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July 27, 2013
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Snow Leopard - Before and After by MonsterBrand Snow Leopard - Before and After by MonsterBrand

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I spent way more time on this photo than I had originally anticipated.
While shooting photos of my local zoo's snow leopards, I was SO excited to find
that they were awake and active (in comparison to their usual, sleepy selves).
So, I shot many photos of these beautiful felines while I was visiting them,
only to be totally bummed out by the fact that a protective net was obscuring
every inch of my view. Regardless, I kept shooting photos.
In post-production, I used Adobe Photoshop CS5 to remove the netting and to
sharpen the image, as well as correct the colors to my liking.
I hope you enjoy the results, I'm pretty proud of this one :D

Check out the larger photo, here:


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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely well done!
Jax106931 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :o
amp-photo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Photographer
I use CS5 as well! 5 is still my favorite of the 3 I've used (my digital art/photography class gets each update)
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm amazed that it was possible to achieve such a great result! The colours really helped, it looks way better now. The only thing I don't like are the eyes. They look really changed in compaison to the original photo, and quite weird to me. If you couls possibly do something to make them look more alive then the photo would be perfect :)
Anyway I really admire what you did here.
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi there! :wave: Thank you for your feedback.  I'm happy to hear that my color editing worked in the photo's favor :D
As for the eyes, I actually didn't really touch them while editing.  The snow leopard's eyes are a natural grey color (as seen in the photo) - so, I suppose they're "weird" naturally (?). :giggle:

I don't know how I would make them look "more alive."  Perhaps by changing the color...  but I do feel bad changing them from their natural grey.... hmm... I'll have to play around with it a bit.
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's because the shades are so deep and the lighter parts are so white. The shine in one of the eyes makes it look like there was no pupil in this place and the leopard was looking in two different directions at the same time. 
But when you said that you didn't do anything with them I downloaded it to enlarge take a closer look. You're right, it must be the natural weirdness and also it get's clear that it is just shine in that troublesome place I mentioned. 
I'm taking back what I said about making it more alive. The animal made a strange face and I suppose it can't be helped xD

So now I can't say anything bad about your photo, sorry for the confusion. I'll be looking at the enlarged versions from now on before I say anything :D
RuudPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing work! I am absolutely stunned..! :o
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
Satsuki-Hyphen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Oooooh... Good work !
I guess it was long... =O
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes, it took quite a bit of my time, but I'm glad I stuck with it :D  Thank you!
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