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Meerkat 1

By losbarbados    
Continuing along a theme of moving away from my comfort zone. Looking for any tips to improve

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature


banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
30 May 2014 6:11PM
Can you let us know your shot settings for this?

Its clearly way too yellow, and more information would be helpful to understand why.


IshanPathak 6 202 12 India
30 May 2014 7:33PM
I think its due to your post processing. I first thought when i saw the thumbnail that it may be due to some shot settings but now i dont think so it is. Might be possible too, would have been better if you had provided EXIF with your shot

I tried removing that yellow by decreasing the temperature upto 40% ( after that it started getting blue ) still it was just too yellow for me.

I gave a go on Mono too and it worked nicely for me

losbarbados 11 236 United Kingdom
30 May 2014 8:30PM
Was shot at f3.2 1/400
iso 500
No Bias
Focal length 180mm
Centre Weighted Metering
No Flash

In post, set white balance to "cloudy" (because it was) Then tweaked the curve to what I thought looked nice
losbarbados 11 236 United Kingdom
30 May 2014 8:36PM
Mmmm Mono, didn't think of thatGrin
IshanPathak 6 202 12 India
31 May 2014 5:18AM
I prefer your original shot. I also like increasing the temperature of my images, to give a warmy feel, but frankly it was too over done for me. Still if you like it, then its perfect Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
31 May 2014 10:49PM
The colour certainly doesn't look right to me: but my attempt at correction doesn't give a very credible result...

However, the crop is what I can suggest improvement on. The original is rather central, and I've cropped to put the meerkat on one of the thirds.

Correcting the colour made me realise that the contrast is rather high: worth moderating, if you have a RAW file.

And meerkats are always cute, without exception...
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
1 Jun 2014 10:11PM
Thanks Andy for providing the details, and especially for the original shot.

I used the original shot to create a modification, which Ive uploaded.

Can you take a look at it and let me know what you think, and then I will comment on whats been done? If you remember, what time of day was this shot?


losbarbados 11 236 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2014 10:04PM
Hi Willie
That looks very good and the sort of thing I would be looking at reproducing.

The picture was taken at 13:27 on May 28th. The weather was extremely overcast

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