A green bee-eater perching

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Ananda M Forum Member • Posts: 70
A green bee-eater perching
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Photographed this green bee-eater ~10 days ago, got to processing it now. Sharing two crops of one shot - tried to remove a twig at the upper right corner, but felt it was too close a crop. Let me know which version looks better!

All shots denoised via Topaz and processed in Lightroom. Hope you like it!

A close crop

A less-cropped version of the first image

Another shot

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bobgilbody Senior Member • Posts: 1,371
Re: A green bee-eater perching

I prefer Nos. 2 but all three are nice images.

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frogstar Senior Member • Posts: 1,120
Re: A green bee-eater perching

Agreed, #2 crop looks better IMO.  Why don't you crop as in #2 and clone out or content aware fill the branches?  Nice shots.

Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 17,057
Re: A green bee-eater perching

Great shots Ananda

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Mikel10
Mikel10 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,167
Re: A green bee-eater perching

All nice images of a colorful bird. Thanks for sharing.

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windoze Veteran Member • Posts: 9,134
Re: A green bee-eater perching

i like the 1st image best - well done

thanks for sharing

windoze

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OP Ananda M Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: A green bee-eater perching

frogstar wrote:

Agreed, #2 crop looks better IMO. Why don't you crop as in #2 and clone out or content aware fill the branches? Nice shots.

Thank you.

I generally don't clone out/remove parts of the image, as I feel that isn't being faithful to the scene I captured/changes the 'natural' picture to the viewer. I understand it may not be absolutely right to say that, but just my feeling on this.

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Red Barchetta Senior Member • Posts: 2,279
Re: A green bee-eater perching

Nice set, lovely colors and bokeh. #2 is my favorite.

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OP Ananda M Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: A green bee-eater perching

Thank you, everyone for the feedback.

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