The Majestic Bos




The Majestic Bos
For me, this creature is the most majestic Indian animal after the Asian elephant. Bos Gaurus, the Indian Gaur. Seen here at sundown, BRT.
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:45 pm
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Commentby ramesh_adkoli on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:18 pm

I really liked the way you have captured this animal, Arati. Low key lighting is working well here. I had tried really hard to capture a good image on my last trip to Valparai. But they were so busy eating:) They hardly looked up. Coming back to the image, I feel you can open up the body a bit get some more definition and separation from BG. Same applies to the top portion of the left horn. TFS.

Commentby AratiRao on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:15 am

Hahaha ramesh - and i keep thinking that i have "revealed too much!" i like the hint of the fur and the dot lit up at the endge of the left horn - to give an idea of where the curve ends up... in my mind, opening up any more would be like saying too much... :) it is where i am at this moment in my "seeing" -- as Ganesh says here, let's see how i feel a few years from now.

thanks, ya!

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:13 pm

Arati, I like the golden glows on its contours and in the eye in particular. I am not sure about the crop though :) If I prefer to crop it this way then I would have liked the upper portion of its body merging with the bg like you have it below in the frame.

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Commentby AratiRao on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:27 pm

Hi ganesh,
based on your recommendation, i went ahead and made two more versions here

i have my preference and my reservation on the current image as i had mentioned in response to Ramesh's comment :) but would like to know what bothered you in the current crop...

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