Is a model release on file if needed? (Yes/No/NA)
What day was the photo taken?
March 13, 2009
This photo was taken at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO on a beautiful Saturday Morning. I've found that if you go to the zoo when it opens you are more likely to avoid the crowds and the animals are more active, perhaps it is because they are waiting to be fed. I was interested in this bird due to the colorization and plumage. I have found that if you focus on the eye(s) that the rest falls neatly into place.
Tips and Tricks
- The biggest challenge for this shot was to catch the animal when it was not moving. luckily it was eating and not interested in moving around. Lighting and focus of course was critical. The head shot was more interesting than the entire bird.