When I am out with photos on my mind, I am looking for the right light, the right subject and the right timing.
Clearly, that doesn't always happen.
The other thing I have in my repertoire is back office processing once I get home. I always have that as a half thought when composing. This is especially true in the 2018 world of large megapixel cameras that give us post-processing options.
We sat on this waterhole one afternoon. We were tired from driving all day and elected to sit by this little water source and see what happened.
This is in Kruger Park, South Africa, where we were self-driving with friends, who were not at this particular waterhole with us, they were off on another loop somewhere. Kruger is a park of loops. We know them all and know where we are going to get good sightings. It's worked out OK over the years. haha.
Anyway, this particular waterhole was a cornucopia of activity with small birds coming in for a drink, raptors diving in and picking them off etc. etc. Then this Jackal slunk in for a drink. I have more than a few images of this beauty. I've cropped in a little tighter to try and get the best out of the reflection. Plus I have a large lens... I am trying to remember my excuse for the tight crop. But I think it worked.
Light - check, later afternoon, golden hour
Subject - ubiquitous African predator/scavenger
Timing - got him drinking
Composition - perfect reflection/cropped in for effect.
HaHa, the Rob Masterclass.
If you like it I'll add one for each photo. I'd like to see some of you do the same. What's the story, why did you take it? What's the inspiration?
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