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Gowri S
Gharial
Full frame at 300mm. f/8 at 1/800 s. Made avertical composition because I wanted to include the brown streaks at the top of the frame. They are reflections of the cliff which abruptly rises from the water.
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:25 am
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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:31 am

Lovely. Excellent decision to go vertical. I love this perspective. Three things that I think would add to the image are: 1) cropping about 80-100 pixels from the bottom; 2) underexposing by another third of a stop and 3) removing the yellow cast in the image, which, incidentally, some may not find a problem with, but colour shifts or inaccuracy don't live with me very comfortably. :-)

The 'crease' right at the top of the image spoils the neatness of the reflection to a certain degree. It would be ideal if you would crop that off.

Overall very well seen and made; TFS.

Commentby Guest on Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:08 pm

Very creative. ya upper reflections diverts the mind, everything is nicely exposed you can play with saturation levels otherwise its great

Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:30 pm

What an impressive image, I love the setting of the gharial and the gharial itself is so well defined. I would crop around 10-15 pixels from the top, retaining a hint of dark waters. Like the tonality of the habitat and the gharial itself so well setup.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:06 pm

Excellent image Gowri - you have portrayed its habitat so well here. One of the challenge in portraying the habitat is loosing the control on the main subject itself, you have retained that control very well here with everything else nicely adding to the feel. I would crop about 5-10 pixels above to eliminate the trace of ground (?) on upper left corner. Thanks for sharing..

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:11 pm

Beautiful image here. Great compo portraying the habitat.

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Commentby Gowri S on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:08 pm

Thanks a lot for the suggestions and appreciation!

Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:54 pm

What a great image this is Gowri! Perfect scape shot as I would love to call it! Portrays the habitat well and the gorgeous light of corbett ( ? ) is just creating a painting like effect! I completely agree with your decision of going for a vertical frame. May be a small crop of 10 pixels from the top would put it over the top!! :)

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Commentby Mahesh Devarajan on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:33 am

Beautiful image gowri. Love the fact the Gharial is small in the frame but it still manages to capture the attention. Also like the DOF in the image.

Commentby sree.kumar.h on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:21 pm

Like the composition. Perfect perspective for a Gharial.