I spent 13 days is Kenya in early Aug. Lake Nakuru National Park and several regions of the Maasai Mara. Here are a couple big cats photographed near Mara Serena Resort. An Unbelievable place to photograph wildlife of all types
Constructive comments are welcome, as I will do this trip again.
The images are stunning in color, clarity and resolution. I'd be happy with any of them.
I much prefer the lion as I think the crop is better. While the cheetah has compelling eyes and great light, to me the image looks chopped off. Just my opinion---I'll be interested in what others say.;
Tue 25-Sep-12 01:19 AM | edited Tue 25-Sep-12 02:09 AM by avidude
>The images are stunning in color, clarity and resolution. >I'd be happy with any of them. > >I much prefer the lion as I think the crop is better. While >the cheetah has compelling eyes and great light, to me the >image looks chopped off. Just my opinion---I'll be >interested in what others say.; > >Thanks for sharing. > >Larry
Larry and Pakku - Thanks for your comments. I too struggled with the crop. Below is the whole frame. Love to know what you all would have done with it.
I love the light, angle, and expression on her face so I tried to save the shot. The cheetah was on the roof of an adjacent Land Cruiser she was moving around a lot and there was little time to compose.
I have many other great shots, maybe I should have scrapped this one.
Great pose, great light, tough call on the crop. I'd suggest trying a tighter crop with the right 1/3, 1/3 intersection placed between the eyes or just below and then crop into the body above the legs. Make the crop as small as you can relative to sharpness and definition.