A trip to the zoo... (C&C Welcomed)

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  1. Chairman7w

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    Finally got a break in the weather on a weekend, took a trip to the zoo... (C&C welcomed)

    1. Snow Leopard

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    2. Red Panda

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    3. Some kind of Lizard:

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    is that really a panda ? well the picture looks nice ... seems its in its perfectly suited habitat
     
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    Photos #1 and #2 are great! I like how the snow leopard looks right in your camera. The red panda looks very natural for a photo taken in a zoo.
     
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    Thanks SlimPaul - I used a very clever technique to get that Snow Leopard shot. I took about a hundred and fifty photos of it, and got lucky he happened to turn once in my direction! LOL :) (even a blind pig...)

     
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    Yup, it's a real panda.

    Red Panda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I saw one in Australia :)

    "here is an estimated population of fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. Their population continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation."
     
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    Hahaha that issss a clever technique chairman, i'll have to try that. I believe the term for that is trigger happy. That must have been a pain to sort through later
     
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    I really like #1 and #2 nice and sharp with good color.
     
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    That snow leopard rocks. Looks like he wants a piece of you.
     
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    Wow #1 is wonderful
     
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    that photo of the red panda looks dandy :)
     
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    Great pics. Love the color in the second one. What kind of lens were you using?
     
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    First shots is perhaps a little tight, but it works well with the intense stare from the cat (clearly he was wondering what photographer tastes like ;)). I would try doing a selective brightness edit on the eyes to make them a little brighter - the shots is darker overall which has really helped preserve the whites but its shadowing his eyes quite a bit.

    Second shot is the best of the 3 - fantastic pose and scene! A shame that there is overexposure on the whites of the panda, but still a fantastic shot!

    Third shots the focus is a little bit forward of where it needs tobe (the eye) and that eye looks dead and empty = made me think that it was a model of a reptile at first!

    Overall some really good shooting here - keep it up and hope to see more!
     

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