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Turkey
Title: Ruddies
Ruddies (28) *
Raptorman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)

lighten shadows in PSE 3
lighten shadows in PSE 3
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2007-02-13 00:46:27] [1]
I just did a quick fix, since all I had access to was Photoshop Elements. If you had access to the curves command in Photoshop, you could do much better.
My goal was to lighten the ducks a little to bring out their rich colors. Not a perfect fix, but I think it adds punch to the photo without making it unrealistic.
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Indonesia
Title: Mr. Kermitsony A100
Mr. Kermit (70)
blakitan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)

unsharp mask
unsharp mask
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2006-11-08 08:58:03] [3]
Benyamin,

I like the point of view and light, but I think it needed a little USM. Here is a little applied to your photo.
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Spain
Title: Otus scopsOlympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Otus scops (16) *
Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)

rotate, recrop and levels
rotate, recrop and levels
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2006-09-18 01:16:33]
I don't know if I like the composition as much, but it looks a bit more natural rotated like this. Was the owl really at an angle?
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Australia
Title: The nomadFujifilm Finepix S5000
The nomad (54)
sandpiper2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)

adjust levels in Photoshop elements
adjust levels in Photoshop elements
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2006-08-28 22:08:49] [1]
I simply opened this up in Photoshop and adjusted the levels to remove the blue cast that appeared when I looked at this photo.
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United Arab Emirates
Title: My First Tryst with SeaSony DSC-P200
My First Tryst with Sea (39)
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)

levels
levels
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2006-07-11 10:56:47] [2]
Ram,

I agree with the others about the color cast. Adrian removed some, but I think left too much green. I have tweaked it a bit further and warmed it up. This seems a bit more natural to me.
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Costa Rica
Title: Hungry!
Hungry! (8)
monteverde Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 18] (164)

rotate and burn
rotate and burn
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2006-04-12 06:41:02] [2]
Rafael,

I prefer this vertical orientation for this photograph as it is the orientation in which it was shot.

I did a quick selection and reduced the brightness and contrast of the background to bring out the snake and anole more and to remove the distractions of the background lights.

I also reduced the levels on the vinesnake and anole slightly.

I only did a quick job, but I hope you like it.
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Poland
Title: Two SnakesCanon Powershot S2-IS
Two Snakes (52) *
red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)

Photoshop Elements clone stamp
Photoshop Elements clone stamp
chrish Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372) [2005-10-14 00:18:17]
Grzegorz,

You shot is really magnificent. The combination of the angle of the snake's neck and the way it "plunges" down into the dark reads is really appealing visually to me.

I hope you don't mind me tweaking it a tiny bit. I simply cloned out some of the debris on the surface of the water which was slight distracting.

It allows me to focus more clearly on the singular disruption in the water surface made by the snake's head. Because of this, I think it accentuates the reflection of the snake's head as there is less to distract the eye to other areas of the water surface.
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