Challenge: Free Study 2014-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: FS 2014
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Near Satara, Kruger National Park. South Africa
Date: Apr 11, 2014
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2014
|The humble & pretty Impala (Aepyceros melampus) in the wild. A 1 year old male, playing "Count Dracula" :) in his wild and unchanged habitat - Africa.
The Kruger National "Park". Where 2,000,000 hectares (7722miČ) of African bush is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. The Kruger is approximately the same size as Wales in the UK or Israel in the Middle East.
Outtakes: all natural colours and available light.
The sun on the right is unedited SOOC and is the African golden hour colour that painted the vultures chest.
[May. 2nd, 2014 02:45:10 AM]
11 Votes 7.4444
[May. 7th, 2014 02:13:35 PM]
73 Votes 6.9041
Sadly that single "1" vote cost me a 5th place Free Study Honourable Mention.
This lens is so sharp that only subtle editing was done; crop, mask and some Topaz Labs DeNoise5 on the background. Slight -EV, smart sharpening for web JPG, SAT, SFW.
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