its made to look easy. Three things need to happen. The position/pose of the animal, the quality of the light on it (including weather), camera gear and settings are correct for that moment.

Patience is the one key characteristic I have learnt over the many years of shooting Zoos. In my early years I was so impatient. But I had to convince myself/hypnotise! that being patient will have its reward of getting the animal just right. It is in an enclosure so it will always come around. If not this visit, the next or the next. So I make it a point to regularly visit my zoo to keep improving the capture of each of my favourite animals with the intent that one day I will publish my images at least in print for my sons to keep.

The tiger here was trying to hide from something that spooked him. I suspect it was the thunder and lightning that was happening just 5 minutes before the sky opened up and poured like crazy.

I like composing with long super teles for animals as it cuts out all the background and distracting elements and it brings the animals eye closer to the viewer of the image. I used to shoot mostly with 100-400 (both the old and new) but decided that I wanted the smoother rendering and the quality resolving power of primes even on a 7D2 (which is renowned for its noise). So you can imagine, big animal at 400 on a cropped sensor. He is quite a way off.

Indeed the Singapore Zoo, the animals are a way off because it is a large zoo with lots of open spaces and the only thing separating the animals from the people are gullies and a high wall. No glass or fencing (only for leopards and cougars as they can climb!).

The tigers are a supreme challenge for me because its enclosure has too much distractions and the backgrounds are not accommodating. Unlike my Lion images where the backgrounds are a way off and in shadow giving me the chance to shoot with almost black backgrounds. Check them out in this thread.


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Nov 06, 2018 07:59 |  #3292

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Nov 06, 2018 12:33 |  #3293

Amur Leopard

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Nov 08, 2018 10:30 |  #3294

[QUOTE=Grand Dad;18737302]This morning's walk around the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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Nov 08, 2018 11:21 |  #3295

Here's a couple of kitty cats from the OKC zoo yesterday.


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Nov 08, 2018 11:29 as a reply to  @ Christopherm's post |  #3296

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Nov 08, 2018 13:19 |  #3297

Crocodile Monitor

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Nov 08, 2018 17:37 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #3298

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Nov 11, 2018 04:05 |  #3299

Cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)

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Nov 12, 2018 22:01 |  #3300

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18742264 (external link)
Linne's two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus)

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looking for food
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reaching out
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:-) Excellent! :-D When hair/fur hangs up instead of down however, its a dead giveaway that a bath is in order!


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