Zoo Set #3
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The third installment of my work/series on entry-level animal photography.
By entry-level, I mean does not require; crack-of-dawn wakeup call, a bush plane, canoe, crampons, a bivouac shelter and sitting for hours in a camouflaged blind. Been there, done that, in my younger years. Now, a trip to the zoo provides the opportunity to practice some basic animal photography, albeit not as "wild" but, I get to sleep in my own bed at night!
C&C always welcomed and appreciated.
Great set. Love the third of the Orang
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Terrific stuff here, Al. These " character " shots you generate are amazing. In #2 the cat looks like he realizes you're taking his picture and he's putting his most regal face on. And your imagination to create the other two images just blows me away. Kudos, my friend.
I'm a fan. The primate hands are particularly effective.
Very nice but number 3 is my favorite, gotta love the pose.
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Thank you everyone for your comments...they are truly appreciated!!
The first one creeps me out a little. The cheetah is very elegant, did you process it somehow to make it look soft, oil painting-like? With the rest I think the third one is awesome and fun!
Thank you for your comments...most appreciative!
The cheetah image had some post-processing to clean up errant background debris. However, I did nothing in post-processing to adjust the final, overall image's look. I was very fortunate to have some helpful lighting and a photogenic subject the day I took this shot. I have gone back several times to this particular animal's habitat in the zoo and this chap and his fellow residents where nowhere to be seen...pretty elusive.
Thank you again for your comments.