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Old Dec 28, 2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default First attempt with Photo Elements 2

I have never gone past light adjustments and cropping with an Editor.
A deer from this morning
E -520 70-300 lense. Poor Light . And Cold
ISO 800 F 8 Shutter 250 Way too slow for 300mm
First before second After Elements 2
This one was the worst of my shots
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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Nice go how about masking that horn to make it have two?
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:43 PM   #3
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I like the second pp, but please tell me: why should you post the worst of your shots? Did you mean the best of your shots?
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I like the second pp, but please tell me: why should you post the worst of your shots? Did you mean the best of your shots?
The first one is the origional. NO PP
The second one took about 15 minutes to fix with a very old version of Photoshop. Elements 2.
This is an exanple of what a person with Very Little PP Experience ( me )
can do to a bad shot.

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Fred, I found your shot to be quite good. How many people ever see a wild deer this close to take a pic of it? So who are we to criticize? I hope you don't mind, I have PSE 4.0, which is almost as old as yours, but still effective, as 2.0 still is. I used the dodge/burn tool, some saturation and unsharp mask. I hope I made it pop a little bit. It did look good on my monitor. Too bad about the single antler. I started to give him another one, but that would have REALLY been cheating LOL.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 9:44 PM   #6
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Hello Hawgwild
Thankyou. I like what you did to my image. Yes, your work really makes it stand out.
The first picture was taken soon after sunrise. Poor lighting
The OLY 70-300 struggles in poor light.
Here is a second one with more light. about 1 hour later.
It required very little PP. But it still can use some work.
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Fred, this one is very nice. A happy, bright picture. I shoot with a sony, but I have heard good things about that 70-300 oly lens. Any lens will deliver "flat" images in poor light, so we use PP to help them out. I like the dodge tool for badly under-lit subjects. You can adjust the brush size and brighten up selected spots.
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