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Galapagos Tortoise by Diane Perry

July 2024 - Galapagos Tortoise

About the Image(s)

This photo of a Galapagos tortoise was taken at the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park.
Canon 5D
iso 500
Post processing- reduction 1 stop in exposure, sharpening & denoise.

11 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I think you selected the perfect wildlife specimen for photography. No worries about your subject moving too fast.   Posted: 07/08/2024 19:56:02
Diane Perry   Diane Perry
Lol. I guess you have to get a good tortoise shot. I am aiming to get a whale shot as the humpback highway is in full swing but haven't managed that one yet.   Posted: 07/08/2024 23:35:23

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
I love this low down and close crop. The diagonal angle of the edge of the shell is a nice touch.
I guess this action was easier to capture than the whales jumping out of the water!   Posted: 07/09/2024 13:20:19
Diane Perry   Diane Perry
Thanks. I am determined to get a whale though.   Posted: 07/09/2024 23:18:26

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
Good shot. I like how he is looking at you. Good luck with the whales.   Posted: 07/10/2024 15:01:19

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
That is an amazing capture. The subject feels very expressive and detailed. Also good luck on the whales that is a really tough photo.   Posted: 07/15/2024 09:35:09
Diane Perry   Diane Perry
Thanks.   Posted: 07/15/2024 17:15:12

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Great image. I agree with all previous comments.
My only suggestion, if your knees (or any joint) are allowing it, is to have eye-level capture (you would need to be flat on your abdomen in this case!). Furthermore, one would have to keep some distance from the animal as getting back up can take some time!
p.s.: My angle would have been similar to yours as I can't go that low easily....

  Posted: 07/16/2024 11:16:11

Jaswant Madhavan   Jaswant Madhavan
I love the picture, and my only comment would be to get low. However, when you do get low, and focus on its eyes, the shell maybe out of focus and you may have to stop down a little bit more.
  Posted: 07/17/2024 08:45:31
Diane Perry   Diane Perry
Thanks. Will have to make sure I keep in mind about stops & focus.
  Posted: 07/17/2024 21:40:03

Diane Perry   Diane Perry
That's something to consider for another time. Unfortunately the fence in this case was solid at the bottom so I had to lean over it.   Posted: 07/17/2024 21:38:46


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