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Shady Fossa by robbobert Shady Fossa by robbobert
Working my way through a boatload of pictures from my most recent trip to the San Antonio Zoo, but in the meantime, here's a shot of the fossa that I've gotten all processed. Happy to be working on new photos again. :)
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ascenciok Jan 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is such a fantastic photo of one of my favorite animals. You captured such a beautiful expression and the lighting is phenomenal. The clarity of the fur texture is magnificent as well. I also love the beautiful contrast of the mixture of warm and cool colors. It's a highly impressive shot:heart:
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robbobert Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the kind words. :) The lighting in this enclosure really is wonderful at times. It's a skylight type thing, so the light gets scattered on all the rocks and softened up so that there aren't any really harsh shadows. It also makes it really dark, so it can be a pain, but when the shots do come out, they look quite nice (i.e. this shot). I've been trying for a long time to get a fossa picture I'm happy with, and this is definitely up there, so I'm glad you like it.
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:iconquaddie:
They always seem to be in very dense,overgrown enclosures..good for them,bad for us ..
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robbobert Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's the truth. Even at 1600 ISO, it was too dark in this exhibit for me to get a fast shutter speed. XD I guess it just makes it more rewarding when a shot actually does come out nicely. ;)
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DeeOtter Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Daww that face. There's a bunch of animals that I wish were a bit more common. 
The Denver zoo has a pair of them. One of them was in the super dark indoor area, and the other was pacing around in the double or triple fenced outdoor area. No hopes of getting a decent shot for me!
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robbobert Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well you can imagine from the exif data on this one that it was pretty dark in there. And this is actually pretty significantly brightened from what I got on the camera, so yeah, I definitely understand the difficulties. ;) Plus, they never hold still for two seconds in the row. Glad you like the shot.
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:iconimlittlekasey:
So awesome! I love fossas! I've never been able to find a zoo with one
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robbobert Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In all the years I've been trekking through zoos, I think San Antonio is the only place I've seen them. :O Definitely cute little guys though, so it's a shame there aren't more of them.
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SwarmCreator Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute. Never seen a real Fossa photo. 
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robbobert Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They don't seem to be too common in zoos, and they're really active little buggers, so they can be tough to get a good shot of. ;) Definitely worth the effort though.
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