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Marcus the Mandrill



Thanks to my friends at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami for the opportunity to shoot some of their gorgeous animals!...
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Thanks to my friends at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami for the opportunity to shoot some of their gorgeous animals!
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vseeber April 17, 2016
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vseeber April 17, 2016
Write a comment Such sharp detail. I love this photo. You have great skill. Are you a professional photographer? VSeeber
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tmlakshmi June 12, 2016
WOW!! voted
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NancyFlemingPhotography February 23, 2018
Incredible photo

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a private zoo close to home named the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami.
Time
I took this during a private tour of some of the wildlife being cared for at the facility. It was sometime in the afternoon hours and Marcus was brought out of his cage for me. It was a great experience to be so close to this primate.
Lighting
I don't use additional lighting when I shoot wildlife. This is totally natural lighting under a partly cloudy sky.
Equipment
This was shot using my Canon 7D, hand-held and no additional lighting.
Inspiration
After spending a few moments close to Marcus it was obvious that he was not too interested in posing for me the way I wanted. So, I worked with what he wanted and took this profile shot instead.
Editing
Post-processing of my photos usually includes some touching up in Lightroom followed by some work in Aurora HDR to help develop the pixels and show all of the detail in every hair. I try to work my HDR shots carefully and without overworking the photos.
In my camera bag
I have switched away from Canon completely and moved over to a Sony a7rii. My bag usually has the camera body attached to the Sony FE 3.5-6.3/24-240. In addition, I carry the Sony FE 4/16-35 in my bag for the wider shots. My light and compact Giottos carbon fiber tripod with a compact ball head are usually in the bag along with my cleaning supplies. I recently started thinking about working with lights, so I have acquired a Lumecube and will be seeing how this affects my creativity.
Feedback
Capturing a photo like this requires either special access to the wildlife or a lot of patience - sometimes both! I love going out to shoot, but taking along a friend or colleague that is just getting into photography or really isn't into it, may not be your best option. I can tell you that my favorite photography moments have been when alone - it allows me to take my time and set up the shots exactly as I want to. Patience is key to getting a great shot - wildlife or waiting for just the right amount of light in your shot.

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