Photo Tip: Spotting the action

Today’s tip is also a tale of two lenses.  In the first picture, you see two young bull elephants play fighting for dominance.  An okay picture, but the key was seeing the action and shooting this.  By the way, this shot is at 235mm with a Canon 100-400mm zoom lens.

Young Bulls on the Chobe River - copyright 2009: P. B. Eleazer

Young Bulls on the Chobe River - copyright 2009: P. B. Eleazer

Now the tip:  In the second shot, my son used a Sigma 10-20 photo to capture the scale of the entire setting.  The shot below was at the exact same time as the prior shot.  Can you see the action?  or are you distracted by the many, many other elephants.

Mating Herd along the Chobe River - copyright 2009: Justin Eleazer

Mating Herd along the Chobe River - copyright 2009: Justin Eleazer

As you can see, there is a lot to select from. To make things easier, I have edited Justin’s shot to highlight the action.  It is on the extreme left side of his frame. 🙂

Mating Herd along the Chobe River - copyright 2009: Justin Eleazer

Mating Herd along the Chobe River - copyright 2009: Justin Eleazer

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