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Hello all,

This shot has been post processed in photoshop. If you look back to how I altered the Goldfinch and Greenfinch in flight, it is the same principle as this. I copied and pasted the bird into a new layer before adding a blur to the background. I then cloned out where the feeders had been and added the blur again. I pasted the Sparrow back onto the background layer and cropped to how I liked it. Finally a bit of sharpening and here we are!!

I hope that you like it and all comments and critiscms are welcome.

Matt

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 180mm plus TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Determined Flight
Username:Emmog Emmog
Uploaded:27 Aug 2010 - 4:26 PM
Tags:Birds in flight, Digitally manipulated, Flying, House sparrow, Sparrow, Sparrow flying, Wildlife / nature
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lawbert
lawbert  71713 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 4:30 PM

Excellent work Matt....I really like what you have done in photoshop here...Most of all though you had a sharp inflight to start with.
Paul

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 4:36 PM

Thanks for the comment and the kind words Paul
Matt

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JoeWozza
JoeWozza  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 4:38 PM

Agreed with paul brilliant ps work and congrats on the inflight capture great image.
Joe

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 4:40 PM

fantastic

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 5:02 PM

well captured matt!!! x x

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 5:27 PM

Thanks for all the comments. Really glad that you like it
Matt

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9138 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 - 6:23 PM

excellent work. Val

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Graham-Mead
27 Aug 2010 - 6:55 PM

Excellent shot.

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2010 - 8:32 PM

Thanks for all the comments. Really pleased that you like it

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chensuriashi e2 Member 8132 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2010 - 7:38 AM

Nice one with a superb cam of course you have to get closer...Chen.

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2010 - 8:38 AM

Brilliant Smile You can't tell that it's been photoshopped! Great image Grin

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2010 - 11:41 AM

this is an excellent shot and shows that you have a vision for pictures and are learning really well re the post processing but dont overdo it as it can look false.

This is an excellent picture well done

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KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84281 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 7:52 AM

Brilliantly manipulated! Thanks for the write up!

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 10:02 AM

Great post-processing, but for me, the most amazing thing about this image is the timing - brilliantly captured! Smile

All the manipulation in the world won't turn a bad shot into a good one, so it's great to see how you have enhanced an already excellent image! Smile

(Hope that makes sense, Matt) Wink

Fran x

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2010 - 8:18 PM

Thanks to all for the comments. Really glad that you like this shot.
Matt

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2010 - 10:27 PM

lovely shot love the feeling of space around it

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 4:57 PM

Thanks kaz10.
Matt

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perkyjude
perkyjude  346 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 8:43 AM

Wow - another incredible shot - and reading your description you are obviously very good at the post process stuff, unlike me...lol. You have a fantastic photostream.

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2011 - 7:50 PM

Thank you for your kind comments, Judith. Pleased to hear that you like my images.

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