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blue heron (4)
kshew Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)

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kshew Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
irfanview
Edited by:trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)

hello Ken

With Irfanview, a simple and user-friendly free software [on my old computer and win98], I do some pp work here

.crop a bit off top/right and most of left side because the bokeh blur shows very little other interesting feature there but I leave a little room in front of the bird to place off center

.brighten up, contrast, saturation, levels
.sharpen
.add border to resize 800pixel

I hope you will like it.

regards, bill

p/s I have deleted the original photo and WS from my computer after upload.

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kshew Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
Level Adjustment and Crop
Edited by:Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)

Used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to crop the picture for composition and adjusted the levels.