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Title: The Little OneCanon EOS 350D
The Little One (82)
SunToucher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: ] (11162)
Title: Linn FallsCanon EOS 350D
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SunToucher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: ] (11162)
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Title: cheetahCanon EOS 50D

I thought this was a very good image with nice eye contact with this cheetah on the move. It appears the light was a bit overcast in the original photo.

In PS5, I did a basic upwards contrast adjustment and a bit more vibrance.

Then made a layer selection of the eyes to slightly bring out their color using a little more brightness.

Using NIK Color Efex, I applied a graduated neutral density filter to soften the lower portion of the image making the grass a bit darker.

Then I applied a bit of sharpening using NIK Sharpener Pro 3.0 (which really just uses PS existing sharpening with different plug-in controls).

Finally, I liked the overall composition but just cropped it ever so slightly and rotated clock-wise to better fill the frame with JeanMarie's beautiful image.

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