Most wildlife and landscape photographers agree that the best light of the day is in the early morning and late afternoon. I agree but I also like cloudy days. You don’t have to worry about the deep harsh shadows caused by the sun. It started out cloudy this morning so I brought my camera to the zoo. The following image is right out of the camera with just a very slight crop and with no color adjustments made. You be the judge.
The image could be brightened just a little but I think it’s not bad. Another benefit is that on cool cloudy days, the animals are more active. As you can see below, the Eland were frisky!
At one time or another, all the giraffes were running. Below, brother and sister, who are both under a year old, were racing. Look out Simitar Horned Oryx!!
The cats were on the prowl!
However, Nakita was content to just lay back and enjoy breakfast.
All these images were taken in the morning while it was still cloudy. I know people who leave their cameras at home when the sun’s not out but it’s one of my favorite times to shoot.
OK, now for my friends who came here from Facebook. They were asked to identify the image below.
Congratulations, if you guessed…………………
I mentioned in a previous post that I might get controversial. I do hope that you’ll consider taking pictures on cloudy days. You might be pleasantly surprised. It just may become one of your favorite times to take pictures too.
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