Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Pumba

  1. #1
    Wildlife Moderator Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Somewhere in the world
    Posts
    19,932
    Threads
    1,221
    Thank You Posts

    Default Pumba

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Another one from the archives, a simple low level shot of Mr Warthog.

    No 'trickery' in the FG Andreas, it is what is.

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.

    Steve

    Subject: Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
    Location: SA
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
    Lens: EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM HH
    Exposure: 1/2000s at f/7.1 ISO2000 EV -0.33
    Original format: Landscape, slight crop
    Processed via: LRC 12.0.1 & PS '23 24.0.1
    Post Production: Itís ALL about what you do with the tools and not, which brand of tool you use.

  2. #2
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    10,231
    Threads
    1,091
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    LOL Steve ... this looks different , way different than the Meerkat ... do not have the impression trickery was used . Transition does look more natural .... compared to the Meerkat .
    Love the low POV and the gorgeous color contrast in this image .
    And for sure the subject is so cool , very often overlooked in the field . Always love the red soil ....
    Processing spot on ... with lovely fine details . Just the stump needs to go ....

    TFS Andreas

  3. #3
    BPN Member Sanjeev Aurangabadkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hyderabad, India
    Posts
    5,088
    Threads
    1,356
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Steve,
    Incredible low level shot of this warthog. Love the light and details. Stunning I must add. They are difficult to photograph as they keep running away with their tails up!! Well done.
    T F S.

  4. #4
    Wildlife Moderator Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Somewhere in the world
    Posts
    19,932
    Threads
    1,221
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Sometimes I think Andreas you have to leave the 'ugly elephant in the room, in' otherwise it appears/looks to perfect/manicured/sterile IMHO.

    Cheers Sanjeev.
    Post Production: Itís ALL about what you do with the tools and not, which brand of tool you use.

  5. #5
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    10,231
    Threads
    1,091
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    ... will copy / paste that when you tell me next time something has to go in my images

  6. #6
    Wildlife Moderator Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Somewhere in the world
    Posts
    19,932
    Threads
    1,221
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    ... will copy / paste that when you tell me next time something has to go in my images
    We have a saying 'Do as I say, not as I do.' Basically "don't imitate my behaviour but obey my instructions."
    Post Production: Itís ALL about what you do with the tools and not, which brand of tool you use.

  7. #7
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    10,231
    Threads
    1,091
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Always good to keep the funny side active in here .... besides the serious image business , luckily it is just a hobby ands not my money business

  8. #8
    Story Sequences Moderator and Wildlife Moderator Gabriela Plesea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    7,484
    Threads
    445
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Dear Steve,

    As I mentioned to you earlier I tried very hard this afternoon to grab a decent image of a warthog female and babies...Unfortunately they were incredibly skittish and ran away every time I stopped the vehicle and got the camera out the window. A bit disappointed, was hoping for a decent image to process, all I got is those tiny babies in a big frame, not very exciting.

    Back to your image, I really like the POV. Also colours and that lovely detail on the subject. In two minds about the little stump, on one hand I think it helps balance the image but I can also see a 'cleaner' frame with just the warthog and no distractions. Love the proud stance from the subject and its little 'mane', reminds me of a warthog I saw in the Kruger that looked like a mini lion

    Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you have a lovely rest of the evening,

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

  9. #9
    Wildlife Moderator Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Somewhere in the world
    Posts
    19,932
    Threads
    1,221
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thanks Gabriela, I know how time is oh so precious currently, so I and the rest of us appreciate any time given to post a reply/feedback.

    Post Production: Itís ALL about what you do with the tools and not, which brand of tool you use.

  10. #10
    Story Sequences Moderator and Wildlife Moderator Gabriela Plesea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    7,484
    Threads
    445
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Thanks Gabriela, I know how time is oh so precious currently, so I and the rest of us appreciate any time given to post a reply/feedback.

    Aaaargh Steve, I am so grateful for you being so understanding. As you know, there is nothing I would love more than to spend time taking images and processing them. But times are tough in SA these days post COVID, and especially when one runs a retail business. So many challenges. Won't go into detail, just hope things go back to normal at some stage, busy to implement measures to deal with everything.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week,

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

Posting Permissions

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