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Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
15 Jun 2012 3:15PM
Amazing how calm these nesting birds were,,but then we did keep our distance,,,
Out of curiosity Paul did you add the plastic effect to this,,in Ps,,
Loving the detail in those feathers,,


Ps let me know dates for August and we can orginise our return,,


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paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Jun 2012 3:22PM
Hi Aidan. The effect on the water is done with a filter called pixel bender. The feathers were brought out by painting on various seperate blank layers, using a graphics pen, with black/white to enhance the shadows and highlights and also the details. Tedious but very theraputic Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2228 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 4:04PM
Superb composition combined with shallow dof and processing - giving them that expanse of soft blue ripples to look into.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Jun 2012 4:09PM
Thanks for the comment Moira. Appreciate it. Paul
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
15 Jun 2012 5:49PM
This is a wonderful almost like a painting image!
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Jun 2012 5:51PM
Thanks Jenn. Paul
1881 8 India
21 Jun 2012 6:41PM
GREAT work.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
21 Jun 2012 10:08PM
Cheers Sanjeev. Paul

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