Zoo Animals

I Went to the zoo tonight.  What I discovered is that night time is the right time for a zoo visit.  The park was relatively empty, I had a couple good flashes with me, and I was able to get the attached photos.

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I especially like the lions.  I wanted to emphasize their toughness, so I processed with a lot of contrast to really bring out the power of the beasts (actually, the beast, as I was able to photograph only one lion).

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The Hippo was especially difficult to photograph due to it’s being placed behind a tinted and very scratched plastic cage.  So, the above is the best I could do to compensate for a nearly impossible shot.

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Of course the animals comes in all shapes, sizes, and species.  The one above seems very dangerous to me.

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This is a mother and her calf.

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I invite any comments, criticisms, and especially captions for the above photos.

One thought on “Zoo Animals

  1. dennstedt

    The portrait of the Street Artist is stupendous! The Lions fill me with sadness for some reason. I love the shots, but they affect me emotionally somehow (which a great photo should do). Maybe I am imagining the “back-story.” Someone recently posted a photo on FB (head shot) of a dog … very said looking. Turns out that the back-story was: A photographer in Taiwan was photographing dogs just minutes before they were killed. Broke my heart. SFD

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