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United States
Title: Daytime outingCannon EOS Rebel XTi
Daytime outing (11)
TommyB (62)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-06-24 15:11:39] [2]
Use levels first of all to improve overall contrast. Then shadow highlight tool, contrast/brightness tool to give more saturation and depth with the blacks and whites. Finished with smart sharpen and then reduced the highlight on the rear racoon with the burn tool.
I know it's not perfect but shows you what potentially you can do. Hope this is helpful.
Simon
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Australia
Title: GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINSCanon EOS 350D
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS (10)
joeydrops Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 17 N: 247] (1404)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-04-19 10:53:44] [4]
Merely used the shadow tool set to about 45% to bring back detail and increase the dynamic range. increased contrast by 3.

Hope you like it.
Simon
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United Kingdom
Title: 50th photo: Wild at Heart.Nikon D200
50th photo: Wild at Heart. (48)
simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357)

Part 2
Part 2
simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-04-18 16:30:25]
Here is the next frame. We were very lucky to see this as the rest of the lions were pretty static just soaking up the sun!
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United States
Title: Scabland Grass
Scabland Grass (8)
eqshannon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-04-17 21:40:34] [2]
Hi Bob,

First I selected the background sky using a combination of magic wand and lasso. I then made a copy of this and ran it through Neat Image, I let it automatically assess the noise and then processed it at 60%.

Removed some further artefacts by using the blur tool at 50% hardness and blurred them out (at 200% zoom).

Increased contrast by 3. Adjusted levels a touch on the white slider. Cropped to prevent the horizon being half way, it now roughly fits the two-thirds rule.

Ran through Photokit Sharpener at output level narrow, then reduced to 40%. Finally, added a frame to make a bit more visual impact.

Hope this was helpful. Let me know what you think.

Regards,
Simon
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Netherlands
Title: Winter WrenNikon D80
Winter Wren (40)
Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-03-28 14:18:07]
Hi Zeno!

Now I know I said I loved the composition but I just wanted to try this to give you another perspective. I also got rid of the pixellated outline by using the blur tool and reduced noise using neat image pro. Used the shadow/highlight tool and put both on 9%. Changed to lab mode -> greyscale -> unsharp mask at 30% radius 1.0
Finally framed. I hope you don't mind!

Regards
Simon
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France
Title: Maniola jurtina and Scabiosacanon
Maniola jurtina and Scabiosa (32)
rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-03-09 14:01:19] [1]
Hi Robi,

Here is what I did:
i) Put through NeatImage pro to reduce the noise in the background.
ii) Used the blur tool set to about 4 pixels wide and 50% strength, 70% hardness and zoomed the image to 200% and removed bits of compression around the edges of the flower and butterfly.
iii) Altered the levels by bringing the black slider in a tad.
iv) Reduced the highlights by about 7%.

I hope you like it.
All the best
Simon
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Cyprus
Title: Lizard portrait
Lizard portrait (2)
naturaforever Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (40)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-03-08 15:18:24] [3]
Hi Cem,

I reduced the noise using Neat Image Pro, then removed some pixellation issues in parts using blur tool and also evened out the colour and removed blotches in the background with clone stamp.
Regards sharpening: I ran through luminance sharpening during Neatimage and at output in Photokit sharpener at narrow level.

Let me know if you like this,

Simon
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Saudi Arabia
Title: Lethal FlyNikon D200
Lethal Fly (56)
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-03-08 10:29:44] [5]
Hi Ram,

I used Neat Image Pro first of all to reduce the noise then used the blur tool in CS2 to get rid of the bits of compression. Finished with a mild sharpen in Photokit and then tried a different crop to move him off centre and framed.

Hope you like it.
Simon
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United Kingdom
Title: Asiatic Lion
Asiatic Lion (6)
BRIMAC Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 31] (333)

Frame in CS2
Frame in CS2
simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-03-07 16:37:08] [2]
Just added a black frame to make him stand out better. Hope you like it.

Simon
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Israel
Title: Morning SongNikon D70S
Morning Song (10)
dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)

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simon182 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 304 W: 70 N: 292] (1357) [2007-03-04 15:54:22] [1]
Hi David,

The shadow tool was used here to try and bring some detail back. I then used the clone brush to replicate some of the detail across the bird. I cropped to bring him closer to us and then framed.
Hope you like it mate

Simon
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