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Ain't They Cute?


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Ain't They Cute?

29 Apr 2020 9:35AM   Views : 523 Unique : 361

The whole world seems to love cute animals. We visit them in zoos, we keep them at home as pets and we transform them into humanlike fantasies in children's books. Winnie-the-Pooh, Rupert Bear, Toby Twirl, right up to Peppa Pig and beyond. What do we need to capture cute animals for ourselves? Fast focusing, a keen eye and a fast enough shutter speed to capture the action is a good start. AF isn't totally necessary, witness the fine wildlife images that were caught way before AF was ever invented, but lots of practice is. With a few exceptions of animals who are happy to pose (or so it seems) most are fast. Very fast. So, let's have a look at some images, both wild and domestic, and see how cute we can find.

Shaney Relaxing, Olympus XZ-1

Frog on Glass, Pentax MX-1


Otter on Alert

Young Stag

Young Meerkat


Budding Romance

Young Otters

Night Frog

And that's my selection of household safari pictures for today! I say household as, apart from the last one which was truly wild the rest were captive to a greater or lesser degree. But accessible and when we are all back to normal, small zoos and wildlife parks will be there (hopefully they will survive) and ready for us to practice our wildlife skills.

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