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Feeder Frenzy

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Feeder Frenzy
Nikon 18-200 zoom, taken from inside my house while birds were at our feeder during the February 2010 blizzard. (Quite a difference from today at 70 degrees!) This image was assembled from at least 4 different shots of birds at the feeder with layers in CS2 and then added to a fifth image of the snowfall taken out a second floor window. I didn't "clone in" any birds that were not there, but just lengthened the feeder. You can see the actual feeder on the pole at the right of the image. I used Topaz filters to help with exposure adjustments and to reduce the noise. I had to bring up the shadowed area quite a bit because the birds were backlit, even though the light was even, and I ended up with a lot of blue edging on some of the wings and particularly the birds' feet. I was able to select the blue tones and reduce their saturation with the color replacement feature in CS2 without affecting the bluebirds' coloring too much.
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Dr Silly
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    Awesome job putting this together. :O)


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2/17/2011 2:24:02 PM

 
Judith MacArthur
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Thanks for the comment, Doc...I enjoyed browsing your gallery...so many neat shots and such a variety...My favorites include the self-portrait and all the interesting single leaves...what a good eye you have...The TP shot was a treat as well... :-)


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2/17/2011 2:42:15 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Thanks for the detailed explanation of all you did to achieve this brilliant image, Judith. Very impressive, and a superb work of artistry.


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2/17/2011 3:10:38 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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This is Awesome Judith!


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2/17/2011 3:50:31 PM

 
Julie Christiansen
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What a array of birds.
Superb.


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2/17/2011 5:52:59 PM

 
Judith MacArthur
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Thanks so much for your comments, ladies!


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2/19/2011 6:33:00 PM

 
Carole L. Parker
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W0W, W0W,WOW! Amazing shot


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2/26/2011 8:44:40 PM

 
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