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Highland foal at 10 weeks

By Seamuscamp
This Highland foal is proud of himself, a bit of a bully but not vicious. Leader of the pack.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

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LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
20 Sep 2010 11:21PM
Excellent capture of the lively & beautiful Black Foal with fine natural color & clarity. Nice work with the KM A2 (PS: I have the A1) Regards...LEx
Seamuscamp 13 3 10 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 11:28PM
Thanks Lex. It is actually chocolate brown - unusual for a Highland. It may change later in life. Unfortunately my A2 is rusting somewhere on the North York Moors (well I am getting quite old) and I now use a Canon EOS 40D

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 7:31AM
A nice sharp well composed image. Just a little lacking in contrast - needing a bit of a boost. There may be a tiny bit of over exposure, hence the lack of impact.

Seamuscamp 13 3 10 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 9:37AM
Paul, I agree about the exposure and contrast, which is in part a result of the conversion to jpg, resizing, and the problem of colour rendition in Firefox. A full scale print (CMYK conversion) is fine.
There is a always a particular problem in photographing dark Highland foals. Their furry baby hair not only seems to absorb light so that detail is hard to capture, but gives an impression of loss of focus.
I have also had a problem with a very dark Dales mare - unless the light is just right (in direction and intensity) texture, contrast and contour come out as a featureless blackness.
Thanks for your comment
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
23 Sep 2010 2:33PM
A nice shot Seamus, good exposure, nice catch light in the eye, and I love the little beard.

I may benefit with a little more space to the right and top which Ive done in a mod by increasing canvas size and adding in the grass. I sharpened slightly also.

Im wondering what you mean by the problem of colour with Firefox? Can you provide more details, - Im surprised as Firefox has been the only browser that supports colour management for years until Safari 5 just added it?



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