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Old Jul 4, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Resized as per the sticky as not everyone will have a 22in widescreen monitor! Can I have some advise please? Any good? Taken with my S5600 not my new HS10.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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pic 1:
certainly an interesting shot. They only thing i would recommend is if that in focus animal was turned toward the camera so we could see it's face.

pic 2:
Is that a statue? it looks plastic! I'm not in love with the water, as it is blown out in a few areas. I'm not sure about the cropping, but I see what you were trying to do with it.

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this is my favorite. sharp, nice crop, the face is the most important part to capture. The only thing i could recommend is that the colors seem just a tad muted?

Nice job though! Can i assume this was at a zoo?
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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It's definatley not plastic, there were two of them, one didn't want to get wet while the other was loving it. How can I adjust the colour on the Leopard as I did adjust the saturation a little to bring the colours out a bit. They were taken on a trip to a local zoo and the Meerkat looks as though it is going off to sulk!
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i increased the saturation in just the leopard, and left the greenery as is. I did add just a touch of contrast and then lightened it up a bit.

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The changes are minor, it's just a matter of taste.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 2:13 PM   #5
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kenzie your last picture of the lepord is great welldone
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 4:18 PM   #6
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So how can I increase it in just one part of the shot? I don't have PS as it's too expensive. All I have is the Finepix viewer and Gimp software.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 4:39 PM   #7
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lol, i can't afford it either..
I use Sagelight. At the time that i bought it, they were having some sort of promotion and it only cost me $1. Right now it is $59.99. It does everything that i ever need it to do. I can select certain areas of a pic, or whatever. You can download a 30 day free trial. There is a slight learning curve. (they have video tutorials.)
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