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photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
26 Oct 2010 7:52AM
great improvement, as long as it is looks better from the orig, no problem.

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VIKI 10 18 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 7:56AM
I think you've done a great job with the cloning and the saturation looks great to me. Well done!
26 Oct 2010 7:57AM
Isnt that amazing !!!
I am inpressed
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 Oct 2010 8:03AM
All ready for an outing to Ascot! A super image, Ann, very well worked. Carol
26 Oct 2010 8:09AM
Excellent capture
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
26 Oct 2010 8:10AM
What a superb job you have done here, Ann: I would never have guessed that V 1 was not the original. Very well done indeed.
Ronnie.
KBan 11 490 4 England
26 Oct 2010 8:13AM
you've done a great job here Ann

Keith
26 Oct 2010 8:14AM
V1 super image Ann very well taken.

Keith.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
26 Oct 2010 8:17AM
The improvement on the Stag is very good Ann and the fg, lifting the bland shades to more vibrance and sharper detail. What lets it down is being a member we look large and the top of the bracken hits you with the ghostly swirls which jump out. Did you use the clone tool or healing brush?
I like the way you have removed the fencing as that would have been very tricky around the antlers. Appreciate you cannot move or change position as quickly as us to change the angles to capture the image. Its a shame you hadn't put this up for Modification
Richard
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 8:20AM
A great capture here Ann. The cloning, Personally I would get rid of those hard lines of cloning with a tool called Spot Healing, This will get rid of those lines and will smooth them over, blending with the background. Very Nice though Ann!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 8:23AM
the ghostly swirls mentioned above by Richard were cars I cloned out and those two prominent swirls are the only ones above the bracken I changed, they could have been less obtrusive I agree.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
26 Oct 2010 8:30AM
I would never have known they were cars Ann, that bit could have been left, just run the blur tool over them a little, they are ok in the original. Dont try to do too much, there is no need. As they say, try to get it right in camera first, that is where it all happens. As for the fencing that is part the parcel at the Parks and sometimes can be in shot as long as it is not directly behind the head. Just stand and wait and he'll soon walk forward then get the shot.
forestfotos 6 4 3 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 8:33AM
Morning Ann. I wonder what would have happened if you had just held fire for a few moments? Until he had come away from the distracting background. Because V3 looks as though he's moving to his left, and where there's nothing in the background. You have brought the colours out well in V1.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
26 Oct 2010 8:45AM
Just sent you a version on email Ann, Lyndon and I are on the same views here. Take the advice, as its meant to help
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 8:47AM
great shot.
how's my hair look......
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
26 Oct 2010 9:26AM

Quote:Morning Ann. I wonder what would have happened if you had just held fire for a few moments? Until he had come away from the distracting background. Because V3 looks as though he's moving to his left, and where there's nothing in the background. You have brought the colours out well in V1.


Have to agree with the above Ann and with Richard's comments - in-camera composition is the easiest way of ensuring a shot which requires very little alteration.
The cloning out of the fence (I assume you used the ContentAware tool) from behind the antlers is a bit too obvious for me. Very careful selection of the bracken hanging over the face is required to isolate it successfully. A very tricky and time-consuming procedure - best to get it as near perfect in-camera as possible Wink
Sylvia
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 9:43AM
in-camera composition is the easiest way of ensuring a shot which requires very little alteration.

