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Sunday, 8 March 2009
Portrait of a Deer!
Category: Birds 'n Animals
This is another shot from my weekend drive along Bandipur, to Kozhikode and back to Bengaluru / Bangalore. Found this spotted deer female, just next to the Bandipur sanctuary office and she had no problem staying just a couple of meters away from me and stare!

Infact, she was standing too close for the telephoto lens I had on the camera. She watched me curiously, while I changed to Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L (macro) lens! Even the 180mm was too close for a full frame and this is the widest frame I could get. As usual, I used the Av mode, no tripod and the car's window glass as support. Since, the light was fading fast, I bumped up ISO to 800 and got 1/200s @ f/3.5.

Guess, she was looking for something to eat and unfortunately I had nothing good to give her. After a while, she got bored and walked away.

I had experimented a bit with GIMP and adjusted the contrast curve for an altogether higher contrast. Guess, in the process I might have lost the original colors. I am not an expert in post processing and is looking forward for comments from post processing experts and tips on the same :)

Posted by usandeep at 12:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, 7 May 2009 12:30 PM
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Monday, 6 April 2009 - 3:26 AM

Name: "Sridevi R"

Nice back lighting...lovely colours and perfect pose. Where is Shakuntala!

Monday, 6 April 2009 - 2:55 PM

Name: "Mridula"
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Even though I dosome post processing, I just go by intution and Picasa :D

Friday, 17 April 2009 - 11:16 AM

Name: "sandeep"
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Sridevi: My Shakunthala was at home waiting for me ;-)

Mridula: Isnt intuition a result of experience? I havent used picasa much for post processing. Guess most people go with photoshop and i dont have it installed. GIMP is free download ... btw

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