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Old May 20, 2004, 2:30 PM   #1
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I was out trying to shoot a spotted sandpiper, but I couldn'd find him. But I found this instead. I shot a lot of different angles and liked this one the best.

I'm annoyed at myself that I blew the highlight on the head/nose there. But I still like it. I got myself a little wet getting this shot, as I had to lower my camera to about 6" from the ground with one tripod leg in the water. But I think it wasworth it.

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Photoshop: RAW Convert w/ white balance adjust & a touch of exposure darkening, lightened shadows, burned hot spots, contrast & lab sharpening.

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Old May 20, 2004, 2:41 PM   #2
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That's a great photo, nice one. :-)
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Old May 20, 2004, 6:07 PM   #3
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great shot! good details...and i love how you can see him under the water AND see his reflection....

i wonder...am icrazy for thinking this....but i wonder if you could "paint" in the nose....it would be tough to get the texture right, and would take a long time...but if you paint it pixel by pixel..you could probably do it....

if not, it still looks great anyway! the highlight doesn't bother me...you are drawn right to it's eye.....
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Old May 20, 2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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Actually, I did some touching up of the hot spots using the burn tool. The reality is that there is no detail there in the red channel. So the burn brought out what was there, but if I did more it would have turned grey (which I tried and thought it looked worse.)

Maybe the answer would have been to actually try to clone some other part of it on top? Humm...

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Old May 20, 2004, 10:43 PM   #5
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Spectacular!
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Old May 20, 2004, 11:05 PM   #6
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Actually, I did some touching up of the hot spots using the burn tool. The reality is that there is no detail there in the red channel. So the burn brought out what was there, but if I did more it would have turned grey (which I tried and thought it looked worse.)

Maybe the answer would have been to actually try to clone some other part of it on top? Humm...

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it would take a looooong time...lol....if you think it would be worth it...you could try it though....would be interesting to see if it would work...if you do try..show us the results!
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Old May 21, 2004, 4:42 AM   #7
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Eric your photos are inspiring!!well done!
hope you dont mind me trying to fix the reflection:
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Old May 21, 2004, 9:32 AM   #8
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nice job pavaros! now you just have to do that hot spot in the reflection and it will be perfect!

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Old May 21, 2004, 2:43 PM   #9
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Thanks Vito, you are right i forgot about the rflection!!i ve edited the image above.

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there you go! great job! can't even see where you cloned!(well i know where you cloned,..but i can't see that you have...no sharp lines...or anything like that)

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