Jason Kravitz  

Big buck by Jason Kravitz

January 2020 - Big buck

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Panasonic DC-G9 1/320 second F/3.7 ISO 400 276 mm

I had just finished hiking and was driving out when I noticed the sun casting a beautiful light on the trees. I wasn't going to stop to take a photo as there was not much of a foreground element. Just then, I saw a female deer, than another and another and then this buck just standing right by the road. I stopped and snapped this photo through the passenger side window. I was able to get a few more and he didn't move till I drove off.

How might you edit this photo differently? What about composition when taking the picture? Would you have tried a wider shot? Something less centered? I was limited by the car window and the position of the buck (and another passenger in the car) but am curious to hear other's ideas.

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4 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
How wonderful to have your camera when you get such an unexpected surprise! I personally really like the golden light. I can't believe you got this crisp of a pic through a car window! I'd love to see a bit more neck, but I know the window hurt your range. And I'd consider giving his antler just a bit more room at the top.   Posted: 01/05/2020 20:33:17

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
I think you've captured an excellent portrait of this fella, and the central positioning adds to his strength. A bit more space at the top would have helped, and maybe bring down the background a bit to make him stand out.   Posted: 01/06/2020 07:02:10
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I Agreed with Terry. The light and color is perfect. It might be better if the frame is wider both the top and the bottom, and if the separate is better between the subject and the background.

Nice catch...   Posted: 01/19/2020 10:09:43

Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta
Good capture, like it.   Posted: 01/25/2020 23:47:05