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Moments after the kill

By drjskatre
She was resting after a chase and kill in the rain. A barking deer was lying in front of her. It was very difficult to spot her through foliage and shoot. Shot from some 25 meters in Jim Corbett National Park.

Tags: Rain Leaves Forest Trees King Kill Carnivore Jungle Tigress Wildlife and nature Jim Corbett

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dudler Plus
16 896 1505 England
11 Nov 2017 8:21AM
A really tricky shot, in every way. It's great that it's come out this well, I'd say.

Low light has nibbled away at quality (1/200 second...)

I like the way we're seeing htis through a tube of foliage: a little bit of cropping at the sides may help, as may some darkening of the very shiny leaves just below the animal. And it's a pity about the twig going across the tiger's face.

This seems to me to be a subtle, animal-watcher's shot, rather thna an in-your-face spectacular image of the sort most people aim for.

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drjskatre 10 8 India
11 Nov 2017 10:06AM
Thank you very much 'dudler'. Comments and modifications on this forum always give me something to think about. I like the modification too.
dudler Plus
16 896 1505 England
11 Nov 2017 10:13AM
It's always helpful when we can have a dialogue... I expect there will be comments from one or two people who have experience of using long lenses for wildlife before very long. They will carry far more weight than anything I can say about a genre in which I have no experience!
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4021 Canada
11 Nov 2017 4:53PM

Ive tried some of the suggestions dudler mentioned above, and used some colouring to tone down bright leaves. it also has a bit more contrast.

The lens is very capable of OS at that speed as long as the subject istnt moving, - looks like its timed well.


drjskatre 10 8 India
11 Nov 2017 5:20PM
Thank you very much Willie. I liked the slightly warmer colors in your modification...
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2017 6:24PM
Nice. Difficult circumstances and you can be pleased. This is going to seem churlish, but such a pity about the twig/branch across the face. Any volunteers at the time to move it?

drjskatre 10 8 India
13 Nov 2017 6:59AM
Thanks Paul... It didn't occur to me at the time to look for volunteers... Grin...

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