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Red Panda

By ChristineL
Taken in very bright sunshine, so I'm aware that I've lost detail in his right eye, but it's the first half decent photo of this animal I've ever managed to get. He's always been hiding away when I've been before, so I'm quite pleased with it.
I've tried to take down the brightness a bit and cropped the image.

f9.5 @ 1/250
ISO 200
bracketed @ -0.5 ev
f.l. 200mm

Tags: Red panda Cotswold wildlife park Pets and captive animals

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Oct 2010 9:44AM
What a cute fella, Christine., very well captured. Carol

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ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 9:45AM
I like this one Christine, natural pose of these lovely little creatures and despite bright sunshine; very well controlled exposure against the bright blue sky. You could always use the dodge tool on that eye...range would be highlights and exposure to around 8%. Alternatively create a duplicate layer and make a similar amendment and experiment with either highlights or shadows and alter the exposure, then you could alter the opacity of the layer. Hope this helps and I am by no means an expert on PS but I know I could make the above work. Someone may be able to offer an easier solution

PS just had a go at a mod using the above having downloaded the large version...doesn't really work that well but would work better on the original image for sure
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 9:49AM
Lovely capture, I tried to photograph one of these last year and it was blurred.

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 9:51AM
Thank you Mike, I have already lightened the eye in layers, but any more and it just looks washed out, I decided to leave it as is.
I only have elements to play in and my editing skills are a bit limited, but as you say someone might know just the thing,
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 9:55AM
Thank you Ken and Carol.

Ken....this was the only sharp one I managed to get, surprising how quickly they beetle along those boughs. Smile
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 10:15AM
Thank you Frank, I think you are right, I was a bit fixated with the thirds thing,
Nettles 11 England
18 Oct 2010 10:23AM
What a cutie, a nice shot.
Alvar 11 23 2 France
18 Oct 2010 10:25AM
Great shot. Well done.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 10:40AM
Mike got your p.s. and I've put my version up in V2.
Thank you for your help, it's much appreciated,
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 10:49AM
Hi Christine, yes you can definitely see the difference even in the standard size image. However LARGE shows the improvement to even greater effect. Only too pleased to be able to help
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 11:24AM
Thank you Mike.

Thank you Annette and Alvar,
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Oct 2010 11:42AM
Great shot of a beautiful animal!


Ian_R 7 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2010 9:09AM
Great image and well captured of an elusive creature - Ian
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 8:44AM
Thank you very much everyone,
User_Removed 10 31 2 England
20 Oct 2010 10:10AM
Prefer V1 Christine it just has that extra edge over V2.


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