Mark Diaz  

Rocky Mountain Big Horn by Mark Diaz

November 2020 - Rocky Mountain Big Horn

About the Image(s)

Exposure: 1/400 @ f/5.6
Focal Length: 100mm
ISO: 640

7 comments posted

Jeffrey Pawlan   Jeffrey Pawlan
magnificent animal.

|Do you have any free room in the original above his horns? It might look less crowded with a bit more free space just on the top. The image quality is excellent.
  Posted: 11/08/2020 16:27:35
Mark Diaz   Mark Diaz
Thank you for the critique. I added a little more space above his horns. Do you think that was enough?   Posted: 11/10/2020 01:01:59
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Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Looks good!   Posted: 11/12/2020 15:42:10

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Beautiful portrait of the Big Horn! Great deal of detail on the face and coat. Agree if you have room on the top a little more would be nice so it does not look quite so crowded.

But overall excellent image.   Posted: 11/09/2020 20:02:10

Jeffrey Pawlan   Jeffrey Pawlan
Really improved! This is perfect.
  Posted: 11/10/2020 11:38:53

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Hi Mark

You were most fortunate to get this close to a BHS with a 100mm lens. Your shallow aperture really helped to separate the subject from the background and that separation make the subject look much more majestic.

If I may, I'm going to offer a slightly different point of view on the format of the image. The eye of the viewer is subconsciously drawn to the brightest portion of the image. In this case that bright portion is the background. If you add more space at the top, you are adding more bright area that draws the eye away from the sheep. I don't feel you need the space as the space at the top is about the same as the space on the right so there is balance. You might try bringing down the highlights (the background) and then "slightly" brightening the sheep to keep more attention on the sheep. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on this.
  Posted: 11/13/2020 15:14:48

David Henderson   David Henderson
You have captured a pin sharp image with great depth of field. The eye is a great focal point being so sharp. I agree with Larry though that we need more room on the right hand side to see what it is looking at.   Posted: 11/21/2020 23:33:33


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