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This was taken at Loro Park, a zoo in North Tenerife a few years ago.

It was taken through very thick, degraded, perspex or glass and I had to increase contrast in Photoshop to compensate.

I wasn't able to get near the front of the crowd and couldn't see all the animal so I took this shot between the heads of the people in front of me and had to settle for just a head shot.

This is full frame, I compose in-camera whenever possible, a habit from the days of shooting with film that I find hard to break.

The light was a bit low in the enclosure, I didn't notice at the time, I was still getting used to my new camera, it was delivered on the Thursday and I was flying on the Saturday, read the manual on the plane to see what all those knobs and dials did, luckily it looks like I had my anti-shake switched on anyway.

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