Wildlife Photography

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by Mack The Knife » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:04 am

pradeep2374 wrote:Mack, tack sharp, amazing capture. I am an amateur photographer would love to have tips on lens, exp settings etc. BTW, I have a canon70d. Pls share about your camera and lens. Thanks.

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Pardon the delay but I just saw your question.

The camera was a very ordinary point-and-shoot 8 Mega Pixel (but probably kept at 4 or 5 MP) Canon PowerShot A720 IS.

I have had just as sharp or sharper images from a Nikon Coolpix 3200 3.2MP digicam.

Will post some samples in a bit.

Here you go and bear in mind that I have reduced the pics further in accordance with forum rules.

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The only tip I can give is to frame your subject and use the light properly and imaginatively, anticipate and be ready to capture the image at the right moment and develope an eye for photography.

By the way, none of the pics have been touched up on Photoshop, etc.

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by ganeshn » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:20 pm

awesome pics was it from JLR caveri, the jacana eggs look tempting.

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by Mack The Knife » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:39 pm

The Jacana eggs were photographed at Forbes Sagar. A man made lake just off the Cauvery and part of the stretch conserved by the Wildlife Association of India (WASI).

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by brihacharan » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:27 pm

Beautiful images well captured taking advantage of prevailing light!!!!
Well said Mack....First one has to see a picture in one's mind, frame / compose with precision, set aperture & shutter compatible with available light and finally capture it!!!
When it comes to people its the situation / mood & moment that creates a great photograph.....
Keep them coming.....
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by kshitij » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:37 pm

@mack,
Which one is you? Just so that we can identify the G.O.D :mrgreen:
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by brihacharan » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:45 pm

kshitij wrote:@mack,
Which one is you? Just so that we can identify the G.O.D :mrgreen:
Kshitij....you beat me to the quiz :D
My guess....GOD is on the "right" as one sees the picture, wearing the hunting / fishing jacket....not as Grumpy as I imagined ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by kshitij » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:05 pm

Have posted most of images a few pages earlier. Here are few that were left out:
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The Masai going about their routine of making fire. The old man had his hands just about a foot above the ground. I placed the camera below and clicked. Luckily the picture came out ok :D
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by Mack The Knife » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:42 pm

kshitij wrote:@mack,
Which one is you? Just so that we can identify the G.O.D :mrgreen:
That day GOD was playing chauffeur, fishing guide and photographer to the two badaa saabs from NCR.

Blighters did not even tip me!

GOD did include pics of both his sons, hoping against hope, that people will imagine him to be a handsome fellow. :P

P.S.: What fun it would have been had the Masai placed his fire bundle on your head. :mrgreen:

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by kshitij » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:05 pm

Had he done that, I too would have looked like a G.O.D
Even the Masai know that the world can handle only one of that ROTFL
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by Mack The Knife » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:29 am

Quite right! Planet Earth cannot handle two fugly jokers simultaneously.

This is what GOD looks like......when he is in a GOOD mood. Be afraid, me hearties! :evil:

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by dev » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:01 pm

Holy crap pics from the good old days with the good tinker, tailor, soldier , spy gang.
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by dr.jayakumar » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:38 pm

Mack is that you with the war paint?
nice to see you enjoy.
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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by Kumarnishith » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:17 am

It's been ages since I have made significant contribution to this amazing thread. In last eight month I was fortunate enough to visit many wildlife sanctuaries/National park and capture few nice wildlife moments. All the images have been made using Canon 60D + Sigma 150-500mm combition. Hope you will all enjoy the pics :D
Also, It's been two years since I got myself into nature photography! I was planning since long to start my own blog on wildlife photography as the subject is quite close to my heart. Here's the link to my first blog on "Top 10 Incredible Tips For Improving Your Bird Photography" ..Do check it out! Feel free to share the link and of course comments and critique are welcome :)
https://drnishithkumarphotography.wordpress.com

Adult Tigress, Zone IV, Ranthambore NP, Dec 2015

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Subadult Tiger with a fawn kill!
Ranthambore NP, Dec 2015

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Indian Giant Squirrel, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jharkhand (Oct 2015)

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Oriental Darter with a Catfish catch!
Ranthambore NP, Dec 2015

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Nilgai with Juvenile, Dec 2016, SGPGIMS Campus, Lucknow

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Common Kingfisher, Feb 2016, SGPGIMS Campus, Lucknow

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Lesser Whistling Teals in flight, Nov 2015, Lucknow

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Red Avadavat, Dec 2015, Lucknow

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by SMJ » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:32 pm

Brilliant clicks Dr. Nishit (y) (y)

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Re: Wildlife Photography

Post by ngrewal » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:40 am

Dr Nishit please provide info on camera etc great pictures

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