close iframe icon
Banner

Magical Moments in mystical atmosphere



behind the lens badge

Spotted Deer spotted at magical moments in a mystical atmosphere at Bharatpur or Keoladev National Park, Rajasthan, India...
Read more

Spotted Deer spotted at magical moments in a mystical atmosphere at Bharatpur or Keoladev National Park, Rajasthan, India
Read less

Views

6125

Likes

Awards

Zenith Award
Legendary Award
Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2
Member Selection Award
Featured
Staff Favorite
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
Liseey123 pirotcanac alansommerville melissaknapp chrisresma davidcanto edwardlrose +99
Outstanding Creativity
gordonbrack Indina_2021 bobclemens RevMarc_0713 sirghegabrielvlad hamidjalal Yuldoshov +41
Magnificent Capture
wprunkard derekianhughes thatunicorngal PeterEvans23 kahuamp NikHallBDS cjkerik +28
All Star
cometolifephotography FullexposureUK frodeueland fskruger jamesjohnston_3471 StefaniaEymundson Ratt_mice +13
Superior Skill
bpwhite danafranklin JackAlt AJshootstheworld staceyastley lhartney atsukowebb +9
Genius
benanthony toddsteere richardpetersen MarciPotts LAGIORDANO panoslykourgiwtis

Emotions

Impressed
johandupreez Maddiehopper Moonlit_Magic

Top Ranks

We Live To Explore Photo ContestTop 10 rank
We Live To Explore Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Capture The Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Capture The Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 rank
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Mist And Drizzle Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Mist And Drizzle Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Mist And Drizzle Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Fall 2016 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Fall 2016 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank
Freshmen 2016 Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank week 2

Categories


22 Comments |
carolt55
 
carolt55 May 26, 2016
Beautiful , Welcome to Viewbug!
swapanbanik
swapanbanik May 27, 2016
thanks a lot
richardwilson_8665
 
richardwilson_8665 June 19, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
richardwilson_8665
 
richardwilson_8665 June 19, 2016
Love cicular movement with partly hidden rectangular and mystic of the forest this deer lives inWrite a comment
swapanbanik
swapanbanik June 27, 2016
thanks a lot
TravelBugDove
 
TravelBugDove June 19, 2016
This is beautiful! Congratulations on your award & feature!
swapanbanik
swapanbanik June 27, 2016
thanks a lot
keithfey
 
keithfey June 26, 2016
Thank you for all your advice...what a picture to be very happy with. I feel as if Jim Corbet came alive to show me what you have. Great to meet you via VB. Regards Keith
swapanbanik
swapanbanik June 27, 2016
Thanks a lot once again.
julianj
 
julianj July 12, 2016
Amazing!!
swapanbanik
swapanbanik July 15, 2016
thanks a lot
juniquepics_de
 
juniquepics_de July 12, 2016
cool
swapanbanik
swapanbanik July 15, 2016
thanks a lot
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell July 12, 2016
Beautiful image
swapanbanik
swapanbanik July 15, 2016
thanks a lot
bobbynall
 
bobbynall July 12, 2016
That is a Awesome shot
swapanbanik
swapanbanik July 15, 2016
thanks a lot
davidsloan
 
davidsloan July 25, 2016
Congratulations on your awards. I love this capture, pure rustic magic.
swapanbanik
swapanbanik July 26, 2016
thanks a lot for liking this magical moments pix.
silviocuccu PRO+
 
silviocuccu September 28, 2016
Lucky, but a super composition!!!
swapanbanik
swapanbanik September 29, 2016
it's luck to got that moment. Thanks
giancarlobianchi
 
giancarlobianchi September 28, 2016
Just incredible. Love the ambiance, and the lighting. Really a magical scene, cant imagine how much you may have waited to take this picture.
swapanbanik
swapanbanik September 29, 2016
the place so nice. it's my luck to get this shot at right moment.
margitulstrup PRO
 
margitulstrup September 29, 2016
So beautiful, love it
swapanbanik
swapanbanik September 30, 2016
thanks a lot
Sherleigh
 
