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Jan 20, 2010 18:24 |  #1

So,

I usually use lightroom for my editing. But, I've begun to hate it for any sort of sharpening or anything like that. So this one I decided to do with Photoshop. And I guess that is where I am asking for critique. This photo is cropped and sharpened in photoshop. Taken from my Canon T1i 250mm 5.6 ISO 400

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Jan 20, 2010 19:49 |  #2

From a technical perspective it looks fine to me; nice details and I don't see indications of over-sharpening. From an aesthetic standpoint, this might work better with a different crop so the squirrel is not in the center of the image (try using the rule of thirds).


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Jan 20, 2010 20:11 |  #3

thanks, I'll keep the cropping in mind for the future!


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Jan 20, 2010 22:11 |  #4

I like it and I like how the squirrel is kind of framed within the branches. Looks like you did a great job in photoshop with the sharpening.




  
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Jan 20, 2010 22:21 |  #5

Thanks!


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Jan 24, 2010 12:12 as a reply to  @ nick911sc's post |  #6

Nice exposure. I would just crop out that large trunk or branch on the very left side. Well done - jimmy




  
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Jan 24, 2010 22:39 |  #7

I like it -- I think you did a good job.


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Jan 25, 2010 00:49 |  #8

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Jan 25, 2010 08:39 |  #9

kaiden wrote in post #9464981 (external link)
Wow it's a squirrel... In a TREE... Amazing shot... :(

Actually, it is a very nice shot - it's not just a snapshot. There's a nice interplay between the "brushiness" of the squirrel's tail and the pine needles, and the color contrast is nice. My only nitpick with this one is the framing of the shot.


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Jan 25, 2010 08:41 |  #10

kaiden wrote in post #9464981 (external link)
Wow it's a squirrel... In a TREE... Amazing shot... :(

I've seen you basically troll this forum offering no constructive critique, only smart remarks. So come on, let's see some of your work. Post it up so we can pick your work apart.

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Jan 25, 2010 08:43 |  #11

Sorry op, lost track there. I would increase the saturation ever so slightly and brighten the squirrel a tad. It looks slightly underexposed. Aside from that, I really like it. It's nicely framed and although the squirrel is centered, it still works. Rules are made to be broken.



  
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Jan 25, 2010 10:09 |  #12

kaiden wrote in post #9464981 (external link)
Wow it's a squirrel... In a TREE... Amazing shot... :(

I tend to agree. Maybe not amazing, but considering all that daylight filtering through the trees, casting shadows everywhere yet exposed well on subject and not whiting out the sky, and the fact it'ss well focused despite all the twigs and branches, it's a good shot. Nice one! :)


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