LightningPaul

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photoblog image Giraffe while chewing

Giraffe while chewing

 

Yestarday we were in the Zoo of Antwerp. From time to time I took a few snapshots. It's not easy to get very good and natural looking animals pictures. In this case I had trees at the background which fitted nicely with the head of the giraffe, despites the leaves are not part of its habitat. When I took the image the animal was chewing on some leaves.

 

 

TECH-INFO: one RAW-file converted into a TIFF file. I slightly cropped it to improve composition. Using various masked adjustment layers in Photoshop I darkened the background made the eyes and certain body parts brighter, elevated the head using high pass sharpening and improved colors with the selective color tool. Also vignetting is added.

Giraffe while chewing

 

Yestarday we were in the Zoo of Antwerp. From time to time I took a few snapshots. It's not easy to get very good and natural looking animals pictures. In this case I had trees at the background which fitted nicely with the head of the giraffe, despites the leaves are not part of its habitat. When I took the image the animal was chewing on some leaves.

 

 

TECH-INFO: one RAW-file converted into a TIFF file. I slightly cropped it to improve composition. Using various masked adjustment layers in Photoshop I darkened the background made the eyes and certain body parts brighter, elevated the head using high pass sharpening and improved colors with the selective color tool. Also vignetting is added.

comments (10)

  • Lorakawn
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2010, 01:34
An amazing shot!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Nov 2010, 08:40
Well mate my wife loved this one as did l. Great processing as always
Nice portrait, I like it
Excellent shot and I love how the giraffe is looking right at you.
One of the best Giraffe shots I have seen Paul.
Fabulous capture smile
Excellent image, Paul - the animal has that "who you?" look smile
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 5 Nov 2010, 15:37
Man, those things are weird looking. Great colors!
Again, your idea of a `snapshot` and mine, are very different! This is a gorgeous portrait of a fascinating animal. (:o)
  • Tayab
  • UK
  • 7 Nov 2010, 15:02
The dof and colours are fanastic

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