Young Orangutan

Young Orangutan.

I will post some of the Smoky Mountain images again soon but there were a few really cute images from Zoo Atlanta that I had to share first. This was a young Orangutan who was clinging to mom as she walked around. The young didn’t ever let itself get between mom and the viewers but often peeked around to look at everyone. The ability to zoom in with the Tamron 150-600mm lens was great for capturing smaller parts of the scene. The Zoo is a perfect place to work on wildlife images in a controlled environment and become proficient for when you get into the field. Working on exposure and composition are key to shooting in changing light conditions. Plus the money generated by the Zoo goes to some good causes in most cases. Zoo Atlanta has some very natural looking enclosures as well.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Canon 7D, Manual Mode, f8, 1/320th of a second exposure, meter set at 0, ISO 800, monopod but leaving VC on for camera movement, Peak Design Slide strap for stability, processed in Lightroom CC.

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2 Responses to “Young Orangutan”

  1. Oh, my, David! That face…and the light. Great shot! 🙂

  2. lilybug1960 Says:

    Thanks! The baby was so cute the way it was playing hide and seek with the people.

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