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Determined Flight

By Emmog
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.


Tags: Flying Sparrow Digitally manipulated Birds in flight House sparrow Wildlife and nature Sparrow flying

Voters: arhb, lawbert, JoeWozza and 18 more

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lawbert 10 1.8k 15 England
27 Aug 2010 4:30PM
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.

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Emmog 8 38 1 England
27 Aug 2010 4:36PM
Thanks for the comment and the kind words Paul
JoeWozza 8 2 England
27 Aug 2010 4:38PM
Agreed with paul brilliant ps work and congrats on the inflight capture great image.
27 Aug 2010 4:40PM
lianna 7 13 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 5:02PM
well captured matt!!! x x
Emmog 8 38 1 England
27 Aug 2010 5:27PM
Thanks for all the comments. Really glad that you like it
ValSaxby Plus
11 146 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 6:23PM
excellent work. Val
Graham-Mead 7 12 9 England
27 Aug 2010 6:55PM
Excellent shot.
Emmog 8 38 1 England
27 Aug 2010 8:32PM
Thanks for all the comments. Really pleased that you like it
chensuriashi Plus
11 268 17 England
28 Aug 2010 7:38AM
Nice one with a superb cam of course you have to get closer...Chen.
RachelMB 11 42 10 England
28 Aug 2010 8:38AM
Brilliant Smile You can't tell that it's been photoshopped! Great image Grin
ginz04 13 281 20 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 11:41AM
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
KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
29 Aug 2010 7:52AM
Brilliantly manipulated! Thanks for the write up!
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
29 Aug 2010 10:02AM
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
Emmog 8 38 1 England
29 Aug 2010 8:18PM
Thanks to all for the comments. Really glad that you like this shot.
16 Sep 2010 10:27PM
lovely shot love the feeling of space around it
Emmog 8 38 1 England
17 Sep 2010 4:57PM
Thanks kaz10.
perkyjude 6 46 11 England
18 Dec 2011 8:43AM
Wow - another incredible shot - and reading your description you are obviously very good at the post process stuff, unlike You have a fantastic photostream.
Emmog 8 38 1 England
18 Dec 2011 7:50PM
Thank you for your kind comments, Judith. Pleased to hear that you like my images.

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