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By Cobbage
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.

Tags: General Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
1 Nov 2012 9:57AM
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

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
1 Nov 2012 11:18AM'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
User_Removed 8 34 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:46PM
use a Wide Aperture too Smile

Love the face as well, looks deep in thought Smile


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