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Old Nov 10, 2007, 11:50 AM   #11
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Daniel,* I also like the first shot, great capture.* My only issue is with the line that crosses the background,* too bad it is so obvious.* Maybe a little smudging or cloning could mute it a little.

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Ira, Ian, Harriet, Tom,

Thanks for taking time to comment. I did try to clone (with PS) that wire out, but my PS skill (or the lack thereof) sucks . It is a matter of days before the birds are gone (even seagulls) before winter kicks in big time.


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Daniel,* I also like the first shot, great capture.* My only issue is with the line that crosses the background,* too bad it is so obvious.* Maybe a little smudging or cloning could mute it a little.

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Ira, Ian, Harriet, Tom,

Thanks for taking time to comment. I did try to clone (with PS) that wire out, but my PS skill (or the lack thereof) sucks . It is a matter of days before the birds are gone (even seagulls) before winter kicks in big time.



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Hi Daniel,
Excellent pics. Hope you don't mind, I photochopped the offending cable out ... my way is to select and copy sections of the background with perhaps a 20 pixel feather, then paste these onto a new layer, and drag them to cover the offending cable, then soften the edges of the patches with the clone stamp tool using a very soft brush. I Flattened the image, then applied overall noise filtering. Try it for yourself. ... Jack.
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Excellent pics. Hope you don't mind, I photochopped the offending cable out ... my way is to select and copy sections of the background with perhaps a 20 pixel feather, then paste these onto a new layer, and drag them to cover the offending cable, the soften the edges of the patches with the clone stamp tool using a very soft brush. I Flattened the image, then applied overall noise filtering. Try it for yourself. ... Jack.
I love people giving me input on PS skill. I sometimes even email some jpg original to Roy for touch up before posting. And your touch up is hardly noticeable and certainly enhance the original.

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Excellent pics. Hope you don't mind, I photochopped the offending cable out ... my way is to select and copy sections of the background with perhaps a 20 pixel feather, then paste these onto a new layer, and drag them to cover the offending cable, the soften the edges of the patches with the clone stamp tool using a very soft brush. I Flattened the image, then applied overall noise filtering. Try it for yourself. ... Jack.
I love people giving me input on PS skill. I sometimes even email some jpg original to Roy for touch up before posting. And your touch up is hardly noticeable and certainly enhance the original.

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OK Daniel,
Roy was my mentor, he was the one who persuaded me to bite the bullet and switch solely to PS, it's a very steep learning curve and I guess I'm still learning, you probably never finish with PS. Glad you like the mods. ... Jack.
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OKay, I couldn't resist. He is my effort, what do you think?

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OKay,* I couldn't resist.* He is my effort,* what do you think?

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Gee everybody is doing better than me. Got to learn some PS stuff this winter when I have no bird to chase - well that is left to Roy or whoever in the south or souther hemisphere

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Gee everybody is doing better than me. Got to learn some PS stuff this winter when I have no bird to chase - well that is left to Roy or whoever in the south or souther hemisphere

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The real magic is in getting these excellent shots in the first place, the PS stuff is just smoke and mirrors.

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I think you did great on these BIF shots Daniel!

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I think you did great on these BIF shots Daniel!

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I am still picking up a lot this two weeks before winter comes in full force



I would consider it one of the failure shots - a non keeper. It came out of the blue and must be flying at a split second just 30 ft away from me. By the time I raised my camera and fired my shots, I could only get the back.

Pict is grainy but I did use some aggressive setting to remove some noise. It was pretty close.

Scott can tell you how many bird butts we photographed.

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