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Bullfinch (26)
cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)

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cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
CS2 Clone tool
Edited by:janhendrik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 363 W: 58 N: 667] (2392)

I played around with the clone tool in PS CS2. I removed all the excess twigs, just for estetical purposes. Hope you like it.

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cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Branch
Edited by:manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)

Using Photo Elements 4, I cloned out the offending branch and raised the level of saturation and contrast a tad.
Hope you like it.