Okay time for the judging:
Lovely edit Kirk. I really like the muted colors.
navydoc wrote in post #18407841
ACR for adjustments to exposure, white/black points, shadows and highlights. In PSCC, I removed the branch in front of the hawk then used Topaze Simplify Color Efex Pro 4 to enhance contrast and color. Selective blurring of background. Select iris and copy to new layer and changed the blend mode to 'screen'. Crop, resize and sharpen for uploading here.
Top notch edit. Love the added contrast, crop and removal of the branch.
Mozes wrote in post #18408235
all what i have to say is, lose that lens..
Very true! Care to make a donation? But the point here was to minimize the CA not exacerbate it!
Stiga wrote in post #18408353
SNS-HDR 2 -> Photoshop -> denoise - lots of clobe stamping and content-aware fill to remove twigs. -> background blurring -> enhancement of the bird using Topaz filters -> crop and resize.
Excellent edit. I like the contrast and branch removal.
itsallart wrote in post #18408411
I took a long break from this thread but felt like working on this image. Processed in PS, tried to remove as much CA as I could...
Processed more using several gradients, getting rid of some branches, cropping, cloning and stamping and here it is
Couldn't be bothered removing that branch in front of the bird
Beautiful crop and edit.
Great edit. Another one with muted colors.
I like the edits(except Mozes') and it was hard to choose a winner, but I think that navydoc takes 1st place with itsallart coming in 2nd.
Take it away navydoc or itsallart if navydoc is otherwise occupied.