Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Miaow, Jul 22, 2008.
Couple of pics of a Ring Tail possum in the from yard the other night
I think that's closer than I ever wanted to see a possum before. How can an animal be so cute and so creepy at the same time?
I think its the red eye that makes them appear a bit creepy they are cute IMO lol I havent had much luck with the red eye with them - he/she was following my every move below and kept watching me. I dropped the flash compensation right down, maybe its just their eyes do that with lots of light....
It looks unholy with the red eyes glairing at me
Well, for them to be active at night, they need a functioning tapetum in their eyes, and supposedly a wide open ... not aperture! No. Pupil!
And that's why you cannot but light up their eyes from within with whichever light you use in order to take photos of them awake - which would automatically be AT NIGHT, i.e. in the dark. So I guess there is absolutely no way around these "charged eyes".
For what it's worth tho, the eyes look very cool. Like clouds of their own color. I think they add a lot to the photo, rather than detract from it. I still think the critters are creepy tho
Well at least I know now I can't avoid the red eye lol Would be nice to get one though without it though true though you rarely see them during the day. I once had one in my house though I had to catch and let go - found it hanging on some doorway beads one morning (walked under it before I realised there was a animal there lol)
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