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Taken for granted

By ukgubbi
From looking at this image I feel" soft people are always taken for granted"

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
10 Mar 2013 1:44PM
Very true. Sad Smile Smile


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STUARTHILL758 15 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 1:44PM
A very tight crop lose most of the green grass to put all the attension on the bullock
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Mar 2013 2:06PM
Maybe the birds feel the bullock owes them something for cleaning him of ticks Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 2:25PM
I like this, it's unusual, and it says something about life. The space on the left doesn't really add anything, I agree about a tighter crop. I'd also like to try to get a bit of detail into the bullock's eyes. I shall go and have a play with this...
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 2:37PM
I've uploaded a quick Mod. I think the tighter crop concentrates attention on the relationship between the two groups. I do like the fact that the bullock is looking at the camera whereas the birds on its back are looking at their friends.
Apart from the crop, I have strengthened the darker tones a bit in Levels, done a bit of dodging and burning on the eyes (but I don't think it's visible, they are so small in the frame), and cloned out a couple of minor distractions in the vegetation.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
10 Mar 2013 2:56PM
thanks for all the constructive comments.
jm1 5 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 3:49PM
I like it, is it uncropped? if not, it needs less room on the L & more on the R
ukgubbi 6 5 India
10 Mar 2013 4:01PM
yaa, it is not cropped or processed. you are right about the space on l and r side. thanks
paulbroad 10 123 1195 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 4:26PM
I think this is well seen and amusing. I would take a bit off top, left and bottom and just a tiny stroke with the dodge tool across the bullocks bodied.

DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
10 Mar 2013 4:48PM
A very interesting picture. Both of the mods work well with a slight preference going to the one by jm1. Andy
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
10 Mar 2013 8:35PM
There's a portrait in there too.

I've also converted it to sRGB.

Please see my mod.


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