Ken Ang  

 The Challenge by Ken Ang

May 2023 - The Challenge

May 2023 - Ken Ang


About the Image(s)

Apologies for the late submission. Attached please find my May submission for the group:

Backstory: Shot these two Ibexes eyeballing each other on the mountain slopes in Israel. Cropped and original files attached. Which do you prefer? Your comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.

Equipment: Sony A7c & Sony 28 - 280mm.

Settings : 201mm f6.3. 1/500 ISO 100

Post-processing: Minimal colour grading on Lightroom

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
I love the photo. There is a lot of detail in the shot. I think that the cropping was well done and really helps draw focus on the subject. I don't see a lot of room for improvement in the shot.   Posted: 05/15/2023 14:39:08

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Ken,
I find that cropping can be very difficult and also very personal.
Looking at these 2 animals, I felt that the panache of the left one should be preserve to accentuate the contrast between the 2 adversaries. Please find attached my cropping suggestion. I would have liked a bit more room on the top.   Posted: 05/17/2023 07:39:17
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Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Great action and very sharp. I prefer Pierre's crop as it maintains the edge of the horn, which is quite majestic. But as Pierre says, this is a personal choice.

I would lighten the eye of the right Ibex - our eye is automatically drawn to the eye of the subject.   Posted: 05/18/2023 13:04:12

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
I have to agree with Pierre's crop and I might even try showing less of the ibex on the right since the one on the left is so amazing. I envy your opportunity to shoot these.   Posted: 05/25/2023 18:32:12