Young gorilla nestled on top of vegetation


A little insight into what I was trying to achieve with this image. First of all, there is no compensation with regards to exposure. I shoot manually and set my light into the camera by merely taking a reading from the mid tone green foliage next to the gorrila so that my meter doesn't go haywire when composing a tight image. Second thing I wanted to do was get the focus on the goriila and making him pop, so obvious choice here was to use a narrow depth of field thereby softening the vegetation in the foreground. And finally, one aspect that is often forgotten and that is a healthy dose of respect for the  animal that you are photographing, be it in the bamboo forests of Rwanda or on the open grasslands of Botswana. Too many so called photographers will attempt dumb things in order to get 'that' shot.  

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