7 thoughts on “Black-Capped Chickadee on a Rainy Day

  1. Yes, I actually did several things to it in Photoshop, which is why it’s called “on A Rainy Day,” the only time I’m apt to spend enough time playing around with photos in Photoshop.

    I used an effect called “Sponge,” at reduced opacity so that it didn’t seem so pronounced on the background, sharpened the bird a little and used a mask to clear away some of the sponge background that was too close to his feathers.

  2. We don’t have these, Loren but they look quite like our Great tits.
    Thanks for telling me where you live – I looked it up – what a marvellous spot – near to interesting water, not far from the Pacific – quite near Vancouver Island. (have been there a couple of times and thought it was beautiful.) I envy you that location. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. such a very cool effect — I know very little about Photoshop, but it looks like it could be useful, though labor-intensive.

  4. I think Photoshop has a fairly high learning curve, Jame, which is why I stick with it rather than moving to some of the new products like GIMP which are Open source and FREE.

    Once you’ve learned how to make an effective mask, the most time-consuming part, the rest is just a matter of being willing to play around with filters, and adjust their effect, until you’re satisfied with the result.

    I suspect I’m fussier than a lot of people and am seldom satisfied with just applying a filter and leaving it at that. I always want to “tweak” it, and that takes time.

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