Jaguar fix

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Hey Everybirdy,

While I usually don't mess with zoo animals too often, if at all, but I decided to try and make something of this jaguar.
It's a nice full frame head shot that I thought might be worth saving. Shot through a plexiglass window, in a pretty well shaded pen, ISO 400-1/125 sec at f/6.7 may not have been the most optimal setting.
Aside from boosting the exposure +1.60 in ACR with a slight bump on the brightness and saturation, I utilized a technique that I'm sure has a name. Can't recall if I picked it up here or elsewhere so my apologies to the originator. Sharpened the original, a good bump on the shadows/highlights, then duplicated layer, hit the noise filter>median at 3 or 4 pixels. Ran the eraser tool on the jaguar and merged.

Just having a little fun, but any constructive critique is appreciated of course.

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I'm not all that good at fixing cast color yet, in fact I havent' messed with it at all. I just hit this in image>adjustments>color balance and drew down the blue in shadows and midtones.
Any better?
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Ya did good...
One of the ways to get rid of a cast is to use selective color and play with the sliders.
No special recipe:>))
Also hue/sat can help you out

There are several ways Tom...
So if you get a really tough one, post it and we can always try other ways as well:>))))

Actually your WB was prob off.
Did you shoot in raw:>)))))
 
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Thanks Gale. Yeah, shot it RAW, as always, I'm a permanent convert now since August '06.
I didn't want to go above 400 ISO but kept the shutterspeed a bit high and flash would have surely bounced off the plexi window. Appreciate your feedback.
 

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