Cindy Lynch  

Gorilla by Cindy Lynch

November 2020 - Gorilla

About the Image(s)

This was taken inside and through glass at the St. Louis Zoo. I find it is very difficult to get the eyes bright enough in gorillas and was able to do so in this one and I liked his steady stare at me. I used a mask texture layer to simplify the background. Settings:f/4.5, 1/100 sec., ISO 1250 and 150mm.

6 comments posted

David Price   David Price
What an interesting picture. You have excellent detail in the face, I particularly like the eyes and mouth. The expression is amazing and he looks nearly human. What spoils it for me is there appears to be a halo around the head. Get this out and for me you have a winner.   Posted: 11/06/2020 11:29:27
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Thanks, David. I see what you mean.   Posted: 11/07/2020 09:13:50
David Price   David Price
Cindy, have you tried using the new Refine Hair tool in Photoshop to cut out the gorilla. If you have not seen it there is a good link here:   Posted: 11/09/2020 04:53:18

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Love the look with his eyes staring right through you. Well captured. It does appear you tried to put a mask around the subject. I would rather see a simple vignette. We want to count the hairs around his head.   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:14:08

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Great shot. I need to follow David's tip. The one place I've seen Gorillas without glass barrier is the Brookfield Zoo (Chicago) monkey house but it might need a longer lens and or cropped frame camera. The eyes get you.   Posted: 11/09/2020 12:16:01

John Roach   John Roach
(Group 64)
Splendid!   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:15:28


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