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More Chitals and a Question...

More Chitals and a Question...
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-26 23:56
Viewed: 3372
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've written so much about these Chitals, that I'd rather let 'em be, this time!
But I do have a question. When it becomes dark, animals' eyes glint/glimmer a greenish yellowish colour.
Red eye removal simply doesn't work here.How does one handle this? I'd appreciate it if you could write back, helping..
Thanks for stoppin' by!

ramthakur, gondox, boreocypriensis, zulfu, Argus, eqshannon, Dis. Ac., Alex99, jaycee, rcrick, jusninasirun, haraprasan, bahadir, smitha, degani has marked this note useful
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Long time, no see, Goldy?
Thanks for finding time to write your kind words on my dragonfly picture.
Yes, the eyes of the Cheetals in your picture do look odd. I am no expert in such matters, so hopefully someone does come forward to answer your question.
As for me, I like the appearance of these lovely animals from JCNP. They look quite healthy and relaxed.
I would either have the third animal in full view or crop it off.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Goldy!

Nice shot of these Chitals!

Why don't you post a ws of 1:1 crop of the eyes? Maybe we could try some things on them. My first quick idea is to select the eyes only and reduce saturation of the odd colors selectively. BTW isn't this because of flashing right into the eyes?
Hope I could help a bit.
The picture looks good anyway, so TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Bro Goldy, An another excellent shot of chitals:) with a nice question. the eyes seems strange because birds, reptiles, amphibians, and some mammals (like chitals in this case) have a third eyelid named as “nictitating membrane”. In this way, that appearance stemning from the “nictitating membrane”, a transparent inner eyelid (third eyelid indeed, i.e. a thin fold of skin under the true eyelid that can be drawn across the eye) that protects and moistens the eye without blocking vision.
In your shot you captured this membrane in very well. This situation is not seen frequently! I do not think that there is a solution to avoid from this event!
Thanks a lot once more my bro!


PS. You could check one of my previous shot on this situation.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-27 2:58]

Hi Goldy!
Great to see you back my friend, once more with another shot of these wonderfully marked Chittals! Like the setting too, this has YOUR trademark style all over it! Nicely done.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-08-27 3:04]

Hello Goldy, nicely captured chitals with a rare occured event. TFS and G's.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-27 7:53]

Hello Goldy,
I can't give you a ready solution of this eye problem, but detailed cloning is one possibility. Otherwise this is an excellent capture of a couple of Chital stags taken from a great POV with good sharpness in their forest habitat.
Regards, Ivan

It has the appearance of created art...i cannot for the life of me remember the name for this technique but it is taught at Evergreen University School of film and Media. Even before my son took course there I was aware of it, but I never knew how to do it...you are the only one outside of a small circle of friends who can do this so well...

Hi Goldy,

great moment to see this Chitals. I have this specie never been sen before.
Personally i cut of the left head.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-27 11:04]

Hi Goldy.
You are lucky photographer. You had an opportunity to take such cute animals. Excellent shot, nice colours and composition. Light spot on the eyes would be corrected only manually on PS by cloning. Bets wishes and kind regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-27 14:34]

Hi Goldy,

The Chital pair look wonderful in this lovely setting. I too would have cropped the third out. Bayram's explanation of the eyes was very interesting and it seems you captured a rather rare phenomenon. I love those antlers!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-27 21:15]

Hi Goldy,
Great shot of these Chitals in their natural habitat. You really have done great work inside JCNP and I envy you for that. I like this natural setting and the way you have freezed the walking. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hi Goldy,

What an excellent capture of these Chitals, colours are beautiful, very interesting note from Bayram on your eye problem, as Jane mentioned you've captured a rather rare phenomenon, excellent work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Goldy. Sorry that I can't help you with the answer but the image is good. IMHO, the head of the one on the left frame should have been cropped. Well exposed sharpness and detail. TFS and best regards. Jusni

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture these chitals. But I think composition could have been better and also lack of sharpness. But no matter still a good capture. I will try my best make a WS out of it in my free time. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-28 3:32]
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Hello Goldy, Nice view but there is a disturbance in the shot like a short of shake. Good to see you back regularly. You have not replied on my Jim Corbett. TFS Ganesh

Wonderful and lovely shot of these chitals Goldy.
TFS and greetings, Bahadır

Hello Goldyji, Very nice shot showing the deer. There is a refleciton on the eye and nice note too. Vignesh

Hi Goldy
Nice natural life picture..Sorry I can not able to answer your question because I am not an expert. Thanks to share this picture.
Kind regards

Dear Goldy,
Grand shot of ? batchlor herd of stags at Dhikala. Regarding eye glow, would like to submit following fact: Many mammals, have what is called a "tapetum lucidum", that is, there's an area behind their retina of their eyes, that reflects light back into the eye. By increasing or rather, by bouncing the light that comes into their eyes, these animals effectively increase the amount of light available for their eyes to see with, and increase their ability to see in what we perceive as "darkness".
In other words, because they have this area in their eyes that reflects light, animals with a tapetum lucidum can see better
in the dark than we can.

Regards : Ranjan

PS: I personally feel it is not because of nictitating membrane (refer Bayram please), which is a feature of reptiles/amphibians more than as compared to mammals like deer.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-09-01 23:48]

hi Goldy,
beautiful animals photographed in all their beauty, really a very nice picture
kind regards

Un beau camouflage.
Bonne journée.

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