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Freedom (52)
kikvel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
I love this bird, it is magnificent.

I like to think that freedom has the form of an eagle (forgive me my ignorance, maybe this is a falco).

Just to share an image here.
You can share your knowledge and critiques.

Thanks!

Kikvel
Date is wrong, I`ll correct later.

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kikvel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
PhotoShop
Edited by:webphoto Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 7 N: 56] (359)

1. More Space Added infront of the profile.
2. Used The Dust and Scraches in the noise filter to rid the older background.

Hope you like..
Regards
karl

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kikvel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
A little more space in front
Edited by:mogens-j Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 751 W: 128 N: 5] (20)

- and IMO you get a better composition.

Here is what I did:

Enlarged to 600 pixels/inch.
Since there were no space in front of the bird I had to do a little trick in PS. I copied the hole picture into a new layer. Then I copied the background into the new layer in front of the bird.
Then I erazed the sharp edge and blurred the rest.
Finally I cloned the colour of the beak to the higlight areas (the burned places).
Ending with a little usm and posted.

I hope you like it.
Mogens