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Upon Reflection

By Gezina  
Thank you for stopping by and for votes and c'c on the Openbilled Stork - much appreciated.
I've always wanted to take natural relfection shots but either been on the wrong side of the pond or the animal was standing against the sun - well this time it finally worked.
I would like the team to critique this shot (or anyone that can give constructive critique) in particular interested in their views on post processing and composition - thank you Ina

Tags: Safari Kruger national park Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
14 Nov 2011 5:44AM
A cracking reflection, Ina, not only of baby, but mother, too. Very well composed and captured. Carol

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Ray42 9 3 England
14 Nov 2011 7:58AM
A great shot Ina - summing up Africa very well - perhaps there is another shot in the picture - just the baby on its own with out the distraction of mum!!
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:16AM
HELP I'm having a more stupid than normal moment and can't see the mod - I've had this with other people's uploads as well when I want to look at a mod and click on it the option of uploading a mod comes up but not the mod itself - do I have to change settings ar anything? - Ina
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:32AM

Quote:A great shot Ina - summing up Africa very well - perhaps there is another shot in the picture - just the baby on its own with out the distraction of mum!!


I can view mods ok not a problem - my thoughts were the same as Ray but I also like the full picture as already posted
14 Nov 2011 10:54AM
Hi I think this composition is excellent, a great reflection, gray.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Nov 2011 11:45AM
Hi Ina.
I like the composition as it is, baby a bit central but the other elements make up for that, love the protectiveness of mum, by the way is that a lion in the background in the trees?

Regards

Trev.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 1:02PM

Quote:Hi Ina.
I like the composition as it is, baby a bit central but the other elements make up for that, love the protectiveness of mum, by the way is that a lion in the background in the trees?

Regards

Trev.


Thank you Trevor no not a lion but some Impala grazing in the b/g.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
14 Nov 2011 3:11PM
I think it's spot-on as it is, Ina. The mother in the background balances the image perfectly I think.
Trev Smile
Artangel 8 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 3:19PM
This is a lovely scene so well executed as is. There is however also the panorama style shot of the baby alone with reflection as already mentioned and so easy to clone out mum in the tree reflection, two shots for the 'price' of one, clever. RomneyWink
Niknut Plus
7 1.6k 76 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 3:47PM
Great shot !!!!.....lovely capture, with both animals positioned nicely !!!

My only feeling, is there's a bit too much 'space' in the shot......so I've done a mod. to try & give a little more 'impact' to
the scene, by cropping, moving the upper animal to the left a bit, then adjusting tones & contrast to 'lift' the colours etc. !!!!
Finally, added a thin black border to hold everything in !!

See what you think ??....regards....Keith.
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
14 Nov 2011 4:25PM
A great natural capture Ina. I like this just the way you have presented it. Well done.
Ron
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
14 Nov 2011 5:24PM
As Ron says, a great natural capture and I actually like it just as it is too. I do, however, take Keith's (Niknut) point and think his mod works well. The image tells a story - Mum in the background is watching over her youngster and to cut that aspect out does actually lose a lot of the story. I've had a quick go at removing Mum and her reflection (not brilliant), but it then becomes rather an ordinary image and still think your original (and Keith's mod) work best Smile
Sylvia

PS To access mods just look beneath your image and you will see Description, Exif and Modifications - just click on Modifications Wink
15 Nov 2011 4:35PM
I think your comp is good as it is Ina, however it's a pity you didn't have a little more space at the top and a little less at the bottom to tighten things up, having said that I don't know if you were already zoomed right out at 70mm. Tried a mod to see if it works Wink
Geoff.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 5:28PM
Thank you to all for having a go with some mods - much appreciated - Yes Geoff this was taken @ 70mm. You are all right to some extend - what bothered me from the original is the fact that I just couldn't get the top of the tree into the shot & taking mom and the tree out of it but leaving the reflection of them in just didn't look right. Unfortunately I just haven't got the computer skills to follow Keith's suggestion but thank you for your imput, much appreciated. Very grateful for the fact that some other Giraffe came down to drink & the comp on them worked better. Will upload a shot of one of them at some point - Ina
User_Removed 7 34 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 6:27PM
I like it, stop with the mods, I think its great, though some of the mod's are very good.

Luke

P.S
I have uploaded a fungi picture what you told me about
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Grampy 8 507 71 England
16 Nov 2011 9:38AM
I think the upright mod helps a good shot become a really good shot, I love the mothers reflection in the water, well done.
Phill
paulbroad 10 123 1193 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 8:02PM
Why try and alter something that really doesn't need altering. You always need some post processing with a digital image - a little sharpening usually, but I'm sure you know this really doesn't need anything you have not already done.

Fine photography.

Paul
16 Nov 2011 9:20PM
Beautiful shot Ina.
I do like sylvia's mod of just the baby.
Both ways make a great shot.
Vanda

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