Rusty Pinckney  

What? by Rusty Pinckney

October 2020 - What?

About the Image(s)

I shot this image with my Canon Power Shot SX10IS while visiting a friend in Arlington Hts Illinois. During a walk we were cornered by this swan with an attitude. Post editing to crop, delete distractions and focus on its face with the attitude.

6 comments posted

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
You were lucky to survive. They are so mean. There seems to be some distortion in his left eye, or had you bashed him?   Posted: 10/12/2020 10:46:01

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Nice capture.
I tried doing some noise reduction on the background, and sharpened just the goose's head in Affinity Photo. I think it helped a little. I also added a vignette.
I think Tom has Topaz noise reduction software - I would be interested to see how that does.   Posted: 10/12/2020 11:37:00
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Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
I do and I did. d;¬{D   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:20:27

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
What a fun capture. Brings back fond memories of a time when I was adopted by a gander who had lost his brother. He would march back and forth outside the bungalo where I was working, honking for me to come out and play, and protecting me from all visitors. d;¬{D

Aside from the noise, which is quite severe to be sure, there is plenty of good information to work with. As suggested by Dan, I did take this into Topaz Denoise AI and, after clearing the noise, I also healed out some of the dirt and debris and then dodged a bit on the eye to being it out more. What do you think?   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:19:41
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Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
What a fun shot! The image definitely needed noise reduction, and Tom did a fine job.   Posted: 10/16/2020 17:03:04

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
They can be dodgy to be around.
Tom has done anything I'd do to it   Posted: 10/17/2020 04:34:17


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