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Zoo shot, unconventional (?)

 
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Feb 20, 2015 08:12 |  #1

I went to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Rainforest a few days ago, to escape cabin fever (Its -18 right now, but its always 80 in the rainforest building) to test and learn about a couple of new lenses, i recently purchased. This is from the Canon EF-S 18-135 STM... shot through glass.

I am not sure I like this shot, but there is something about it that is interesting to me. I like the focused crisp eye, but the out of focus feet are a distraction, and being upside down... on the other hand, I never imagined taking a photo like this. I am normally fairly cold and technical with my shots, though I am working on developing a more artistic style. What do you think... hit or miss?


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Feb 20, 2015 10:57 |  #2

boufa wrote in post #17440515 (external link)
What do you think... hit or miss?

I think it is very nicely done.

It is obvious that you really took time to get precisely the right POV, as there is separation between the front feet and the belly, which is really necessary for the proper aesthetic. More separation between the rear feet and the head would have been nice, but if you repositioned the camera to accomplish that, then the front feet would overlap the body, which wouldn't be any good. And you must have been working with a very limiting exposure triangle, which would have prevented any ability to shoot at a smaller aperture. I'd say that you got everything that this opportunity had to offer, and pulled it off very well!


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