View Full Version : Wildlife Image of the Week Stan Cunningham for week ending Dec. 2nd, 2011 - Brown sow in grass

Daniel Cadieux
01-26-2012, 08:43 AM
Congratulations Stan!!

I really like the background in the image, I think I was able to selectively sharpen her without increasing noise or ruining the wind blown grass effect.
Canon 5D Mark II, 500 F4, ISO 500, 4.0 at 1/3200, wish it was a little more closed now but I wanted the background fuzzy and it was a very dark day.
Gitzo tripod, acratech ball head
Used curves, brightness and contrast, sh and H, selective color with blacks, and used curves in the Lab A and B channel with a QM to bring out the brown color and reduce haze in the air.
All Sharpening done with a QM.
May post a comparison without lab after the 24 hours, as I'd like some feedback on that if possible.
Thanks guys.

Harshad Barve
01-29-2012, 01:07 AM
Congratulations Stan!!

Mario Moreno
01-29-2012, 02:45 AM
A well deserved selection Daniel ! Incredible setting and great composition

Brendan Dozier
02-01-2012, 09:37 AM
Congratulations, Stan!

Morkel Erasmus
02-08-2012, 03:14 AM
A fabulous image Stan. Well deserved...