The sadder side of photographic environments
After post processing, the info kind of bites the dust. I simply go back to the original shot and peel it out from the Adv. Properties of the image, in XP.
I did take a 17-50mm f/2.8 shot when I, as anticipated, went indoors (kind of).
17mm - f/3.5 - 1/60 sec - ISO-400 - Spot Focus - Spot Metering - M - Natural Lighting
Unfortunately, it didn't stay on the front of the camera very long, though. Also, I encountered some serious lighting difficulties in the "Tropic World" ... which means FLASH or some really long and wide telephoto (aka 300mm f/2.8 or 400mm f/2.8). Currently, stuff like that is easily $6000. Going back will require some more calculation of the available light ... and it was getting late in the day (5:30pm).
I did rescue this shot ... but, I know it could be a lot better.
And the "Mandrill" was a complete disaster. He was over 50 yards away ... in the poor lighting ... and indoors, the 80-400mm has no strength, so I opted to try the 180mm f/3.5 MACRO, in the hopes of lighting it up a little.
α700 w/ TAMRON 180mm f/3.5 @ f/4 - 1/30 sec - ISO-200 - M - Spot focus - Spot Metering - Natural Light
Like a said, a definite recalc, for sure. I probably should have gone to ISO-800 ... but, I was kind of rushed and infuriated at how soft the f/3.5-shots were turning out. This was a last shot, because the crowd was getting a bit thick and they were closing all the buildings at 5:30pm.
Another day ... he's not going anywhere ...
Back to the Zoo ... for a birth
On Aug 15, one of the Giraffes gave birth to a new member of their clan.
So, you guys always hound me, "How do baby giraffes sleep ... standing up, like horses?"
I would have to say, "No."
And you can believe "Mamma" was keeping a watchful eye on everyone. She was only about six feet away from me. This no crop! :eek:
"Okay ..." you guys continue, "What about that mane on the back of their neck?"
Geez, guys ... anything else? :rolleyes:
But hey, the Grizzly finally got up ...
from his summer sleep, apparently
and took a long bath.
Can you imagine "all the shakin' goin' on" with this fellow?
and here I thought my Golden was bad :rolleyes: