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Some zoo photos

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Spuff, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Taken on Wednesday 14th Sept.
    These aren't sharpo perfecto, but they largely please me to see:

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    Those black fingernails.
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    I might be able to sort out the reflections, but that would be some work.
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    Plastiglass causing problems here, but rare photo opportunity to get both faces:
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    Ooh, hello (that's the man come round the corner):
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  2. Nice set. The first tiger portrait is really striking.
     
  3. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Your profile says image editing is OK, so I quickly saw what I could do with that shot, mostly as practice. I hope you don't mind! The blueish tint is done away with easily enough. I tried to brink back some of the colors that were there, but would have to spend more time to get a more natural look. There doesn't seem to be enough information to bring out the second tiger, who is in shadow. I think the B&W conversion works best in those types of situations.

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  4. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Thanks Sonus, I like what you've done.
     
  5. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    what were these shot with?
     
  6. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    EPL1 and m.Zuiko 40-150.
    I had a big rubber lens hood on which helpd a bit with plastiglass reflections because you can press up against the glass. For a reason I don't understand event though I made a 'seal' it didn't always cut out all reflections.
     
  7. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Mebbe cause the plastiglass(iPhone keeps trying to force me to say "plastic @$$" lol) is so thick. It's giving light a way to come in awkward angles?
     
  8. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Hi,
    I thought I'd cut the hood comment out. In the shots I am showing it's only the tiger ones that I could press against the plastiglass (you are kept away from going right up to the glass with the gorillas). I thought to myself that it was maybe because light was being reflected from the other adjoining plastiglass 'wall' on to the one I took the photo through. Also possibly yes the material is thick enough that light can bounce about it in the manner of a fibre optic cable.
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Spuff, don't be defensive with your efforts. Ya done really well. As Nic stated, that portrait is outstanding. The one of my ex's fingers is good too...
    Don