A second attempt...

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Ashwini Kumar Bhat
A second attempt...
When I tried it the first time on the Long Billed Vulture's image, I dint have anything in the foreground to focus on and hence judging the exact amount of OOF was challenging to me. But at Bharatpur I had ample of opportunities to improve my results. This is the second such attempt. What tempted me to go for this attempt (sounds rhyming, tempted to attempt!! ;)) is the way the branches were fitting in the frame.
The sun was already set and very less light was left to make the image on the CCD with decent noise, and that helped me in getting the canvas kind of feel to the image. The focus engine was reluctant to focus on the grass and I had to manually turn the ring to focus on the grass in front. I wanted to render the Nilgai soft so that it imparts a painting feel...
Your views are welcome to make me know what can we improve next time when we get such opportunities in the field next time, to make the image more appealing.

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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:22 am

It works and a little CCW rotation is preferred. Nice way to soften the subject here.

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:08 am

This image has an amazing feel Ashwini. Generally we concentrate on 'sharpness' and here is a different one which has the same impact when the subject is soft. The tall grass stands out beautifull. I also love the way the female Nilgai is peeking out of the grass! Beautiful image this.

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:41 pm

Nice and soft image here, I like the fact that the clutter in the FG seems to magically disappear to reveal the Nilgai in the frame.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:20 pm

Ashwin, nice painting like feeling here ! Nice decision on blurring. I think blurring it a *bit more* would have increased paitning like feeling. I think cropping a few pixels off from the top to reduce the competing branches will add to it. Thanks for sharing.

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