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Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 05:05 AM
This is another bird I've captured in our Grevillea lately. Ugly with that lump on his nose huh?
They are often in there with the Rainbow Lorikeets. I expect to see some Blue Faced Honeyeaters soon too.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4900188366_ffe6c4d3df_o.jpg

Odyssey
08-18-2010, 07:23 AM
Beautiful shot! Can't say the same for the bird though... :)

Matt K.
08-18-2010, 08:11 AM
Great shot. Who says that 'ugly' can't be beautiful at the same time?

Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Cheers Odyssey and Matt.

There's a couple of them out in that Grevillea right now with the Rainbow Lorikeets as I type.

Iguanasan
08-18-2010, 09:35 PM
What a weird and wonderful bird. Australia seems to be full of them! I really have to ask, though. How the heck are you doing those borders with the image overlapping the border. Your not tracing out that fine detail to create a mask of some sort are you? Is there an easier way?

Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 09:48 PM
Thanks IG.


How the heck are you doing those borders with the image overlapping the border. Your not tracing out that fine detail to create a mask of some sort are you? Is there an easier way?
I'm using the magic wand tool and the lasso tool. Topaz has a thing called Remask which can work but in the end I find manually doing it the most accurate usually.

Iguanasan
08-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Thanks IG.

I'm using the magic wand tool and the lasso tool. Topaz has a thing called Remask which can work but in the end I find manually doing it the most accurate usually.

Well, they rock! I really like the way the border and image overlap. Maybe I'll try it on a simple image if I find one. It looks like too much effort to me! :)

Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 09:57 PM
It's certainly not a 5 minute job.

JAS_Photo
08-19-2010, 04:08 AM
What a cool little bird! Nice capture, M.A. and cool borders too!

Mad Aussie
08-19-2010, 06:16 AM
Thanks JAS :)

Bambi
08-19-2010, 08:39 AM
nice capture of an ugly bird.

could you do a tutorial on the border thing? :fingerscr

Mad Aussie
08-19-2010, 05:44 PM
It's simple emough if you know how to use layers in Photoshop etc.

You simply make a background layer that's larger than your photo then drop the photo on top so you have 2 layers. By using the magic wand and lasso tools you can then selectively delete the parts of the photo you don't want.

edG
08-19-2010, 05:45 PM
great capture and very cool post

Mad Aussie
08-19-2010, 06:01 PM
Cheers EdG

Hillbillygirl
08-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Beautiful capture, and excellent choice on the border treatment.
As for the title, what type of noise do they make??

Mad Aussie
08-20-2010, 11:34 PM
Beautiful capture, and excellent choice on the border treatment.
As for the title, what type of noise do they make??
Thanks HBG.
Well the ones in our Grevillea aren't really noisy at all ... they sound quite nice really. Normal sort of bird call really.

Kawarthabob
08-21-2010, 01:27 PM
very cool!

Mad Aussie
08-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Cheers KBob :)