A sleeping Polar Bear and a Jelly Fish.

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Me again!

Went to the "Aquarium du Quebec" this weekend with my GF and I tried to shoot a little. To tell you the truth, I came to the conclusion that I need a LOT more practice. I had an hard time seeing the picture before pressing the shutter button. I need to work more on this and composition before anything else in my opinion.

Anyways, here's 3 shots that I kind of like, and would like to have you C&C on them.


#1 Jelly Fish (F/4 - ISO1600 - 1/100 - 160mm)
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Original:
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(Heavily PP since it was to dark and I wanted a big light contrast with the dark (black) water)


#2 Resting Polar Bear (F/4 - ISO100 - 1/1250 - 210mm)
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Original:
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(Shot through a window, tried to PP to "erase" that blueish window)


#3 Sleeping Polar Bear (F/4 - ISO100 - 1/1250 - 210mm)
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Original:
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(Same as #2, but different frame. My favorite)


(Since my Shutter Speed and ISO seemed off from my last thread's comment, I tried to "consider" them a little more.)


I thing they are a little better than my dog's shots, (see: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/nature-wildlife/335074-noob-my-dogs-advices-needed-about-pp.html ) but these one have been post-processed. (See explaination below pics) I have put the original pic under the "good" one and would like to know your opinion on my PP. (What could I have done better)

Thanks again in advance for the comments! It is really appreciated!
 
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The jelly fish looks cool but its a little soft.

I like the bear, but they look underexposed. All of them have good composition though.
I would say your shutter speed was a little high for the bears. Looking at the originals your WB looks off too. Is that a reflection I see in the top left? Try a CPL, you can get rid of that.

Post processing looks like you did a good job of cleaning them up, just needs to be a little brighter. IMO
 
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Thanks for the feedback.

I worked a little more on the last bear shot. I have brightened the pic a little and got ride of the reflection on the top left. Some other slight adjustment were done also.

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I took the liberty, this is my take. I like the shot a lot. I didnt touch the reflection I didnt have the time to mess with it, but here is what I would do.

EDIT: had time to do a little adjustments to my edit.

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And my take which was to straighten out the horizontal plane and reset the white balance, darken the BG. Oh, and removed the greenish color cast from the fur.

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And my take which was to straighten out the horizontal plane and reset the white balance, darken the BG. Oh, and removed the greenish color cast from the fur.

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Nice, the color green always gets me for some reason, Im still working on that.... nice edit. How did you remove the green thing in front of him.
 
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I used the patch tool for the general move then cloned away the leftover artifacts. Easiest way to get rid of the green is to do a color range selection on a HSB layer singling out the greens from the master layer control. Adjust accordingly.
 

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