[missbirdphotos] Re: My Take on Bittern Photo

A great photo Judy, but your skills are way beyond mine to comprehend.
Curious as to why it was a challenging photo?

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Judy Howle <howle@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> That looks good Jay.  It was a challenging photo to me.  Here's my
> version.  I used CS6 raw converter and adjusted color and tone  and I added
> some blue also and then I used Nik Color Efex color contrast filter and the
> Detail enhancer filter.  I also added a light vignette plus I airbrushed a
> dark color over some of the bright spots in the background foliage and used
> the blur tool on same. I often use the blur tool on busy backgrounds to
> make them recede a bit. I used the Photoshop sharpen tool in the toolbar
> which is now very good, not like the older versions, just on the head and
> neck and legs/feet.
>
> Judy Howle
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: missbirdphotos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> missbirdphotos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of J. K. Cliburn
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:17 PM
> To: missbirdphotos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [missbirdphotos] Re: My Take on Bittern Photo
>
> Here's my result (scaled down to 800x600).  I used UFRaw to read the raw
> file and do some initial processing (saturation, contrast), then exported
> to Gimp for finish work (set white point, increased blue a little,
> cropping, scaling, unsharp mask).
>
> Jay
>
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Dana Swan <danaswan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > My take on the Bittern photo from NEF 158 that I just posted.
> > --
> > Dana Swan at Toccopola, Mississippi.
> > There are two kinds of men in this world.
> > Those who can grill and those who think they can grill.     B. Flay.
> >
>



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Dana Swan at Toccopola, Mississippi.
*There are two kinds of men in this world.   *
*Those who can grill and those who think they can grill.     B. Flay. *
**

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