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Old Jan 28, 2006, 7:54 PM   #1
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Hey there everyone.

I am new to this forum, I usually post on the Kodak one. My name is Tracy and I live in Savannah, Georgia. Recently I went over to the Oatland Island Wildlife Education Center, it is less than 2 miles from where I live. I was fascinated by the wolf pack that lives there. They played and posed for the camera, and I am a new Kodak P850 user. My shots are not super, but it was one of the best times I think I have ever had.

I love to take shots of wildlife, architecture, landscapes, kids, and I also try my hand at digital art.

Looking forward to getting to know you all here on the wildlife board.

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 7:57 PM   #4
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 7:58 PM   #6
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 9:08 PM   #7
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welcome! this is a good start here in the forum.. and i look forward to many more..

i like #4 here.. you might edit out the bright spots on the eyes though, itsa bit spooky with them.. and a tighter crop may be in order as well..

just some general advice for you..

a little unsharp mask (play with something in the 100%, 1.0, 0) could help you out here i think.. as well as some minor edits to saturation and levels.. if you are not familiar with these tools, find yourself a nice book on the subject and do a little homework..

also, watch your cropping of limbs.. chopping off torsos, feel, tails, etc is risky business.. for the most part try to avoid it unless you are getting in close for a head shot or something like that..

also be aware of your surrounding, try to avoid trees that cross in front of subjects and distracting backgrounds.. they can ruin a wildlife portrait..

i know this is not critiques/techniques, but i really have trouble getting out of that mode.. and i hope that you do not mind my advice..

cheers and look forward to more
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Sure. TY Dustin. Advice is always welcome.



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Old Jan 29, 2006, 9:35 AM   #9
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Just a quick few comments.

First of course welcome to the board!

My two remarks on your images, is that as a Wolf fan I really enjoyed them. The White Wolf, deserves to keep his spooky eyes...:lol: I loved it. This is a matter of taste. "Red eye" is a phenomonom that most of us eliminate - White eye? Hmm? Looks good to me.

Are these Wolves wild? Hand fed? They strike me as looking like a bunch of happy dogs -

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The wolves are residents of The Oatland Island Wildlife Center

www.oatlandisland.org

here in Savannah, Georgia. TY for your comments, I think the glow in their eyes came from the fact that it was very bright that day, and they were in the shade? I thought long about changing it, but decided against it in the end. I rather like them just the way they actually were. I am a huge wolf fan as well, and this pack lives less than 2 miles from me down the road, less than 1 mile from me across the bluff. We heard them howling last night.

What a treat!

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