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Relaxing Jaguar



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12 Comments | Report
cgd2011 PRO+
 
cgd2011 April 03, 2019
Great shot!
alyssaehuston
 
alyssaehuston April 03, 2019
Adorable!
meganholman
 
meganholman April 29, 2019
That's how I feel after a long day haha !! Fantastic photograph !! Detail is amazing xx
stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli April 29, 2019
Top shot this
Gypsygurl
 
Gypsygurl May 01, 2019
What a breathtaking shot
Forfarlass
 
Forfarlass May 08, 2019
Congratulations on your win . Its a fantastic capture.
RickL PRO+
 
RickL May 08, 2019
Great composition and photography
saidulislam
 
saidulislam January 06, 2020
Unconventional composition but still interesting.
sakevanpelt
sakevanpelt January 08, 2020
Thanks a lot! Got it on a 150x100cm canvas above my bed????
CG Platinum
 
CG February 20, 2020
Wow what a fantastic shot
sakevanpelt
sakevanpelt April 14, 2020
Thanks!
raghavendraraghu
 
raghavendraraghu September 30, 2020
Hii
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum November 23, 2020
I just love this photo! Well Done!
sakevanpelt
sakevanpelt November 23, 2020
Thanks!
patrickfranco49
 
patrickfranco49 October 11, 2021
fantastic photo
sakevanpelt
sakevanpelt October 11, 2021
Thanks!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Artis zoo in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Time
In the middle of one of the hottest days in the summer of 2018.
Lighting
The lightning conditions were horrible. It was during high summer on the middle of the day. Luckily the enclosure was surrounded by trees to get some shade and diffuse the harsh light a little.
Equipment
I used my good old Sony A77II camera and my Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens. No tripod, no flash. Everything from the hand and with natural light.
Inspiration
Last year this Jaguar gave birth to twin Jaguars. At the time of this photo they had grown up and she had a hard time keeping them quiet. This photo shows being a mother is tiring job.
Editing
I used Adobe Lightroom to enhance the contrast, highlights, shadows and did some local adjustments to make her pop out even more.
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. Also I always carry plenty of spare, charged, batteries and empty SD cards.
Feedback
The best advise? Go to a zoo! Be patient, wild animals will never do the thing you want them to do at the moment you want them to do it. Try to look for a zoo where they have no glass or dense fence around the living area. If there is glass or a fence, use a large aperture (small f number) so you have as little distortion as possible. Also try to predict what the animals are doing, mostly they have a fixed routine or a favorite spot they like, find the best angle to make the photo you like. But above all, be patient!

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