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Tiger Creek big cat sanctuary in Tyler, TX.

Tiger Creek big cat sanctuary in Tyler, TX.
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Location
This picture was taken at the Tiger Creek big cat sanctuary in Tyler, TX. Our Girl Scout troop was there visiting and learning about these beautiful animals. This sweet girl was just relaxing on a very hot day while we toured the grounds. She had been someone's pet that could no longer care for her. My favorite part of this picture was it was taken through a chain link fence. She sat there so serene, as if posing for me, while I took about 10 pictures. Getting in the middle of chain link was not easy and she never moved. These cats are all gorgeous and many have been through a very difficult existence until finding this wonderful sanctuary.
Time
It was about one o'clock in the afternoon in late May.
Lighting
It was a hot, bright day in Texas. The sun was not my friend on this day, but the trees provided enough shade for some nice pictures.
Equipment
I used a Canon E0S Rebel T2i. No flash, no tripod, no special lens, just me and the outside environment.
Inspiration
It was a very hot day and many of the cats were simply napping. This sweet girl looked sad, but she wasn't laying down. She was sitting up and I could see her beautiful face. I took several pictures and she seemed to be posing for me. She just begged to have her picture taken.
Editing
Yes, on this particular version, I corrected brightness and added the lomo effect with the vignetting.
In my camera bag
Canon E0S Rebel T2i. I carry extra cards and batteries, but no other equipment when I'm traveling with our Girl Scout troop.
Feedback
I'm still very new at photography and have so much to learn. I have always taken more photos than I need to have more to choose from when picking the perfect shot. Maybe not good advice for the pros, but as a beginner, it helped me.

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