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stan_matsui May 17
Intriguing picture. What is the back story here?
sakevanpelt May 18
Thanks a lot! If you read the description you'll know ;)
 
aquirosc May 17
Beautiful story, and shot!
sakevanpelt May 18
Thanks a lot! I'm glad I insisted that we went here!
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speterson6 Jun 10
Thanks for the description and story behind the shot. Great work :-))
sakevanpelt Jun 11
Thanks a lot! I love the story too! I love big cats, so I'm glad the guy survived and convinced the government to protect the Jaguar!
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MikeBoyle Aug 03
Congratulations on your amazing photo. Absolute masterpiece
sakevanpelt Aug 03
Thanks a lot!
 
keepclicking Oct 15
Brilliant image.

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This airplane crashed during a storm in the 80s in the Jungle that is now the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize. It belonged to Alan Rabinowitz. He was trying to convince the Belizian government to create the Jaguar reserve, so after this crash he got a bigger plane, invited the government officials and flew them over the reserve. After that they were convinced and they created the first and largest Jaguar reserve in the World. This man is single-handedly responsible for the creation of the first and largest Jaguar reserve in the World. He obviously survived the crash and still works hard to protect all wild cat species in the world as the CEO of Panthera.
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This airplane crashed during a storm in the 80s in the Jungle that is now the Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize. It belonged to Alan Rabinowitz. He was trying to convince the Belizian government to create the Jaguar reserve, so after this crash he got a bigger plane, invited the government officials and flew them over the reserve. After that they were convinced and they created the first and largest Jaguar reserve in the World. This man is single-handedly responsible for the creation of the first and largest Jaguar reserve in the World. He obviously survived the crash and still works hard to protect all wild cat species in the world as the CEO of Panthera.
Time
The photo was taken at the end of the afternoon. The light was still unforgiving, so I was happy there were some clouds to serve as a softbox.
Lighting
The thick jungle cover made me use a large (f2.8) aperture and a relatively long (1/50sec) shutter speed. I had to up the ISO to 640 to get enough light on my sensor. Because the sun could get through at some points, I had to struggle to keep the highlights within the dynamic range of my camera. By underexposing a little I managed to achieve that.
Equipment
Sony A77II, Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 ART. Nothing more, nothing less. Shot from the hand.
Inspiration
We choose the Cockscomb National Park because we really wanted to spot a Jaguar. The guy who was in the plane when it crashed was Alan Rabinowitz. The man who convinced the Belizian government to start protecting the Jaguar. We wanted to pay our respects to the guy who still puts a lot of time and money in the protection of all the Big Cats around the world,
Editing
Because I underexposed the photo, I had to light up de shadows. Also I had to correct the colour temperature and did some standard contrast and highlight adjustments.
In my camera bag
Normally my bag contains this: Camera: Sony A77II Lens1: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 SSM Lens2: Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART Lens3: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 ART Lens4: Minolta 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 Remote: Simple wired shutter release Tripod: Velbon Sherpa 5370D Filters: Genustech 77mm Eclipse ND Fader + various size adapters to fit it to every lens I have.
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Bring your tripod! I forgot mine and I still feel bad about it! Also try to take your time. It's difficult sometimes, because you have to share the car with other tourist who are not really into photography, but if you know when to take your moments, you can easily get photo's without humans on it!

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