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    This image was created in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on 8/11/19 at 7:39PM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, small crop.

    Canon 5D MarkIV
    Sigma 150-600 Contemporary
    421mm
    ISO 6400
    f9.0
    1/400sec
    Last edited by John Mack; 08-17-2019 at 08:11 PM.

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    Hi John, this is really nice. Love the portrait a lot with good colours and details. Those antlers are amazing with good DOF and BG.

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    Hi John .... lovely portrait . You very nice details extracted for that Iso , well done . Pose , hard angle and eye contact are stunning , and the BG fits very well to the overall scene.

    I think you can afford a tiny bit more mid tone depth for a little bit more Oomph . Plus i would add some NR to the BG , does look a bit noisy to me .

    Nice one .... TFS Andreas

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    Hi John -- impressive shot and subject , that bkg adds to the image and nice details for that high iso , colours look good to me though haven't ever seen this in wild.

    I agree with Andreas reg some NR on BKG , a slight midtown boost will add some punch. Rest looks fine to me.

    Nice one, TFS !

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    Another fine shot John, for me too I think the buck needs a little more expression in the ones. A dead easy starting point :- select subject/select mask/curves, select Darker then adjust opacity of the curves layer. This just gives an idea of possibilities, from there you could for example do some blending with another layer.

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    Lovely portrait of this White-tail Buck, John. Perfect framing and head angle is great, F9 is spot-on. Frame looks really good for Iso 6400, nice detail on the subject and colours look great, love those antlers.

    Not sure whether you already applied some NR to the BG... it's not too noisy for me but if you want it perfectly smooth then yes another round will do
    You should be really pleased with this, I certainly took great pleasure viewing. Very nice work, in the field as well as in front of the computer

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    Gabriela Plesea

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    Hi John, agree with Andreas on adding some more mid tone, but I feel now you need to now start to look at alternative shots to these to keep the interest moving and building on your knowledge. Maybe try to find photographers books who also shoot deer for inspiration? Just a thought.

    TFS
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