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Old Apr 11, 2013, 4:03 PM   #11
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thanks for the tip brad
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 5:10 PM   #12
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G'day John

Almost impossible with G blur to keep the fine hairs around the animal 'clean & sharp'
Whatever you do to clean up the visual rubbish will be time-consuming and not always work

Camera-wise the shot looks quite okay - would love the FZ to be able to do this to the same clarity, but as you well know, the $$ department makes it chalk & cheese

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Old Apr 12, 2013, 11:29 AM   #13
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Yeah Im learning the valuable lesson about bang for bucks. Glad i made the transition to dslr but still miss the versatility of my fz100. Just so dated now and side by side its painfully obvious. Both of these shots though not my best are now on the parks website so Im pretty happy with them even if the pp is obvious to the trained eye lol
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 7:56 AM   #14
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Congratulations John on POTD with this one.

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almost perfect. sharpness is bang on.
Only thing i see that can use improvment is there is a halo around the wolf, most likely from where you blurred the background and sharpened the wolf to get good separation of subject. it worked great but you overbaked slightly.

i would tone back the blur a bit. Use a layer mask to paint in the blurry background, using smaller brushes as you get closer to the subject. it generally gives a very realistic effect.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 3:12 AM   #16
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Thanks a lot Jim
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 3:14 AM   #17
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Great advice Schmintan, will give that a go on the original pic and practice with smaller brushes.
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Very nice job, really like both pictures.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 2:55 PM   #19
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Thanks a lot Craig, appreciate that my friend
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