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Northern Saw-whet Owl (64)
MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
On that morning the forest was beautiful we just had the night before our first snow fall of the year not plenty but enought to covert everything and with the sun shining the scenery was outstanding.I when there hoping to see that Owl so I when to my usual place and did shooting on many different species.It was then lunch time and I decided to go back home about 50 foot away I came face to face with what I had in mine it was there standing about 8 feet up in the air with is eyes open.
From Audubon
Avery small,earless,yellow-eyed owl;brown above,with white streaks on forehead,dark bill,and short taill.Juvenille are chocolate brow above,buffbelow,whit white triangle on forehead

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MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Red Desaturate
Edited by:Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)

Michel made a great picture of this owl. But the red stained branch above its head is kind of disturbing.

To fix it I selected and area a bit larger than the red stain. Precision here is not critical since the procedure is very flexible. I chose the saturation tool, then I selected only the red channel and I almost desaturated completely the red but not completely to keep a feeling of brown later. Doing so, the stain was brighter than the rest of the branch so I had to reduce the red density in the same toolbox for desaturation. The effect looks very natural. I hope you won't mind the workshop.

Alain