Friday, November 14, 2008

10pt: Shaded




I first observed this nice ten point Tuesday morning when he followed a doe past the Big Meadows Visitor Center and into the meadow shortly after the sun rise.

With the buck positioned to the east I had strong backlighting to contend with. This image was captured when the buck paused for a moment in a spot of shade.

My current banner is of this same buck backlit while the November 11th post is of him under strong direct light. Check out the difference the lighting angles make.
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20 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Photography is all about lighting. I was driving back roads from Orlando to Naples earlier today, and was able to catch some scenic spots when the sun slant was just right. Plus the blue sky with just enough clouds didn't hurt either.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Enjoyed reading the SNP posts. Wish I could have joined you. Looks like you located a few nice bucks. Blue Skies.

Christy said...

Gorgeous shots of the buck. It truly is amazing how the lighting can change the image. I am still learning the kinks to lighting but am getting there. The only bad thing with nature photography is you don't have all the control when it comes to lighting. I really like the new header image.

Salty said...

Robert,
You are absolutely correct, photography is ALL about light.

Thanks Ken,
There was no shortage of nice bucks on either of my visits to SNP. The buck encounters on Saturday morning were all brief as the buck were moving rapidly. Each day of wildlife photography is different and during my visit on Tuesday two different ten points gave me extended photo sessions. I’m hoping to make another visit sometime Thanksgiving week.

Christy,
One of the things I love about nature photography is not having control of lighting, one must deal with the hand that nature deals, I find it a challenge. This becomes doubly so when dealing with wildlife as one is not in control of the subject either

Bradley Myers said...

Another good shot Salty, I looks like I missed a fine weekend there.

Shellmo said...

He is crouching down to get a better look at you Salty! Great shot again!

Jedediah said...

I want to pet that nose, but maybe better not. The lighting is great, a really beautiful autumn picture.

Nicole said...

This is the way to truly enjoy nature!

twobarkingdogs said...

Hey! Who you lookin at?

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June said...

Nice gets of this handsome fellow!

photowannabe said...

Love your nature shots Salty. The lighting makes each picture unique.

Misty Dawn said...

Boy is he gorgeous! Your photos never cease to take my breath away.

Today is the opening of hunting season here (that's what my Misty's Words CC is about)... so, no walks for me :-(

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, the lighting makes a significant difference! I'm glad he moved into the shade for you to catch this photo. ;-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a really nice animal, Salty.

Tina said...

He is definitely checking you out? What a great look and those background colors really make his photo pop! nice!

Crafty Gardener said...

What a great blog you have. I discovered you from Camera Critters. Wonderful photos.


Linda, aka Crafty Gardener

ratmammy said...

great photo!

Cathy said...

Wonderful photos!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Those are both really neat shots of the big buck.

Bernie Krausse said...

It's nice looking at all of your assorted deer photographs.