Man was it dark and hard to focus…. If the new baby Pacific white-sided dolphin at Chicago’s Shedd aquarium had a night light to keep him snug at night, its dim bulb would double the amount of light in his tank. Despite the challenges of capturing Chicago’s cutest new resident, I can agree with all of you – he’s adorable.
I tried using prime lenses but shooting at f2, but the shallow depth-of-field really didn’t help to keep things in focus. For most of these photos I used a 16-35mm and 70-200mm. 1/125 f2.8 ISO 6400. Shooting through water and glass in no contrast really does push a redefine what exactly is sharp.
Next time I have a zoo baby assignment, I hope its out doors!