Tiger, tiger ...


ChrisE

Link Posted 26/09/2007 - 19:55
Went to Chester Zoo on Saturday - this was my favourite shot.

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Lilly

Link Posted 26/09/2007 - 22:35
very nice, but I wd have cropped left hand side out and had portrait format - I find the left handside distracting with part body and out of focus greenery bottom left, a handsome fellow...
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ChrisE

Link Posted 27/09/2007 - 17:48
I think you are right, Lilly. Here is a more cropped version, as suggested.

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George Lazarette

Link Posted 27/09/2007 - 20:27
That has much more impact. On my screen it could do with being a tad brighter, and a tad contrastier.

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Ammonyte

Link Posted 27/09/2007 - 23:43
His right eye seems slightly soft - were you shooting through a wire fence? Other than that seems pretty good to me.
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Clarky

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 00:06
I hope he was shooting through some kind of fence Unless you were very brave

The whole right side of his face is a tad soft

Nice shot though. George the brightness looks fine from my screen
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Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 08:27
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George the brightness looks fine from my screen

Looks a tad dark on both my calibrated monitors
Great shot though!
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ChrisE

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 09:32
Thanks for the comments. It was shot through a fence as the tigers wouldn't go anywhere near the glass fronted area while we were there. I was quite surprised that I could eliminate most of the fence as it was fairly thick (for some reason!!). But it does explain the softness on one side of the face.

Any thoughts on how shots taken through fences can be improved if at all)?

Chris

pschlute

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 10:51
What a beauty. I love the eye contact.
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niblue

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 11:02
Very nice shot. I'd agree with Lilly that the cropped version is better however I'd have been tempted to extend the crop further down e.g. go with pretty much all of the right half of the original shot.

Lilly

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 11:39
niblue wrote:
Very nice shot. I'd agree with Lilly that the cropped version is better however I'd have been tempted to extend the crop further down e.g. go with pretty much all of the right half of the original shot.

Yes, I agree... that bit of extra greenery at the bottom wd frame it better, BTW I think the wire fencing gives it a nice soft focus effect!
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Ammonyte

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 18:42
AFAIK all you can do when shooting through a fence is use a long lens and get as close to the wire as possible. I've had similar problems shooting birds in aviaries.
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niblue

Link Posted 28/09/2007 - 19:19
Ammonyte wrote:
AFAIK all you can do when shooting through a fence is use a long lens and get as close to the wire as possible.

Also use as large an aperture as possible.

fatspider

Link Posted 29/09/2007 - 21:57
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I hope he was shooting through some kind of fence Unless you were very brave

The whole right side of his face is a tad soft

Of course he was shooting through a fence, clever enough to buy Pentax then clever enough to have some sense
Although the "blurry" bit on the right hand side is a classic example of "interferance" from out of focus objects (in this case the fence)

I think its a cracking shot for a beginner, in fact I would have been well chuffed with that myself
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