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By MUFCJord  
Photo of my pet cat, Little'un. I wanted the photo to show his big eyes, wet nose and defined whiskers.

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 5:06PM
Hello, I am not right up on puss shots, but I have had a go at a mod for you. Not a great deal of change in the mod, except I have altered the exposure a touch, changed the colour slightly and added some saturation but removed some contrast, which I feel gives more detail to the black fur. I gave it a slight rotate............... This is one of the problems here, In my opinion, you have missed off one of the tips of the cats ear, so I have rotated it more to make it look intentional. Others maybe able to put that missing bit back on. Finally I gave it a sharpen.

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MUFCJord 5 14 England
17 Oct 2012 5:14PM
Thanks for your help/advice Diane, I appreciate it.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
17 Oct 2012 9:46PM
I couldn't save his ear, although I'm sure it's possible, given more time.
I did however crop the rest of him much closer. So much closer, in fact, that I had to resize it upwards to 600px to be able to upload it! Unfortunately, it shows but you wouldn't get that degradation if you cropped (a copy of) your much larger original.
Hopefully, the lost ear doesn't look quite such an error that way.
I also had to clone the bottom right hand corner to remove the last of the piece of wood. You could also clone the area above his head to get rid of the stripes.
It was a whisker (sorry!) underexposed, I just used the 'auto-tone' button in CS6 to adjust it. I could have used curves (my weapon of choice) but I think that I'd have blown some of the white on his nose.

Hope this helps,

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3878 Canada
17 Oct 2012 10:11PM
Welcome to Ephotozine Jordan, enjoy the site. You can see we do.

Its a little underexposed, - but sharp and well focused. Better to have two ears, but we can always make another. With white subjects, overexposing deliberately using exposure compensation is the usual approach, but you has both black and white together, so the camera did a decent job.

The "action" mode as you can see did not provide a high speed at all, - likely as there just wasnt enough light, and with a speed a lot slower than you should have for a close hand held shot, its great. perhaps you had the cam resting on something solid.

Anyway, I also uploaded a mod, so you have a selection!


MUFCJord 5 14 England
18 Oct 2012 9:40AM
Thanks for all your help/advice guys. I'm sure I'll get better with practise but I appreciate all your help!

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