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Dec 27, 2009 23:14 |  #1

Can't decide if I like it enough to put on my flickr. I'm really dissapointed about the sky. It was 100% cloudy and impossible to work with. But I just love the little birdie so much.

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edit: I feel like I should get rid of some of those distracting pesky little branches in the background. and somehow get rid of the glow around the other ones...

ahhhhhhhhh! what's a girl to do!?


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Dec 27, 2009 23:42 |  #2

I absolutely agree with the idea of removing the branches in the background.

It's a little gem that needs a bit of TLC to shine at it's full potential. :)


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Dec 27, 2009 23:56 |  #3

Nice, I like the composition and the "cut". The annoying OOF branches can be cloned out. And why not put a gradient layer behind it after cutting away the background white...? I know - it is cheating a bit, but it is the result that counts... not how you got there. :)


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Dec 28, 2009 00:01 |  #4

I think this looks much better.


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Dec 28, 2009 00:24 |  #5

Did you try some "colouring" to replace the white? I think you did..... very subtle....

BTW, I notice a bit of blue fringing on the main branch. PS CS4 is good at getting rid of that too.


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Dec 28, 2009 00:27 |  #6

No. I didn't.

And yeah, I did my best to get rid of the blue. Oh well.


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Dec 28, 2009 00:29 |  #7

The second one looks a lot better to me. You did fantastic. Good job!


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Dec 28, 2009 00:32 |  #8

Thank you :o

I'd like to submit it to the CWF. I can't seem to save it at about ~2mb. It keeps going from 7 to 1. But it has to be minimum 2 mb to submit it.

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Dec 28, 2009 06:10 |  #9

I can live with the blown sky and the OOF branches. What I can't live with is the bird being OOF. Sadly this kills the shot.


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Dec 28, 2009 07:18 as a reply to  @ crashthenet44's post |  #10

I wouldn't use this shot. The sky is too blownout, the bird is OOF and the leaves and branches are distracting.


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Dec 28, 2009 10:17 |  #11

crashthenet44 wrote in post #9274809 (external link)
I can live with the blown sky and the OOF branches. What I can't live with is the bird being OOF. Sadly this kills the shot.

I agree.....and I think its Red Poll...;)


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Dec 28, 2009 10:20 |  #12

birdies are cute ... mask for white and change the hue to a nice pale blue

On my calibrated monitor there is a purple and green fringing on the high contrast edges. Which lens were you using and at what aperture? Thanks.




  
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Dec 28, 2009 12:50 |  #13

I didn't think the bird was oof. sigh. oh well.


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Dec 28, 2009 17:37 |  #14

How's this? I played with the sky and sharpened a lil.


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Dec 28, 2009 17:45 |  #15

I like it with that bit of blue in the sky.


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