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In the Bat Cave

By Goggz
We went into the bat cave but Batman wasn't there...

Amber looked a little bit disappointed when she found out her hero was on holiday Wink

Never mind, mum was there to console her Smile

Thanks very much for your kind comments and Awards!! on my last upload. I never expected such a response and it was really uplifting - thanks again Smile

CHeers, Goggz

Tags: Zoo Chester Bats Amber Portraits and people Freja The twilight zone More bats We musta been

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Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 1:06AM
Wonderful capture, Pete, what a disappointed look, shame batman had flown the cave :-( Thank goodness for Mum


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Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Jul 2008 10:04AM
Great capture Pete - certain captured the disappoint - like the lighti and tones in this too.
Regards Richard.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
19 Jul 2008 11:01AM
Hehe, it's all a story.
Amber was just looking at something really Wink
Ta for the comments you two.
LesF 11 182 9
19 Jul 2008 11:41AM
Captured the emotion on the girl superbly Pete

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Jul 2008 11:43AM
What ISO is this one on, Pete, I suppose on your D3?
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1917 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 1:50PM
Superb, everything concentrates attention on Amber's face.
NexusImages 11 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 1:16AM
What a lovely surprise to find this in your pf tonight Smile. I won't divulge what the face was all about.
I'm sure you have lots more candids of EmilyAmber to share if you would be so kind Smile.
How the hell you got this shot in such poor light (near black) I will never know (unless I get a D3?).
Mum approves!
Mand.x. AKA the arm, leg and hair Wink
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
20 Jul 2008 2:14AM
Hi pete, haven't looked in on you for a while..this is just such a lovely and well caught expression, you are really getting an eye for off-the wall captures

any one for Vikingfest?? Smile


Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
20 Jul 2008 3:33AM
Thanks everyone!

This was shot at ISO 25,600, 1/8th sec, F2.8, handheld @ 200mm zoom on the 'ole 70-200 with VR on. Technique plays a big part - stand side on to the subject so that the camera is held flat against your face, a deep breath in, breathe out slowly whilst relaxing, hand at the end of the lense hood, elbow against chest, right arm also against side, wait for image stabilisation and ever so gently depress the shutter button in between heartbeats. Sort of a Zen moment Smile

I shot 15 frames, 5 were camera shake blurred, 4 had someone in the way, 5 had subject movement, one was pin sharp.

Amazingly, the camera would focus on things I could hardly see! As long as there was an edge for it to find, it would work.

Luminance noise reduction 49% in Lightroom, underexposed by 3 stops & sharpened.

Worth it I think Smile
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 1:45PM
Love the expression on this little girl's face..what a wonderful shot of her and so difficult too ..I know how dark these places are.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
22 Jul 2008 8:36PM
Ta Dianah Smile
NexusImages 11 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2008 2:02PM
Still a delight Smile
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 7:17AM
A very tender moment!
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
27 Oct 2008 5:10PM
Oops! I need to check back more often Wink
Ta you two!

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