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People's Choice in Face to face with wildlife Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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JDLifeshots August 07, 2016
Great shot! Congrats.
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eelcovanroden August 07, 2016
Congratulations on your wonderful People's Choice Challenge Award!
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p_eileenbaltz August 07, 2016
Fantastic! Congratulations on your People's Choice Award. :)

Behind The Lens

This was taken on Madagascar near the northern tip of the island at the Inn where we were staying. The tortoise is the pet of the inn owner and kept in a large enclosure to keep it from wandering off.
This was mid morning as we had just returned from Parc National Montagne D'Ambre.
Available sunlight with some high cloud.
At the time I was using a Sony NEX 7 camera with an 18-200mm Tamron lens hand held leaning over the wall of the enclosure to get eye level. ISO 800, 86mm, f10, 1/800 sec.
This was a grab shot as I was walking back to my room.
Using Aperture I adjusted highlights and shadows a bit and cropped to 16 x 9 from 3 x 2.
In my camera bag
I now use the Sony a6000 because of it's small size and light weight as I have a tear in my right rotator cuff. My go to lens is the Sony/Zeiss 16-70mm f4, I also carry the Sony 10-18mm f4 and the 70-200mm f4 G, and the super sharp Zeiss 24mm f1.8.
We had just returned from a morning in the jungle of the national park, I was quite tired and almost passed up this shot and forgot to reset the ISO to a lower value for the light, however the camera handled it quite well. Take your time and check all your settings.

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