Paul Moertl  

Feeding Deer by Paul Moertl

August 2019 - Feeding Deer

August 2019 - Paul Moertl


About the Image(s)

I took this at the a zoo a few weeks back. I liked the deer licking the corn off the little girl's hand. I added a little contrast and cropped off the upper left tree branch. f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO 200.

3 comments posted

David Price   David Price
You have shown an interesting interaction between the girl and the deer. The principal elements in the picture, mother, girl and deer are all sharp. As you imply the most important part of the picture is the deer licking the corn in the girl's hand. I would make this a larger part of the picture by cropping the right hand side. However I would crop less than you have done to show all of the mother (not done in my version). Clone out any bits like the branch. I have adjusted the brightness and contrast in various parts of the image. Finally I have used the Spot Removal tool to clone out the fence.   Posted: 08/12/2019 10:40:46
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Very nice story. Technically, you have an image that is sharp where it needs to be and nicely blurred in the background. I love what David to your photo and agree with all of his suggestions. If you are going to crop the mother where you did, I would attempt to clone out the bright backpack.   Posted: 08/14/2019 09:37:51

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
David said it well. Personally, I like the mom's whole backpack in the picture as it adds to the story telling aspect. I sort of put Cindy and Davids comments together in another iteration. What is fun about making this into monochrome in PS B&W conversion is the control you have over the mom's shirt. Cleaned up the left side of picture by spot healing brush.   Posted: 08/14/2019 14:20:15
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