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Revamped - but is it art?

By SueWB
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!!)

Tags: Wildlife Bird Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Finch Goldfinches Wildlife and nature

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Comments


KBan 11 490 4 England
24 Mar 2007 10:47PM
looks good from here Sue
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TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
24 Mar 2007 10:49PM
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!
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
24 Mar 2007 11:37PM
A beautiful image--- more work that I would like to do-- You photoshoped Excellently!


jennnnn
piccy 10 8 Wales
24 Mar 2007 11:58PM
Of the two I think I prefer this one. Nice work.
Freda
Loupix 10 80 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2007 12:30AM
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
RogBrown 9 3.1k 10 England
25 Mar 2007 12:56AM
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
25 Mar 2007 6:23AM
this is great
colours and detail great
well taken
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
25 Mar 2007 7:37AM
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.
User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
25 Mar 2007 10:22AM
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
25 Mar 2007 11:29AM
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.
25 Mar 2007 11:29AM
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.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
25 Mar 2007 1:07PM
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
BertC 9 29 Malta
25 Mar 2007 4:12PM
Nice one Sue ... lovely capture.
Bert
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
27 Mar 2007 8:49PM
The other looked cluttered to me Sue.Fine work to create this version.Well done.

Brian.
MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2007 9:26PM
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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