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    This image was created in the Great Smoky on 12/3/19 at 8:19AM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, Small crop.

    Canon 5D MarkIV
    Sigma 150-600 Contemporary
    435mm
    ISO 6400
    f8.0
    1/200sec
    Last edited by John Mack; 12-14-2019 at 10:06 AM.

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    I like this one but maybe a tweak to the colour balance and a little more oomph in the coat?
    I have attached for your consideration.

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    Hi John ... a nice and solid portrait of this species .
    Framing looks good and the overall color and tones as well , if you like you can get a bit more variation in the colors as it does look almost monochrome . Shame about the long grass in the BG ...

    TFS Andreas

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    Hello John,

    Handsome White-tail buck:)
    I gather lighting conditions were poor at the time of shooting, but well worth pushing the gear to its limits, you got such a nice portrait here

    Love the proud stance and that handsome rack, good head angle too with both ears visible. Whites a bit bright but I think you can tame them a bit, there's still detail so definitely not blown.

    Indeed grass can be a nuisance sometimes, but there are ways and means to deal with vegetation without having to perform drastic moves like cloning, etc. I tried to 'soften' it a bit, see if it works for you.

    Colour wise I am not so sure, to me OP is leaning towards pink/magenta and RP a bit on the yellow side. Struggling here because I have no clue what the environment ( or the subject) looks like, just feel that none of the two versions look 'natural' to me.

    Took your image in LR and found a 49.7/49.9/50.1 with the white balance selector on a grey area to the left of the subject's eye. Added a bit of vibrance and saturation in PSCC ( subject only) and blurred the BG further to soften the grasses.

    Let me know what you think, I hope others will chip in too with suggestions and RP's, really appreciate Jon's and Andreas's input

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    Gabriela Plesea

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    Thanks folks,

    I don't mind the grasses here. Thanks for the repost and the suggestions.

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    Gabriela's RP nailed it for me, love the colours and you can see John where you need to be and with a bit more USM the image is there, plus the grasses now work and add context to the scene.

    Well done Gabriela.

    TFS
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