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A Sparrowhawk looking for a meal in my garden. Taken through a double glazed window.
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Very well spotted and captured,excellent work.
great capture and nice shot,
Great shot, especially through window...
You've caught the bird really well, lovely and sharp.
I think I may have cropped this image, both left (to remove the chain) and right (to remove the trunk on the right). There's not a lot you can do about the green bar in the background.............unless you have the patience of a saint and are prepared to clone it out!
Another way would be to select the bird and it's perch and either replacing the background or using something like 'gaussian blur' to gently blur the branches. I must admit though, I do like to see the hawk in it's natural surroundings.
Kraren's covered the main points here, and I agree with her suggestion for the crop. The trunk/bough to the right of the bird acts as a barrier cutting the frame in 2, so nothing to the right of it is relevant anyway.
I've done a quick mod with the crop, also burnt in the light brach to make it less distracting, and sharpened the face only of the bird with the sharpen brush. Hope that's some use
Many thanks for the comments and for the modification by Steven.
I'll hopefully get to grips with Photoshop as time progresses.
Sorry modification was by Stephen - "Tooth"
I uploaded a quick mod to show that the blue bar can be removed in about ten seconds by desaturating the cyan channel and painting the bird back through the mask so it retains any cyan that may be present in the bird. Cropped adjusted levels and sharpened.
Many thanks for the mod - I'm afraid that I'm a total novice when it comes to photoshop but I really appreciate your information and help.
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