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Old Mar 16, 2005, 7:31 PM   #1
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This is one of 50+ in a series shot with a Nikon D70 in low light. Most are blurred, but I think it gave a cool effect. The battle lasted for over 3 minutes.
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 4:36 AM   #2
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It seems that the combination of subject motion blur and camera shake, along with the low contrast and saturation, take away from what should be a very high impact picture. I tried using contrast and saturation adjustments, as well as sharpening.

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Old Mar 18, 2005, 4:20 PM   #3
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Personally i prefer the original more though is does need a tad more contrast,saturation and a little USM.

No offence VTphotog but yours looks like a manipulated digital image instead of a photograph.

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I like the motion blur. Exciting pictures. How close were you and what focal length lens? Were you in a vehicle or in the open?

I would probably brighten it a bit, but that might not reflect the real scene as well as your low light version. Memories should reflect the real scene as you saw it.

This is just defogged, auto levels and a relatively low setting in a sharpening program I have.

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I wasn't attempting to create the definitive image, just to illustrate the points I was trying to make, that the picture needed to be punched up in order to have the impact of the action captured. This is a picture that should 'reach out and grab you by the throat', as it were.

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thanks for the comments. Low light, we were about 20 feet away in a open land cruiser. Shouldn't have been much shake because I was using a monopod. It happen very fast and the fight lasted for about 2-3 minutes. I have about 50+ pics, but just posted the one. The lens was a 70-300, but this was taken at 70mm because we were so close.
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here is another pic from the same trip. Comments?




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I disagree that all pictures need to be punched up to give it the wow factor.

I will say the effect of the blur gives enough impact of the vicious kill.

Nice pictures all of them.

The lion cub is a cutie.
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