yellowstone wildlife

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  • 05-10-2005, 09:13 PM
    babaji
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    yellowstone wildlife
    Just wanted to share a few images I shot in yellowstone.

    Comments/feedback welcome

    shane
  • 05-10-2005, 10:55 PM
    Herriot
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Well the eagle really stands out over the other two images but they also succeed in drawing me in, the eagle is extremely sharp, what did you use to capture this image? How far away from the subject were you?

    Thanks!
    Herriot
  • 05-11-2005, 12:44 AM
    shrapnel
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    great shots, i especially like that first one where he blends in and is camouflaged amongst the tree trunks, and those eyes just watching you, there's lots to look at and lots to discover in that shot.

    Nice work

    chris
  • 05-11-2005, 04:57 AM
    Chunk
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Very nice. I especially like the first shot. You might consider cropping of the left side to about where the edge of the tree meets the top of the frame to move the subject off center a bit and lose some non - needed (IMHO) tree trunk.
  • 05-11-2005, 06:25 AM
    Yoyo Szeto
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Hi,
    I like the first and the third shots a lot. The subject of the first photo blends in well with the rest as mentioned in the previous posts. The third one gives a very strong comical feeling.
    yoyo
  • 05-11-2005, 08:13 AM
    babaji
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Thanks for the input. I used a 200-400 VR on a nikon D2X to capture these images. The eagle was 15 ft. away sitting in a tree.

    thanks shane
  • 05-11-2005, 08:18 AM
    PlantedTao
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    I don't typically like wildlife shots, but all three work for me and succeed in getting my attention.
    The first image is great because of the camo effect and those eyes staring back at you. I have to agree with Chunk's suggestion and to crop the image to make it a stronger composition with the subject off center.
    The eagle - wow! That is some zoom lens. I love how close this photo is and the crop really works well IMHO. I love the detail on the beak and the flare in the eye is great, not a distraction at all.

    Great job on all three.
    Cheers.
  • 05-11-2005, 09:08 AM
    OldSchool
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Ditto pretty much what PT said. That's a very impressive lens. It's also impressive that you were able to spot and get into position to make all those shots in the wild (harder than in the zoo!).

    Very nice,
    Tim
  • 05-11-2005, 09:49 AM
    mattp
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Very impressive shots - and a great lens, I'm jealous! I'd agree with the crop suggestion on that first one, but all in all very nice work.

    matt
  • 05-11-2005, 10:47 AM
    drg
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    The first Big Horn photo I wouldn't change much at all. The Tree forces the eye right to the sheep's expression. Cropping too much (if any) of the tree could change the leading lines.The two out of focus section on the sides of the photograph combine to provide an internal frame.
    This kind of a balancing act provides leading lines and allows the bullseye(ing) of the Sheep to work. The photo might lose some of its effectiveness if cropped to much.

    An alternative (if you must) would be to crop very tightly right around the face of the sheep and even cut part of the horns in the process. I don't think I'd do it.

    If the out of focus part of the tree is too troubling you could burn it (darken) a bit. But make sure the lower left and upper right match fairly well in intensity or the photo will look unbalanced or lopsided.

    I like the other two as well, but the first in my choice! Nice job on what was undoubtedly not the easiest terrain or optimum conditions. More, please!
  • 05-11-2005, 11:23 AM
    babaji
    Re: yellowstone wildlife
    Thank you all so much for your input. I was so stoked to be able to have these three situations present themselves to me. Nice equipement does make a difference as well.

    shane