Sarita Yeola  

Marmots by Sarita Yeola

July 2021 - Marmots

About the Image(s)

Marmot: I took this photo of the Yellow Bellied Marmot in Rocky Mountain National Park in June. During a warm sunny day at high elevations of Rocky Mountains, these Marmots spend most of their day basking in the sun camouflaged in the rocks. I used photoshop and topaz for post processing of the image.

Nikon D500: 80mm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/1600s

5 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Sarita, A nice shot of the Marmots and the flowers on the rocks in front among the rocks. My eyes go to the out of focus rocks behind the Marmots. What I did was crop the picture from the top and right side. I then darkened the out off focus rocks, and it seems to help. What do you think?   Posted: 07/06/2021 15:20:19
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Heather-Dawn Joseph   Heather-Dawn Joseph
I like what Sturt did. Much better. I would have cropped in closer to the Marmot as he is the subject and not the rocks.   Posted: 07/06/2021 16:05:02

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Ah, the Rocky Mountain National Park. When I was growing up, my family would take the Trail Ridge Road, picnic above timberline, and fly kites. I'd like this more if the marmot's eyes were in focus and/or there were less of sharpness difference between the near and far rocks. Taking this at f/16 would have helped. I'd also suggest reversing this left to right as often it seems more natural to me to have things facing to the right.   Posted: 07/11/2021 15:01:56

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
I think marmots make interesting subjects and they are fun to photograph. I too would like to see more of him and wish he had more prominence in the frame. Cropping in as Stuart suggested does help. I also agree with Robert that an f/16 setting would have helped.   Posted: 07/11/2021 18:29:58

Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I agree that a tighter crop would help this image. I wish I could see the Marmot's eyes.   Posted: 07/30/2021 01:58:21


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