On Guard

By SlowSong
Spotted a woodpigeon on a fencepost, rather hidden amongst dense bushes. The original isn't much to look at but once I tried a pinhole effect and did a bit of fiddling about it became a different picture altogether.

Many thanks for all your birthday wishes for yesterday. Have been immersed in reading instructions and looking at my stellarium ready for this evening's viewing and have found a local Astronomy Club which looks very good so I might pop along there later this week.

Tags: General Black and white Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

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debu 8 India
15 Apr 2014 11:44AM
Great work.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Apr 2014 11:44AM
What a wonderful 'fiddle', Chris, you've ended up with a cracking result Smile Carol
15 Apr 2014 11:45AM
Nicely done Smile

Brian J.
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
15 Apr 2014 11:48AM
Yep.......excellent fiddling......has a comic book feel to it..........the wood pigeon could almost be a superhero on the lookout for trouble........(yes I am a little bit weird Blush)
Kurt42 15 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2014 11:49AM
Well worth the "fiddling". Has an interesting 2D effect, creating a pleasing image.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Apr 2014 12:34PM
Like the effect you have here Chris.
Good work.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
15 Apr 2014 12:59PM
The fiddling works well with this Chris, as Phil say it has a comic book feel
Regards Richard
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
15 Apr 2014 1:38PM
The pigeon and the woodwork look like pencil or charcoal drawings, Chris. I 'fiddle' a lot and when I have found a pleasing effect, can never remember how I achieved it!

JohnoP 12 2
15 Apr 2014 1:51PM
Glad I looked at this Chris...interesting effect you have accomplished....and yes a 'comic book' feel! Smile John
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Apr 2014 1:55PM
I stayed up til 11:30pm last night waiting for the moon to turn red. Didn't change one bit here. Hope you seen something with your new Birthday present. This is quite a fun image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Apr 2014 2:01PM
I would love to have a sign like this for my PRIVATE GARDEN.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sorry to be late!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
15 Apr 2014 2:37PM
A delightful image, love the mono tones....don't forget your camera with your new hobbyGrin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2014 3:08PM
brilliant detail chris wonderful tones it looks well fed Blush a happy late birthday from me too Wink
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2014 3:36PM
The treatment works well, Chris.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Apr 2014 4:52PM
Great bit of work here, Chris Smile
Didn't know it was your birthday, so Happy Birthday for yesterday! Smile
I notice it's a Full Moon today, and the weather's good, so it should be a good night for going out to see it! SmileSmile
Trev Smile
Source 7
15 Apr 2014 9:13PM
This is brilliant.So unusual and appealing
- source
16 Apr 2014 4:56AM
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Apr 2014 11:39AM
As stated in previous, delightful image Chris. Belated birthday wishes Smile hope you had fun !!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
16 Apr 2014 1:36PM
Excellent processing Chris; I like the effect!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
16 Apr 2014 4:00PM
Nice work.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Apr 2014 4:05PM
intriguing image...
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
16 Apr 2014 7:02PM
What a transformation. Super.
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 7:29PM
Really like the processing.
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
16 Apr 2014 8:21PM
Well worth the fiddling - attractive result.

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