Lowery Park zoo (Pic Heavy)

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  1. rpk

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    Here are a few from the local zoo here in Tampa. Let me know what you think.

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    They all seem a little soft.

    You have some specs in 7.
     
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    rpk,
    Some awesome shots there. I particularly like 1, 5 and 6. I have been here sincee 1998 and still haven't made it Lowery Park Zoo. I may have to get there on my next day off. Your work has inspired me to make the 45 minute trip :) Great job and thanks for sharing!
     
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    They didn't look that soft on my comp? Will take another look. The specs were in the air, I thought it was my lens but it was from the tiger climbing the tree.
     
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    Thanks, they are so much fun to photograph and watch. If your down this way also check out Bush Gardens.

    Ross
     
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    I agree. All are a little soft, but I think I got jipped as far as local zoos are concerned. All of the major zoos are pretty boring compared to ALL of yours and others' photos from your local zoos. I only really like one. But nice series. Would have been better if all were in focus.

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    Cute lil critter, and you caught some playful moments! I agree they are all a bit soft. Have you tried sharpening them in post?
     
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    Insects. They happen around animals living outdoors.
     
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    A quick edit to give you a couple things to consider.

    I cropped it, sharpened it, blurred the background a bit, killed the bluish shadow cast on the animals left side, saturated the nose a bit and moved the levels up a tad in Capture NX... total work time 4 minutes.

    Can you see what I was thinking?

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    Looks great, thanks. I have photo shop elements 6 and am just learning how to do things with it. I still have a HUGE amount to learn, I'm probably using 2% of the whole program?

    Thanks,
    Ross
     
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    I wanted to thank everyone for there comments. I'm brand new to this and it's a bit of a learning curve but your comments help me to learn.
    I have to agree with them being soft, this seems to happen a lot? Any advise on this or PS editing would be very appreciated.

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    Ross,
    I am usually down this way as I live in the Clearwater area. I have been to BG often as their bald eagle is one of my favorite subjects. :)
     

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