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Old Feb 16, 2009, 10:56 PM   #11
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Paul - The bandaid icon is called the healing tool, I think. It takes pixels that are around the spot and puts them on the spot, working similarly to the clone tool - with the clone tool you are actually copying specific pixels and "painting" them on another spot. You don't identify the specific pixels you want to copy, the computer more or less evaluates what's around the spot and copies something close. It works great for skies and other places where its mostly one color around the spot and its much quicker than cloning. However, if your spot is around something with a pattern, it might copy the wrong set of pixels. It's always worth trying first before cloning out something.
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 6:05 AM   #12
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Mtngal. Your suggestions have prompted me to take a closer look at things. Within Picasa their is a retouch tool that I had never looked at before. This is a photo of the same owl and it had five blotches due to the dust. This tool seems to remove them just fine. Thanks again.
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 6:16 AM   #13
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2 beautiful photos you have here my friend.

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Old Feb 17, 2009, 7:25 AM   #14
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Great shot,

we had one of those visiting Belgium but you had to climb over the bird watchers and photographers to get a shot. Just sad because they did more wrong to the nature reserve where it stopped than anything else.

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(ps: I wasn't one of those nature lovers)
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 7:31 AM   #15
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Snostorm. Took your advice with the camera positioning while cleaning. Never would have thought of it myself. I did not have a proper blower so I used an ear syringe and it worked to perfection.
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very nice indeed


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Old Feb 17, 2009, 10:06 AM   #17
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Oooh, well done! Glad to know that there is a tool in Picasa that works - I'm not familiar with it. I love the second shot, too.
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Old Feb 17, 2009, 5:36 PM   #18
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Rhermans. Thanks for your comments. BTW let me say that your photo skill have progressed vastly since the old Panasonic forum days. I enjoy your contributions.
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Pretty bird. Nice job capturing it.

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