Monday, April 4, 2011

How I Got The Shot #16 - Another Trip To The Zoo


Hello everyone!  And welcome back to another episode.  Back to the Columbus Zoo again.  This time with a concentration on Australian Birds.

Check out the details after the break...

Creative Process:
It is supposed to be the start of spring here in Ohio, but old man winter is still trying to hold on.  Wanted to get out, but also have a place were we could take a break from the cold from time to time.  We visited the Columbus Zoo and concentrated on the indoor areas, looking at getting some shots of the Australian Birds.

Location:
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio

Gear:
Nikon D300
Nikon 300mm f/4

EXIF Info:
Shot in Aperture Priority, exposures vary and will be posted with the images.
Shot in JPG Large/Fine

Lighting Setup:
The animals were too far away to have used flash effectively, and I don't like using flash when animals are involved anyway - why cause them undue stress.  Besides - didn't need it today!
























1/200th @ f/4   ISO 1600





















1/400th @ f/4   ISO 1600



















1/250th @ f/4   ISO 1600

Focusing - Again, as in previous posts - this can be a challenge, especially if you need to shoot through glass. Luckily, the birds were in an aviary and we were in there with them.  No glass to contend with!  YEAH!

Exposure - Today it was partly cloudy, so we had a mix of overcast light and bright sunlight.  Most of the shots are taken when the clouds were covering the area.

Post Processing:
Honestly, didn't need any today.  Setup everything in camera. Put the D300 on VIVID mode and let it work it's magic.

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