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By glazzaro  
Good Evening

Well its raining, snowing and heavy winds, what a rotten day! So since I was stuck inside the house all day I decided to play around with a couple of shots replacing backgrounds. What can I say I was bored!

What I did:

1. I selected the background with magic wand, then inverted the selection. Did a copy of just the dragonfly.
2. Inverted the selection back so that the background was selected. Then used blur, average. this gave me a solid bg.
3. I then pasted the copy of the dragonfly that I had in the clipboard, then used blending tool to merge the image. Then merged the layer.
4. Finally adjusted levels, contrast, brightness, saturation and Hi Pass.

Tags: Dragon fly Wildlife and nature

Voters: kayakercanoe, phil'em, GillyB and 79 more

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GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 1:31AM
Lovely work Greg.

geoffrey baker 18 501 1 Wales
23 Feb 2009 1:37AM
Great work Greg.
Brilane 16 5 12 Wales
23 Feb 2009 1:44AM
Nicely done, excellent picture.
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
23 Feb 2009 2:39AM
Nice job--- what is the blending tool?
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
23 Feb 2009 3:06AM
Excellent macro shot! Nice work.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
23 Feb 2009 4:48AM
Excellent work, producing a fantastic image. I wouldn't know where to start! Carol
23 Feb 2009 5:13AM
Lovely and delicate. Extremely well done.
Cheers, Mac
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
23 Feb 2009 7:03AM
A gorgeous image! Thank you so much for explaining how it was done - not enough people write their methods! The details you've captured (and kept during your manipulation) is brilliant. This is beautiful! Smile
motorsportpictures 14 289 23 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 7:55AM
Amazing colours and detail.
DOGSBODY 13 1.4k 30 England
23 Feb 2009 8:03AM
This is a very good piece of work . My only modification would be to crop it just a bit tighter. At the moment it works better as a pictorial image than as a detailed shot of the dragonfly. Make a duplicate copy and you can have both versions. Andy
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
23 Feb 2009 8:14AM
Sharp and clear, roll on Spring Greg. Ron.
wyatturp 16 2 England
23 Feb 2009 8:23AM
Fab work
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 8:55AM
A stunning shot.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
23 Feb 2009 9:06AM
The manipulation leaves me weak at the knees Greg but the end result is brilliant. Spot on.
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
23 Feb 2009 9:39AM
Excellent crisp details, spot on

Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
23 Feb 2009 11:02AM
wow stunning detail, great work
peter_oak 17 1 England
23 Feb 2009 12:05PM
Super shot Greg spot on.

cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 1:46PM
Lovely detail, light and comp. Great shot.
arnieg 18 704 England
23 Feb 2009 3:04PM
excellent capture and work
tim g 18 13 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 4:11PM
A lovely detailed capture.

SoulOfNature 14 23 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 4:49PM
Brilliant work,great capture.

Jean x
23 Feb 2009 5:37PM
Fantastic image Greg.

John Smile
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
23 Feb 2009 6:38PM
Outstanding detail and clarity in this first class image, happy to bring up a well deserved half century
Steve_S Plus
16 183 3 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 6:53PM
Great image Greg and super work too
23 Feb 2009 7:27PM
lovely delicate photo
iancam 13 23 England
23 Feb 2009 8:30PM
Lovely image
sillygirl 14 9 Sweden
23 Feb 2009 9:15PM
Beautiful work, superb details.
23 Feb 2009 11:11PM
Fantastic work on that image Greg, well worth the effort.

tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 11:42PM
Excellent work Greg and love all the closeup details and patterns in the wings
johnjrp 18 432 5 Australia
24 Feb 2009 12:19AM
Great piece of work Greg. Amazing how you manage to change the bg colour even through the fine wing details. John
24 Feb 2009 9:34AM
Superb shot,
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 10:15PM
superb, looking forward to dragon season here
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 11:57PM
A superb piece of artwork
paulcr 17 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Feb 2009 11:10AM
Large version is exceptional. Paul

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