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    Indian Black Bear

    Last Sunday I went to nearby zoo to practice wlidlife shots. I was frustrated due to the presence of barricade or fence, as it was difficult to focus properly and get a decent shot. Black Bear enclosure was an exception. Which one of the two is better? C&C welcome as always. 1.Indian Black Bear
    2.Indian Black Bear

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    He is BIG...

    Focusing through a fence is usually not a problem. Go up really close and focus/shoot through it. The fence will not show up in the shot.

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    Hi Pinaki
    As you say not easy places to take photographs, zoos, still I like em. My pick is #1

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    I prefer the first image. But the second would have looked good with different lighting.

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    I prefer #2
    Indian Black Bear

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    I like 3

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    Thank you all for your viewing and kind opinions.

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    Re: Indian Black Bear

    The second image is far superior, and I'll explain why:

    - the exposure is much better (the black fur and other colors are more realistic)
    - the lighting is much, much better (it's softer)
    - the shot is sharper / in better focus
    - the bear has a light reflection in its eye (the first image has a "black hole" for an eye)
    - the composition is excellent. You have foreground interest, dynamic angles, bear to the side with space ahead of it, plain background behind the head so it stands out, etc
    - the bear looks alive and active (the first shot it looks lethargic)

    I hope this helps

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