Easter "Bunnies" - CC Please!

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Easter "Bunnies" - CC Please!

I saw this idea on Flicker a while ago, and I am surprised I remembered to do it! I had a hard time setting up the backdrop and being able to get back far enough. The only PP I did was to clone the background (really bad, but I don't really know how to do it well yet) and to clone the grass. The only software I have is the one that came with my Canon (Digital Photo Professional), so I'm sure with CS4 or something like that would look MUCH better and be easier to do. Any and ALL CC is welcome. Don't be afraid to give me the truth! And feel free to play with it show me what good software can do! Maybe it will help me convince DH to buy it for me!!!

1/125, 3.5, Focal 18.0mm, ISO 1600, Flash

Background and grass cloned

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What a sweet idea! I will have to try some bunny shots of my littlest one! What color is the backdrop? I''m not really qualified to CC, but I think some of your whites are blown, but you did a nice job with your cloning work.

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Thank you! If you do some bunny pics, we must see them!

The background is just a white sheet. I now know why everyone says that white is HARD to work with. I really want to try a cake smash for there first birthday, I may have to go with a different color background.

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It really looks lavender (the sheet), which does work very well for Easter lol! But if you wanted it to be white, you'll have to do a color correction.

You did pretty nicely with the cloning, although there are obvious repeats in the grass, and I can see light spots around the right-hand basket.

It's really cute overall though! Smile maybe play around with curves/contrast a little too.

Did you try a shot without flash too?

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

It really looks lavender (the sheet), which does work very well for Easter lol! But if you wanted it to be white, you'll have to do a color correction.

You did pretty nicely with the cloning, although there are obvious repeats in the grass, and I can see light spots around the right-hand basket.

It's really cute overall though! Smile maybe play around with curves/contrast a little too.

Did you try a shot without flash too?

Thanks for the CC and tips! The cloning was a quick one, and well I'm just not very good at it yet so I need lots of practice and the CC is great. I will try giving it another go around and see what I can do. I also noticed the repeat in the grass, but that was AFTER I posted it!!! I'll have to get brave and try playing with curves/contrast. I just don't understand what it all means so I just play around aimlessly. I should check out the tutorials and get a better understanding of it.

I did try some without the flash, but it was a cloudy day so not much light was coming in from the windows. That's why I had the ISO so high. There was a window behind me and to the left of me and the light on overhead, and it still just wasn't enough.

I got a bonus from work coming soon and I already decided that I was going to get a speedlight with it! Can't wait!!!

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Just wanted to say they are super cute!! I do notice the whites are blown, especially on the bunny ears, and the sheet to me looks pinkish/purple, but it definitely works with the Easter theme.
You're definitely improving! Oh, and you'll LOVE your speedlight!

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As pp said, the ears look blown. Otherwise, it looks pretty good. For a "quick clone" you did a good job. I only see the few spots already mentioned. The sheet does look pink/lavender, but taht works for the Easter theme.

The girls are ADORABLE and getting so BIG!

TFS,
GiGi

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Thanks for all of the CC. How do I fix the blown ears, can I even fix that?

Since it's supposed to be SO nice here this weekend, I may try setting up the sheet outside to use some natural light and get some more practice. White sure is hard to work with. But at least the purple tint to the sheet works for Easter!

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"fudd8963" wrote:

Thanks for all of the CC. How do I fix the blown ears, can I even fix that?

Since it's supposed to be SO nice here this weekend, I may try setting up the sheet outside to use some natural light and get some more practice. White sure is hard to work with. But at least the purple tint to the sheet works for Easter!

You can't really fix blown spots. Sometimes if you open it in ACR you can pull up the recovery slider if it's not blown to badly.

Also, what adorable little bunnies! Smile