Tiger Framed

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  1. Photo Lady

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    I think the original and the post processing are uniquely beautiful...... i love the original because yes appearing out of the dark shadows AND walking slowly but bravely..... and the other one with its closeup of details...this is a great photo no matter how you slice it.


     
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    Did a quick once over.

    Softed the nervous bokeh. adjusted the colors. and added a lot of contrast to combat being shot in the shadows. slight crop.

    Could do a lot better with a RAW vs this web sized JPG.

    But IMHO this went from "would snuggle" to "MUST snuggle."

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    But not necessarily any better... The first picture still has a more “real” feel to it. The two forum edited has a bit of tamed feel to it.
     
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    First shot is milquetoast; looks sooc and not exposed well.

    My eyes travel all over looking for a subject and target the light in the bg.

    The subject matter does not overcome this as presented; and I'm probably the biggest large cat fan on this site.
     
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    Original definitely looks better when given some post-processing punch.
     
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    That's better in some ways but it's pixel heavy and showing a lot of artifacts that way.
     
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    It appears the tiger itself was in heavy shadows which probably made it a little hard to adjust perfectly but you did a good job with what you had to work with, it looks way better now.
     
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    I’m not writing that isn’t the case with the original.

    But the edit just make it look fake, unreal, as it remove the feel of the scene happing in a more natural scene/landscape, in fact it makes it look like it where shot in a western safari park away from a natural habitat.
     
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    Completely disagree. But that's okay...
     
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    Well if we all agreed it would be a rather boring site ;)
     
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    She is called Sundari(women in southern India are referred by) by the locals, which translates to Beautiful.
     
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    Yes, it was. It was my wife's and mine first ever sighting of a Tiger in the wild. It definitely did give us goosebumps, as she walked almost a mile head on towards us.
     

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