Scenery: The Nature history museum

Challenge #16 in the Nature and Culture series. Hosted by AndrePooh.
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Show us a museum which shows nature from the past. Explain in the description part what we see.
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The taxidermist can take credit for the drama here but I simply lined up the glow on the back wall with the subject and liked the mild distortions of the glass. Being aware that this is an animal in a glass box, we have a distinct photographic privilege unlike the efforts required in wildlife photography.
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Submitted: Thursday, 26th January, 2012 05:52 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 7th October, 2010
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/90 sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 3200
Notes: Handheld with a grad ND rotated to the lower edge
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