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Red Panda



shot using Nikon D500 with Nikon 200-500 zoom

shot using Nikon D500 with Nikon 200-500 zoom
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MERCEDESS Jan 27
Very cute
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A wiinner!

Behind The Lens

Location
The shot was taken at the Lake district wildlife park, Cumbria, UK.
Time
The shot was captured around mid day.
Lighting
The red panda was lying along a large tree branch, around 2 meters high,relaxing in the sunshine, this allowed me to shoot upwards and getting some nice back lighting from the bright sun behind him.
Equipment
The camera used was a Nikon D500 in conjunction with the Nikon 200-500 f5.6 zoom lens at around 400 mm.
Inspiration
The red panda is known to be a shy animal so seeing this one in a relaxed pose, looking at me, seemingly happy for me to approach it, was too good to miss, I got around 5 shots from slightly different angles, this one being the best one.
Editing
It was shot in raw format, converted to jpeg after basic processing in lightroom classic, then a few stray hairs cleaned up in photoshop, a little colour and contrast boost and that was about it.
In my camera bag
D500, 50mm prime, sigma 17-70mm zoom, tokina 11-20mm wide angle zoom, nikon 70-300 zoom, nikon 200-500 zoom, nikon speedlight, nd and polarising filters, vanguard travel tripod.
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