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At Howletts zoo. You can see the distortion from being shot through a fence. I don't know if the rope gets in the way, any tips on zoo photography would be great.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Oct 2012 - 3:58 PM
Focal Length:210mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Contemplation
Username:Cobbage Cobbage
Uploaded:1 Nov 2012 - 9:47 AM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:57 AM

You've focused through the fence brilliantly (we wouldn't know there was one). A shame the large branch is so close to its face - I don't think you can crop it off, because we need the extra space for the monkey to look into. You obviously chose the best spot to capture this little one, so moving left or right probably wasn't an option.

The monkey looks really cold and fed up, but I love the colours and details you've captured on it. The rope in the background doesn't bother me, it's nicely out of focus, as is the rest of the background.

Edit: I hope you don't mind, but I've taken it into Photoshop Elements 9 and had a little play. The results are here in the Junior Group area. Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 1 Nov 2012 - 10:12 AM

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104018 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 11:18 AM

yes..it's the branch that gets in the way (the mod looks good)...there are some shadow areas around the monkey's face that could be lifted Smile...but well done for getting close to the fence Smile


the only tip I would offer is to look carefully at the background before composing Smile

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drayl002
drayl002  434 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 5:46 PM

use a Wide Aperture too Smile

Love the face as well, looks deep in thought Smile

Luke

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