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Rhino for Critique

By g_parry
I'd be grateful for comments and critique on this.

Tags: General Safari Rhino Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: User_Removed, BEVZED, looboss and 2 more

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looboss 16 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 10:12AM
Cutting out a bit of the foreground and widening you aperture to bring the background out of focus would of helped enormously with this image.
19 Apr 2007 11:53AM
Keep your distance behind a long lens Glenn!
Good advice above, he looks a bit sharp without the bokeh effect, fine shot, Adrian
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2277 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 7:23PM
Just a little dark around the nose and front of the horn, where the light hasn't penetrated. Could be adjusted with Highlights/Shadows option, or selective lightening.
I like the image, nice and sharp, an animal with attitude.
g_parry 17 332 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 9:50AM
Thanks for the comments people.

Following your comments looboss, I took it back into photoshop, applied a lens blur and cropped out some of the foreground. I was pleased with the result, it was a very different image.

Too right Adrian - a long lens and a fast car Wink

Pamelajean - I also took your comments on board with the rework and lightened it up just a touch. Thanks
Goofydog 16 6 England
22 Apr 2007 9:41AM
This iamge is great. The only thing that bothers me is the intense green of the grass. That is really the only thing that makes me aware this was not taken in Africa. I would desaturate the green.
Sus 18 3.2k 9 England
5 May 2007 6:20PM
I prefer this to your amended version (2) - I don't think it needed the PS blur of background; I personally like a bit more space around the shot, the second shot is too central. The greenness against the grey of the rhino does unfortunately compete for attention. If you desaturated, I would suggest doing the whole thing in B&W.

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