Autumn Squirrel

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Saw a bunch of these running around a tree. The light was starting to get dim and these little buggers are fast!

Nikon D610 + 70-300 VR @ 300mm, 1/250th, f/5.6, ISO 1250. Processed in LR CC.

 

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Nicely done, but I think it might be worth cropping away a good chunk of the bottom (say, everything below where the root disappears into the ground) as well as a bit of the LH side, and then dialing the red and/or saturation sliders back a bit.
 
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This is what it looked like before I edited it. I did quite a bit because it was so muted. I was losing light really fast and I did my best to make it pop.

Perhaps it is a little red, but when I dialed the HSL sliders back I just don't like it.

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How about trying local enhancements on just Mr. Whirrel? He doesn't look bad, but the surrounding ground looks quite fake in the processed version.
 

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Nicely done, but I think it might be worth cropping away a good chunk of the bottom (say, everything below where the root disappears into the ground) as well as a bit of the LH side, and then dialing the red and/or saturation sliders back a bit.

Agreed. Cute squirrel but a blown red channel and magenta color cast. Crop is a good suggestion as well and then in LR drag a gradient up over the bottom and knock it down some.

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Thoughts? I think it looks a bit more natural and still has those autumn colors.

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Thoughts? I think it looks a bit more natural and still has those autumn colors.

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Are you processing an NEF file in LR?

You're headed in the right direction. You raised the color temp from 4200 K to 4381 K. Those are unrealistic figures given the lighting condition. Keep going.

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I fixed the problem. No colors to worry about now. Boom.

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