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The Swan (v.2)

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This is the second version of a previous upload taken on boxing day. In the first upload there was an object behind the swan which I had tried to get rid of but couldn't. A couple of people did some mods for me on version one (thankyou) and inspired me to keep trying! But not being very experienced with Corel PSP, I haven't found it easy. Anyway, this is the best I can do...I know its still not perfect but I'm quite pleased with it. If anyone can tell me how to get rid of the white glow the swan now has near it's bill and inside of its neck I'd be grateful.

I'd be interested to hear what you think.

Thanks for stopping by.

(Version one is in my portfolio - I've not yet learned how to attach different versions)

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 70-300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Swan (v.2)
Username:DonnaN DonnaN
Uploaded:28 Jan 2010 - 10:01 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 10:23 PM

Nicely captured , persevere with PSP I took about 10 months to get to grips with it. I would find it tricky to clone out those bright bits on the neck and bill.
Regards mary

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 10:43 PM

Well done for what you have achieved, the white bits could be cloned in ps not sure about your programme but certainly well done for this one Colin

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picturistic
1 Feb 2010 - 9:36 AM

we are all learning Donna and as long as we keep doing so we must be getting better or at least I hope so...lol

its a lovely comp and has great detail, beautiful creature well worth the effort, keep at it you have some beautiful images

Adrian

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2010 - 7:44 PM

It will bee difficult to get those highlights back Donna as all the detail has gone and the whites are completely burned out.If possible when the lighting id Difficult and the sun is so bright try to take your camera reading from the whitest part. It is easier to get something out of the darker areas that those which are pure white.
You will no doubt get there and the main purpose of taking these photographs is that you enjoy it and keep pursuing your hobby.
You have captured a lovely shape and there are far more plus points about tis image than negative.

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 7770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2010 - 2:06 PM

Hi Donna how are you doing? OK I think you need to be brave with this bg issue here - I think I would clone from another part of the picture entirely using the fuzzy ball (one of the pre-sets in PSP) you will also need to turn down the opacity to about 45 otherwise you will just clone a neat circle.

The only other thing I guess you could try here is the much neglected air brush - again a well turned down opacity and work at a very high magnification aiming just to take the edge off the light areas. Keep using the eye dropper to pick up colour changes as you work (otherwise you end up with block solid colour which never looks very convincing).

The other thing you could try doing is press the button that says 'return to location and shoot again' (not sure what this is on PS!!). This never works for me because everything is different second time around - but you may have better luck.

Cheers

Robert

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 - 6:14 PM

beautiful capture donna.ray

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stephenscott
4 Mar 2010 - 9:19 PM

Outstanding detail,and great light,well taken..

Steve..

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