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Old 09-30-2009, 07:35 PM
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Humming Bird

Here's a "little something" I took this morning while sitting on the back deck.

Reducing it to upload doesn't do justice to the sharpness, but hope you can still have some fun with it.

I used Mike Finn's Paint Wtih Texture for my go.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:46 PM
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Re: Humming Bird

Those hummingbirds are pretty neat. We started putting out feeders a few years ago. For my version, adjusted for awhile and finished up by painting with Impressionist.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:20 AM
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Re: Humming Bird

Thanks for the play Skip

Cropped, made a cutout, blurred background (radial then Gaussian), increased saturation a bit, solar curve on flower in corner, finished off with a softlight -FotoSketcher watercolor layer
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:58 AM
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Re: Humming Bird

John, OlBaldy -- Very nice renditions, I love them both. OlBaldy, your bluring of the background really accentuates the subject. Nice!
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:56 PM
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Re: Humming Bird

I did have fun with your photo, Skip. What a great capture.

I used the various layers of the Impressionist filter, Virtual Painter, and Topaz.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: Humming Bird

Skip, John, Ol'Baldy & Fran,
Each of your translations is a gem. And what an incredible capture, Skip.
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Re: Humming Bird

Thought I would try a Seurat.

Below's the complete rendering.

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:32 AM
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Wow, Lyle, you sure did try a Seurat. Great job. That's a very effective piece of artwork.

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:36 AM
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Re: Humming Bird

Very nice Fran, love the enhanced color

Thanks Veronica, I was at the ready with the camera but still got very lucky to catch the shot just as he/she stopped to take a little nectar from the flower.

Another great interpretation Lyle, such imagination you have.
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Re: Humming Bird

Thanks Fran/Skip; easy to do but hard to explain. Used ICE4 filter (after applying some noise) for starters. I then used GIMP's Erode filter to make the little dots bigger. I dupped the result and then used a Script-fu called Warp Sharp (default settings) and copied the lower layer on top and set the result to Grain Extract. I merged down and set that result to Grain Merge and dupped this layer a few times til happy. I then copied original on top and set to Hue and adjusted Opacity to taste and flattened. I then ran GIMP's bumpmap filter for added dimension. Like I said, simple to do but hard to explain.
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