Study In Aperture at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

While visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I spent some time photographing the Bighorn Sheep Ram sculpture. After looking at different angles of the bighorn sheep, I noticed the waterfalls in the background. Using Aperture Priority mode on my camera, I found these two apertures to be the most creative.

Bighorn Sheep at f/5
Bighorn Sheep sculpture near the Tree of Life on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. D500/18-140VR, 1/125s, f/5, ISO 400, EV 0, 75mm Focal Length.

At f/5, the background goes out of focus while the sheep is in sharp focus. The next photo shows the other end of the aperture spectrum.

Bighorn Sheep at f/16
Bighorn Sheep sculpture near the Tree of Life on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D500/18-140VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 4000, EV 0, 75mm Focal Length.

At f/16, the background is in focus including the waterfall. While I like the f/5 photo better, by moving back a bit and zooming out my lens to its widest setting, the photo below at f/16 pulls the whole scene in.

Bighorn Sheep in front of the Tree of Life
Bighorn Sheep sculpture near the Tree of Life on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D500/18-140VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 1000, EV 0, 18mm Focal Length, Skylum Intensify CK.

Aperture is a very useful tool for camera systems which allow it and something to be explored.

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Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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