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By tamasalucy  
Took this whilst on safari in Kenya

Tags: Zebra Wildlife and nature

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Dec 2012 7:44AM
A good angle and pose, Simon. Maybe a bit too central (for me) and I would maybe crop the right side to take out the rock and then reverse the image to put the zebra on the left and looking right.


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alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 9:44AM
Agree with Dave. The animal is too central, and would probably be improved by reversing it.
12 Dec 2012 10:08AM
Hi Whiterose thanks for the comments as i am new to photography and especially photoshop i have not used it, 99% of my images are as they came off the camera. I am planning to sit a course on photoshop . If there is anyone out there that could take me through the steps of photoshop (CS4) for this image they are more than welcome to guide me through it.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3534 Canada
12 Dec 2012 7:46PM
Its a very good shot. If you have CS4, just open the image; select the CROP tool, - its the fifth down on the left; select the whole image with the tool; in the middle of the right dotted line. theres a small square, - click and hold, then drag in inwards to the left to clear the stone; then press OK.

To flip it horizontally, go to Image>Image Rotation>flip horizontal, then OK, Save the image.

The idea of flipping it so the Zebra is looking from left to right is rooted in the idea that in western civilization, we read from left to right, so photos that "read" left to right appear to be better.

There are tutorials on Photoshop in the techniques section of this site, and loads on Youtube.


12 Dec 2012 8:57PM
thank you Banehawi I will try to do it and then post it many thanks Simon

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