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Old Jan 17, 2005, 12:40 AM   #1
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I posted this shot of an Eagle landing in a tree a few days ago. I thought it was a pretty good shot except for all of the branches. Well, my wife is out of town and it's just me and the dog. So, I thought I would explore Elements and see what I could do. Let me know what you think. Does it still look natural?
I am posting the before and the after.

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Nice work! Are you using cloning or other features? Just wanna learn more. But I think the "after" eagle is a little dark compared to the "before". JMO.
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smac,

I prefer the first because it shows some depth. The work on the second is excellent though and I really see no difference in the eagle between the two images. I looked at it for a while and compared back and forth to see any changes I saw none. Just the branches removed which is what you intended on the second picture.

Just like the first better is all.
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smac I think it looks natural. Having both shots together lets me know where to look for the processed part but looking at the changed photo on its own looks natural enough. It just looks like an amazingly timed shot.

Is that a tracking band on his talon?
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I prefer the first because it shows some depth. The work on the second is excellent though and I really see no difference in the eagle between the two images. I looked at it for a while and compared back and forth to see any changes I saw none. Just the branches removed which is what you intended on the second picture.

Just like the first better is all.
I agree there are pros and cons. As for depth, that's why I left the large branch to give just a little depth. Thanks for your comments, it's always tricky trying to improve on nature. She usually knows best.
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Is that a tracking band on his talon?
No it's just where one talon raps around in front of the other one.
It does kind of look like a band though.

Thanks for the comment.
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Nice work! Are you using cloning or other features? Just wanna learn more. But I think the "after" eagle is a little dark compared to the "before". JMO.
Hey Spiderman,
I used the clone stam tool in Photoshop Elements 3.0 mostly. Thanks for you comments. I didn't do anything to change the brightness or contrast so maybe it looks darker because all the branches are gone. ??? I dunno? Just a guess.

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