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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Gesudraz,
    are the pics from Morachi Chincholi ? they look good in natural habitat.

    Dr. Palio,
    Its not the camera, but always the eye behind it that matters. Yes, for specialised treads like Sports, Wildlife, Birding and Astro Photography you need special and high end gear. but modern days prosumer and bridge cameras pretty much do the job, wont give you outstanding results though.

    Roms,
    The idea is actually let others know what was going through the shooters mind when capturing a particular photograph, with a bit of technical knowledge, EXIF always reveals the story behind an image.

    Hrushikesh

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Another one from my side....

    Chital’s from Pandherpauni, Mohurli Gate,Tadoba National Park.
    ( Spotted Dear )

    Date - 26 April 2014

    For Photo Enthusiasts, Please read the EXIF. Comments & Critics are welcome.
    Canon EOS 600D with Canon 70-300 IS USM.
    EXIF :
    Shooting Mode – Shutter Priority AE
    Tv - 1/200
    Av - 6.3
    Exposure Compensation - 0
    ISO - 200
    Auto ISO - Off
    Focal Length - 300.0 mm
    White Balance Mode - Daylight

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Taken in Valparai.

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Quote Originally Posted by Hrushikesh View Post
    Another one from my side....

    Chital’s from Pandherpauni, Mohurli Gate,Tadoba National Park.
    ( Spotted Dear )

    Date - 26 April 2014

    For Photo Enthusiasts, Please read the EXIF. Comments & Critics are welcome.
    Canon EOS 600D with Canon 70-300 IS USM.
    EXIF :
    Shooting Mode – Shutter Priority AE
    Tv - 1/200
    Av - 6.3
    Exposure Compensation - 0
    ISO - 200
    Auto ISO - Off
    Focal Length - 300.0 mm
    White Balance Mode - Daylight
    Hrushi bhai seems to be bright sunlight. You could have used 1/f as shutter speed (ie) 1/300th sec to take a blur free sharp snap

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Palio View Post
    Hrushi bhai seems to be bright sunlight. You could have used 1/f as shutter speed (ie) 1/300th sec to take a blur free sharp snap
    Dr. Palio,
    This was from a moving Gypsy, IS saved me the day.
    Also before this shot i was shooting a Indian Roller with spot metering and Shutter Speed of 1/300 would have made the Aperture 5.6 along with ISO bumped upto 400, wide aperture in return would have gave me a very shallow depth of field and i wanted all the 5 of them in focus, i could have got the higher shutter speed if i would have switched from spot to average metering, but since my prime target was the Indian Roller i didn't bother too. sometimes i think, how in the wake of excitement we make this small mistakes.

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Black & White

    Common Indian Langur from Pandherpauni, Mohurli Gate,Tadoba National Park.
    ( Semnopithecus entellus )

    Date - 26 April 2014

    For Photo Enthusiasts, Please read the EXIF. Comments & Critics are welcome.

    Canon EOS 600D with Canon 70-300 IS USM.

    EXIF :
    Shooting Mode – Shutter Priority AE
    Tv - 1/200
    Av - 6.3
    Exposure Compensation - 0
    ISO - 200
    Auto ISO - Off
    Focal Length - 300.0 mm
    White Balance Mode - Daylight.
    SCSC - 6.2.2.0

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Some birds from my long weekend trip to the Nilgiris..... Got to see some rare and unique birds of the region. Hope you enjoy them.....
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    Verditer Fly Catcher
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    Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
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    Heart Spotted Woodpecker..... a rare variety spotted for the first time!
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    Long Billed Vulture..... After a long time, the Vultures are making a comeback from the brink of Diclofenac induced extinction!
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    Coppersmith Barbet with food in its mouth.... These birds like the woodpeckers, burrow into the wood for food, seeking worms and other insects.
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    Malabar Giant Squirrel, notorious for their cracking sound have a voracious appetite..... Known for their furry tail and hunted to the verge of extinction.
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    Black Headed Munia
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    Signing off with a Picture Postcard Image of the glorious hills....

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Doc,

    Both the flycatchers are pretty good capture, though i personally like the first one, tack sharp , the feather details are visible. It would have been even good if you would have compensated the exposure by EV : +1/3, the head part would also have revealed the details.

    Spotted woodpecker , to get a correct exposure in thick foliage is always a trick and spot metering works best under this circumstances or if shooting from the LCD instead of the viewfinder, exposure compensation is best option.

    Vulture is a damn good image as no highlights in the background and a shaded sky.

    Munia's are often seen birds and the eye is nicely visible.

    the Giant Squirrel has given a perfect pose like a ramp model, i guess there was a bit of movement in the front limbs of the squirrel.

