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Regal Stare

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Regal Stare
Regal Stare

Sumatran Tiger at the Los Angeles Zoo

Original background edited out in Photoshop, see discussion for how
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/160sec; Canon 70-300 DO IS @ 300mm
Feedback greatly appreciated!

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  Regal Stare -- original background
Regal Stare -- original background

Same as Regal Stare.

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Pamela K
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    Here's the original background.

I selected the background around the tiger using a combination of the magnetic lasso tool and close zoom with the regular lasso in Photoshop. I then feathered the selection 5 pixels and filled in the background using paint twice to maintain the softness of the tiger's fur while still removing the background.

Color was adjusted using color balance and levels adjustments to make the whites white.

Pam


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6/9/2007 10:05:37 AM

 
Pamela K
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By the way, the paint color I used was sampled from the tiger's stripes.

Pam


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6/9/2007 10:07:23 AM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURED AND EDITED PAMELA!! BILLY


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6/9/2007 10:36:40 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Both are beautiful, Pam! The black background is very dramatic! Excellent effects and detail!


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6/9/2007 10:38:29 AM

 
Terry Piotraschke
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This shot is spellbinding. Beautiful.


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6/9/2007 11:23:50 AM

 
Terry Piotraschke
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This shot is spellbinding. Beautiful.


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6/9/2007 11:23:50 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Terrific shot, Pamela and equally well done PS work!


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6/9/2007 12:12:04 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Pamela. Beautiful tiger. Love the effect.


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6/9/2007 6:02:43 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Billy, Jessica, Terry, Gary, and Kay!!!!!!!!!!

I appreciate your taking the time to comment!

Pam


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6/10/2007 11:12:32 AM

 
Jessie L. Cole
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Wow awesome job Pamela....! :) Beautiful....!


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6/10/2007 2:39:18 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Jessie!!!

Pam


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6/10/2007 3:37:02 PM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Nicely done!


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6/11/2007 4:30:51 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you Keith!!

Pam


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6/11/2007 8:13:11 PM

 
Jim Stringer  

Beautiful work Pamela!!


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6/12/2007 5:46:16 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Jim!!!

Pam


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6/12/2007 8:15:51 AM

 
Karen K. Givens
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Beautiful capture, Pam, nice work. :)


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6/12/2007 2:52:22 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Karen!!

Pam


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6/13/2007 7:08:20 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Well done, Pamela. Fantastic capture!!! Love his intense stare and expression. ---Lisa


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6/13/2007 12:47:50 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Lisa!!

Pam


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6/13/2007 4:29:22 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful tiger portrait, Pamela. I saw this image in Editor's First Picks.


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6/24/2007 7:59:25 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Sam!!!

Pam


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6/29/2007 10:44:58 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Absolutely stunning image! Fantastic work, Pam!

Judyann <><


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6/29/2007 4:53:46 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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What a beauty Pamela!!!!


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7/5/2007 10:58:02 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist. Beautiful tiger. Good luck in the next round.


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7/25/2007 1:56:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work Pamela!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist win!!


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7/25/2007 3:49:02 PM

 
Susan Candelario
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Congrats on this wonderful Finalist!!!


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7/26/2007 5:49:08 AM

 
Terry Piotraschke
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Congratulations, Pam. I knew this one was a winner the first time I saw it. It is beautiful. Hope it makes it all the way!


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7/26/2007 6:20:31 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Pamela! I am adding it to my favorites.

Judyann <><


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7/29/2007 12:14:41 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Judynn, Laurence, Kay, Donna, Susan, and Terry!!!!! Sorry it took so long to get back to you! I've been in the middle of a cross-continental move... I really appreciate all your comments!

Pam


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8/20/2007 7:24:47 PM

 
Terry Piotraschke
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Pam, it is a stunning capture. I really thought it would have placed in the monthly contest. But with so many entrants, "Finalist" is a Winner! Congratulations. Good luck and wishes of much happiness with your new home.


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8/21/2007 6:38:06 AM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you again, Terry! There are so many people participating these days (many more than when I started in 2004) that I'm definitely happy with a finalist!

Pam


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8/21/2007 4:53:36 PM

 
Shawn M. Marymee
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How about simply WOW. Your photo shop work is amazing.


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8/29/2007 9:43:18 PM

 
Pamela K
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Thank you, Shawn!!!

Pam


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8/31/2007 5:50:54 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Had to visit this one again!
Simply stunning!
--Lisa


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11/5/2007 7:34:11 AM

 
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