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Can anybody tell me, how I can avoid these halos

Do you mean the leaves? Where they moving in the breeze?

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Hi Jackie and welcome to Safaritalk. Did you mean to post that in the Show us your Cheetah Pictures topic. Matt

 

Told ye all,SA "chicks, women, ladies" are not up to speed on African wild life. :P

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Can anybody tell me, how I can avoid these halos

Do you mean the leaves? Where they moving in the breeze?

No, I mean the effect that on the edge line of the leopard and the tree there are blueish reflections,

I think they result from the brightness differences from the bright sky and the shadow.

You can see them when the picture is bigger.

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I am no expert and without knowing your post processing I am in no way saying this is your problem but sometimes 'oversharpening' can produce chromatic abberation at areas of high contrast. Is the 'halo' evident in the original image?

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I think the reason is the great difference between bright and dark parts of the picture.

I had to highlight the dark a bit, but not that much.

In my case I think I will reduce the blue and cyan colours. I won´t have a blue sky (I don´t like the colour of that sky in that pic anyway) then, but the aberation will not be seen that much.

 

...., on your second picture the effect results in using shadows/highlighters. You can avoid it by playing with the "Radius" controler in PS (sorry about the german word, don´t know how it´s called in english).

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South Luangwa National Park

 

November 2012

 

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Pregnant leopard quite distressed at dropping her warthog she dragged up the tree!

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Taken November 2012, Chitabe

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Canon eos 5d III

ef 70 - 200 mm LIS 2.8 + 1.4 TC @ 240mm

ISO 1000

f/5 + 0,33

1/1000

handheld

cropped

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African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)

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12 July 2011 2:42pm Jessica's shot at Sabi Sand Reserve

Nikon D3S + Nikkor 80-400 VR

1/1000 sec f8.0 165 mm ISO 1250 EV+1 cropped

 

 

And this is how Jessica did it

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Panasonic DMC-LX3

1/250 sec f6.3 6.8 mm ISO 80 EV0

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Am no expert in this but Backlight subject can cause halos if exposure is not properly compensated, hope this helps.

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5 month old cub, June 2012, Mara

1/400s f/6.3 at 500.0mm iso800

 

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My first leopard sighting. Mashatu, 2003

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Leopard as seen from afar. :)

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This leopard walked right by the vehicle and looked up at me. A little scary.

1/1600s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso400

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In this instance I would not use a lumo mask, as you would probably have to paint out part of the leopard. When creating the mask I would try selecting via colour range, using a low low fuzziness and wide area on the grey sky.

 

I would also do a quick refine mask.....

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On 12/5/2012 at 11:03 AM, Wild Dogger said:

Can anybody tell me, how I can avoid these halos.

Taken at Kwando Lagoon

 

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Had similar issue. Personally when reducing the blues/cyan have done via color range masking. As I said to ...., use a low fuzziness and select the edge of the leopard coat. Should pick up the areas you want to correct.

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On 12/29/2012 at 2:05 AM, russell said:
On 12/5/2012 at 11:03 AM, Wild Dogger said:

Can anybody tell me, how I can avoid these halos.

Taken at Kwando Lagoon

 

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Had similar issue. Personally when reducing the blues/cyan have done via color range masking. As I said to ...., use a low fuzziness and select the edge of the leopard coat. Should pick up the areas you want to correct.

Thanks Russell,

that´s what I already did shortly after I posted this image.

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A night drive from Lufupa Tented Camp in Kafue, Zambia in August 2008. They were using a red spotlight (apparently, they are less likely to harm animals' vision).

 

 

 

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September 2010 in Ruaha, Tanzania near the Mwagusi River. This one just plopped out of a sausage tree in the middle of the day.

 

 

 

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September 2011 at Little Kwara, Okavango, Botswana, taken at dusk.

 

 

 

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A big male at Little Vumura, Okavango, Botswana -- August 2008.

 

 

 

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The same Little Vumbura male. Shortly after this photo was taken, he lunged at and missed a sable antelope calf.

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Leopard walking on a road at Seronera, Tanzania

 

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Don't know if I have posted this correctly but if a Leopard pic appears above this text I have!-it was taken in Kruger in Novemeber 2012 about 20 minutes in from Phalaborwa gate on the road North to Shingwedzi camp. I think it was a young female, she was about 6m from the road and about 2 m up in a small tree-I think maybe she had been chased up there by something as there was some very fresh wounds on her flanks. Moments after the shot she ran off chasing a full grown giraffe-very ambitious!

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Ok here I go again I took this with a Panny Fz18.

Kruger Park Leopard November 2012

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Here you go mate: you need to click on the thumbnail itself which brings up the large size image. Right click on it, copy image URL and paste it into the post.

 

Matt

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Here you go mate: you need to click on the thumbnail itself which brings up the large size image. Right click on it, copy image URL and paste it into the post.

 

Matt

Cheers Matt-I will get the hang of it -eventually!

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Some leopard portraits taken during a night game drive in Kwara, Botswana (2006). This female was quite relaxed and very close to the vehicle - these are the actual shots without cropping.

 

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