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    Hi all ,
    just want to share another Bison from Kraansvlak ( Netherlands ) .I was so lucky to be around those massive guys without coming into stress with them , as they behaved so gentle and i felt safe while being amongst them . Well only after we got used to each other .
    This bull was so cool with my presence , he just went down for a rest in my back ..... i recognized that later when i turned around to look for a new subject .
    So i crawled slowly closer and even crawled around him for a different angle ....

    Canon EOS 1Dx MK2
    EF 200 - 400 IS L with TC engaged ( 506 mm)
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    F7,1 ; Iso 6400 ; 1/2500 sec

    Processed with DPP 4.6 ( fine detail) and PS CC 2017 ; cropped and leveled slightly ; not happy with the missing reddish color in the fine hairs that meets the sky , but it is in the raw so i have no solution to get the color back in .

    Thanks fro watching and commenting to my previous thread

    Cheers Andreas

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    Hi Andreas - A nice close-up but somehow not as much life in it as your other images of these big bulls. Perhaps it's the deeper shadows although you handled the mixed light well. I like seeing the gradients in the color of the beard. I did notice the CA type look to the fine hairs at the top before reading your intro. Tough to deal with against the bright sky. Keep them coming.

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    Thanks Rachel for your comment and suggestions , much appreciated .
    Well this frame is slightly darker in terms of the dark tones , left it that dark as from what i remember it was that way even the sun was shining , through a thin cloud cover .
    Found a way to minimize the missing color on the back of the bison and lifted the darks through a darks mask from the red channel with ACR filter .

    Thanks again Andreas

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    Andreas your repost as lifted the image a lot,lovely fine detail and I really like the nose,it's capture looks about perfect to my eyes.

    Keith.

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    Dear Andreas,

    I like this, very much. Amused and very taken with the stare you captured from this Bison - not sure how to describe it, I'd say say he looks defiant but without a trace of irritation:)
    Superb detail and textures as well as colours Boetie, great PP work as expected

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    Nice portrait Andreas, but again, I just personally feel it's a bit cramped, especially at the foot. As this was cropped do you have any more image content below? Could see it with a bit more warmer depth to it as an alternative.

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    Thanks Keith , Gabriela and Steve for your comments , much appreciated .

    Steve - not too tight for me.

    Cheers Andreas

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    Steve i forgot the color ...... yes is an option , thank you !!!

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    Hi Andreas -- The bison series is superb, you have got some amazing frames previously and this one also works for me considering its tight nature. RP is an improvement .

    TFS !

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    Thanks Haseeb much appreciated .

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