Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Fairlawn, Ohio
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008
|Well without a monster zoom lens, I was limited this week with my Bird shots. So I went to my favorite lake in search of some water shots, and got a bit lucky with this one. She was floating around and came rather close so I could get this shot. I love how graceful and beautiful these birds are. They always seem to want to show thier beauty and there is much to show.
In 2004, a nationwide program in the United States was announced that would reduce Mute Swan populations by 85%, with the remaining swans to be pinioned, neutered and placed in parks. Although thousands protested, it was to no avail. I'm not sure if this is one of those swans, but I have seen mute swans here before. I was really glad I was able to capture this and hope others like it as well.
Shot in Raw
USM, Dodge & Burn, Brightness & Contrast, Neat Image, Channel Mixer, Hue Saturation to add Blue tone. Used Curves Layer and Layer Mask, Crop, Resize, Add Border, Save for Web.
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