Sherleigh October 02, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
adavies PRO+
 
adavies December 01, 2016
Fantastic! :)
swapanbanik
swapanbanik December 08, 2016
thanks a lot!!!
abdelrahmangaber
 
abdelrahmangaber March 03, 2017
awesome
swapanbanik
swapanbanik May 06, 2017
thanks...
katiekirkland
 
katiekirkland May 01, 2017
Amazing work! It looks like something straight out of a story book.
swapanbanik
swapanbanik May 06, 2017
thanks for such a beautiful compliment.....
lynnthompson
 
lynnthompson September 12, 2017
Surreal..
swapanbanik
swapanbanik October 04, 2017
thanks a lot
Marie_arts
 
Marie_arts October 01, 2017
It's like Bambie
swapanbanik
swapanbanik October 04, 2017
thanks a lot for naming it...
paolopellegrini
 
paolopellegrini October 19, 2017
Fantastic photo!!!
swapanbanik
swapanbanik December 04, 2017
thanks a lot.
timk333
 
timk333 October 07, 2020
theres magic in those woods.
Fame_Bright_Photography Platinum
 
Fame_Bright_Photography February 28, 2021
Marvelous shot
See all

Behind The Lens

Location

I along with my friend Dr. Vivek Gajare visited Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, also known as birding paradise of Asia. In the morning when we approached forest we spotted this deer with its fawn staring us with utmost innocence. We stopped there, took out our long telephoto lenses and started picturing it.

Time

It was around 6.30 am in the morning and was quite foggy out there. It's without a doubt one of my favourite image. Infact I would say such kind of images inspires many photographers to take such challenges or to take even better shots. The image was taken in mystical Bharatpur, a famous bird sanctuary now better known as Keoladeo National Park. I have visited this place many times, but this time it was special as I got an opportunity to fulfil my dream. Franckly speaking we missed her "fawn" that just disappeared behind the bushes.

Lighting

Due to dense fog lighting was very low. I had to change my iso to high. Got merely few seconds to take these shots, just managed to take couple of shots only before she disappeared.

Equipment

This was shot using my favourite camera Nikon D810 with Tamron 150-600 mm lens and manfreto monopad.

Inspiration

It's dream of almost every nature Photographer to capture similar shot. Viewer likes and appreciates these kinds of shots due to the challenges involved. Many don't get such opportunities but as its rightly said luck favors the brave and we were fortunate enough to take that dream shot at Mystical Bharatpur.

Editing

Yes, the shot was originally taken in RAW format and technically post processing was done, which is an integral part of photography. Even the jpg output also a processed that done automatically in camera. I fixed some WB, removed noises, and fixed lighting to make it look better.

In my camera bag

Nikon D810 is my favorite gear. The results are excellent in low light conditions. Not much noise compared to other cameras. Along with this I carry Tamron 150-600 mm lens. I also carry Nikkor 105 mm for macro photography. You never know when a particular lens can help you out.

Feedback

One should have patience while doing wildlife photography. Chasing or disturbing wild animals to capture a shot is definitely not recommended. Try mastering their body languages and try to communicate with them. When one learn this he/she eventually becomes much better photographer and nature enthusiast. For this shot we immediately stopped when we saw them and that’s why we were able to take the desired shots. Always be prepared and keep your gears ready. Check the camera settings and the lightning conditions before entering the forest. Take few sample shots so you know what camera demands. Increase ISO or fix iso to auto at a max of 3200. Make sure check what max iso support your camera that produces better result. Manual or Aperature mode depends on the subject. You'll get time to change your camera settings. So be prepared before they disappear. I used manual mode and auto iso to 3200. My camera supports multiple presets, so I saved those as "low light", "Birding", "Moderate" etc. all these settings are different speed, iso etc. For example in case of low light for birding, the preference are high iso at 3200, with min shutter speed 500, In case of "moderate" max iso are 1600 and min shutter speeds are 100.

See more amazing photos, follow swapanbanik

It’s your time to shine! ☀️

Share photos. Enter contests to win great prizes.
Earn coins, get amazing rewards. Join for free.

Already a member? Log In

By continuing, you agree to our Terms of Service, and acknowledge you've read our Privacy Policy Notice.