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    I seem to remember that one of the Rocky movies had a fight that ended with both fighters knocking each other out (or something like that). These again are 2 of the three one year old cubs.

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    Nice interaction & apt title Rachel. Well composed with good techs.

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    I really like the playful interaction between these two cubs Rachel

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    A splendid interaction between cubs and definitely a candid shot. Thanks for the post.

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    Hi Rachel, I like the interaction, albeit a bit to central for me. The framing works, but I do feel it's just too yellow in both cubs, but mainly the grass environment. Adjusting the Tonal Curve in ACR with the RAW will help and add some more detail/depth, but if you have time, then I would look at the colour which is an easy fix.

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    Thanks everyone, much appreciated.

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    Lovely shot Rachel just look at the size of those claws already! Sorry if this sounds a little repetitive but the image looks a little too yellow to me (grass and cubs).

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    Thanks Jon. Steve and Jon, I had also looked at the yellows and done another version with the yellows reduced and also darkened the greens but thought it looked too flat/dull. Here it is so would like to hear your thoughts.

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    Like the interaction here and the detail on the cubs. I think the right one is winning or the left one is letting the other one win.

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    Rachel love the composition looks great, colours look better but something doesn't look quite right to me, is it perhaps the colour temperature?

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    Wonderful interaction captured here. You have a great eye for the moment. I liked the colour on the original version better. Overall it looks a trifle light to me. I suspect it's the pale grass heads that are making the image look light overall. Perhaps they could be darkened selectively. That would make the cubs pop from the frame a bit more?

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    Thanks Jon and Glenn. Jon, nothing else changed from the op other than reducing yellows and darkening the greens slightly. The WB is the same.

    Glenn- I'm not sure if that will look natural.

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    Rachel, this was along the lines of what I was thinking. I have made a selection of the background only with about 5 pixels of feathering and darkened highlights on the bground by around 12% in Photoshop Elements. Note that I didn't spend a huge amount of time making the selection. With a little more care and tweaking the feathering, a reasonably convincing result could be obtained.

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    Glenn- Thanks for your efforts but I think you've gone too dark with the bg. Perhaps somewhere in between the op and your rp might work.

    Thanks again,
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