results of nature walk. good? bad?

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  1. Flower Child

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    went on a nature walk the other day. been trying to incooperate advise and gimp/photoshop tips from photography elders. c & c wanted

    i though this little grumpy frog had alot of character. all he needed was a bow tie and monacle. hahaha.
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    some tracks i found

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    this turtle was really annoyed by the time i was done with him. haha

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    1 is out of focus.

    2 and 3 are good but not really that interesting.imo.

    4 is very good and the best of the lot.:mrgreen:
     
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    Hey Flower,
    #4 is a cool shot. IMO it would look better with a tighter crop (mainly to get rid of the harsh light top left). Then I would kick the exposure down, and play with color correction to try and bring the shell out from the light. Might try a color burn as well.
     
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    I agree with everyone else.
    #4 is a great shot. Poor turtle... he was tired of having his picture made! LOL!
     
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    The first one is quite blairy, other than that great work
     
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    thank you so much Sebastian 16, DRoberts, and momofthing1and2 for all your opinions. i never know which ones people will like. its good to have some advice from people with a different perspective.

    i will most definetly mess with the color and exposure. and yes-- i think if that turtle had a gun, he would have shot me. haha.
     
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    thanks robb01 .yes i agree the first one is blurry. i was so upset i didnt get it sharper. is there any good method of sharpening it in gimp. if so, to what degree or percent-cause i really like it- or is it just a lost cause?
     
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    White Balance... The word for the day.
     
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    I agree with what's been said, the first shot is blurry but the last one is a great shot of the turtle, even though the edges are blurry. I think it's such a unique pose that you don't get to see everyday, and that's what nature photos should do, show you nature that you don't normally get to see.
     
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    thanks for commenting mooreindustries! im glad you liked it.
     
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    I also like #4 and I agree about tighter crop. Also, it's a bit on the cool side. The other ones were OOF.
     
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    okay. i took everyones advise and tried it out. i put the "before" on here again so you can see the difference in what i did easier so you wouldnt have to scroll a bunch. heres what i did--- warmed it up, cropped it, turned the exposure down, brought the shell out from the light, and kinda messed with the color.

    BEFORE ADVISE:
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    AFTER ADVISE:
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    what do you all think. did i do it right? it certainly looks better i think. and if anyone wants to add anything it would be welcome.
     

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