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head of giraff

By krebsbaum    
taken at the yorkshire wildlife park doncaster. on a visit to the park i photographed this giraff i wanted to get it on its own as usually there is 2 together and that gives depth of field problems especially when they keep moving, i had to shoot this over a tall fence.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4012 Canada
13 Jun 2019 5:15PM
I suppose you could call this a tall order!

Its quite good, - nice detail all over.

What I notice is that the darker parched look a bit light, - they would usually appear darker, and when I look at the histogram, I notice the black level can be improved, i.e the left side of the graph pulled further left.

With this this done, the head looks a bit better, and with a small amount of exposure increase on the face and neck (not that bright ear) it pops a bit more.

Ive cropped it to remove space on the left, and add some on the right and the top in the mod.

Nice work.



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dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
13 Jun 2019 7:00PM
Nice shot, and Willie's sorted the rather pale look that the original has.

If there were two giraffes together, I'd focus on the nearer one and let the other one go softer, rather than worrying about getting both sharp.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2019 7:30PM
It's a fine portrait, and you have nice focus on the eye.
It paid off to get the one giraffe isolated from the other one.
Although it's often inevitable with such an animal, you have a good sky background.
Willie has made the necessary tweaks to give the photo that bit of extra impact.

paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2019 8:19AM
Not bad at all. Cannot improve on what Willie has done. You are still using spot metering on an auto setting. You do understand how spot metering works?

Manual white balance. I assume you change this for each condition change?


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