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Deep in thought

By Nobby31
A Cheetah doing what it likes best, looking into the distance for prey. Maybe a bit more crop from our right hand side

Tags: Portrait Cheetah Wildlife and nature

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ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
16 May 2016 6:10AM
Great shot, I always love the intelligent look cheetahs have
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4337 Canada
16 May 2016 12:56PM
Welcome to EPZ. Youve found both the general gallery, and this, the critique gallery, so you likely know what were about here.

A good shot overall. Pose is great and the crop for me is fine. If it had been composed with less space on the right, more on the left, perhaps it may be a little better, but nothing really wrong with it. Eye is on a third.

Looking at the focal length, this is cropped closer than the original shot Im guessing?

I think in post processing, there has been too much sharpening applied, so theres a "wiry" look to the shot; if its shot in RAW perhaps too much clarity has been applied; white balance has rendered cool tones, with a slight blue cast in the whites, so a warmer WB would look better. The face is somewhat underexposed, possibly due to bright sunlight behind?

In the mod, Ive tried to address these areas, though its difficult to reduce oversharpening.
Exposure is increased approx +1/3, WB is warmer, contrast and clarity are reduces for a very slightly softer appearance. Colour is increased very slightly.

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Well done overall,


Nobby31 6 43 United Kingdom
16 May 2016 1:05PM
Thank you Willie your input highly appreciated i will rework and upload the adjusted image
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1975 England
16 May 2016 6:58PM
This is outside my experience, in a couple of ways - but all the EXIF data looks as I'd expect for a highly-competent wildlife shot.

My only question is with the white balance, which Willie's addressed neatly.

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