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Stag Morning

By Trogdor  
Yet another from the cold morning in Bushy Park. This is a JPEG conversion from the RAW file. It started life as a rather uninspiring, under exposed effort but a great deal of tweaking with PS7 yielded a result I am happy enough to upload. Honestly, I don't think it's that great but it's all I have to upload just now as the rest are even worse! As always, comment and suggestions very welcome. I'm especially keen to know if there is a technique to remove the coloured area on the stag - is that what people refer to as noise?

Tags: Wildlife Park Stag Deer Mist Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

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Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Nov 2007 12:20AM
not able to offer any techie advice, but the image is kind of threatening.... in a good way Smile


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redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2007 10:41AM
I have to click this one, of course!
Another super subtle approach.
rmr 11 1 Wales
25 Nov 2007 3:02PM
nice image
BurntOut 11 321 2 England
25 Nov 2007 4:22PM
You're right, it is noise. This has probably been caused by trying to recover the shadow detail after under exposing.
There are a couple of reasonable noise reduction programs around, Google Noise Ninja for example.
Hope that helps.
Trogdor 10 9 3 England
25 Nov 2007 4:26PM
BurntOut - thank you, that's very helpful. Honestly, I don't much like this image and I think I know why now. Get the exposure right next time!
25 Nov 2007 5:59PM
Good composition though

BurntOut 11 321 2 England
26 Nov 2007 1:14PM
If you use a RAW converter like Capture One, you can get away with pushing the exposure by a stop or a stop-and-a-half in either direction. Much more than that and noise starts getting bad. As you say, much better to get it right in camera where possible.

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