Your Pictures: December 2011

 

In the portrait special, December 2011 issue , Better Photography showcases breathtaking wildlife portraits made by our readers.

Ferocity

Vijay Ranjan Kolluru, Hubli
“I have always had a fascination with wildlife. So I decided to attempt animal portraiture at a nearby zoo. Leopards are great subjects as they usually give fierce, intense expressions. Despite this, I still find them to be extremely cute animals.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/250sec
ISO:
800

“I have always had a fascination with wildlife. So I decided to attempt animal portraiture at a nearby zoo. Leopards are great subjects as they usually give fierce, intense expressions. Despite this, I still find them to be extremely cute animals.” Photograph/Vijay Ranjan Kolluru

“I have always had a fascination with wildlife. So I decided to attempt animal portraiture at a nearby zoo. Leopards are great subjects as they usually give fierce, intense expressions. Despite this, I still find them to be extremely cute animals.” Photograph/Vijay Ranjan Kolluru

The Eye of the Crocodile

Nachiketa Bajaj, Chandigarh
“During a trip to the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, the light on the eye of this crocodile looked amazing. All I could think of was to capture its brilliance.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 400mmf/5.6L USM
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/320sec
ISO:
250

“During a trip to the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, the light on the eye of this crocodile looked amazing. All I could think of was to capture its brilliance.” Photograph/Nachiketa Bajaj

“During a trip to the Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, the light on the eye of this crocodile looked amazing. All I could think of was to capture its brilliance.” Photograph/Nachiketa Bajaj

Captured Midflight

Suman Reddy, Hyderabad
“While on the terrace, I spotted an eagle flying closeby. I wanted to capture an aerial view of this bird soaring. The first few photos were not perfect and the eagle disappeared for several minutes. Luckily, it came back and I was able to shoot the frame that I wanted.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D300
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed:
1/250sec
ISO:
250

“While on the terrace, I spotted an eagle flying closeby. I wanted to capture an aerial view of this bird soaring. The first few photos were not perfect and the eagle disappeared for several minutes. Luckily, it came back and I was able to shoot the frame that I wanted.” Photograph/Suman Reddy

“While on the terrace, I spotted an eagle flying closeby. I wanted to capture an aerial view of this bird soaring. The first few photos were not perfect and the eagle disappeared for several minutes. Luckily, it came back and I was able to shoot the frame that I wanted.” Photograph/Suman Reddy

A Search for Symmetry

Vipin Baliga, Coorg
“While shooting this Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly, it was not easy to get a sharp symmetrical shot in extreme windy conditions.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 55–250mm f/4-5.6 IS with a+8 close-up filter.
Aperture: f/29
Shutterspeed:
1/200sec
ISO:
100

“While shooting this Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly, it was not easy to get a sharp symmetrical shot in extreme windy conditions.” Photograph/Vipin Baliga

“While shooting this Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly, it was not easy to get a sharp symmetrical shot in extreme windy conditions.” Photograph/Vipin Baliga

The Characteristic Reptilian Pose

Santanu Mondal, Kolkata
“One sunny morning, I found a chameleon sitting on an Areca palm tree. The greenery around the retile enhanced the composition of the image.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ35
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/40sec
ISO:
200

“One sunny morning, I found a chameleon sitting on an Areca palm tree. The greenery around the retile enhanced the composition of the image.” Photograph/Santanu Mondal

“One sunny morning, I found a chameleon sitting on an Areca palm tree. The greenery around the retile enhanced the composition of the image.” Photograph/Santanu Mondal

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The Editor,
Better Photography,
Infomedia18 Limited,
Ruby House,
‘A’ Wing, J K Sawant Marg,
Dadar (West), Mumbai – 400028, India.

Email: entries@betterphotography.in


 

 

Tags: Animal Portraiture, better photography, chameleon, Crocodile, Damsel Fly, December 2011, Eagle, green, leaf, Leopards, Nachiketa Bajaj, Nature, Santanu Mondal, Suman Reddy, symmetry, Vijay Ranjan Kolluru, Vipin Baliga, Wildlife Photography