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    Wilson's Snipe

    While waiting for hawks, I spotted this little bird. He was fairly tolerant of me.

    All C&C welcome.


    #1 I know he's lost in the background, but it's kind of the point. I did do a little work on the background so he wasn't totally camouflaged.

    Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    #2 I like the ripples and the reflection in this one. Wish that stick wasn't just over his tail but I don't think I can successfully remove it.

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    Last edited by terrib; 5th March 2013 at 05:59 PM. Reason: to change the title

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Nice shots, but I think it's a Wilson's snipe, probably juvenile because the eye stripe is rather faint.

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Quote Originally Posted by davidedric View Post
    Nice shots, but I think it's a Wilson's snipe, probably juvenile because the eye stripe is rather faint.
    thank you, Dave! Definitely looks more like a Wilson's Snipe than a Stilted Sandpiper. I've changed the title.

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Yes second shot is good. There is a firm edge to the bird beside the stick so it might clone out if you use a slightly harder brush edge when you get in really close.

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    This is a quick removal of some sticks.

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Thanks, Geoff for taking a time to show the edit. I'll give it a whirl.

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    I like the second best, but well done Terri!

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Good work Terri, interesting bird.

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    Re: Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Nice job terri, a few things to ponder on.............................

    Your original image..............you added saturation, but in the process, the blues are showing up in the shadow details and water........Stilted Sandpiper (I think)


    A quick down and dirty fix is to crank the blue channel up in a hue and saturation layer to see where they are.........
    Stilted Sandpiper (I think)

    Reduce the saturation of the blues and cyans.(because they arn't affecting anything else in the image you want them in)........................
    Stilted Sandpiper (I think)


    Add some magenta to fix the green cast............................Stilted Sandpiper (I think)
    Last edited by Steve S; 6th March 2013 at 03:18 AM.

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