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Well, here is the result of some considerable work in PS removing various bits of foliage and other distractions from around the goldfinches.

So, is it an improvement on the original? Is it still the picture I took, or a complete fake? I am still not sure, but would welcome comments, criticisms and any advice!

Thanks to everyone who suggested the makeover in the first place - hope this is something like what you had in mind!

Sue Smile

Two little dickie birds
Sitting on a stick
One named Peter
One named ****

Away went all the fuzzy bits
Cloned them into blue
Now you see the dickie birds!
But is it good as new?


(I have FAR too much time on my hands....LOL!!)

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 80-400mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW conv in PS
Title:Revamped - but is it art?
Username:SueWB SueWB
Uploaded:24 Mar 2007 - 10:41 PM
Tags:Bird, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Finch, Goldfinches, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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KBan
KBan  9468 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2007 - 10:47 PM

looks good from here Sue
keith

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2007 - 10:49 PM

Great clean-up job in PS. But maybe it's a little too sanitized now. Smile I think I might have left some of the leaves at the bottom intact that did not distract from the subject birds. Great cloning work!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2007 - 11:37 PM

A beautiful image--- more work that I would like to do-- You photoshoped Excellently!


jennnnn

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
24 Mar 2007 - 11:58 PM

Of the two I think I prefer this one. Nice work.
Freda

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Loupix
Loupix  880 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2007 - 12:30 AM

very good work one cleaning this up, looks much much better.

I'd click twice once for the piccie and once for the poem... but I cant


ReasSmile

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2007 - 12:56 AM

Yes, much better without all the distracting bits. As to whether it's a real photo or a fake, the essence of the shot you took is still there. All you've done is embellish it a bit. No different to Tesco altering the packaging of one of their products - what's inside is just the same.
Rog

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2007 - 6:23 AM

this is great
colours and detail great
well taken

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84354 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2007 - 7:37 AM

You've worked hard to remove the clutter and there is a big improvement. The 'stars' of the show are now the centre of attention.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2007 - 10:22 AM

Well worth the clean up, Sue. This and the tighter crop do emphasize the birds much more. I think the only real distraction in the original was the o.o.f. seed cluster to the left of the birds, But the Pshop work has been worthwhile an d the image still looks very natural.
Andrew

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didgpix
didgpix  8
25 Mar 2007 - 11:29 AM

Looks terrific; it's still the picture you took.
Is it still the picture I took, or a complete fake?
IMO it's the picture you took: the original subject was the two birds, the distracting b/g was not a compositional fact you could have changed...birds perch where they will.
Nice job.

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didgpix
didgpix  8
25 Mar 2007 - 11:29 AM

Looks terrific; it's still the picture you took.
Is it still the picture I took, or a complete fake?
IMO it's the picture you took: the original subject was the two birds, the distracting b/g was not a compositional fact you could have changed...birds perch where they will.
Nice job.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2007 - 1:07 PM

Another shot of a male being nagged by the fairer sex!

Nothing wrong with the manipulation as far as I can see, if you'd not said you'd had difficulty with it, I'd never had known.

Good work Sue Smile

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
25 Mar 2007 - 4:12 PM

Nice one Sue ... lovely capture.
Bert

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2007 - 8:49 PM

The other looked cluttered to me Sue.Fine work to create this version.Well done.

Brian.

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MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2007 - 9:26 PM

Good work on removing those branches
Nice clear shot deserves an RC for all your hard work
Happy to be no 30 for it

mary

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