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Night shot  - Indian Wolves (Canis indica shot at ISO12,800)
Night shot - Indian Wolves (Canis indica shot at ISO12,800)

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Challenge: Darkness II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
Location: Night Safari, Singapore
Date: May 2, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 12800
Shutter: 1/10s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2009

Indian Wolf pack captured at Singapore's Night Safari
Used the Nikon D3's brilliant ISO performance. Captured at ISO12,800 without flash (anyway NO flash allowed in the night safari). Used a monopod to support and even then had to set aperture to F5.6 and shutter speed of 1/10s.
The shallow DOF messed up the sharpness of the wolf in the foreground.

NO sharpening done.
NO noise reduction applied during post processing as applying it will definitely impact the sharpness of the shot
Adjusted Levels only slightly

This is just an experiment to see how the shot would do. Anyway I am prepared for the worse.

Andrew....06th May2009

Place: 17 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.2154
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1458
Avg (non-participants): 6.2381
Views since voting: 3012
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 195
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/13/2009 02:15:14 PM
Excellent capture, Andrew. Wolves are absolutely fascinating.
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05/13/2009 05:28:13 AM
incredible high ISO performance. Thanks for sharing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2009 11:44:48 PM
Why put the ISO in the title?
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05/12/2009 06:34:04 PM
The clarity and solid background make this shot look a little surreal to me. Great shot but my only nit pick would have been to crop a little tighter on the right side for balance. Well done all the same.
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05/11/2009 01:55:10 PM
Seriously? Iso 12,800? That's some great detail...
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05/10/2009 03:29:22 AM
This is a very cool shot, though I think adding the ISO setting in the title was probably unnecessary.
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05/07/2009 07:18:39 PM
A naturalist portrait worthy of National Geographic, these wolves show a lot of character and as creatures of the night, are a worthy subject for this challenge. Rich and detailed, there is nothing wrong with this image from a technical standpoint and from an artistic standpoint, a very good portrait of a family of predators. Hard to believe it was shot as an ISO of 12,800 - it looks more like an ISO 100 portrait shot. Originally rated a 9, it has been rerated a 10. Well done.
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05/06/2009 08:32:02 PM
Before I read the title I thought it was puppies on a couch! Great capture, lucky you.
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05/06/2009 09:25:01 AM
Lovely scene
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05/06/2009 08:43:45 AM
wow! excellent capture.
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05/06/2009 06:36:25 AM
why do you need to tell the audience the ISO? does it matter to you or us? you must tell me post challenge.
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05/06/2009 01:36:55 AM
Cool shot Andrew! I am amazed at what the new Nikon full frames can do at high iso! Cute little guys! (at least they look much smaller then our north american wolves)

Good luck. (no vote)
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05/06/2009 01:10:31 AM
great exposure:)
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05/06/2009 12:54:58 AM
perfect for the challenge and and awesome shot
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