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February 12, 2014 - 24 went

About "BOKEH"

I photographed this beautiful broad-winged hawk with a small sensor megazoom camera that produces no natural Bokeh. To make him stand out from the busy background I created a false Bokeh (more blurring than true Bokeh) and now he looks MUCH better!

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Added by Carl C.
on Feb 26, 2014.


  • Carl C.

    To do this I made a careful selection of the bird and the wire on which he's perched, inverted the selection and applied Gaussian blur to the background. I then reverted back to the original selection and edited colors, levels, clarity, contrast, etc., to make the bird really "pop" and stand out from the background. Now, if I REALLY wanted to get creative I'd replace the ugly wire with a tree branch!

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