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  1. DrunkenGiraffe

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    the first one looks flat. and you can tell they're in captivity. when photographing animals, a goal should be to make the animals look like they are in the wild.

    the second doesn't do much for me.
     
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    Would it help at all if you couldn't see the fence in the background?
     
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    i agree the first one looks flat. needs something that POPS out.
     
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    Brightness and contrast adjusted, bumped up vibrancy, sleected cow and calf and sharpened.

    Focus is more on the background than the foreground so for a shot like this you need to focus on the subject and ideally the eyes of the subject.

    This is just to show what a little PP can do, total time 3 minutes (and it shows..lol).

    I quite like the tree one. :thumbup: A little soft towards the top but compostionally it works for me.
     
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    Well, yeah, normally I'd agree, but that happens to be a domestic cow and her calf...so a farm or ranch in a fenced pasture is a pretty common habitat for those animals. I grew up on what we called a farm, where we raised hay and cattle...some people might call it a ranch, but we called it a farm....and the cattle were,uh, raised in pastures and barns...
     
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