The cycle of life (Warning pic heavy)

JuanoJuano Major grinsLima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins
edited July 21, 2021 in Other Cool Shots

I've always been fascinated by nature and life itself. I've put together this set I called the cycle of life, something lives, something dies, something is born.

Some might consider a few of these pics explicit.

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Comments

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,290 Major grins
    edited July 18, 2021

    Wow great shooting for Wildlife Cristobal! How blessed to even have those chances!
    For me the shots with cleanest BGs/framing/action are: 1, 3, 5, 11, 12 and 17

    For 1 if mine, would try to darken BG some to create more contrast between subject and BG and sensation of busyness is gone.
    For 11 if mine,, I would take off half an inch from top and crop below that dark spot on top right. Zooming in always helps and that spot is bit distracting at top right corner.
    And for 15, while not on my favorite's list due to extreme busyness, I would still try to enhance it by take an half inch or more off from top so subjects jumps out more and busy sensation is gone.

    Finally do you recall what your f-stop was for these shots? In my view, it should almost always be largest and fasted 'f' you have available for your lens.
    Zoom lenses are designed to be sharpest and biggest apertures and you get creamy backgrounds which elevate any portrait or wildlife shots and also your ISO then can be lower improving noise immunity and allowing faster shutter speed even at lower ISO so sharpness also improves.

    The fastest 'f' will be great for almost all shots above except perhaps last one as it is a group shot so 7.1 to 9 would be better.

    Cheers mate! That was thrilling to view!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    Great comments Taz, as usual. Very constructive.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,718 Major grins

    Very nice compilation, my friend. Interesting, to say the least. I bought into the story you were telling.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,785 moderator

    Love that Burrowing Owls shot. And 15 -- Very sharp. Is that a Bee Eater?

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    Very nice compilation, my friend. Interesting, to say the least. I bought into the story you were telling.

    Thanks Tom, glad you enjoyed it.

    @David_S85 said:
    Love that Burrowing Owls shot. And 15 -- Very sharp. Is that a Bee Eater?

    The bird on 15 is called a squirrel cuckoo. Thanks for the comment.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,073 Major grins

    Terrific set of photos, Cristobal.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    Terrific set of photos, Cristobal.

    Many thanks Don!

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 942 Major grins

    Cristóbal...

    "every picture tells a story..."

    You have captured this essence with both grace and clarity. The thematic story-line is well presented.

    Excellent images!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,443 Major grins

    Thanks Gato!

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