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florenceK
 
florenceK July 31, 2014
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sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 January 15, 2015
amazing shot! ")
ElaineCatlingPhotography PRO+
 
ElaineCatlingPhotography January 16, 2015
Beautifully captured
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 01, 2015
Very nice capture! I love it!
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SvetlanaYanina April 04, 2015
Congratulations Emily!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset April 04, 2015
Congrats! Stunning capture ( :
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Forfarlass April 04, 2015
Congratulations on a well deserved win with your stunning image.
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle April 10, 2015
Just gorgeous!
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pitterpatter April 13, 2015
Beautiful black and white and congrats!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 16, 2015
Great capture. Congrats!
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nandicmb October 11, 2015
Congratulations on your numerous Awards!!
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ziggyzoo52 February 16, 2017
Wonderful. Voted for this image
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lmartinc March 19, 2017
Beautiful shot and contrast
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brandigriggsmcintosh August 28, 2017
Beautiful
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DaneMac May 01, 2018
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Chester Zoo in the West Midlands, UK, for a University degree show project.
Time
This was one of my favourite images from my day at Chester Zoo, it was taken mid morning aprox. 10am on a pretty miserable summer day on the 16th July 2014.
Lighting
I wanted a fairly nuetral light to get all the details of the elephant's skin, as this image was taken for my University project where I was replacing human's heads with animal ones, like the Victorians did. If it were too bright or dark I would have lost the beautiful details of the elephant.
Equipment
As Chester Zoo is a large zoo, I did not want to carry around a tripod all day, so I balanced my Nikon D7100 camera on the wooden enclosure fence with a zoom lens to get as close to the action as possible from behind fences.
Inspiration
As stated in previous questions, this image was taken for a project, I was originally inspired by three portraits with animal heads hung up in my local rotisserie, the Cottingly Fairies and Spirit Photography, which then led me to write an essay on suspension of disbelief in photography.
Editing
After a shoot, I always put my work onto Adobe Lightroom to tweak small details. In this instance, I changed the image to black and white and increased the clarity to give greater details. I then removed the background by spending a couple of hours zoomed in and darkening the background with the brush tool, which I sometimes also do on Adobe Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I always have my camera phone if I cannot carry my camera, so I never miss a moment! I also always carry a spare charged battery in case one runs out, a plastic bag in case of rain, a USB so I always have a back up of my work, and a spare memory card in case I fill mine up or it breaks.
Feedback
Patience is key, I sat around the elephant enclosure for a few hours waiting for the right shot, animals are very unpredictable so sometimes you have to wait for the shot you want. I also remember standing around the spectacled bear enclosure for hours trying to photograph the new bear's face and it did not look up once because it was far too interested in its food!

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