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Sep 15, 2021 17:51:37   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
Beautiful, Phil! These were worth resurrecting!


Thanks Carol, old Showys never die!

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Sep 15, 2021 18:03:24   #
docshark Loc: Long Neck, DE
 
rockdog wrote:
Hi Doc, I appreciate your kind comment very much. These experiments with postprocessing have been fun but I do not share them on my birding forums where the "don't show the hand of man or fool with mother nature" ethic holds. I try to avoid taking the subject too far from reality but have seriously messed with the backgrounds on many of my last posts.
It is good to hear from you Doc, thanks for the visit. Hope you have had a good Summer.


How does one remove a background and replace it with another?
>i< Doc

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Sep 15, 2021 18:43:21   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
docshark wrote:
How does one remove a background and replace it with another?
>i< Doc


The use of layers and creating a mask to isolate the subject and then blend in a new background is the usual path. I use PS Elements and these were actually done in the Guided section using the AI sky replacement tools and variations of their stock backgrounds. I am in no way sophisticated with my processing skills but this kind of play is
an enjoyable way to revisit favorite photos with new goals. There are far better resources on UHH than me to learn multiple ways of accomplishing these background modifications. Ultimately it is about how much computer time you are willing to spend and I have had far too much time on my hands in the past year. We are hoping for rain and the beginning of the migratory waterfowl season to get us going again.
Best to you Doc,

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Sep 15, 2021 19:24:23   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
 
Some very nice work Phil.

Don

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Sep 15, 2021 19:50:45   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
PAR4DCR wrote:
Some very nice work Phil.

Don


Thank you Don!

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Sep 15, 2021 20:13:34   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Beauties with the color adding to it.

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Sep 15, 2021 20:23:09   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Super PP.

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Sep 15, 2021 21:34:50   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
tcthome wrote:
Beauties with the color adding to it.


Thank you tcthome! I can get carried away with my color choices and I have been working the reds and oranges kind of hard with my recent posts, but....I can't help it!

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Sep 15, 2021 21:35:39   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
ecobin wrote:
Super PP.


I appreciate the kind comment ecobin, thank you.

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Sep 16, 2021 09:04:00   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
rockdog wrote:
More reworking old files. These are not SOOC.


what a beauty, phil...the shots are beautiful...love the lighting!

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Sep 16, 2021 10:48:29   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
merrytexan wrote:
what a beauty, phil...the shots are beautiful...love the lighting!


Thanks MT! The light was there in the originals which makes this kind of play possible. Hope things are good down your way.

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Sep 16, 2021 22:02:09   #
Bubalola Loc: Big Apple, NY
 
rockdog wrote:
More reworking old files. These are not SOOC.


Interesting and attractive.

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Sep 16, 2021 23:28:37   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
Bubalola wrote:
Interesting and attractive.


Thank you Eugene. I just enjoyed your young Osprey set. It was a good reminder that well done documentary bird photos can be stunning without the need for this kind of play.

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Sep 17, 2021 14:34:12   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
rockdog wrote:
Thanks MT! The light was there in the originals which makes this kind of play possible. Hope things are good down your way.


things are good and so far all our friends and family are staying safe. hope things are ok your way too!

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Sep 17, 2021 14:44:43   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
merrytexan wrote:
things are good and so far all our friends and family are staying safe. hope things are ok your way too!


Good news, us too...with the operative words "so far" still in play...

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