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lowland gorillas

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

  1. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    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...

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    2. the no. 2 male...

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

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

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    5. ho hum!

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

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

    chandler

    118
    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

    mrlimpet

    92
    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.

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

    mrlimpet

    92
    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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