First time posting in this community. Trying to link to my Flickr image. Hope I did both things correctly.
Nikon D4 Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens beanbag on vehicle
f/6.3 1/1600 ISO 900
This image is cropped - there was some grass and an annoying slice of the sky at the top of the image. We couldn't get too close because we didn't want to disturb the Leopard's hunt.
I processed the raw image in LR. Never could get the color of the grass to look the way I remembered it. Recently took another crack at it, taking my LR file and bringing it into On 1 Photo Raw - Effects. I applied the "Dynamic Contrast - Natural" filter to really bring out the spots on the cat. Then I applied a vignette to darken up the grass around the cat. Both filters were masked - I only put the Dynamic Contrast on the cat, and I made sure the vignette did NOT touch the cat. The On 1 adjustments got the color of the image to what I remember. Happy with it, but I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions.
If I have missed anything regarding the image or the processing, please let me know. Thank you.