Encounter

© Michaelz

Encounter

Uploaded: August 27, 2006 20:01:11

Description

It was pure luck. I was shooting early morning water reflections on the dock when I heard some noise behind my back. I turned around and here he was 10 feet away. I just kept on shooting until I realized that I am on manual exposure for water and badly underexposed about a dozen shots of him. I quickly changed to AP and made just this one shot before he disappeared.

Exif: FNumber: 6.3, ExposureBiasValue: 0/6, ExposureTime: 0.008, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: , WhiteBalance: auto white balance

Comments

Dot K. August 27, 2006

Excellent detail, and lighting! Great job of capturing this one. #511564

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 28, 2006

Michael, excellent colors, detail and lighting. #3229983

Michaelz August 28, 2006

Thanks, but I cannot even take credit for it: it was pure luck. I was shooting early morning water reflections off the dock when I heard some sounds behind my back. I turned around and here he was 10 feet away. All I had to do is keep shooting. The exposure was manual and I badly underexposed about a dozen shots of him. Then I noticed it and quickly changed to AP. This is the only one that came out. Then he run away. #3235463

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3366410

Michaelz September 26, 2006

Thanks Kay, will try harder. #3366477

Sibylle Basel level-deluxe September 27, 2006

Hi Michael!
Great shot of this beautiful fox! Isn't is amazing what kind of shot you can get, when you're in the right place at the right time.
Best of luck in the next round!

Sibylle #3375883

Michaelz September 27, 2006

Sibylle,
Frankly I was never so close to a wild animal in my life and with camera ready at that. When I was looking later at all those underexposed shots I was ready to cry, but the last one was just right.
Thanks for your compliments #3376076

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your Nature and Landscape Photography up to a new level of understanding in my new online class - on sale now.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Michaelz.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.