Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Ducks and Geese
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Burke, VA
Date: Oct 28, 2010
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2010
|Just a Canada Goose in late afternoon, but while the subject is rather ordinary the light and color really appeal to me. And I got eye contact ;-) I actually liked the uncropped composition (with some straightening) but for this challenge I wanted to show the eye more clearly.
PP - white balance, straightened, cropped, levels, increased saturation and contrast, colored goose feathers a bit browner, dupe layer, erased goose and merged with original in multiply mode at 50% transparency, gradient filter to further deepen dark colors in the background, dodged goose face, resized, sharpened, blurred background more, cloned out sharpening haloes.
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