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Day 81
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July 26, 2004<br><font size=2>Lemonade</font><br>Day 81
July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004
Day 81

When life throws you lemons (or goldfinches),
make lemonade.

When I saw this pair of goldfinches out on the liatris I grabbed the camera, forgetting that I had turned the resolution down on the camera yesterday.
As a result, I wasn't able to zoom in much and crop to get a closer view later, and the images are very small and a bit blurry.
(Funny how this "blurry Monday" theme seems to continue -- with no special intention or effort from me.)

Today's picture is the original shot, but I decided to try throw a couple of effects on it to disguise its flaws:
Dry Brush:
Brush Strokes:
(I still have no idea how this works)

other sizes: small medium original
Karen Stuebing27-Jul-2004 10:48
Hey it works. The goldfinches look plenty sharp to me and it's just a wonderful shot.
northstar3727-Jul-2004 10:02
bright little things!
jypsee27-Jul-2004 02:32
I feel for you regarding the resolution issue; time for a DSLR?
Karen Leaf27-Jul-2004 00:32
You did good, despite your camera, and in PS. (That curves thing throws me one, too.)
Stu26-Jul-2004 23:39
Excellent capture, Carmen
laine8226-Jul-2004 21:06
Looks pretty darn good to me. The colours are a gorgeous combo.
petesie26-Jul-2004 20:50
Whatever you did it was the right thing to do. This is lovely!
Larry Ahern26-Jul-2004 20:47
They are beautiful!
Melanie26-Jul-2004 20:30
What kind of birds are these? I have seen similiar ones here in Illinois. They look like parakeets, but in the wild?!?
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