fbpixel

Lion on buff - Part 2


Posted by John Spreitzer on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:04 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 10 posts | 
Image


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

After the first lioness made the initial pounce, two others closed in to surround the buffalo. I was thinking to myself, we could be here for a while, anticipating a long, drawn out death struggle. Suddenly, the entire buffalo herd stormed back, scattering the lions and saving their friend, who looked none the worse for wear.

The early morning sun ducked behind the clouds for this shot, unfortunately. 
 
Nikon D500 with Tamron 150-600 G2 at 600 handheld on padded railing (VC on)
1/640 sec, F6.3, ISO 220 (Auto)
 
Please click on image for larger version.
John

Posted by:
John Spreitzer
Forum Contributor
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey
Member #:01128
Posts: 779
Joined: 01 Sep 2004

   

by Morkel Erasmus on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:21 am
User avatar
Morkel Erasmus
Forum Contributor
Posts: 4834
Joined: 30 Jun 2009
Location: South Africa
Member #:01380
Another thrilling frame from this wonderful opportunity - the clean setting really makes this pop.
I do think you can add some midtone contrast (same with the other one), as it seems a hint too light for me and could use some "pop".
Morkel Erasmus
www.morkelerasmus.com
African Photo SAFARIS
 

by joem on Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:31 am
User avatar
joem
Forum Contributor
Posts: 1176
Joined: 18 Jan 2015
Location: Dorset, UK
A very lucky Buffalo, terrific capture John.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:32 am
User avatar
SantaFeJoe
Forum Contributor
Posts: 6019
Joined: 28 Jan 2012
Member #:01817
The buffalo must have been weak and the lions sensed that. I just find it hard to believe how this buffalo doesn’t show any signs of resistance in either photo. Very unlike a mtypical reaction to being attacked! Great opportunity for you.

Joe
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.  -Pablo Picasso
 

by david fletcher on Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:14 am
User avatar
david fletcher
Lifetime Member
Posts: 17483
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Brilliant action John. Wonderful sighting
Make your life spectacular!
 

by Ron Day on Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:02 pm
User avatar
Ron Day
Moderator
Posts: 9286
Joined: 05 Sep 2003
Member #:00819
Great story and image, John! Well done!
 

by John Spreitzer on Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:38 pm
John Spreitzer
Forum Contributor
Posts: 779
Joined: 01 Sep 2004
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey
Member #:01128
Morkel Erasmus wrote:
I do think you can add some midtone contrast (same with the other one), as it seems a hint too light for me and could use some "pop".


Thanks for the comments all (for this and my previous post)!

Morkel, thanks for your processing suggestion, much appreciated!
John
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:49 am
User avatar
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator
Posts: 56558
Joined: 22 Aug 2003
Location: Bucks, UK. In tune with Nature.
Member #:00067
Another excellent image from this encounter, John.  Again, getting all four of the faces in view takes this to the next level.  Very well done!

When you click on the image to see the uncompressed view, there is plenty of 'pop' for me - you can definitely see the difference with the smaller one that shows in the forum.  For what its worth, I always click images to get the full version.  

Carol.
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator.

"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace"....Jimi Hendrix.

NSN0067
 

by Morkel Erasmus on Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:24 pm
User avatar
Morkel Erasmus
Forum Contributor
Posts: 4834
Joined: 30 Jun 2009
Location: South Africa
Member #:01380
Carol Clarke wrote:
When you click on the image to see the uncompressed view, there is plenty of 'pop' for me - you can definitely see the difference with the smaller one that shows in the forum.  For what its worth, I always click images to get the full version.  



Good point, Carol.
Morkel Erasmus
www.morkelerasmus.com
African Photo SAFARIS
 

by TerryWSmith on Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:46 pm
User avatar
TerryWSmith
Forum Contributor
Posts: 2405
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
What do you even say, people dream about an opportunity like this.

T.
Terry W Smith
CANON GEAR-24/7
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
10 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group