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    The ZOO

    C&C please


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    Nice, but not upto your standards, Naseem.
    I think it is a bit over saturated, or its just my screen?
    & the leaves are too distracting.

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    I hope I didn't sound too harsh.. Sorry if I did

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    Yes, slightly over processed was my initial thought. It looks a bit like an acrylic painting; unless that was your intention.

    But I suspect that there is an excellent photo there; so I would probably start again with the editing. And possibly blur/darken the background a little bit as well.

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    I would agree, nice shot for sure but the background is to distracting.

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    Thank you guys (Sahil, Paul, Geoff) for your criticism. This is what it is all about. The painting like finish
    is what I liked in the end. I might try and re-edit to see what I can do. Remember this is a zoo shot through
    glass with another 50 people crowding you and trying to take pics at the same time. I will try and reedit.
    Can someone tell me the easiest way to blurr the background? I will try and select the background and
    apply some Gaussian Blur!!!! some thing Ive never done before. My PS skills remain quite limited.

    Nasseem

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    Re: The ZOO

    Is that in Taronga zoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleshpiston View Post
    Is that in Taronga zoo?
    Yes it was Jim.

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    Those bright background spots also need toning down a bit so you might have to work with layers and masks. But just going over the appropriate background areas with the Blur Tool (several passes with a reduced opacity) may produce sufficient blur.

    It all depends on how the original image appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Those bright background spots also need toning down a bit so you might have to work with layers and masks. But just going over the appropriate background areas with the Blur Tool (several passes with a reduced opacity) may produce sufficient blur.

    It all depends on how the original image appears.
    Thank you Geoff. Ill get to that in time.

    Nasseem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Those bright background spots also need toning down a bit so you might have to work with layers and masks. But just going over the appropriate background areas with the Blur Tool (several passes with a reduced opacity) may produce sufficient blur.

    It all depends on how the original image appears.
    Guys I have finally got around to touching up the tiger. C&C please.

    Nasseem

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    Quote Originally Posted by maloufn View Post
    Guys I have finally got around to touching up the tiger. C&C please.
    Oh, yes! That, in my opinion, is a striking image.

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    I was going to say that is better; but on second thoughts - that is excellent!

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    I have to say I much prefer the second offering as a photograph and like it very much. The first was too unreal for me - sorry

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    Thank you Donald, Chris and Geoff. I am happy that I could make the necessary adjustments. Geoff the blur tool semmed to do the job.

    Nasseem

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    Very well done on the second processing, Nasseem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelochiu View Post
    Very well done on the second processing, Nasseem!
    Thank you Angelo. Yes I thought is was not a bad effort but it is nice to hear it from others.

    Nasseem

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    Quote Originally Posted by maloufn View Post
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    Excellent. Technically superb, in my opinion.

    But ... the composition is equally masterful. I think there's just the right amount of space given at the left hand side and just the right amount of the animal showing into the image. Because we're not seeing any more of the body, our attention is totally focused on the detail that we are seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Excellent. Technically superb, in my opinion.

    But ... the composition is equally masterful. I think there's just the right amount of space given at the left hand side and just the right amount of the animal showing into the image. Because we're not seeing any more of the body, our attention is totally focused on the detail that we are seeing.
    Thank you Donald. I might enter this in a comp.

    Nasseem

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