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Old May 1, 2003, 8:29 PM   #1
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Default Cheetah in Serengeti

This cheetah decided to pose for us on a road in Serengetti National Park. Using a Nikon CP5700 - since I "lost" the CF Card to 5 finger discount before I had a chance to make permanent copies I can not tell wether it was taken in RAW or Fine.

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Old May 2, 2003, 2:03 AM   #2
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Very fine shot. What a beautiful animal!

Technically you have a fine shot, which need some improvement to get even better. First of all the shot is a bit foggy, that can be removed in an editor using "levels" function or maybe just a little "contrast" adjustment. After that I would crop it close to the cat. But not too close though. Remember to keep the dimension of the photo.

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Good suggestion Klaus. I'd also try giving it a little more headroom in the cropping to bring its eyes nearer the centre of the shot.
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Klaus, good improvement on a good picture.
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Thanks to all for the comments. I believe this was just the raw conversion to jpg. I did have to crop off the bottom of the pic since it had the door of the vehicle and someones hand in t it. I have done some adjusting with photoshop and I can see that many improvements could be made. We had another cheetah pose for us later on but the lighting was not as good. I really hate havig to compress these pics down to get them to a manageable size for the web.

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Graham - you might be right on that!

Wegbg: We know about posting here and .jpg compression. But keep posting !
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Old May 7, 2003, 7:43 PM   #7
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Klaus,
you seem to have excellent knowledge on photo editing, any resources you could point me to on the web? Do you use photoshop for your editing?

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