Tiger and Bee

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  1. cumi

    cumi TPF Noob!

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    Tiger shoot in the Zoo (Palic, YU). I was simply happy to get him so sharp. BTW, it was a dangerous shoot, you can not see the fence between him and my hand.:mrgreen:

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    Bee catthed in the outdoor-restaurant of the Nymphenburg-Palast, Munich (Germany).

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    Thansk for looking
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, you WERE lucky to get that tiger sharp. I tried to get a good pic of a "tigering" tiger (Cumi will understand ;)) all in vain the last time I was in a zoo (during our holidays), but he was all fenced in and I am too slow to manually meter right with slow shutter speeds (little light!) when a tiger "tigers".

    That bee photo is really cool! I like that one A LOT.
     
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    I love the second one.
     
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    Actually I had also quite low light, I had to use a flash (if I remember correctly). I leaned over the first (1m high) fence and I pushed the lens into the hole in the fence and switched to AF-C (continous focus). I couldn't see exactly what I am photographing, because I had to hold the camera far from my eyes and the SRLs doesn't have an LCD viewfinder. I could only see the the central focus point in my optical viewfinder.

    The tiger was running the same circle all the time, but when I pushed the lens of my camera through the fence, he left his usual path and continued towards me. I got scared a lot and pulled immedatly my hands (and camera) back. The tiger then continued to run and stayed very cool. I can imagine him thinking: "try this again and I will have your hand for a desert today".

    You have to go to Zoo at about 10 am, before these beasts are fed. After a lunch they are sleeping for hours.

    For the second photo I also didn't looked through the viewfinder (because I had to hold the camera away from my eyes, to have it nearer to the bee), but pointed again the center focus point (the only I could see ) on the bee. That's why on both photos the actual subject is in the middle of the photo.

    Thanks for comments!
     

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