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lowland gorillas

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by mrlimpet, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. mrlimpet


    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    the gorillas at the san francisco zoo are some of my favorite practice subjects.

    1. a partial view of their exhibit and the entrance to their night quarters on the right...

    NIKON D100    ---    18mm    f/9.0    1/200s    ISO 320

    2. the no. 2 male...

    NIKON D100    ---    280mm    f/6.3    1/125s    ISO 200

    3. the no. 2 male lounging on a tree stump with one of the females...

    NIKON D100    ---    140mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200

    4. the no. 1 male silverback peeking out from the night quarters...

    NIKON D100    ---    200mm    f/5.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    5. ho hum!

    NIKON D100    ---    200mm    f/5.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    6. i feel sorry for them. they're obviously bored...

    NIKON D100    ---    200mm    f/5.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    i'd appreciate any/all tips to improve my shots of these gentle giants. thanks.
  2. chandler


    Oct 21, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    You have nicely captured their emotions...they are almost humans...
  3. Nice shots of some of the most magnificent primates I've ever seen in real life (although that were highland mountain gorillas).

    It could be the uncalibrated monitor I'm using right now but the shots seem a bit dull in color.
  4. mrlimpet


    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    thank you raj and kees. i find them difficult to expose properly, especially on sunny days.
  5. I think those shots are GREAT!
    Those are really, really, really nice.
  6. Exactly! I always hope for light cloud when I visit a zoo with gorillas, otherwise their eyes just disappear into the shadows below their eye-ridges.

  7. I experience this photographing my black dog.:biggrin:
  8. mrlimpet


    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    thanks greg, and thanks for sharing that article. that's going a bit far imo!

    thanks rebecca and alan, they're magnificent creatures aren't they?
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