Today we visit an old friend in a photo I call “I Like Big Nuts and I Cannot Lie.”
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
- Exposure, contrast, shadows and whites raised
- Highlights and blacks lowered
- Clarity raised
- Enabled lens corrections
- Cloned out the hand and foot
- Copied the bottom of the nut to the top where the fingers were
This photo was one of my first photos to get any kind of recognition on the inter-webs.
At the time I let people believe it was a luckily timed shot, but this shot wasn’t possible without a little trickery.
Chipmunks are pretty fast and hard to catch a sharp shot of, but they are not fast enough to chase peanuts through the air.
If I was editing this photo today I would mirror the left arm to the right to give the little guy more symmetry.