Auribins

Auribins

Posted on 08/30/2014


Photo taken on August 28, 2014


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Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Fabulous eye contact on this David and I like the way he/she is peering from behind the tree trunk stalking you.
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Interesting series, David. I really like the expression on this one and the whiskers are awesome.
4 years ago.
Jean-Marc Bureau
Jean-Marc Bureau
IMO
The obvious strength here is the strong eye contact, supported by an academic third and a relatively short focal distance. No exif, but i bet we are far from the handful of hundreds of millimeters that is so common to wildlife photography i guess.
The other side of the same coin is that, like James, i feel uncomfortable with wild animals in captivity, and in turn with photographs of captive animals. Biased portaits in a sense, the subject cannot be at its best because constrained against its nature.
Having said that, the fragility arising from being in captivity is perfectly transmitted by the image, an overall neutral attitude, the body remaining well protected by the trees while the eye are looking for information about what the photographer is doing or intending to do.
Technically, perfect focus on the eyes and medium depth of field which emphasises the eyes while providing environmental information. The highlights in the upper right corner tend to divert the attention off the subject, but it was the right choice to expose for the eyes here.
4 years ago.