Help with PP - deer babies

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  1. lvcrtrs

    lvcrtrs TPF Noob!

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    I'm not sure if this is the forum for this type of request for help. Please move if it should be elsewhere.

    I had these 2 babies come to my yard over the weekend. They just laid down and stayed there until hubby left the house and it scared them. Have seen them before with their mommy, but no mommy this time...

    I took many pics through the porch screen. I thought if I could get help with one then I could go back and work with the rest since they would all be about the same.

    I'll show one I did.
    I didn't know the best way to post the originals for someone to try to edit because they are supposed to be resized to post. Guidance is welcome. I resized the original so you could see it. Then I cropped the original and resized it so it would be the closest to the one I worked on for you.

    Please tell me how you would adjust it, or edit and post, telling me what you did.

    Thanks so much. Sherry

    Original resized to 800 on long side.
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    Original cropped to 5x7 and resized to 800 on long side.
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    After I did the following: crop, levels - auto, contrast +30 (never fooled with contrast before), sharp +150, resized to 800 on the long side
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What sort of help are you looking for? What type of end-result would you like?
     
  3. itznfb

    itznfb TPF Noob!

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    did you shoot raw or jpg?
     
  4. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My comments:
    The levels were WAY off. Becuase of this, once corrected for:
    - The shot was lightly oversaturated
    - The shot was lightly oversharpened.

    It's kinda hard to fix it above the levels and saturation levels... but there is detail there that can be exploited.

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    This is more of a PP question... maybe in the future place this kinda question in the area for photoshop or post processing?

    Question: Is your monitor calibrated? If not, what you see and what I see are TOTALLY 2 different pictures. My monitors are calibrated every 2-3 weeks. Also, why were you using ISO 1400? These are not fast moving... even a shutter speed of 1/80th is easily hand holdable at 200mm focal lengths. Also, you were up to 1/320th and F/5.3 for some reason. Why not F/2.8. ISO 200 and something around 1/100th shutter speeds? Much better final results.

    Final and most important question. We know where Bambi is... where's Thumper??
     
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  5. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

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    If you like this, I will give you what details I can, but a lot is trial and error and your tastes. Jerry's looks good to me, but I wanted to give a little more warmth to make it look a little more fairy-talish:
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  6. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, I had to desaturate it a lot once the levels were corrected for becuase the grass looked unnaturally neon green-ish to me. I also added a light vignette to it once it was done... to kinda place the focus closer to the center of the shot a little.
     
  7. lvcrtrs

    lvcrtrs TPF Noob!

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    The more animal babies around the better. (Even if they eat everything). Just hoping mom was busy in the woods, not on a permanent vacation.

    I was looking to get rid of that fuzzy look from shooting through the screen and that flat whitish overall look.
     
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  8. bmrust

    bmrust TPF Noob!

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    Here's my attempt:

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    Not sure if that's what you are going for... and honestly I didn't spend the time to check the histogram to see if its off... but I thought it helped out quite a bit and it was very quick and easy.

    Go to Image / Adjustments / Curves

    Click on the White eye dropper, click the white in the rocks.

    Click on the Black eye dropper, click the black of the eyes.

    That's all I did :)


    EDIT: Guess I should mention that I did all of that in Photoshop.
     
  9. musicaleCA

    musicaleCA TPF Noob!

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    Jerry, what did you use to save that JPG? It looks like the compression algorithm had a fit. :lol:
     
  10. lvcrtrs

    lvcrtrs TPF Noob!

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    bmrust,
    That really keeps the colors in the natural zone too. And, it will get me to work with a new feature (curves-new for me) in PSE. Thank you for your time.

    I imagine they won't have their spots much longer. I only seem to see them when I get a day off, never in the am or pm so I would really like to salvage the pics I got.

    Thanks to all for your time to help me.
     
  11. itznfb

    itznfb TPF Noob!

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    here is my edit
    i do a lot of shooting through glass since the majority of my shots are at the zoo. and this is pretty standard for what i do to try and overcome the issues presented by glass.

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  12. lvcrtrs

    lvcrtrs TPF Noob!

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    itznfb - please tell me how you did your edit.
     

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