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NIKON CORPORATION
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Jaguar by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Jaguar by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Tina, edinburgh zoo's female jaguar.
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AshleyLeePhotography Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just amazing. I'm serious. I have never seen a jaguar look so good in black and white such as this one.
You have achieved something great in this piece. I give great praise to you.
Wonderful work.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! I waited several hours to get it (she likes hidding) so I'm glad that people are enjoying it =)
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Photographer
This jag looks awesome in B&W. Nice work! :D
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much Dave, was forced to do a b+w shot because of the bad light in that enclosure (colours where distorted awfully) but it has turned out better than i thought =)
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome. Well in a way, it's good that the circumstances forced you to go B&W with this one because it works so well for it. :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice use of black and white to bring out the intensity of this little lady. :heart:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, she was so shy, I waited for half an hour while she was eating to catch her when she came down to have a drink. Unfortunatly the light in that enclosure is terrible, all the colours were so distorted b+w was the only way to make anything work. I have another 'fun' shot of her that I'll post in colour where you can see what I mean...
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you have a hell of a lot more patience than I do when it comes to waiting to get a shot.
Usually my technique is to move onto another exhibit where the photographic pastures might be greener and hope the original animal is in a good pose when I get back.

... Which is why I tend to go to zoos alone. My method (and Id suppose, yours too) tends to get on the nerves of anyone who's with me. :D
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I also go alone! hehe I sometimes take my boyfriend but I feel bad about the amount of time he has to wait around.

I normally employ the same tactic, it definatly is the best way most of the time, BUT I had never actually been able to spot the jags in this exhibit before so when I spotted her this time I just camped out until she moved to somewhere I could snap her!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. The first time I went back to the Roger Williams Park Zoo I took my housemate, Cait.
I got some good shots but we breezed through the zoo, barely taking time to stop and look at anything. (which is how I find most zoo patrons behave.)

And I can certainly imagine waiting around for a particular subject.
The snow leopard enclosure at the RWPZ is all chain link, so you can imagine how much fun it is trying to shoot through that stuff and have it come out clean. :D
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