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Old Feb 22, 2006, 8:49 AM   #11
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Puddock

this can be done in several ways.
Quicker ones:
select the outer part of the frame and invert selection.
Apply CUT OUT filter (Eye Candy 4000 series)

If you have not it:
after selecting the outer part, with White as background color (Photoshop, PSP or else), clear.
Now select inverse again and copy the central part of the image; paste in the middle and apply a shadow (Photoshop Layer style) with wanted blurring and distance and light direction). Also apply different methods of blurring (out or inside of the selection).

Slower methods consist in creating the shadow blurring but it's too primitive to explain.

Actions on Selections (feathering, select border) are the key to make shadows and frames. There are plugins dedicated to framing and Photoshop has also ACTIONS to make standard frames.
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Old Feb 22, 2006, 12:49 PM   #12
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Thanks Puddock! The parrot is a Rose-ringed Parakeet. I've learned there's a quite a large wild population of those in Bakersfield, California... Should be a nice target for those of you who lives nearby :idea:
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Nice captures PeHa! Great detail in both shots. Jim
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 10:10 PM   #14
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Is the Parrot an Alexandrian or a Ring Neck ?
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Thanks!! Rose-ringed or Ring Neck Parakeet should be two names of the same bird so that should be it. Here's another one of the same lad if any doubts :-)
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That may be a young male Alexandrian just getting his ring. Do you have a full size image ? The Ring Neck is much smaller then an Alexandrian.
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 10:07 AM   #17
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Hmmm... sorry, Videosilva, I've just these two and even though they're cropped, the whole images don't tell thebird size. But it was quite large,at least one size larger than a 'town pigeon' so you may be right about the Alexandrian theory. I will check for sure at my next visit. :O
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