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    Just beautiful low angle, colors, details and behavior. PMP and TFS.

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    That's a stunner David...love the low pov, pose, HA, clarity and colours. Maybe a little tight in the frame?

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    Excellent picture, but needs more room left, right, and below (for the virtual leg) plus a bit lower luminosity as it feels a bit bright overall. I love the scratching pose, the sharpness, low angle and BG. It's been a while...glad to see a post from you!

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    Great angle , water and exposure, tight as mentioned.
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    A bit too large and Bit too bright for me.

    I would revisit this and try to rework (Reduce Luminosity) based on the suggestions.

    TFS

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    Hi David, a very nice and super low frame. The silky smooth water is etherial and I like the color-matching gradient at top.

    Great suggestions above. You might consider bringing a little punch into the mid range but some lum adjustments may end up the ticket.

    TFS.

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    Lovely shot, a little too bright for me, a mid tones 3 luminosity curve really helps. If you have a little more at the base and left - then I agree would improve.

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    Hey Pugs, Daniel has a much better memory than me along with an excellent critique. Yes to a wonderful low perspective. But as noted above, needs more room all around especially left (in front) and below. Below because you have cut off the virtual feet. And yes to pulling down the mid-tones. Do you have more room in the original?
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    Thanks all for the input. Quite sure I have some space to work with in the original file. I'll revisit that, and the mid-tones, when I get a chance and will post an update here.
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    Here is a reworked effort with more room left and bottom. I also darkened the whole image with an emphasis on the mid-tones.

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    Much better! Good repost David.

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    The repost is very nice.

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    David, I would check the brightness setting of your monitor, the exposure is just too bright. Have you any light hitting the front of the monitor?

    Based on the OP dropping the overall exposure by almost a whole stop, it starts to look less harsh and detail starts to come back in. Then you can look at what direction for adjustments the image requires.

    A crude, but quick rendition to illustrate my thinking, colour is subjective, this is only for comparison and the values are open to how far you take things.

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