Photography by Sambhur

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Photography by Sambhur

Post by Sambhur » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:37 pm

I love animals and nature, and I love taking photos. Throughout this thread you will see various photos that I've taken, either in my backyard, hiking, on a hunting trip, at a zoo, or possibly somewhere else. I'll try to give a bit of information with each photo I post, such as where I took it, and things like that. If you have any questions about any of my photos, feel free to ask! I'll also try to get these posted evenly spread out, instead of dumping a bunch all in one go.

These photos are not for you to use in any way, shape, or form. All rights are reserved to myself.

Here's the first photo to get this started:
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Nicobar pigeon, photo taken at Taronga Zoo. Taking photos of birds in cages is difficult. I love these birds though.

And here are the links to other photos as they are posted in this thread:
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http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 9#p2402409 - eastern grey kangaroos, taken on a hunting trip
http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 9#p2402689 - zebra, taken at Taronga Zoo
http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 1#p2407041 - royal spoonbill, taken at Taronga Zoo
http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 4#p2407184 - royal spoonbill, taken at Taronga Zoo
http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 1#p2407601 - zebra, taken at Taronga Zoo
http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 5#p2441205 - wallaby, taken at Taronga Zoo
http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f ... 8#p2442378 - himalayan tahr, taken at Taronga Zoo


Feel free to comment on my photos in this thread as they are posted!
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Post by D0m » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:36 pm

Lovely photo here, Sambhur! The colours are all clear and you managed to not get the cage in there! It's in great focus and the position shows proportion well! Can't wait to see more of you work!
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Post by Sambhur » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:55 pm

WickedTrickster wrote:That's a really great photo you took of the Nicobar Pigeon. If you don't mind me asking, did you use a regular camera or phone photography?
Thanks! And camera! Unless I somehow take a super amazing picture on my phone one day, I don't think I'll ever have a phone photo that's worth posting. Like, sure, my iPhone 6 can take some pretty decent photos in the best lighting possible, but taking photos with my DSLR camera is generally sooo much better. Also I can actually zoom properly with my camera, and take nice photos in situations that don't have perfect natural midday lighting. But yeah, phone digital zooms aren't nice, and zooming is usually required when taking photos of animals.

ACTUALLY, let me just show you how much I appreciate being able to zoom in nicely. Here's a photo I took on a hunting trip without zooming in at all:
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Just a picture of a hill in the distance. Nothing special, right?
But then I zoomed all the way in on this area I've circled:
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and I took another photo...

And I saw this! This is the photo at full-size, no enlarging, I just cropped it so that it'd fit here at full-size. But yeah, eastern grey kangaroos! Look at em. So cute.
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Thanks Lupa! I pretty much had my camera lens right up against the metal mesh, hah.
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Post by D0m » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:40 am

I defiantly agree with horrible phone zoom and focus.
Even if you were right up you still managed to get it XD
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Post by Koa » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:21 pm

Good eye with the kangaroo! I have no talent with a phone, much less a camera, so kudos.
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Post by Sambhur » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:20 am

Thanks Koa!
Time for another photo.

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Zebra, taken at Taronga Zoo. I like how the stripes appear mostly black from a distance, but then look more brown once you get closer.
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Post by D0m » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:10 pm

Great image, once again! You have some nice zoos to photograph at! Love your work.
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Post by Sambhur » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:10 pm

It's been a while, I got a bit busy with school.

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Royal Spoonbill, taken at Taronga Zoo. I have a soft spot for spoonbills and I'm not entirely sure why.
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Post by paperpaws » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:04 am

Whoa, these are all pretty impressive, especially that zebra photo! :o

That spoonbill is adorable! I'd never heard of them before, too, so nice way of getting introduced to them. The detail on the beak is interesting.

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Post by Sambhur » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:03 am

Thank you so much!

Here's a close-up shot of the same bird:

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Post by llsaturnskiesll » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:03 pm

Oooh.. that bird sure is pretty.
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Post by D0m » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:50 pm

I like how on the second one (zoomed in) the camera is focused more on the eye area and the beak and background are blurred. It gives it more of a realism sense and shows the beauty of the head instead of letting you eyes focus on the beak, seen as that's the part that stands out most. Lovely images, though!
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Post by Sambhur » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:18 pm

Thanks! Time for another photo.

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Zebra, taken at Taronga Zoo. Shame about the trough in the background, though. :/ I like this pic because of the stripes, mostly.

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Post by D0m » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:50 pm

Lovely image there, again! Yes, shame about the background... It's still loveely thought, the Stripe pattern is beautiful.
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Post by Masika » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:41 pm

Gorgeous photographs, Sambhur! You seem to have quite the talent in the photography field.

I love the first Zebra photograph due to the visible brown tinges on the fur and I must agree with Koa, good observation with the Kangaroos! I look forward in potentially seeing more photographs from you on here. :3
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