Blackbuck at sunset

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The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


Blackbuck gave me a glance and vanished in a jiffy.

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Canon R 5; 500 mm; ISO 8000; 1/1000 sec. at f 7.1


A lovely shot of the antelope Jagdeep, a great angle and what amazing horns.
But the setting/rising sun (assuming that’s what it is), is actually a bit distracting to me, almost too strong, dominating the top of the frame whilst being somewhat indistinct.

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Hi Jagdeep, I agree with Ryan H. I’d soften the sun. And, if there’s more scene available outside of the image as presented, I might like a bit more space between the blackbuck’s butt and the edge of the image.

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I love the Blackbuck! I recall seeing them in Gujarat. But I agree with the others that the sun is distracting. Perhaps if you reduced the saturation a bit it would help.

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A lovely species and a really clean portrait with a very nice sense of depth and a 3d dimensionality to it. The exposure is also great. I do feel that the hue of the reds should be moved a bit more towards yellow/orange as like this it feels a bit unnaturally red. Something like a +8 on the Reds channel and +4 on the Yellows.