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2.41 - "Needs Work" 

Rough legged hawk photo shot in the wild combined with a painted background.

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Tony Oliver's picture

Nice blending

Gene Wick's picture

Thank you, blending had a lot to do with duplicating the layer and changing the blend mode. I did that a few times and I know I played with other layers as well to blend in and change lighting but I don't remember if I kept any of them or not.

Brandon MacKinnon's picture

I really like it... but something seems off to me i cant quite put my finger on it... ahh maybe because it resembles a photo with too much fill flash, in my mind based on background im expecting a darker bird? Idk but the balance is a little off for me, the birds left wing is a little bright and the face. Also maybe the white balance on the bird? I think thats it, could make this a 4 for me. Its too blue on the bird doesnt match the yellow/gold background? Just throwing some ideas around! cheers!

Gene Wick's picture

Good eye. Thank you for the critique. Background has the light source and I didn't take that into account The light source (along with photo angle) should have been the first thing I take into account.