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Akili



Akili Photo taken in Artis, the zoo in Amsterdam

Akili Photo taken in Artis, the zoo in Amsterdam
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5 Comments | Report
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell February 27, 2016
Brilliant shot
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels April 21, 2016
Thank you jcavell !
IanB PRO
 
IanB May 18, 2016
If Rembrandt had time travelled and discovered animal photography he might have produced something like this.
AnjaWessels
AnjaWessels May 19, 2016
LOL, who knows what he would have created. He was an amazing artist with the guts to try new things. I think he would have been an innovative artist in these times too :-)
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 01, 2016
great close up, excellant detail, nice light
tomquinn
 
tomquinn February 08, 2017
You have some of the most outstanding portraits of primates that I have ever seen. Beautiful.
gldosa PRO+
 
gldosa August 14, 2017
Fabulous...breath taking.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Artis, the zoo in Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe. Akili is the leader of the gorilla group. He was outside behind glas trying to impress some youngsters who who rebelled.
Time
This photo was taken: 2015-05-10 at 13:54:56
Lighting
No flash. Natural light.
Equipment
CAMERA: Canon EOS 650D LENS: Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Thats all :-)
Inspiration
Animals inspire me. I love primates, big cats and big birds. It's so beautiful how they radiate strength and calm. I have a lot of respect for these animals.
Editing
Yes, I used Lightroom and Photoshop to make the background black and do a black-and-white conversion.
In my camera bag
Anno 2016: Camera: Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i Lens: TAMRON 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD B016, Close-Up filters Multi Coated Glass 4 Piece, Filter Kit Spare, 3 extension tubes, Teleconverter x2, Spare memory card and batteries, Often a Tripod,
Feedback
Take your time. These kind of animals/birds never do what you would want them to do. You can only wait. Relax, enjoy what you see, don't think "I have to make an amazing photo". Give the animal a chance to get used to you. Wait for the right moment and click!

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