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    Another of the Hollywood Pride taken in South Luangwa N. P., Zambia.

    Canon 5D3
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    ISO 400
    Monopod from safari vehicle, slight crop for comp, shot vertical, levels, curves, sharpened in PSCC.

    C&C welcome and appreciated. Thanks,

    Rachel

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    Hi Rachel,swap you this for a mouse,would love to try and get a shot like this ,texture of the fur looks lovely and I love the curled tongue,very nice shot of this relaxed big cat.

    Keith.

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    Hi Rachel , well timed frame with perfectly curled tongue !!!! Love it.
    Framing works well and you have gorgeous fine detail ... hey i love that when we are are able to make the fine detail visible in the fur . Really enjoy looking at this kinda image .
    Overal i think the image is a bit " flat" and has somehow a pinkish look , i think . You were there ....
    I might use the full range of tones and darken the mid tones a fraction , but not globally .

    TFS Andreas

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    Thanks Keith and Andreas, much appreciated.

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    Hello Rachel,

    This really works for me because of its "studio" feel, I also like the "pinkishness" if I may call it that:)

    Well exposed, well composed and lovely detail. I keep wondering about those mid tones Andreas mentioned...I nearly said yes, please boost them. But my next thought was, I kind of like this soft dreamy look, the eyes are closed too, so maybe not adding any "punch" seems appropriate somehow? Looking forward to what the others have to say, I personally like this as presented, thank you so much Rachel.

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    Thanks Gabriela. I did go for a softer look here. I think I had posted another image from this sighting earlier without the curled tongue and some of the suggestions were to back off the contrast. I processed with those comments in mind. Maybe I went a bit too far the other direction.

    Thanks again,
    Rachel

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    Hi Rachel, nice clean backdrop for this and being square on has worked for this portrait, nice timing on the tongue.

    Overal i think the image is a bit " flat" and has somehow a pinkish look ,
    I would agree with Andreas on this comment, there's no real tonal depth/lighting here, creating little 'Form & Shape' to the face. With some simple changes in the Exposure module & bringing in some more colour certainly helps overall and that tongue starts to have an almost 3D quality, Contrast I don't think is the issue. Also adding some more 'perceptual' selective USM helps the finer hair to come through too.

    TFS
    Steve

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    Hi Rachel, the light looks soft enough, and I really like the curled tongue, and it pops so well against the clean BG. Overall, good DOF, and a different comp which I like.

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    Thanks Steve and Stu

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    Hi Rachel -- quite late on this , but i really liked this frame , full of fine details and nicely framed as well. Sometimes it becomes very tricky in framing tight angles but you have done exceedingly well . Would have loved to see a RP based on the above suggestions .

    TFS !

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    A great close up image Rachel! Obviously, I like the twisted tongue and also the very clean background. The soft look very much comply with the soft background.

    You write that you have made a slight crop for composition. If possible, I would include some more space to the left, as I find the crop a little too tight against the ear.

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    Thanks Haseeb and Steen. Steen- I do have a little more room on the left. I purposely cropped tight to the ear. I'll take another look.

    Thanks again,
    Rachel

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