CHITAL (SPOTTED DEER)
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|The chital or cheetal (Axis axis),also known as chital deer, spotted deer or axis deer, is adeer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal,Bangladesh, Bhutan, and in small numbers in Pakistan. The chital goes by various names in India, among which include: chital horin in Bengali, thith muwa in Sinhalese, jinke in Kannada, pulli maan in Tamil and Malayalam,jinka in Telugu, phutuki horin in Assamese,haran/harin in Marathi, and hiran in Hindi/Urdu (the latter two derived from harini, the Sanskrit cognate for 'deer'). It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. The name chital comes from the Bengali wordchitral (চিত্রল)/chitra (চিত্রা), which means "spotted". The chital is monotypic within the genus Axis, but this genus has also included three species that now are placed inHyelaphus based on genetic evidence.|
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This is a good raw material, but I feel wasn't post-processed the most proper way. First of all, the deer is too much in the middle of the pic, and central composition doesn't work in this case. The compo should be harmonic in a vertical frame, or in a horizontal if you place the subject into the left third, more off-centered than the current position. Secondly, white balance wasn't set correctly, that's why you got a huge blue overcast on the photo. Thirdly, focus seems a little soft. Not much, just a little, most probably due to re-sizing, because your file size is 106 or so KB. The more you're closer to the 300 KB limit, the more your picture will be sharp. Forthly: background's too noisy.
Well, in spite of the mentioned mistakes, a pic with potential in my opinion. I'm sure next time you'll do the necessary corrections and your post will be something awesome. Good luck!
Best regards, László
Ciao Nitin, great capture of superb creature, beautiful ambientation, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2014-08-09 11:27]
What an impressive rack this particular deer carries on it's head, the tines appear to be quite long and symmetrical. The spots remind me of those found on a Fallow Deer. Beautifully colored coat and captured in an attractive side view pose, thus giving us a good look at it's streamlined features.
I do believe Laszlo has given you some very good points for future shots, but overall not a bad image.
- [2014-08-09 15:56]
Hi Nitin,in effect the sharpness is not the best and we can see better in the WS made by Laszlo,but i like a lot the pose and the colors,it turn the head in the right moment only for you and your camera for the best result..eeeheh....Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.