Mon 13-Jan-14 04:42 AM | edited Mon 13-Jan-14 04:58 AM by Devrishi
>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!
Tue 14-Jan-14 11:03 AM | edited Tue 14-Jan-14 11:03 AM by Lighter
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
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.