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The Heron and the Ducks by Deri C. Dority

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  The Heron and the Ducks  

The Heron and the Ducks
I took this picture in my backyard, it was lucky to catch the heron in with the ducks. I haven't done anything with this image as the birds all blended in with the background, almost camouflaged. The RAW file was processed in LR and then in Nik Color Efex 4 (tonal contrast and detail enhancer).
I used Photoshop CS6 and traced a somewhat uneven selection with the Lasso tool and added a feather of around 37 with the Refine dialog box. I tried to make the lighting look natural. It did help separate the birds from the background and I am much happier with the picture......

Uploaded on 2/6/2013 10:36:26 PM
Made with Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Camera
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