Misc animals-- C&C, please!

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  1. SnakeKeeper

    SnakeKeeper TPF Noob!

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    Tell me what you think. :)

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    My bearded dragon
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    (I know the kitchen background is distracting, I'm trying to edit it out.

    #2
    My boa constrictor
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    #3
    A young Northern water snake I found
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    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like the first one but the kitchen background doesnt do alot for the pic.
    2 and 3 would look a little better at eye level. it get more personal.. nice lookin boa!
     
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    Are these your pets? I like the 2nd one :thumbup:
     
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    also fix wb on 1 & 2.
     
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    WB is fine, The orange is the Pumpking
     
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    #1. I agree that the background could be better. He also has some orange saturation bleeding over his face. His pose is awesome though, I really dig the claws grabbing the pumpkin.

    #2. He is very cool looking, you just need to bring some better light onto his face and get a close up shot that captures his eyes in a sinister way.

    Did a little tweak just for fun.

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    Very nice :thumbup: what did you do here?
     
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    I ran it through a PS Elements 6 plug in called Topaz Adjust 3. I used the Vibrance preset. Then I ran it through Topaz Denoise3 (lots of noise after the color enhancement). After that I opened the image in Lightroom 3 and hit his front half with a clarity and sharpness mask.
     
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    Thanks! That looks great! I really need Photoshop. :(

    The first two are; I found the NWS at my cabin. Thanks! She's lots of fun.
     
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    I would recommend picking up a used edition of PS Elements 6 for under $60 and then downloading the free trial of Topaz's Plug Ins for it (30 days). Then downloading the Beta version of Lightroom 3.

    Come out of it with some powerful tools for less then $70...
     

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