Title: That’s Why Zebras Have Stripes
Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
|Focal Length||300mm (480mm Equiv)|
|Exp Comp.||– 2/3|
|Camera||Canon EOS 7D|
|Lens||Canon EF 28-300mm L|
Adjustments: Ok, this one got fiddled with a LOT in Lightoom 3.0. Not because it was horrible to start with (it wasn’t, if I say so myself) but because I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted the zebras to stand out more than they were. I’m happy with the results, although the perfectionist in my could spend the rest of the day tweaking. In Lightroom, then: Exposure +.4, Recovery +14, Fill Light +29, Blacks +24, Brightness +50, Contrast +25, Clarity +25, Vibrance +15, Saturation +22, Red Saturation -100, Yellow Saturation +43, Green Saturation +84, Aqua, Blue, Purple and Magenta Saturation -100
Description: Taken on the Serengeti Plains about 40 minutes before sunset, these zebras were a bit by themselves. It’s easy to see how their patterns makes it hard to judge the size of the group and to make the individuals appear larger than they are. It’d also be easy to hide a younger zebra amongst the adults.
Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey
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Love how it looks like they’re trying to blend in with one another.
I also like how you posted your camera settings. I might try that for the next Photo Friday. Which lenses did you bring on your safari — mostly telephoto?