Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:06 AM
Of all the adjusted versions above, I like yours the best. And probably the most important reason is that you were there and you know best how to render it the way you saw it.
One of the problems of available light in general, is the way you saw it, is not with a perfect white balance - you saw a cyan/blue/red deficient animal in front of you. Adding strobe actually changes the way our eyes saw it. So with available light, I think it's a compromise, white balance needs some adjustment but not all the way to keep it real.
That's why very often I simply prefer black and white conversions of available light images.
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