Due to the vast bird population here on the Island and the willingness to clean out all the shelves at the grocery store in search of grape jelly for them, I seem to have a plethora of bird photos to fix.
Here is a little white breasted nuthatch photo I liked but didn't care for the distraction of the background. And then there was that strange blue blob on the tree like it got hit during a game of paintball or something.
They are such hyper birds, never landing for very long in any one spot. If anyone could use a dose of ritalin it's these guys!
I blurred out the background and removed the blue paint. It ended up a bit dark.
So just like doing the laundry, I lightened and brightened with a click of the button. Oh, if only the laundry were so easy!
Then I started to play with my favorite filters. This one is the dry brush filter.
This one is posterized edges.
This one is the sponge filter.
This is the watercolor filter.
And finally just for fun I reverted back to the original image (the lightened version) and added a filter using a photo of an old stone wall to give it texture to go with the tree trunk.
Long Live the Queen of Photo Fixes