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    Hi all,

    Been some time since I've posted some stuff to critique. Taken this while I was in australia some time back. Backlighted by the evening sun. Please C&C what can be improved from this shot like composition, exposure, etc.

    Thanks in advance!

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    interesting shot. quite nice.

    I think it tells a story. Add some text to the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    interesting shot. quite nice.

    I think it tells a story. Add some text to the bottom?
    Errrr... I dun really know what story to tell. This was taken in a nature park near katoomba/blue mountains area
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    I like the dreamy effect =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    I like the dreamy effect =)
    Thanks
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    I like this shot. awesome. no story is fine, it's still awesome. love the tone too.
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    the backlighted grasses are just an important element in the picture.

    the improvement is better exposure for the kangaroo's face (via PS if nec). how did u meter it? spot on the head or evaluative?

    another is maybe to go to full B&W as the traces of colour are kinda distracting.

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    I love wildlife photography, so thats a fantastic shot, love the nice tone and the look on the roos face lol^_^

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    i love this shot!

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    That's really beautiful!

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    what has happened to the color tones here? is it because of your post processing?

    i do think that vignetting will help in the photo, the oof parts in the foreground are just bordering on distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    what has happened to the color tones here? is it because of your post processing?

    i do think that vignetting will help in the photo, the oof parts in the foreground are just bordering on distracting.
    Thanks for your comments. Only PP done was slight levels adjustment to bring back some midtones and cropping only. Perhaps I can introduce some color adjustments...
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    Default Re: Backlight Kangaroo

    besides the tad underexposure of the roo's face, this is stunning. an animal portrait is always very charming to me.
    the colors and soft tones just made this brilliant =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by velasco View Post
    besides the tad underexposure of the roo's face, this is stunning. an animal portrait is always very charming to me.
    the colors and soft tones just made this brilliant =D
    Thanks! Cant really decide if I wanted a silhouette or a normal shot then :P Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Thanks! Cant really decide if I wanted a silhouette or a normal shot then :P Any suggestions?
    omg no silhouette for me.
    theres no use sihouetting an animals portrait since there might be emotions we can evoke from the eyes and smirks of the mouth. try adjusting the curves to make the face brighter can?

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    Default Re: Backlight Kangaroo

    Hows this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Hows this?

    you have a keeper shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintist View Post
    you have a keeper shot.
    Thanks bro for the kind comments
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    yup better but the colour is still distracting, jarring in fact as the background is cold (blue) and the foreground grasses is warm (golden)
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    Quote Originally Posted by espion View Post
    yup better but the colour is still distracting, jarring in fact as the background is cold (blue) and the foreground grasses is warm (golden)
    Erm... point noted. How do you think this can then be improved?
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