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On Sentry Duty

By teocali
A full frame capture of a Meerkat, taken at The Cotswold Wildlife Park last Thursday, during a workshop on flash photography. This image was to illustrate the use of fill-in flash on a subject posing against a bright background. Would be interested to hear your thoughts as to whether this looks natural or whether it is quite obvious flash was used.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on yesterdays upload, with a special thank you to Jenni(jennialexander), Lillian(Lillian) and Geoff(FeatherFriend) for their User Awards - really appreciated Smile

Tags: Posing Wildlifeandnature Meerkat Mammal Cotswold wildlife park Sentry duty Petsand captive animals Flash and lighting Suricata suricatta

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Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
19 May 2013 7:52PM
A fine shot of this meerkat on the lookout, if you'd have uploaded another shot without flash so that I could compare the meerkat I still would not have known this was taken with flash!

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ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
19 May 2013 7:57PM
Wow an excellent shot...I would love to do a course on flash photography as am scared of the flash...well done it looks greatGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 8:20PM
Looks pretty good to me Sylvia
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 8:40PM
great clarity and pose excellent work Sylvia
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 9:01PM
Very well composed with an excellent POV, as to the use of fill flash, no, I would not have realized.
Very well captured.
19 May 2013 9:01PM
Looks good to me Sylvia. The fill in flash has probably balanced the image and there are no shadows.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
19 May 2013 9:01PM
As there is nothing else in the frame on which the light is playing, the result of your flash usage looks completely natural to me, Sylvia.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
19 May 2013 11:43PM
Love it. Love the title.......Sandy
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
20 May 2013 12:35PM
Checked this out with Alexsandr Orlov Sylvia and he thinks it looks quite natural, lovely detailed composition Wink
johnjo58 9 2 5 United Kingdom
20 May 2013 1:47PM
Great use of flash Sylvia, I really like the composition and subject
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
20 May 2013 8:29PM

Quote:Checked this out with Alexsandr Orlov Sylvia and he thinks it looks quite natural, lovely detailed composition Wink

To be fair Geoff you say that about Orlov Sylvia's images, you really need to compare the meerkat a bit more thoroughly!Wink
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
20 May 2013 9:14PM
It looks a natural image Sylvia - not enough in the frame for the flash to play on. Which is good.Smile
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
22 May 2013 3:53PM
Beautiful shot Sylvia. Looks very natural indeed.GrinGrin
Sorry for the delay.
AnnJ 8 5 Scotland
27 May 2013 6:42PM
Fabulous shot Sylvia. Ann.
TornadoTys 4 27 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2019 10:24AM
Great image and the High Speed Sync flash works well as the image is well balance.
For a comparison a non flash image would be helpful to look at.
Wild life and flash is a very hard technique to get right as lots of variables to account for.

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