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    This image was created in Benezette, Pennsylvania on 9/27/19 at 9:00AM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, Small crop.

    Canon 5D MarkIII
    Sigma 150-600 Contemporary
    600mm
    ISO 3200
    f6.3
    1/500sec

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    I like the head on shot, quite a rack he's got there John. I like the misty atmosphere, hope he didn't give chase!

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    This works for me too, John. Very nice POV and you managed to emphasise this massive rack beautifully. BG is superb.

    Jon is right, looks as if the Elk is about to charge, love the pose and 'mean' stare. Composition is great. I would perhaps tone down the slightly bright BG and R side of the subject.
    You seem to take your time and plan your images, using different angles to create various perspectives - I think it's awesome, very well done

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    Hi Jon, the head on works and that's a massive rack, what I don't like is this yellow basis again, any chance I can see the Raw? I think the image could benefit from a sliver off the top.

    TFS
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    any chance I can see the Raw?
    Sure thing.

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    Hi John, just a quick look at the camera data:

    - Add Copyright details into your camera P225 manual
    - AF point wasn't quite bang on the, slightly to the left, picky yes, but it can make a difference in the future
    - White balance leave it on Auto, I think this could be where some of the colour issues arise from
    - AF take it off spot, either single, AF expansion (cross), or AF expansion surrounding points, here I may have gone for AF expansion
    - Case 4 ignore AF switching, set to zero

    In LR I changed the WB to Auto and straight away you get a more realistic rendering, no yellow bias.

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    OK John, if we change the WB from Shade to auto I feel that is a good start, as the image has a more 'cooler' look, reflective of what I'm guessing was a cold, misty, overcast day? Taking a reading on the muzzle and juggling the Temp/Tint I got a good mid are starting point Temp 5050, Tint +9. Then you can adjust things like Contrast, Black, Tone Curve and basic Colour management. Exported to PS appleid some Curves adjustments, a slight tweak in Colour balance.

    Hope this helps.

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    Hi John — Very nice angle and pose, looks pretty aggressive individual. That’s indeed a massive rack , handsome indeed. I liked the misty feel to it and the head on pose works well .

    Steve’s RP has definitely made improved things on colour counts , feels quite natural to me .

    Nice image, TFS !

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    Thanks Hoss.

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    Thanks Hoss.
    John, you are either showing your age, or have too much time on your hands and have been watching reruns of Bonanza perhaps????

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    A lovely frame again John ,I like your framing and that head on aspect. Nice edit by Steve as well.

    stu

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