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Mother and baby gorilla at Bronx Zoo, New York, December 2017.

Mother and baby gorilla at Bronx Zoo, New York, December 2017.
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13 Comments | Report
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman January 15, 2018
Truly beautiful
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toshihiro_shoji January 15, 2018
Thank you so much for your wonderfuld/compliment on my 'I'll protect you!!' photo, Glenda.
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texaaronpueschel January 19, 2018
You capture the mood and lighting so well. Very expressive.
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toshihiro_shoji January 19, 2018
Thank you very much for your wonderful words and comment on my 'I'll protect you' photo, Tex.
shema
 
shema January 26, 2018
very evocative!
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toshihiro_shoji February 17, 2018
Thank you so much for your great words/compliment on my 'I'll protect you!!' photo, Shema.
noway13
 
noway13 February 17, 2018
very expressive photo
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toshihiro_shoji February 17, 2018
Thank you very much for your great words/compliment on my 'I'll protect you!!' photo, Wael.
MrJBond
 
MrJBond February 21, 2018
Gorgeous capture ????????????????????????
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toshihiro_shoji February 21, 2018
Thank you very much for your great words/appreciation on my ' I'll protect you!!' photo, MrJBond.
dominiclloyd
 
dominiclloyd March 02, 2018
The likes in this photo also well deserved
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toshihiro_shoji March 29, 2018
Thank you, Dominic.
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Artrox March 16, 2018
You Beautifully captured the moment, inspiring. Bravo!
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toshihiro_shoji March 16, 2018
Thank you very much for our wonderful words/compliment on my 'I'll protect you!!' photo, Arturo. Have a great weekend!
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bocat July 10, 2018
That’s about perfect.
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toshihiro_shoji October 26, 2018
Thank you very much for your fabulous words/compliment, Bo! Sorry for late reply.
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eelcovanroden October 15, 2018
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
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MikeBoyle October 15, 2018
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
Aeri
 
Aeri October 15, 2018
Beautiful shot with great composition and details πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and congratulations on your challenge win πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ regards Lokesh Aeri
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MikeBoyle October 20, 2018
Congratulations on your winning photo. Absolute masterpiece.
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eelcovanroden October 20, 2018
Again my congratulations!
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Behind The Lens

Location
'Congo Gorilla Forest' in Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York.
Time
03/23PM on 12/01/2017
Lighting
Natural light. Taken through thick glasses.
Equipment
Sony Alpha a99 full frame camera with Minolta 85mm, f1.4 lens. Hand held. No flash. I used 85mm/f5.6/ISO 3200/ 1/90s.
Inspiration
This is very emotional scene of mother gorilla who is holding her sleeping baby. She was cautiously watching outside (the viewer). I waited for 20 minutes to take this picture to avoid the crowd. Object is a little dark, so I used the portrait lens (85mm, f/ 1.4).
Editing
I cropped the image and adjusted the exposure/shadow.
In my camera bag
Sony Alpha a99 and a77II cameras. Sony 70-300mm G SSM f4.5-5.6 zoom lens (for animal photo), Minolta 80-200 f2.8G APO zoom lens, Minolta 28-70G f2.8 zoom lens, Minolta 85mm f1.4 lens.
Feedback
Timing is everything for animal photography. 5 seconds after I took this shot, mother gorilla heard some noise, grabbed the baby and run away. If you found the nice scene, don't hesitate and make a click.

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