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can't wait to be free | by Kris Kros
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can't wait to be free

I dream that caged animals be free

Like free birds that can fly the breeze

I dream that zoos will never exist

So animals will be left in the wild as free.


Yet, it was only a dream. ~ Kris Kros



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I shot this way back in 2007 at the Los Angeles Zoo. He was about more than 200 feet away from my shooting position and I didn't have a good telephoto lens then. But I still got this shot. Not the best but this is all I got for now.


Never went back to the zoo cause I felt the pain when I saw some of the faces of the animals most especially this guy. I probably just thought he was sad and I might be wrong.


Maybe in due time, I will be back to the zoo with my camera and make better shots of these born-to-be-wild creatures.


NOTE: Made some changes. I was not happy with yesterday's submission. I am pretty much meticulous with my pictures, you know.


So, his hair at the edge is more defined. Better color. Lessened the sharpness for natural look. Removed the dodge and burn I used earlier.


And btw, did you notice that his left ear was ripped off?

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Taken on September 12, 2007