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author rafal_antoniuk
subjectWild life
title Raccoon.
date9/9/2013 12:32:16 AM
detailsLake Natoma, USA.

Thank you for your attention.
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Version #1 (9/9/2013 12:32:16 AM)
Initial submission
Version #2 - current (9/9/2013 1:28:50 AM)
...after second look ... ...the first version is too bright in my opinion.
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Hania (Anna Franek)   (9/9/2013 1:27:24 AM)
Fabulous catch. Beautiful image. Great quality.
2 rafal_antoniuk   (9/9/2013 1:31:40 AM)
#1 Hania(Anna Franek):
Thank you:) Glad you like it!
3 Hania (Anna Franek)   (9/9/2013 2:35:20 AM)
Now for me the blacks are too dark but perhaps it is only my monitor(??). Earlier I was wondering about the minimal contrast reduction on the head.
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Ray Griffiths ( )   (9/9/2013 3:39:47 AM)
Great catch!
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Geordie (Dean Wilson)   (9/9/2013 4:42:24 AM)
Fantastic shot of this lovely creature in its natural habitat. Nice and sharp with great eye contact. What makes this for me is the bonus of the backlit whiskers which gives great depth.
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Sreten   (9/9/2013 5:51:16 AM)
Top class wild life. Hat off, Rafal!
7 TW_Bda (Tim White)   (9/9/2013 4:07:11 PM)
Lovely pose captured here - great eye contact, but way too blue for my taste. Warmer and with lifted shadows for me...
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Boulatov Dmitry   (9/9/2013 4:11:58 PM)
Excellent shot!
9 rafal_antoniuk   (9/9/2013 4:18:51 PM)
#3 Hania(Anna Franek): Probably it's my monitor. Not a first time my post is too dark, but this is how I see in my monitor. In my photoshop3 dodging tool isn't good, too.
10 rafal_antoniuk   (9/9/2013 4:20:56 PM)
#7 TW_Bda(Tim White): Very nice example Tim. No time now, but letter I try to do same improvements.
11 rafal_antoniuk   (9/9/2013 4:23:03 PM)
#3 Hania(Anna Franek):
#4 Ray Griffiths(Actions speak louder than words):
#5 Geordie(Dean Wilson):
#6 Sreten:
#7 TW_Bda(Tim White):

Thank you all for your time, comments and suggestions. Much appreciate.
12 TW_Bda (Tim White)   (9/9/2013 4:24:28 PM)
#9 rafal_antoniuk:
Rafal - do you have a "shadows and highlights" function on your edition of photoshop? Try clicking "image" then "adjustments" then shadows/highlights if you have it. I had it on CS4 and still use it a lot on CS6. Have a play and see what it can do...
13 joe bellantoni   (9/9/2013 5:59:39 PM)
I think it is too blue...needs some red or magenta and the reed on the left that is blurred is ruining it for me.
14 rafal_antoniuk   (9/9/2013 11:40:35 PM)
#12 TW_Bda(Tim White): I played with shadows/highlights and colors adjustments, and I thing it's better.
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15 rafal_antoniuk   (9/9/2013 11:59:14 PM)
#8 Boulatov Dmitry: Thanks!
#13 joe bellantoni: That's how I get it. It is how it is. This time I will not crop a picture for you, because I like to show some natural environment too. Thanks for comment on my ruined photo.
16 russel   (11/8/2013 12:13:35 AM)
nice catch in natural setting
17 Mark Vaintroub   (8/31/2014 1:00:17 PM)
Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible...

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