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Luc

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A Day at the Zoo
« on: November 13, 2021, 17:14:00 »
Yesterday I shot this series of images at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam.

All images shot with a Nikon Z6 + Nikkor 70-200mm f4 VR + some quirky post processing

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 18:02:34 »
Excellent shots Luc, familiar animals in new habitats, at least to me as I have not visited Artis after the reconstruction work.

How did the Z6 do with the eye autofocus after the firmware update?

Remember from the “old” days that I was constantly switching AF points to get an eye in focus of over active animals.
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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 20:58:37 »
Thanks Jan Anne. I hadn't visited ARTIS in years and was pleasantly surprised, still a nice place to visit. And café Eik & Linde is just around the corner :D
I used AF-S for the slower animals and AF-C Auto-area AF with Face and eye detection on for the more mobile ones. Worked ok although I now realise I probably should have used Animal detection on?


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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2021, 21:31:43 »
This is a lovely series, Luc. Thank you for including a wolf; I like them  8)

The vignette works well to focus attention on the subjects. What else did you do to produce this look?

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2021, 21:50:35 »
This is a lovely series, Luc. Thank you for including a wolf; I like them  8)

The vignette works well to focus attention on the subjects. What else did you do to produce this look?

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  Numbers 3 is so cute. The processing works for me too.

Luc

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 21:50:56 »
Thanks a lot Ian. The wolf shot was a difficult one as most of the time they were pacing around restlessly. I used a Nik Analog Classic Camera filter as a basis for the processing.

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 21:56:01 »
+1

  Numbers 3 is so cute. The processing works for me too.

Thanks Paco. They are cute indeed. And small, in an attempt to emphasise this I included quite a lot of empty space in this shot.

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 21:59:28 »
It works!

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2021, 22:13:11 »
I always admire your choice of the processing, in addition to the choices of subjects.  While I'm browsing through this series, I felt as if I'm looking at the prints from a color negative film out of a quick DPE shop!  The effect works really well.  It's like revisiting old prints made 10-20 years ago (meaning, not too old but never fresh).
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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2021, 01:54:20 »
Great shots Luc, I love the isolation and the postcard feel.

Re the animal eye AF, I wonder if the dark inner ears on the meercat and the red panda would confuse the system? Or in a domestic situation the spots on a Dalmatian dog or the rosettes on a Bengal cat?  ;D ;D

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2021, 09:15:54 »
Looks classic and vintage very fitting for the series!
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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2021, 12:01:53 »
I bet it was an enjoyable day and I like the images.

Dunno what the monkeys in #4 are, but there's something beautiful but also intimidating about their loo,

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2021, 16:59:20 »
Looks classic and vintage very fitting for the series!
I'm glad you like the look, thanks a lot Erik.

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Re: A Day at the Zoo
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2021, 17:03:55 »
I bet it was an enjoyable day and I like the images.

Dunno what the monkeys in #4 are, but there's something beautiful but also intimidating about their loo,
Thanks Colin. Don't know about their loo, perhaps it was shortly before cleaned ;)