Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Animal

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A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) photographed during a Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is not often you see a Cheetah standing. This one even stood out in the bright sunlight. Cheetah on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 560, EV +0.3, 400mm Focal Length. Predators have always been my … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Animal"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Elephant

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When on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the one animal everyone riding with me which seems to bring out the most excitement, are the African Elephants. Especially, if they see the smaller ones as these two are. Two young African elephants photographed on the Kilimanjaro Safari.Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/500s, f/4, ISO 100, EV +0.3, … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Elephant"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Giraffe

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My daughter’s friend came with us to Walt Disney World about fifteen years ago. She brought with her a disposal camera with thirty-six film exposures. I was told she loved giraffes and I made sure we did an early excursion on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom the first day of our visit. Well, … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Giraffe"
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New Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Things are always changing at Walt Disney World. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I photographed new residents on my last trip in December of 2015. The entrance to Discovery Island Trails before the bridge over to Africa is the home of the Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Cotton-top Tamarins are new world monkeys from Central and South … Continue reading "New Animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Animals

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There are all kinds of animals in Disney themeparks. Some are real like in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and some are not real like the entertaining audio-animatronic animals found on the Jungle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom. Guests can even meet their favorite Disney animated animals like Baloo the Bear and King Louie from the Jungle … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Animals"
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Galloping Giraffe

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I have given tips in the past for photographing on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. One tip I forgot to mention was to be ready for anything. The animals appear seemingly from out of nowhere at times. On my last safari, the jeep came around the bend onto to the savanna just as … Continue reading "Galloping Giraffe"
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Alpha Male Gorilla

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The Alpha Male Gorilla as seen from the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.Nikon D70/80-200D, 1/60s, f/5.6, 400 ISO, +0.3 EV, 200mm Focal Length After disembarking from your Kilimanjaro Safari, I recommend taking the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail back to the African village of Harambe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From the trail, you may come face to … Continue reading "Alpha Male Gorilla"
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A is for Aperture Control

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Aperture seems to work in reverse to common sense. Measured in f/stops, the smaller the f/stop, the larger the aperture or opening of the camera’s iris and the more light is allowed to hit the sensor. It also controls the Depth of Field or how much or how little the plane of focus is in … Continue reading "A is for Aperture Control"
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Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!

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No, it’s not the name of a new ballroom dance craze. Bokeh is used to describe a certain camera lens characteristic. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzzy. Sounds like a strange characteristic for a lens to have, doesn’t it? Bokeh describes how the background looks when shooting with the lens at … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!"
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Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture

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As we learned earlier, aperture is the size of the opening in the camera’s lens measured in f-stops. I know it sounds weird but the smaller the f-stop number the larger the opening. I want to show you today how you can take advantage of apertures to create outstanding photographs. Maximum Depth of Field or … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture"
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