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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 20 N: 2064] (13624)
Genre: Animals
Mdia: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2017
Catgories: Mammals
Appareil photographique: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2017-03-04 5:30
Vue: 1181
Points: 13
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
I have captured this chestnut browned coloured 'Common Tsessebe' (Damaliscus lunatus lunatus) in Kruger National Park. It was a cloudy day and saw this one just returning from a fight with his friends. You could easily mark mudy horn as well as its head.

But why composed it keeping just middle of the frame? Why bit space in its behind? Why didn't I compose it just only giving much space in front of it?

I'm not a blind follower of any RULE. Have a look....its hind left leg is in the air and showing its perfect walking pose. Here we could feel its long distance journey; if I composed it like that and I didn't get better impact keeping this animal right side of the frame; giving much space in front.
BG must be out of focus; but you could feel and see the wilderness.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 280 N: 4911] (19842)
  • [2017-03-04 7:03]

Hello Srikumar,
A great shot of an animal that I am not familiar with. I like the unique color and markings of its coat. It has very long legs like a moose and rather short horns. The colors are well saturated yet natural and the exposure is perfect. I only wish we could have gotten a better look at its facial features. Well done!!


Hello Srikumar,

Your pictures transform us right into the wild Africa. The varied species that you have captured is really commendable. Thanks for sharing with us the varied African Wildlife.

Very nice shot!!


Hi Srikumar,
I have no problem with the composition, it's pleasant to the viewer, at least to me. :-) Sometimes the main element on a composition is not the entire animal, just their head, so it's a case by case situation, where the traditional rule of thirds doesn't always work the best way. So, your compo is fine for me. What I don't like is again the white balance (you said the last time it was correct in camera, however, there's an obvious cyan overcast on this photo also) and the pose, that the animal's head, including their eyes, is not visible very well, I mean there's no clear eye contact. The reason that I give a pale green smiley doesn't mean this photo would be any bad, just - in my opinion - it's not on the very high standard we often get from you.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5965 W: 89 N: 15075] (63166)
  • [2017-03-05 15:04]

Hi Srikumar,for me the pic is good,not the most perfect of your gallery but still excellent,the difficult light makes the colors a bit cold but the sharpness and the pose are the best as possible in a moment like that,interesting specie not often seen there. Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Srikumar

Yes you did well to take the photo while one leg is in the air
and showing the walking movement of the wild animal, TFS


Hi Srikumar,

The animal is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the 'Common Tsessebe. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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