WolfAvni
WolfAvni

THE INTIMATE MOMENT II



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Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole July 29, 2017
Wow....this is an awesome capture! Great POV and love the color and light! : )
WolfAvni
WolfAvni July 31, 2017
thank you Pamela
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose July 31, 2017
Superb shot! I love it to infinity! Well done!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni July 31, 2017
thank you Alfredo
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt August 19, 2017
This is a fascinating image. As an animal lover I am immediately drawn to it. But then I see that the lighting and tones are superb. Finally there is a geometric appeal and symmetry created by all of the legs and their reflections. Great capture!!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni August 20, 2017
thanks Marc. appreciated.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 01, 2017
Stunning capture!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 01, 2017
thanks Alwolfe
keithfey
 
keithfey October 12, 2017
Nicely done Wolf
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 12, 2017
thank you Keith
thunderlake
 
thunderlake October 12, 2017
Congratulations on your award! Incredible image!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 12, 2017
thank you thunderlake. much appreciated.
RMBphoto PRO+
 
RMBphoto October 12, 2017
Outstanding! Congrats on the People's Choice win. This is terrific.
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 12, 2017
thank you RMB :).
Banie PRO
 
Banie October 12, 2017
Absolutely brilliant. Congratulations with people's choice win. Well deserved.
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 12, 2017
thanks Banie.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 12, 2017
Amazing capture. Congrats!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 12, 2017
thanks JD
ShellyRwanda PRO+
 
ShellyRwanda October 12, 2017
I love this image. Well Done!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 12, 2017
thank you Shelly.
Just4FunPhotography PRO
 
Just4FunPhotography October 18, 2017
Stunning capture. Congrats on your win. Well deserved.
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 18, 2017
thanks just4fun. much appreciated :)
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose November 07, 2017
Superb shot, thanks for sharing in the challenge!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni November 07, 2017
thank you for the opportunity.
Mysterymantis
 
Mysterymantis December 07, 2017
Good shot, though I think the color temp might be a bit too warm, like 100, maybe 200.
WolfAvni
WolfAvni December 07, 2017
thanks Mystery. I did crank the warmth here. there is a cooler versionof the same shot. I can't decide which I prefer.
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 January 06, 2018
Congratulations on your WIN with this AWESOME photo. You Rock!!!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni January 06, 2018
thanks Terry. Much appreciated. There are so many great pics out here... always a bit of a surprise to score a win. :)

Behind The Lens

Location
Taken from an underground hide designed by Bence Mate on Zimanga private game reserve, Zululand South Africa.
Time
The hide is set up for overnight sessions, but a late start meant by the time I got there the sun was up. The waterhole was rather quiet, but around 11;00am a small family of impala came down to drink and jostled around at the waterline.
Lighting
The African midday sun is harsh and not always photo friendly, but some high cloud helped soften shadow and flatten contrast gradient
Equipment
Nikon: D3camera lens; 80~200mm f2.8ED. Wimberly head on tripod
Inspiration
the natural symmetry forming and dissolving as the herd drank in small groups provided opportunities for unique perspectives and geometry that simply could not be ignored.
Editing
This is a rework of an image previously uploaded with minimal post production. Here, I was simply in experimental mode and wanting to work the image to see what might be achieved in PP to enhance an image that stands well on it merits with minimal pp. I made 4 masks, each i stop apart thus. -2. -1.+1, +2 EV. These were merged to warm the tonal gradient across a full range range of 5 stops.
In my camera bag
a couple of D3's. a range of prime lenss (old analog stuff I bought in the 1960's and 70's. 24mm f2.8, 55mm f3.5 macro, 500mm f5.6 mirror, as well as the trilogy of modern lenses: 14~24mm f2,8G ED. 80~200mm f2.8ED, 200~400mm f4G ED VRII. I also carry a metz mecablitz flash, ext tubes, reversal ring and a remote trigger. because much of m shooting is in the bush, away from amenities i carry about 5 camera batteries
Feedback
My philosophy in the bush is to as far as possible let the shot come to you. Pick a spot at a waterhole, or along an arterial game trail and just wait. Long periods of inactivity are interspersed with short , sharp bursts of intense activity. When preparedness and opportunity intersect, pics happen.

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