    The post card shot is a record shot, nice palette of colours, though it would have been a even better composition if you culd have included a bit of sky. a limitation of focal length i guess and you couldn't have sacrificed the verdant green fields front of the house. A bit of Post Processing would enhance it further. Send me full res image and i will try to work something .

    Hrushikesh

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Awesome critical appraisal Hrushi bhai..... I am in the process of transition from a Nikon to a Canon, hence not able to change settings fast enough for taking bird photography.... have to learn fast. Meanwhile, I used to shoot in shutter priority mode in the Nikon and with decent light, would get excellent images at speed of 1000 which would allow me to take a good image even if the bird started flying. But, in a Canon, with similar light, I find that the shots are too dark and sometimes stare at a dark screen!! Wonder if it a problem with the camera or sensor sensitivity between the two cameras.

    Looking forward to the photography session in Goa to gain more dhyan.....

    Murali

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Murali sir. If there is abundant light available always for with Aperture priority. For each lenses there are certain apertures which are tack sharp, use that to your advantage. There are instances when I manually slow the shutter like capturing water fall but the subject is bright enough not to slow down the shutter. In such cases use ND filter or exposure compensation.

    some examples though not related to wild photography

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdie View Post
    Awesome critical appraisal Hrushi bhai..... I am in the process of transition from a Nikon to a Canon, hence not able to change settings fast enough for taking bird photography.... have to learn fast. Meanwhile, I used to shoot in shutter priority mode in the Nikon and with decent light, would get excellent images at speed of 1000 which would allow me to take a good image even if the bird started flying. But, in a Canon, with similar light, I find that the shots are too dark and sometimes stare at a dark screen!! Wonder if it a problem with the camera or sensor sensitivity between the two cameras.

    Looking forward to the photography session in Goa to gain more dhyan.....

    Murali
    Birdie,
    hmm, nikon to canon, even i used nikon D3000, D31000 earlier but as interest in Wildlife Photography grew i changes over to canon, no offence to Nikon , but canon is easy to use and has better support in terms of Lenses. I personally think that Nikon is best utillised for Indoor functions with its Active D - lightning System coming into its own, where as canon is better at outdoors with its True & Natural colour reproduction capability. The problem you mentioned, according to me is about the metering rather than the sensitivity of Image Sensor. any ways shooting from the viewfinder canon gives you a exposure scale with a marker, for average exposure try to keep the marker at the centre most marking and you will get a balanced image most of the time, in areas where exposure is tricky you can always go for spot metering and or exposure compensation ( Bracketing ). with Shutter speed of 1/1000 at Tv mode no wonder you could get BIF shots, but what happens if its not that bright day or not enough light is it opens the shutter for pretty wide for maximum light to come and hit the sensor and / or also increases the ISO to again for the same reason. So i suggest depending on your shooting style either from Viewfinder - try to keep the exposure marker in the center, or shooting from the display you can get the live view of the image so you can apply the correct setting and get the optimum exposure.

    On auto Exposure AE Lock - the sensor measures light TTL i.e. through the Lens, in the dark it fires an infra-red e beam and then calculates the optimum exposure, but in tricky situations its always better to go for manual exposure taking the help of Histogram. Pro's use a lux meter for accurate reading, unfortunately in wild life and birding its not possible so bracketing is the only option.

    Hrushikesh

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Hrushi,

    Reading your last post, I feel I have the gadget and nothing else..... seem to be terribly lacking in gray matter to make the best use of the gadget Looking forward to some dhyan and 'Photography for Dummies" session where we can make some sense of all the jargon. You have a uphill task ahead and I pray God to give you strength to withstand all our infantile queries

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    The ultimate experience for a wildlife enthusiast is to sight a Tiger in its natural environs. It took me almost 10 years of prowling in the jungles of South India before I could claim my credentials of having "Been there, done that". This tigress was sighted in Bandipur, my favorite haunt and she blessed us with her darshan 3 times.... One of those unforgettable moments.

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    Re: Wildlife Photography !

    Birdie,
    Yup the Jargon is bit confusing but nothing rocket science, with a bit of explanation everybody will talk like pro's.
    Hehe, yup i will try to answer all of your queries and get all of you upto the mark.
    The starting point is to read the manual of the camera, you get to know lot of stuff, shortcuts, different modes & settings on your camera which can really make your life easier while shooting.
    Just understand this, that Photography is all about Light, few laws of Physics also apply to photography, like the concept of Parallax, Diffraction Et c.

    Gesu,
    Its easier to learn when the slate is blank and yes photography is a form of art, it has to be within you, it cannot be learnt, what i can give is some miniscule technical knowledge, few Tips & Tricks and one or two camera settings. Learning Photography is simply trying to see things differently.

    Happy Clicking Buddies ..... !!!!


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