Zoo Week – Day Three – Monkey

You lose a lot of the fine fur detail in this smaller version of the pic. As always, click through to see more:

Curious Monkey

This pic was taken through a glass wall. Thankfully, it was clean enough that I could put the camera right up to it and not get blurs in the final pic.

Yesterday’s pic, I should note, was shot through a fence, but you didn’t notice the wire in the shot, did you?  The trick is to open up your aperture as wide as possible.  They’ll fuzz out to nothing, so long as your auto focus doesn’t lock onto them.  THAT’s the trickiest part. There’s another trick to help take pics through fences without seeing the fence that I’ll have to go over next. . .


2 Responses to “Zoo Week – Day Three – Monkey”

  1. Paul C
    28. May 2008 at 18:34

    These zoo photos are great Augie and I had no idea it was through glass until you mentioned it there, I thought the monkey was just out in the open running about. I skipped on and saw the rest, kind of spoiled the daily surprises photos though.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    28. May 2008 at 21:30

    Thanks, Paul. And don’t worry about sneaking ahead — there are more pics in the Flickr pool than will show up on the blog this week. I hope to do this again some week when I have the pics for it.