I'm posting today a wildlife shot, trying to diverify a bit my stream as I really like a lot of styles in photography. I'm trying to focus on a different way to shoot wildlife, in black & white. I think this is a way to really capture the expressions of the animals, just like documentary photography for the humans (which is much better in b&w). So why not showing animals' expressions in photography just as humans' expressions are shown? I think wildlife photography should be more focused on animals' feelings, expressions and even emotions they emit through their gesture, their eyes, their interaction with their habitat or their movements. Please leave me some words if you agree or disagree with this as it's a small innovation I'm trying to give.
This picture belongs to a series of Ring-Tailed Lemurs B&W Portraits, you can see the others here:
- WTF is this Black Box? (Very funny)
- In Alert
I took a picture of this ring-tailed lemur a few months ago with my Canon 5d MarkII and my 70-200 f/2.8 L USM. I didn't perform much treatment, just some cropping, contrast and luminosity finetuning, and switching to black & white using the channel mixer in Photoshop CS5.
I really hope you'll like it!
Thank you for your comments and feedback, I really appreciate it!