KeithGriffiths
KeithGriffiths

Orangutan



Orangutan portrait

Orangutan portrait
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p_eileenbaltz November 02, 2017
Beautiful work......congratulations on your Challenge Win.
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MikeBoyle November 02, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
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Maustincpt November 05, 2017
Congratulations!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on a day trip with the Grandchildren to Dudley Zoo in the Midland, UK.
Time
It was an afternoon, not always the best time of day for photography in particularly animals as it can result in strong shadows.
Lighting
Although afternoon, it was cloudy conditions which led to fairly soft lighting. The Orangutang was sitting under a plinth which also helped to diffuse the lighting and resulted in showing some great texture across the face.
Equipment
The photo was shot on a Canon 7d MKII using an EF100-400 IS II lens hand held. It was shot at 1/200 second f5.6 and ISO640
Inspiration
The texture and detail of the Orangutang's face took my attention. He looked in deep thought and I had to wonder what was on his mind.
Editing
Only basic post processing was done to bring up some of the shadows and highlight the texture of the skin.
In my camera bag
On a day like this I will travel very light with just my 100-400 on my Canon 7D MKII and probably just another standard 24-70 f2.8 in case I want to take some wider shots. I also use a 1.4x converter allowing me to get really close when I need to which is really useful for bird photography. The other lenses I have in my bag are a 100mm macro and a prime 50mm which gives me a really narrow depth of field when needed and crystal clear images.
Feedback
Obviously a trip to the zoo give an ideal situation to get close up to the animals and plenty of time to compose your shots. Lighting is the key to everything and a bright sunny day would have spoiled this image.

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