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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Connor (the Malayan Tiger) in Some Really Nice Light

Photographers are (or should be) always paying attention to the light on a scene, not just the quantity, but more importantly, the quality of the light. We caught some particularly good light at the Malayan Tiger enclosure at the San Diego Zoo on Sunday morning. It didn't last very long, but we took advantage of it while we could. Here's a sequence of Connor walking towards me. The time stamps on the images say that this took less than 2 seconds.

Earlier that morning, while it was still overcast, he posed on the edge of the cliff for us.

Connor was out all day on Sunday, instead of the previous half-day shifts. It's going to be a little different around there now, as Danai, the Zoo's older female Malayan Tiger, died last Wednesday. She was a beautiful animal, with lots of character, and she will be missed. Danai would have been 20 years old this month.

Click here to see more of Connor the Malayan Tiger from Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo.

1 comment:

  1. Yes indeed. Nice light indeed. But you still have to have that focus spot on and you did well here.


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