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.......or for the less enlightened, Badgers. Smile

I've left this image up for modding as I've had it languishing on my hard-drive for a long while now, but have never really been totally happy with it. So I thought I'd post it up and hope someone would be kind enough to tell what it lacks or what I can do to improve it?

Hope everyone's fine and dandy.....Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Sigma EX 50-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Meles meles.........
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:17 Feb 2009 - 1:12 PM
Tags:Badger, Badgers, Close-up / macro, General, Meles meles, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

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markspice
markspice  7
17 Feb 2009 - 1:14 PM

Super job. Mark

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 1:15 PM

I think this is great myself

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
17 Feb 2009 - 1:17 PM

I think its a nice shot, maybe i would have cropped a lot closer to both of them and drawn the eyes of the onlooker more into the lens and put some more life into their coats!

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tsmith
tsmith  5 England
17 Feb 2009 - 1:35 PM

What a lovely shot

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 1:36 PM

A totally splendid image as is, Ade, but wondered if a crop to the heads might work as an alternative without losing that fine detail - depending on your original file size, of course.
Terry

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 1:46 PM

Some nice details and tones in this - think that the lighter patches of grass behind them draws your eye so a tighter crop to remove them might help.
Regards Richard.

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 2:06 PM

What a cracking image Ade

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Chrism8
Chrism8  7740 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 2:22 PM

Excellent image, nicely done, as mentioned above, the sunlight grass draws the eye away from the subject and the badgers eyes need a slight lift.

Chris

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geniehawk
geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
17 Feb 2009 - 3:21 PM

Hi Ade, just altered the eye detail on the front badger and darkend some of the background highlights.

Jeannie.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 4:08 PM

Very well captured excellent image.
Steve.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 4:20 PM

Wonderful image wow
Alexa

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janty66
janty66  7 England
17 Feb 2009 - 4:50 PM

superb shot..

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hammihamster
17 Feb 2009 - 5:10 PM

stunning image

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Admiral_Frost
17 Feb 2009 - 5:23 PM

I love it the way it is great shot.
Dave

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motorsportpictures

Stunning detail.
Scott

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:07 PM

I like the image Ade but for me it just lacks a little detail on the front Badger's head & eye..could be a tad soft there.
The mod from geniehawk has improved it though,especially on the eye area.
Still a good capture & one I would have liked to have taken.

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KevSB
KevSB  101403 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:36 PM

nice shot, well taken

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
17 Feb 2009 - 6:40 PM

fantastic

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Iain_Proudfoot
17 Feb 2009 - 7:54 PM

A wonderful photograph.

Nice work.

Warm regards, Iain.

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john_slevin
17 Feb 2009 - 8:23 PM

I think its a fine as it is, to get such an intimate is a good job in itself!

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 7:19 AM

A great shot - wished I could have taken it. As said above - possible cropping down a tad and empahising the eyes and giving them a bit more punch

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 7:36 AM

Great shot ade.... maybe a little dark around the Badger's face and lacks a bit of "eye sparkle" but that's being hyper critical

Jon

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 8:49 PM

Great image the timing and composition are superb,well captured..............

Tony.

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 8:37 AM

Badly done, but you get the idea.
Toned down the highlights in the grass as they were distracting, and a little selective sharpening on the front head which lacks slightly in the original.
Done at home on an uncalibrated monitor 'cause I've been in hospital for the last three days!

Oh ye, an I've got shot of that silly frame! Tongue

Last Modified By IanA at 19 Feb 2009 - 8:38 AM

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 2:15 PM

Thanks to everyone for all the advice etc...

IanA, I refer you to the PM I've sent you mate.....

Ade

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