itchy fox kit

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    • #446307
      beth
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      found a couple of kits playing.  one of them wanted to play hide and seek in the reeds, but one was more interested in counting his flea.

      this was processed twice in lightroom.  once to get the brown background tones, once for the fox.  both have the same matte curve adjustment to crush the blacks.

      in hsl i desaturated the blues  (-60) and aquas (-42), and moved the yellow and green hues to -100.

      i added some split toning to warm up the whites, but then changed my mind and got rid of it.  instead i went back to my white balance and adjusted it so that the whites were white instead of slightly blue.

      added a vignette, sharpened, enabled lens corrections, etc.. and exported.  then increased the overall saturation, and adjusted the hue and saturation for the red and orange tones for the fox (everything else looked like crap) and exported again.

      in ps i layered the two and masked in the more colorful fox.

    • #446334
      Mistyisle
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      What were the settings on your camera, Beth. Is there some appreciable noise present?

      • #446346
        beth
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        noise on a sony a7r4?  always.  that’s what happens when you cram 60 megapixels onto a full frame sensor.  more of an issue than noise in this one is the waviness from the out of focus leaves and grass jutting through the image at all angles, esp. at the top.  it looks like something was badly cloned out of the top, but it’s just a blade or two of grass distorting things.

        exif data is:

        sony a7r4 & 200-600mm @ 600mm

        1/1250s (handheld), f/7.1, iso 1250

        • This reply was modified 1wk, 1d ago by beth.
    • #446342
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      You’ve caught a good moment Beth, and all that processing worked, it looks good!

      • #446348
        beth
        Participant

        thanks tersha, that’s pretty similar to the processing i’ve been doing to most of my photos lately.  rob wood was asking about it a few days ago, so i figured i’d give some notes on what i was doing.

        • This reply was modified 1wk, 1d ago by beth.
    • #446388
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Aww, that’s a lovely image Beth. Thank you for the post processing tips. Always loved your moody edits 🙂

      • #446398
        beth
        Participant

        thanks dahlia

    • #446402
      Patrick
      Participant

      I like the capture beth and thank you for going over some of your processes , you with many others here at Ls always do go that extra mile to help esp beginners like myself .. much appreciated ;).

      • This reply was modified 1wk, 1d ago by Patrick.
      • #446414
        beth
        Participant

        thanks patrick

    • #446419
      Graham Hart
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      Lovely pic Beth but I am especially grateful for the processing info. Everyone has their own methods I’m sure and it’s through insights like you’ve given here that the ‘secret stuff’ is revealed from master to apprentice.

      The last step about combining the two differently treated layers is gold!

      • #446561
        beth
        Participant

        thanks graham.  layering two differently edited images is something i picked up doing astrophotography.

    • #446534

      Honestly expected to open this and read about the next piece of gear you wanted to get – lol

      • #446562
        beth
        Participant

        thanks rob.  nope.  no new gear yet.  i just got the sony a7r4 and 200-600mm a few months ago so no new gear for awhile.  well…maybe the fuji gf 45-100mm…

    • #446923
      Anne Hornsby
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      I love how the fox posed for you, Beth!   Great muzzle detail, too.  Agree with Graham, so grateful for the processing info.

      • #446929
        beth
        Participant

        thanks anne

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