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DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO April 05, 2019
this dog is fierce
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO April 05, 2019
this dog is fierce
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO April 05, 2019
this dog is fierce

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Orana Wildlife Reserve. I am the parks photographer and on this day the wild dogs had just been released.
Time
This photo was taken early morning, unfortunately it was a very foggy morning and the fog just refused to clear up.
Lighting
The lighting was awful to say the least. The fog made the shots challenging as I felt the dogs needed to be sharp and in focus so as to show their incredible colouring and markings. I waited around for a few hours waiting but it was clear the fog was there to stay so I just had to make allowances and pretty much hope to get the shot, which I was pleased with how it turned out.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 5 d Mk Iv with the 100-400 IS II lens.
Inspiration
This was my first time seeing African wild dogs so I didn't need any inspiration at all. They are stunning animals and fascinating to watch, so that was all the inspiration I needed.
Editing
The post processing on this image was only highlights and shadow adjustments.
In my camera bag
I always have my 100-400 lens on my camera body, but I carry with me the 16-35 mm and 24-70mm lens. I own a tripod but I just don't gel with it and like the freedom instead to be able to move quickly when I need.
Feedback
I think with animals its all about patience, and being prepared to wait sometimes for that great shot. I know wildlife photography for me has been a test of this.

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