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Parrot Portrait



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Textures Around Us Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Behind The Lens

Location
Phoenix Wild Animal Park.
Time
Mid morning.
Lighting
Broken shadows, bright sun in the open.
Equipment
Olympus 620 with a 40-150 zoom handheld and a circular polarizer.
Inspiration
The birds were colorful and friendly.
Editing
There are 2 birds in the original image and I decided to see it as a portrait.
In my camera bag
I have switched to mirrorless. I carry an Olympus OMD EM1 or EM5. I always have my two pro zooms (12-40 f 2.8 and 40-150 f 2.8) and a 75 f 1.8 prime.
Feedback
Find a comfortable spot and don’t move around much. Just wait for a picture to appear. I use arperture priority and set it wide open because I don’t want a busy background. In post processing you can darken the shadows for a dramatic effect.

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