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No Ugly Duckling

By discreetphoton  
It's not winning any awards, it's just some swan I was using to test out some more advanced techniques in photoshop than I'd been using prior to my computer dying on me.
Finally found a book that explains it all, and had to try it out.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: fez, chicco, Nic_WA and 4 more

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fez 13 262
22 Dec 2004 8:21PM
wonderful detail captured here, perfect focal distance, love the fact you can see moisture on its beak, clicky from me.

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chicco 13 United States
22 Dec 2004 8:53PM
incredible detail
nanpantanman 13 24 1 England
22 Dec 2004 11:17PM
Excellent. Lovely sharp detail. Click.

StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
23 Dec 2004 2:38AM
Great close up.Excellent Detail.

Deez 12 7
23 Dec 2004 6:45AM
Nicely done. What exactly have you done to this in PS then?
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2004 3:13PM
Thanks. Deez, I experimented with calculations for the first time as a way of selecting, played about with curve adjustment layers, removed a distracting flock of ducks from the background and sharpened up the bird whilst blurring out the background. Oh yeah, and the swan also got rotated. The beak was originally parallel with the horizon, and it made it hard for me to find a crop that I liked.
kaybee 13 5.5k 25 Scotland
24 Dec 2004 2:57AM
Nice one. Beautifully sharp and the cut out has been done fantastically - there is none of the usual give away halos
Deez 12 7
28 Dec 2004 7:03AM
Ahh.... well, very well done.
Willyjeen 12 7
11 Feb 2005 7:03PM
Deserves more clicks, I really love this one.
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
11 Feb 2005 8:48PM
Nice shot! Spot On! Click!!!


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