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Langur Monkey

By pathrover
Taken in Ranthambore nature reserve in Rajasthan. Fairly bright sunlight under thin tree canopy. The camera was on shutter priority because I was trying to get some birds in the adjacent trees when we came across this chap. I do not have mutch experience of wildlife photography.

I suspect I have cropped too tightly and I have lightened the face using the dodge tool.

Tags: India Monkey Wildlife and nature

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Squirrel 15 471 7 England
8 Mar 2016 12:05AM
Hello A good start at wildlife photography. You have captured the fur beautifully. Good detail in the twig. I would try dodging the face again especially the eyes. A pity that you have cropped off the tip of the ear - I would have liked to have seen it. If you shoot in Raw - the file would be larger and you would have more information so that you could zoom in on the face.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
8 Mar 2016 1:30AM
A good effort under difficuly lightinh; the bright coat and the dar face also present a challange.

The lighting you describe would probably not be as yellow as a cloudy preset, and I adjusted that in the od along with added space at the top, and brighter face. I dont think you could do a lot better in-camera.


dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 824 England
8 Mar 2016 9:10AM
You've captured this well.

The face does need to be lightened more, and the mods show that. There is information in the file for this to work.

Using shutter priority is fine but you have to be aware that when you move the camera to a darker scene if the camera can't open up the lens any more because it's reached maximum aperture in order to compensate the images will be underexposed. Unless your camera has a setting that will override and reduce your shutter speed to still provide a correct exposure. Some cameras do.

If you think you've cropped too tightly, you can always upload the uncropped original as a version so that others can suggest different crops.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
8 Mar 2016 2:17PM
You've nailed it...

Certainly, the crop at the top is a little too tight, and the face is still dark. Willie's mod sorts both issues.

Commendably sharp.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 7:39PM
For e, there is too much arm and body and not enough head, which is right at the top of the frame. closer on the head and less below. The head is the important bit here. Either full monkey in frame, or much closer on the head.


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