thankyou I do realise this but I was keen to get any picture and something better than on my first visit - hindsight is a wonderful thing
mrswoolybill Plus
9 948 1479 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 10:07AM
Excellent work on improving the light, and in getting rid of the tree protector. But it did need the further work you've added in V2 - that's where the vote goes.
Moira
26 Oct 2010 10:42AM
lovely work Ann
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 10:45AM
A great shot and well worked on Ann. Well done.
Brian
OliPackwood 6 5 5 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 11:43AM
I was going to say some things about the cloning, but there is no point in repeating it. A part from that, its is a great shot. I don't think that you've over done the saturation, I think that its give it some more colour and contrast - you've done a great job with that.
26 Oct 2010 12:01PM
great image.
tashi 5 2
26 Oct 2010 12:25PM
Excellent capture!
Alvar 9 23 2 France
26 Oct 2010 1:08PM
Good job Ann Well done
Alvar
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
26 Oct 2010 2:32PM
You have done a lot of work on this Ann and its obviously one that you like. For my money thats always the best reason for posting a shot.
Ron
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
26 Oct 2010 3:21PM
Just came back to see how many people have offered advice Ann. All I see is 'Great shot' and 'Excellent Capture'. As a friend I will say to you, I disagree totally and would say the best is V3 as it was taken without the processing which is so obvious. Just add a little saturation and colour to V3, leave the cloning alone especially around the head.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
26 Oct 2010 4:40PM
Well, I think your 'playing around' has worked very well, comparing to the original, Ann. I don't think your processing is obvious at all. So long as you like what you've done, and we on here like it too (well, most of us), that's what matters Smile V2's my fave, by the way!
TrevB Smile
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 5:34PM
Thay always make me laugh with all that hair......i'm just jealous ...lol

Nice one

Keith
26 Oct 2010 6:10PM
I think it's a great image - with or without the modifications - and one I would be happy to achieve - as you say sometimes you do just want to get a shot - any shot - just a shot!!! Smile Well Done! Louise
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
26 Oct 2010 6:43PM
V1 is a vast improvement, great work, excellent capture too with the lens you had. Smile
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
26 Oct 2010 7:08PM
Despite what Mossy says, I think this is a well taken shot, well composed with good detail. Personally, I would darken the fern around the stag a tad. The cloning could have been done a bit better but is necessary to remove the cars and the tree behind the head.

You said 'with hindsight', it should have been 'with stagsight' Smile
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
26 Oct 2010 7:20PM
I'll just give it a click anyway. Smile
Paul
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 8:51PM
Ann I make this the 50 vote for you, difficult shot to get, and understand that just getting the shot was important, well done on that
(will PM with the directions)
Lillian
brownbear 7 2 England
26 Oct 2010 10:05PM
Hi Ann following the comments of your pm, that's not what I meant but perhaps it would've been a good idea, as the comments on this one seems to be developing into the unabridged version of '\War and Peace'!
Now to the picture. Not having PS I cannot comment on how it could have been used better, but you seem to have made a good job of what you did. As I think you do much the same as me, (if the shot looks worth taking, get it, then ponce about trying to get a better angle afterwards) I can only assume it didn't move to the right, and therefore say good capture and mods.
Geoff
P.S.
I am annoyed with Lonely_oryx for beating me to the punch with the hind/stag gag!
26 Oct 2010 10:24PM
Excellent work Ann on the cloning, fabulous image.
Tony
26 Oct 2010 10:26PM
All been said Ann !! No point covering age old issues....V3
goso 10 2 1 Australia
27 Oct 2010 7:51AM
I've said a dozen times on here, I don't feel I am qualified to offer technical advice on photography, but I do know what I like - Vers. 2 for me Ann...Bill
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 9:30PM
Very well done Ann, super capture.
Shaun
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 11:12PM
Sorry Ann for putting the following comments on here but I can't help myself....


Quote:Just came back to see how many people have offered advice Ann. All I see is 'Great shot' and 'Excellent Capture'. As a friend I will say to you, I disagree totally and would say the best is V3 as it was taken without the processing which is so obvious. Just add a little saturation and colour to V3, leave the cloning alone especially around the head.
.................

"All I see is 'Great shot' and 'Excellent Capture'."............YAWN.
Not everyone has the magnifying glass out on every shot and even if the above comments are meant to help the poster then repeating them over and over tends to eat away at peoples confidence....even if they are qualified by giving constructive advice.
Maybe Mossy would like to PM the Great shot people and give then a yellow card ...bet that would go down well.

" Just add a little saturation and colour to V3, leave the cloning alone especially around the head".
I thought Ann did a brill job around the head and how can she improve without practice.
In camera IS best but not always possible.

Sorry again Ann

Keith
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
28 Oct 2010 11:09AM
Hi Ann, I can really appreciate the effort you have put in here and I admire your guts and determination to get out to join and compete with the 'lads' on here. There are issues which have already been mentioned but in view of what you started with I feel V2 is the best.
Geoff.
28 Oct 2010 6:05PM
Good grief!!!. Heres my vote -click. A

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