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Snow Leopard

By kathrynlouise    
Todays zoo visit. First time i've managed to get the stunning snow leopards. Gorgeous animals Grin
A tight crop to remove the fencing behind her.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 6:59AM
Very nice snow lepord...
Looks like camera selected noce as focal point...
You real need the eyes 100% sharp...
A higher DOF that the F stop it neede to be F18 + .......
You seem to be very close so you moving in to macro area so DOF get smaller the closer you go..
I hope this helps and also see if you can move the focal point on camera..
Your camera says Metering Mode: Multi-segment find single point and slect area you want sharp...

Dave

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8 Jan 2013 7:26AM

Quote:Very nice snow lepord...
Looks like camera selected noce as focal point...
You real need the eyes 100% sharp...
A higher DOF that the F stop it neede to be F18 + .......
You seem to be very close so you moving in to macro area so DOF get smaller the closer you go..
I hope this helps and also see if you can move the focal point on camera..
Your camera says Metering Mode: Multi-segment find single point and slect area you want sharp...

Dave



Morning Dave. Thankyou for the comments as always. Hopefully going again on Thursday so will have a look at practicing my settings etc, I know I can change the focal and metering mode but when I shoot in aperture I can't pick the aperture, the camera does that as you zoom in or out. Really need to try shutter speed as have more of a free hand with that, just by the time I've faffed and figured the animal will have moved Tongue
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
8 Jan 2013 9:08AM
Up close and personal, with a lovely intense gaze.

Dave
kazza12 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 9:26AM
what a beautiful shot such a beautiful beast well taken SmileSmile karen
8 Jan 2013 9:38AM
Thankyou guys. Just need to work on the finer details and she'll be purrfect Wink
Chuffed with what I got though.
8 Jan 2013 9:42AM
Thankyou for the wonderful user awards. Turned my frown upside down and brightened a crap day at work. Thankyou so very much GrinGrin
capto Plus
4 3.6k 8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 1:32PM
The inscrutable cat stare caught a treat, nice one.

ivor
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3401 Canada
8 Jan 2013 2:27PM
Fantastic, - closest head-on shot Ive seen.


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banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3401 Canada
8 Jan 2013 3:28PM
Did a bit of digging on the camera. You cant select an individual focus point; when shooting this Leopard, there should be a number of green focus points that should include the plane of the eyes as well as the nose; it will "prefer" the closest part of the scene; It does however have a manual focus; press the circular button on the back towards the flower icon and keep clicking until M is selected. Try manual focusing, worth a shot.



regards


Willie
8 Jan 2013 6:26PM
Thankyou everyone for your wonderful comments. I think she is my best shot to date.
Dave and willie, will try all your advice on my next visit.
I just love zoos and wildlife parks, enables me to see beautiful animals I could only dream of seeing Grin
Kathryn
JuBarney Plus
4 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 7:11PM
Super close up.
Ju
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 7:44PM
Wow - that is some eye contact!

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