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By SarahV
Taken on a recent trip to Twycroft zoo, would like to say he was sunbathing but it was typical summer weather!!
300mm 1/250 @ f5.6
All C&C appreciated....Sarah

Tags: Leopard Close-up and macro Twycroft Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
30 Aug 2006 12:30AM
Its a solid shot and has everything there to be a great presentation with a little work. I offer you the following changes to be made to give the shot a boost. I use adobe CS2

1. Reduce shadows by 50% and increase highlights by 40%.
2. Increase saturation by +20
3. Sharpen 3 pixels deep at 100%
4. Select BG only and run a surface blur.
5. Decrease midtone input levels to 0.95
6. Increase contrast +10


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C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
30 Aug 2006 5:38AM
It's a nice shot but I find it a all a bit soft and unsure where the plane of focus lies...

I might try blurring out the background more with a gausian blur and then use the smart sharpen feature on the animal.
SarahV 13 13
30 Aug 2006 7:31AM
The original problem with this image was that the Leopard was behind glass, making focus VERY soft.

C_Daniels - thanks for your input, I'd already applied the 'tweaks' suggested and agree with your comment re focus.

Greg - I bow to your greater wisdom!
I have applied the suggested changes and am looking at a different photo. THANKYOU
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
30 Aug 2006 9:06PM
Your quite welcome, glad I could be of assistance.


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