The Passing Duck
While taking pictures of my children, this funny but nice duck passed my view.
TECH-INFO: one RAW file converted into a 16 bit TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I darkened the background by making a selection of the duck using the quick selection tool and the refine selected edge. This way works very well (normally I use a pen to paint on the masks of layers). The beak and feet of the duck got more contrast and made a bit brighter (as well the fir apple on the left). A little but very disturbing wooden branch covering the duck and his left foot is removed. Not with the clone tool but with an own developed method of using a combination of the patch tool and making little copies of parts of the image (mainly of the duck). Some of those copies are altered with the free transform tool.
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