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Orang utan - Chinta & baby



Orang utan mother Chinta & her baby daughter Natalia.

Orang utan mother Chinta & her baby daughter Natalia.
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6 Comments | Report
Vince542
 
Vince542 August 16, 2014
Woow Tina!!! this is a super capture very lovely and sharp detail!!!! Brava!!
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DuffyDoherty September 14, 2014
Wow! Just splendid! :)
michellehansenburgess
 
michellehansenburgess September 29, 2015
Congratulations on being the Grand Winner in Baby Animals Photo Challenge! Great Capture! I love it!
LauraMedina
 
LauraMedina February 26, 2017
Congratulations on winning this award, so powerful yet so tender, outstanding job!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 08, 2017
Fabulous capture. Congratulations.
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Suzisdreams November 01, 2020
Love this shot of mother and child

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at Paignton Zoo in Devon, England.
Time
It was taken just after 10am in the morning when the zoo had just opened.
Lighting
Chinta was in a great position in the enclosure with the light catching the foliage behind her. This helps to capture her red colouring much better. I would have liked just a little more light on her face.
Equipment
I used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150. It's a nice light weight camera & easy to carry around all day.
Inspiration
I wanted to get a picture of baby Natalia in as natural a setting as possible. I was lucky on this occasion that the pair were sitting in a part of the enclosure where there are no fences or man made structures showing.
Editing
I adjusted the exposure slightly to try to brighten Chinta's face as it was in shadow.
In my camera bag
I travel very light. I always have my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 with me. I have a tripod in my car which very rarely comes out.
Feedback
Because I went to the zoo to get images of the baby orang, I made sure I was at the zoo as it opened in the morning. I then went straight to the Orang's enclosure which is furthest away from the entrance. As most people slowly work their way around the zoo, I had about 45mins with the Orangs before anyone else appeared. This meant we had peace & quite for that time & Chinta was quiet happy to stay within view. As people arrived & noise levels rose, she took baby Natalia into the bushes out of sight. So, if you have a particular animal/bird you are trying to capture go straight to that enclosure & make the most of any alone time.

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