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Lighter Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2012Mon 13-Jan-14 03:25 AM
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"Please critique and share your thoughts"
Mon 13-Jan-14 03:25 AM by Lighter

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Hello fellow members

Please critique and share your thoughts on the following image. It was shot in a zoo. If possible, do comment separately on "shooting" and "post processing". Thank you so much for viewing.







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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Mon 13-Jan-14 04:21 AM
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Lowden, US
          

Nice work!

This is a very good image. I would like a slightly different angle to see more of the eye and maybe a little more space at the top of the frame.

Post processing looks very natural to me - good job!

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Devrishi Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2013Mon 13-Jan-14 05:42 AM
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Mon 13-Jan-14 05:58 AM by Devrishi

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>Nice work!
>
>This is a very good image. I would like a slightly different
>angle to see more of the eye and maybe a little more space at
>the top of the frame.
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>Post processing looks very natural to me - good job!

Agree with Dave...

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fivesense Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Dec 2013Mon 13-Jan-14 06:02 AM
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US
          

I think it's a great story-telling shot; giraffe gives "vertical depth!"

I'd be curious to see the same image with a larger f/stop, just to see if clear background foliage gave perspective of the giraffe's "intentions."

  

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Biker Bill Registered since 01st Nov 2009Mon 13-Jan-14 11:45 AM
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Nice shot but if you add more shooting data you will get more feed back.

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clickhans Registered since 10th Jul 2012Mon 13-Jan-14 06:45 PM
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Besides Dave commend, the background is a bit busy, a nice creamy bokeh would isolate your subject.

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hans

  

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Lighter Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2012Tue 14-Jan-14 12:03 PM
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Tue 14-Jan-14 12:03 PM by Lighter

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Thank you so much for your reply Dave and all others.
I shall be adding the Shooting Data, ASAP, sorry that I missed it.

Dave, may I ask what I could have done to make it a "Great" shot from a "Very Good" shot? What improvements could be done apart from trying other angles? The fencing was nearly 18ft high, so I had no option but to try through the gaps of the mesh

Thanks again...

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My guess is that you may not have had much opportunity for improvement at the time of the shoot. It is common in wildlife photography to be restrained in our shooting position due circumstances beyond our control.

I think a shot like this could be great if you captured the giraffe just as (or just before) he pulled a leaf off of the tree. The eye is usually pretty important with wildlife. This is one of the reasons that wildlife shooters often shoot in bursts, even with slow moving subjects, so you can choose an image with the best looking eye and head angle.

I actually like the background in this shot is clear enough to get a feel for the habitat. You could make the giraffe stand out better and make it appear a bit less busy by making the background darker and reducing the contrast a bit – without changing anything on the giraffe.

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Lighter Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2012Wed 22-Jan-14 02:23 AM
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Calcutta, IN
          

Thanks Dave and everyone else for your kind contribution.

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Lighter Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2012Thu 16-Jan-14 02:17 AM
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Calcutta, IN
          

The Shooting data is as follows:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor AF D 300mm f/4 IF ED
Exposure: 1/320 sec, f/4.5, ISO 450

Please let me know your thoughts...

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Thu 16-Jan-14 03:03 AM
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I like the angle and the post processing. I agree with the previous comments.

Thanks for sharing,


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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Wed 22-Jan-14 03:23 PM
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It's a ver nice shot and I tend to agree with the suggestions already given - however, I think the White Balance is a bit cool and i might warm it up just a tad.

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Lighter Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2012Thu 23-Jan-14 01:50 AM
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Calcutta, IN
          

Thanks Al for your thoughts...

http://500px.com/sriroyc
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tekneektom Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Thu 23-Jan-14 02:04 AM
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Well exposed, very sharp, the giraffe is well isolated from the background and has fine detail. Without seeing the eyes it's a difficult image to truly like.

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Lighter Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2012Thu 23-Jan-14 02:08 AM
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Calcutta, IN
          

Thanks tekneektom...I also missed the eye/s in the photo, but could not help it

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NikonJohn2 Registered since 23rd Jun 2013Fri 24-Jan-14 08:38 PM
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US
          

Nice picture but it would have been better if his face was turned toward you

  

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