You know you want to . . .

. . . vote for your favorite”D” story HERE. I mean, sure; you need to read them first, but if you do, then voting is a no-brainer. After all, this isn’t anything like the presidential elections where you have to choose between “nope!” and “noper!” . . . or, maybe it is, but in this case, you have the choice of voting not to vote!

Anyway, another photo from last week . . .

Processed in Lightroom and Nik Collection and Topaz Sharpen AI — click for a larger version.

Again, I played around with the photo . . .

Previous shot processed with Topaz Labs Impression 2.0 — click for a larger version.

Previous shot processed Lightroom B&W conversion options — click for a larger version.

I then decided to isolate the bird because I plan a series of heron photos for a few walls here at the house.

Original with the heron masked & processed with Topaz Impression 2.0 — click for a larger version.

Because I removed the background, I also cropped the photo to eliminate some of the empty space.

Let’s see . . . what can I do with that? Well, I can use Luminar 4 Sky Replacement AI function . . .

Luminar 4 Sky Replacement AI: Heron & Flower — click for a larger version.

That don’t look realistic, obviously. How about this:

Luminar 4 Sky Replacement AI: Heron & Moon — click for a larger version.

This was a quick replacement . . . I could have planned it a bit better and have the wings completely contained within the moon. I also had to mirror the moon photo so that the head would be entirely on the surface. I wish Luminar 4 had the option to position the photo you’re bringing in. Perhaps in a later version.

And, no, none of these will look realistic . . . but perhaps they’ll look interesting . . .

Luminar 4 Sky Replacement AI: Heron & Blue Sky — click for a larger version.

There are a number of sky options, but I thought the wispy clouds were the best. I have lots of sky photos I’ve shot in Michigan, Colorado, Hawaiʻi, and of course, Illinois.  I’ll have to arrange them in a quick-access folder just for such occasions.

How about one of the sunset options?

Luminar 4 Sky Replacement AI: Heron & Sunset — click for a larger version.

I think that complements the heron quite nicely . . . but I’m partial to this next one . . .

Luminar 4 Sky Replacement AI: Heron & Night Sky — click for a larger version.

I’ve uploaded these photos to THIS SmugMug gallery for them who want to see them in a different venue.

And, here’s a gallery for them who want to view them in quick sequence . . .

 

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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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10 Responses to You know you want to . . .

  1. AnnMarie says:

    Splendid original photo! And I like all your processed ones, however, I do have a favorite and it’s the Heron and Night Sky . . . wow!

    Like

  2. I love watching these birds fly. That elegant wing detail.
    Beautiful pictures of this one

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  3. All beautiful and unique, Emilio!
    I really like the B&W heron photo and the night heron photo!
    What an amazing bird! You’ve captured him perfectly! Those wings are impressive! I need to google heron wing spans.
    HUGS!!! to you and Melisa!

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  4. Louise says:

    Wow! You captured this great bird in it’s full glory! I love the Heron and the moon plus the Heron and the sunset! Very creative.

    Liked by 1 person

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