Donna Sturla  

Orangutan Eating Cheese by Donna Sturla

September 2021 - Orangutan Eating Cheese

About the Image(s)

At the Sacramento Zoo last week, I rarely see the Orangutan doing much of anything so was very happy to get this shot. I had a new lens, a Tamron 18 - 400 mm, and was having focusing problems and not quite a fast enough shutter speed. But this one turned out OK. I must go back and try again.
Nikon D7000, Tamron 18-400mm, shot at 1/160 sec (should have been faster), F 6.3, 185 mm, ISO 400. Did a little lightening up on the face with a layer mask.

10 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Very nice image, with good lighting. It looks like the Orangutan is enjoying its snack. Good Job.   Posted: 09/09/2021 12:48:15
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Thanks ! I was using a new lens and struggling but this one turned out ok.   Posted: 09/10/2021 17:27:10

Lori Azevedo
Love going to the zoo. He/she is staring right at you. Fun shot. Nice image.
  Posted: 09/09/2021 17:26:50
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Thanks, Lori.   Posted: 09/10/2021 17:27:36
Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Donna, great capture. Nice detail and lighting.   Posted: 09/15/2021 13:35:20

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Thanks, Diana   Posted: 09/15/2021 18:55:36

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Nice image of the ape. Good colors and sharp. Nice teeth.   Posted: 09/18/2021 01:09:58
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Thank you ! Always good to have nice teeth, LOL.   Posted: 09/24/2021 20:05:16

Mark Aksoy   Mark Aksoy
A well-captured shot near the peak of cheese-eating action! The orangutan's face is nicely lit and its hair is sharp. I would try to tone down (or clone out?) bright background details at upper and lower left.   Posted: 09/24/2021 17:03:36
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Thanks, Mark, I'll do that !   Posted: 09/24/2021 20:04:52


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