w w w . i n d i a w i l d s . c o m
home
about Sabyasachi Patra
diary
forums
image gallery
contact IndiaWilds
Home
About
Diary
Forums
Gallery
ContactUs

User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Lynx Spider threat display

  1. #1
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Goa/Mumbai
    Posts
    3,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default Lynx Spider threat display

    Shot this some weeks back on my terrace in Mumbai. Ran downstairs to get my camera, luckily it was still waiting
    This is the typical spider threat display with the forelegs raised. No idea what it was threatening, though, there was nothing in that direction.

    Camera Model Name Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/320
    Av (Aperture Value) 4.0 (Should have tried a higher Av...)
    ISO Speed 200
    AF Range Mode Super Macro
    No flash used
    Big crop. I feel this needs more PP, but I don't know exactly where.

    Comments and critiques awaited, thanks for looking.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    17-12-08
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    4,589
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Good image. Try moving in a bit closer so that you dont have to crop much.
    Regards,
    Bibhav Behera
    www.bibhavbehera.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Thane, Maharashtra
    Posts
    452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Agree with Bibhav's talk.
    White background at top-right may be distracting.
    You can keep a small LED monochrome light torch with you, so we can lit the subject in low light condition.
    Thanks & Regards
    Sagar Patil,
    Thane

  4. #4
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    16,251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Abhishek,
    Good to see this behaviour. More green leaves would have been good in the background. You can try using reflectors to throw some light on the subject. You can use even plain cardboard sheets to do the same.

    Here is the repost with slight tweaking.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Goa/Mumbai
    Posts
    3,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Sabyasachi, the repost is better, do mention what you did. There is some loss in IQ though, probably because it is a jpeg. I would like to know more about using reflectors.

    Bibhav, I was very close to it, maybe a couple of cm away. I think I could have used macro with a little zoom.

    I think I could have used flash to darken the wall behind...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Thane, Maharashtra
    Posts
    452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Abhishek, You must have seen, on a beach a group doing model photography. They use a circular white reflector to softly lit a girl's face if her back is facing the sun. This practice is very good than flash, and that too naturally.

    Though I never seen a reflector which can be used here in wildlife (say Macro). May a piece of mirror may help . Like what we used to irritate our friends in school days.
    Thanks & Regards
    Sagar Patil,
    Thane

  7. #7
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Thane, Maharashtra
    Posts
    452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Also some reflectors are there, which help in diverting your inbuilt flash light on close subject. It is a piece of some white paper, which it to be stick on flash body. And another part is handing against the flash slanted way.
    Thanks & Regards
    Sagar Patil,
    Thane

  8. #8
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Goa/Mumbai
    Posts
    3,121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Sagar, I think a mirror would probably be too harsh...? Thanks anyway, I get the idea of a reflector...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    15,846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Nice close up. Maybe you can crop a bit from the top to avoid the wall.
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

  10. #10
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    16,251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Abhishek,
    Don't get confused by the word reflectors. Just any reflecting surface would do. You can have some cardboards pasted with a white colour sheet. You can use thermocol (difficult to carry but you can do it in your garden). Better to use cardboard sheets and kind of enclose it from the sides. That will act as a wind shield as well.

    These days, you find umbrellas with the inside surface painted silver colour. That can be used as well. Let your imagination run riot

    For the repost, I used lightroom software. I brightened it, reduced the highlights and opened up the shadows a little bit. There is loss in IQ, as it is a small jpg and also because I uploaded about 60% quality. It is the standard that I follow, so the quality of your image got further lowered.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

  11. #11
    Join Date
    23-04-09
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,054
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Nice image Abhishek. Shops do sell small reflectors which can be folded away.

    Apana

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •