Thank you all for the appriciation!
Nice image indeed!
Btw.how does it look if push the levels up a shade?
Not too great... the down side to high ISO (i find) is the lack of flexibility in recovering slightly off files. I took about 30 shots and this one was spot on for exposure so it came out the best. at times like this I sometimes bracket, either automatically or manually, so i have more leeway to play with the file. not that I composite images, but i can choose the one closest to what i want, so less pushing/pulling required. Also, i try to expose to the conditions and what i actually see, rather than expose to 'perfect'... If it is dark i under-expose, if it is bright I over expose. Oddly this logic seems to work for me. well, to my taste anyway!
That's a gem of a photograph. So you're saying, you were browsing the jungle...alone?
Not this time, it was on a safari, but i have in the past and come across leopards and a tiger in the dark once... Wild elephants on the roads are not uncommon, leopards and tigers too near the parks (or Mumbai where they roam the streets from time to time).
Lovely image, what software did you use for your PP please as it looks great. BTW that is not to imply it was the software that made the shot, just that under your guidance it has done a nice job.
I think it would scare the living bejesus out of me to come across a predator like that at dusk, not sure if my fascination of big cats would have kept me there long enough to capture that shot, my head would be saying get the shot, but my legs would already be leaving! I'm used to seeing my top predators from the other side of a fence! What is the real risk level for a shot like that?
I used LR5 (CC), and i knew what you meant!
No special fixes or settings at all, it was just a case of getting it right in camera (something which is not all that common for me)!
As for the risk, it is actually pretty low. there are always cases of tiger/leopard attacks, but this is extremely rare and usually because of urban encroachment into reserves combined with very old and starved cats / trapped cats.
That being said, this was taken during a safari in a jeep... it is not the cats i'm scared of, it's the elephants and bears that will get you!
That is a fantastic capture. Well done, sir.
Why thank you... i'm somewhat pleased too!
To check out my other antics (like the time I came face-to-face with an Indan rhino, or the time i got charged by a bear, feel free to check out my site... all amateur work! www.adhocphotographer.com