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Layered Feathers - Feathered Layers
Layered Feathers - Feathered Layers

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Layers (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Canon Power Shot SX10 IS
Location: Werribee, Vic. Australia
Date: Dec 25, 2010
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2010

Bantam chickens which are very good layers, displaying their layered plumage.

Processing steps (involved layers, haha)
Open PSCS3
Crop and rotate to make the vertical doorway straight.
Duplicate layer
Topaz Detail - bold detail
Erase area behind chickens
Select background layer
Select areas of wire in background
Blur - blur more
Brightness/contrast - decrease brightness
Clone out small white scratch on doorway
Increase saturation a little
Image size

Place: 56 out of 98
Avg (all users): 5.3283
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.3659
Avg (non-participants): 5.3185
Views since voting: 675
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 198
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2011 02:25:27 PM
I didn't know chickens had camouflage! Cool!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2011 06:15:07 PM
Interesting concept. Draw a line with your finger where your eye is lead around the image then ask yourself if that is what you would want in this image. My eye is naturally drawn to the chickens' eyes which is very close to the edge of the frame.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2011 12:38:21 AM
Cute title, nice and colourful hens
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2011 05:14:27 PM
Its like they're having a right natter! Great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2011 08:24:28 PM
pretty colors.
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12/30/2010 09:22:33 PM
Clever titles are half the fun!
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12/30/2010 07:46:37 AM
Different, but I like it
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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