Handsome Devil [Animals]

© Tom J. Hughes

Handsome Devil

Uploaded: October 15, 2004 05:59:40


This was taken through 1 inch plexiglass at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL. Taken with Canon 75/300 MM image stablizer lens. Manually focused in "M" mode.


Cathy Barrows October 15, 2004

stunning #178775

Lori Ditlefsen October 15, 2004

Very nice clear shot Tom! #842836

Robin L. Wehrman October 15, 2004

Magnificent shot and capture and awesome detail and light Tom!! #843411

Tom J. Hughes October 15, 2004

I had a very good sharp image to start with, but must of this was enhanced with Photoshop CS. Background was of various grasses and rocks and it had hot spots. Used the "BURN" tool to darken, but got to a point that the 'dark green was the color I decided to fill with. I think the green and the yellow/orange of the chetta was a good contrast. It was a real time investment to clean up the hairs of the animal. I spend a number of hours doing the clean up and it paid off. Did some masking and cut and past on some parts and then used the magic wand to get small sections masked, then used the clone tool to fill in green color and or fur from other places on the animal.


Karen Talasco October 16, 2004

Perfection, Tom. It certainly did pay off. You'd never know there was glass in between the two of you. The lighting and focus are fabulous. #849685

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