Serval

This serval was sitting in a basket in his pen at Chaffee Zoo.  I had to shoot through reeds and wire to catch this shot.  I processed with texture and used the texturizer to complete the frame.  As always, I used Photoshop Elements 6.  We had such a good time at the zoo.  It has probably been almost fifteen years since we have gone there.   We definitely should go more often!

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1//250 sec., ISO 320, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.

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Wolf

Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with just adjusted levels, high pass filter and burned.  Frame by OnOne Photo Essentials 3.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 1250, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.

Bird of Prey

Reminder to self:  Take notebook if going to zoo to take photos.  Write down names of animals you take photos of!

I just remember that these birds of prey were next to the vultures.  This photo was taken through quite small aviary wire so there is some shading from that wire.  Such an intense look, though.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels, high pass filter and burning.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO 500, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.

Tiny Fox

This little guy was sleeping when we visited the Chaffee Zoo.  I had to shoot through wire and it was an overcast day.  I was surprised it came out all right.  The muted colors worked well for Topaz buz sim and I adjusted the settings to accentuate the painted look.   I like buz sim for these types of shots because it saturates the photo a little more.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/125 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.

Parrots

Went to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo today.  I took about 150 photos, so I’ll have a few animals to show for the next few days.  Maybe some of them may actually fit a theme!  My husband and daughter and I had a great time.  The first two shots that I will share with you came from the aviary.  Both were processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels, high pass filter and burning.  Hope you like them.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 163 mm.  No flash.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/8, 1/40 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 250 mm.  No flash.