Elk C&C please

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  1. pony

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    What do you think of these?
    Are these weaker because he is missing his impressive antlers?

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    Personally I would've liked to see the antlers. Nice and crisp though.
     
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    Very nice! Maybe a tad more light would have been nice.. But excellent none the less
     
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    just curious did you edit these? where did you meter for the pics?
     
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    They look a little dark like if you put them in lightroom. I would also have liked to see the full antlers, at least in the second one. The first you could have got in real tight on his face. Other then that they do look really nice and crisp. I think it's awesome that he was looking right at you in the second pic.
     
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    I do not have any type of Photoshop, the only editing I can do is in flickr so really basic stuff. Mostly cropping and rotating. I can do some basic contrast saturation, etc but that is it. I'm asking for PS for X-mas though :)

    I looked at the histogram real quick. I opened it up a smidge, but apparently not enough? It was just starting to rain and I had my 2 1/2 year old running circles around my ankles at the time so I was kind of hurried and distracted.

    I had to crop the antlers because while I was running for the gap in the fence I was shooting through chain link and you could really see it terribly in the pics.
    They were super nice animals though, and were barely bothered by me at all. I was a little worried when the big guy looked straight at me :lol:

    It is drizzly out here today and I always have white tailed deer in the yard so I may go practice in this light some more right now
     
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    I can't comment on colour, light or dark as I'm on the work computer, however, WOW you must have been close or have a super lens. The photos are beautiful, but I do think with an animal as majestic as the Elk, the antlers are of utmost importance (unless it was a cow).
     
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    What camera/lens did u used? they look amazing
     
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    AMAZING!!!!

    Just curious though, what's going on in the upper right corner of the 2nd pic?
     
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    Wow!

    1) The shot would benefit from showing the entire rack.

    2) Lighten it up a bit to show more detail. Lightroom-2 "auto" works just fine.
     
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    He was probably only 40 feet or so from me when I snapped these
    I really tried to get around the fence in time to get him while he was close, but by the time I got a nice unobstructed view he was cruising away

    Thank you so much!
    I was using a Lumix L1 with the kit lens

    There is something in the upper right of the first pic too :(
    I was shooting through a chainlink fence. I cropped out as much as I could, and added a little vignette to disguise the remnants of it (though not too well apparently LOL) . I have been busy today, but tonight I was meaning to see if it was possible to crop a little more to get rid of it. We shall see

    So bummed about his rack. The only pic I got of him full on (without the stupid fence separating us) was when he had moved much too far away from me. It's a pretty shot of a large field and a teeny grazing elk in all his blurry far away glory.

    I do not have any photoshop of any kind. I wish that I did. If anyone knows a way to lighten it up using the flickr photo editor I am all ears.

    Thanks for the feedback. I tried to practice today to work on lighting because the conditions in my yard were very similar, but of course I had no deer today. They have been here every day eating apples from my trees and tormenting my dogs. The one day I really want them here they apparently have something better to do elsewhere
     
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    For those that wanted to see the full rack...
    If you look real closely :lol:
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