Local Heart, Global Soul

January 11, 2012

Ever Tried to take a Photo of an Animal in the Dark?

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,Places and Sights,SINGAPORE,Travel — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Continuing my yesterday’s post about our visit to Singapore’s Night Safari  Tour…

Once aboard the trolley bus we head off to into the semi-darkness where the nocturnal animal enclosures are.

There are some lights, but they are on tall poles and they give just enough light that it looks like a dusky twilight for the animals instead of complete pitch-black darkness that is typical in the tropics.

The trolley busses move at a slow but steady pace and I quickly discovered that taking photos of the animals is very hard indeed when you are in a moving vehicle and the level of darkness without using the flash forces the shutter open for seconds at a time.

I’ll include  the few “attempt”  photos that were not completely and totally blurry, but they are very far from successful photographs so after the tour we headed to the gift shop where I bought a small book of postcards … which I in turn took a few photos of later so that you can see a selection of them here.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

.. a map of our route (there are walking paths too of various lengths if you are in a mobile mood)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

There is a tiger laying on the grassy knoll here…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

.. and if you look hard you can see the elephant on the left…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Now let’s see how the professionals do it…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)



1 Comment »

  1. I tried taking a photo of animal in the dark and guess what, it is in the same location you took that photo, I even have a nearly exact shot as your first one

    Comment by rsmacaalay — January 11, 2012 @ 7:03 am | Reply

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