Lovely scene. Technically everything seems OK on it - except for the composition. In cases like this, if you place the main compositional element to the centre, it becomes too static, even boring to the viewer. Try to place the subject to any of the thirds of the pic (left or right). Here's a little help of what I'm talking about.
In case of living creatures, also including animals, it's better to allow more space in front of than behind them, in the direction of their look - and voilá, you already solved the problem of thirds! Another, also important item is composing a complementary element on the photo, if possible, and never in a direct (horizontal or vertical) line with the main subject. Unfortunately, on your shot, the dried tree is in direct line with the gnu.
In the case of this photo, you should release the shutter a couple seconds sooner, to use both the gnu and the spectacular dried tree as important elements, or wait some more seconds while the gnu walks away from the tree and they don't make a disturbing vertical line together. So, the main problem of the photo imho is the bad timing. Something to be alert of, but something may be learned with practice.
Good luck to your future captures, I'm looking forward to see new shots of you. Have a prosperous new year, best regards, László
Our friend László has written a very useful
critique for beginners on photography,
here a beautiful environmental photo
of this "Gnu" but as László written :
« it's better to allow more space
in front of than behind them » TFS
p.s. but sometimes like I do in bird in-flight
photos there is more space behind them than
in front it is because the time to obtain
the focus and the shutter lags of some cameras
so the bird in his flight was faster and like
that sometimes less space in front of birds
in-flight than behind them.
Nice wildebeest and details are good in this shot. Good setting in natural habitat.
Dear Srikumar Da,
Excellent shot boss... Like the composition and the colors.. Superb image quality too.. Darun chobi, South Africa te erokm chobi na tulle mojai nei.. Kbe gechile South Africa??
Good morning and have a nice sunday..
Great tip from László. László does know his stuff though at times he "may appear" negative. In fact he is quite a POSITIVE fellow. He is a born TEACHER & a very good teacher at that.
Now here is my point of view ... the frame ... FAR TOO THICK ... very disturbing/distracting ... a lighter colour could have done wonders for this highly IMPRESSIVE image.
Your notes are always a delight to follow.
Best and most kind regards,
Mario from COLD COLD Canada.
Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb creature in a beautiful ambientation, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio