agedbriar wrote in post #5447780
The Nifty Fifty would yield a much nicer perspective to picture #1, IMO.
I appreciate the comment...but in this case I don't really agree with it. My shot of the Tigers was taken at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo and I really don't think that 50mm would have come anywhere close to being tight enough for this shot. When I'm doing animal shots, particularly at some place like a zoo, the one thing I ask myself is "what is the shot about?"...in this case did I want the shot to be about the walls? The tiger's habitat at the zoo? The crowd watching the Tigers? No. I felt the shot was about "the tigers" and from that point of view, I really don't think having much more of the habitat in the shot, say from the use of a 50mm lens would have really added anything (if anything, it probably would have made the shot waaaaay too "busy"). Basic rule of photography...simplify and eliminate unnecessary elements.
Now I will admit that perhaps there is a bit of an issue in regards to perspective, but I think that was simply more due to my position relative to the tigers more than focal length. In other words...I was simply standing in the wrong spot! LOL!!! Unfortunately as is so often the case with zoo photography, I really didn't have too much of a choice. There's a relatively limited "viewing area" and sometimes you just have to take what you can get .
Anyways, again I do appreciated the comment, but artistically I just don't agree with it in this instance.
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