Steve_Thomas
Steve_Thomas

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Awards

Winner in Define your subject matter Photo Challenge
Winner in Rare & Endangered Animals Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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12 Comments | Report
MythicHippo PRO
 
MythicHippo November 17, 2015
A lovely expressive shot - was it taken in captivity or in the wild?
murphey PRO
 
murphey November 23, 2015
Beautiful. love how he fills the frame !
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo May 08, 2016
What a great close up.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock November 25, 2016
A total WOW shot!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 28, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 28, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus February 28, 2017
Congratulations! Great shot!
leslieelizabeth PRO+
 
leslieelizabeth February 28, 2017
Congratulations, great job capturing the expression in the eyes, beautiful photo!
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 April 18, 2017
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to this challenge! It's in the favorite folder! Good Luck!
Squig
 
Squig July 13, 2017
Steve you have such an amazing talent while capturing the eyes. I am in awe of your animal shots.
mihrt
 
mihrt July 26, 2017
fantastic capture..........congrats on your many awards - very deserving!!
Artmann PRO+
 
Artmann October 17, 2018
Nice close up

Behind The Lens

Location
The Albuquerque zoo.
Time
Mid-day
Lighting
Natural daylight
Equipment
Nikon D800 with a Nikkor 80-400 lens and a monopod
Inspiration
He had a great face!
Editing
Minimal contrast, brightness, etc. It is about a 100% crop though. He had his both of his arms up on the side of his head which I liked originally, but I thought this tight crop made it more dramatic and the high resolution allowed it without any lose of detail.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800 with add-on power pack, 24-120mm Nikkor, 80-400mm Nikkor, 105mm Micro Nikkor, 2x Nikkor teleconverter, and Fuji X20 "backup" camera.
Feedback
Patience..... lots and lots of patience. Sometimes it takes forever for animals to get into the right spot.

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