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    Default Brown hare (Lepus europaeus)

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    Hartley or Harvey - I mix the names up!! I only mentioned Hartley last image because my wife said Hartley not Harvey!!
    I tried a Linear profile as a starting point on this one.

    OM-1 150-400TC
    Manual mode, ISO 3200, 1/250sec f4.5

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    Last edited by Jonathan Ashton; 04-03-2024 at 01:23 PM. Reason: Replaced original post (colour cast)

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    Hey Jon ... you have swopped the image , this morning it was way cooler .
    Like the pose and the shoulder view he gave you ... lovely ear position .
    Nice details and the fur does look very good in details and sharpness ....
    Personally not a fan of your " drastic " color changes ...
    See my RP ... created from your first version , this morning . See it as a neutral starting point ....

    BTW ... you have again a color cast in your version .

    TFS Andreas
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    Thanks Andreas, see the note at the foot of the original post it indicates I had replaced the image.

    Your repost is way better and quite obvious to me, I am wondering if my screen calibration is out of sync.
    I am unclear what you mean by neutral starting point - I appreciate you went to the original post but what did you do to end up with these natural colours, I must be doing something "wrong".
    Not making excuses but my PC is not happy, I am taking it in for a check up on Monday - perhaps that may be a factor or maybe the ambient light in my study is not good.
    I'll take another look now (5.00pm) using no electric light - maybe that will help.

    This is a repost from raw with no electric lighting, I used Adobe Standard as the starting point.
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    Hey Jon ... do not know if your color system is off , LOL , mine is never off !!!!! I am not the most consequent guy when it comes to calibration .... and never have any color issues , if something is " off " with my colors it is simply my choice or my fault during processing .
    Wondering why you again want to take your PC to somebody else ???!!!! Regarding your study and ambient light .... no idea ... I have changing light in my study . It is never constant .... well it does change marginally over the day . Regardless of the light and calibration status of the system .... I do check my colors with the eye dropper ( at least HL / MT / SH ) to see potential " false " coloring .

    Regarding my natural colors in my RP ... just three layers ! One curve layer to neutralize the colors ( all three channels slightly altered ) , one saturation to remove the blue /cyan and a screen layer at 40 % opacity ( with green channel as mask ) , that's it !!! And then you have a relatively " neutral " color starting point and you can go with more color in different directions .

    Your last version looks very good to me .... if I use ACR I use only LINEAR profile , you are constantly changing profiles . Not the best idea IMHO . But your call ....

    Cheers Andreas

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    Thanks Andreas, I have made a note! Hopefully future posts will be more consistent.
    The PC issue is probably a software issue - PC gives error messages occasionally and sometimes it just grinds to a halt and turns off! Taking it to a PC repair shop.

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    I just had once a PC .... many moons ago , then switched to Mac and never felt I want to go back to crappy PC . Glad I listened to a friend .. at that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    I just had once a PC .... many moons ago , then switched to Mac and never felt I want to go back to crappy PC . Glad I listened to a friend .. at that time
    I wish I had gone to Mac but I think it would prove rather expensive now.

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    Hello Jon,

    Lovely little chap and oh, the look on its face! This image makes me think of Stu Phillpot's characters...do you remember Stu and his hares?

    I like this overall, well composed. Nice pose too. From colour point of view I think your second frame looks more natural, just bear in mind I have not seen the species. We have some hares here but they are super skittish, one hardly ever encounters them. I remember seeing one and it was rather grey.

    You mentioned Adobe Standard, I think it is a good start as it gives you less contrast. In my case, I still use the old-fashioned dropper in LR to correct WB. Computer, too used to Mac to ever go back to Windows. Maybe consider a Mac when your PC gets too old?

    Enjoyed viewing, and hope Mr. Phillpot is also watching, perhaps he'll come back with a hare or two

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    PS. And just letting you know, I am off to Kruger and camping in May
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Thanks Gabriela - been wondering where you'd got to! Glad you liked, got the PC back and now I intend to be more careful with the colour balance.

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