October photo a day challenge – Birds and FOWC – Trial

Little Egret

My entry for City Sonnet’s October photo challenge – Birds. This little egret was photographed at Northward Hill Nature Reserve between Colling and Higham, near Rochester in Kent.

In fact, this little bird did a photo-shoot that day.

The word for Fandango’s challenge is Trial and my first image of the bird fitted into Fandango’s challenge, superbly.  You see it was trial and error with regards to using the image, I had selected for the Birds Challenge.  Simply because of the bird’s head.  In the original image its head was very near the top of the image.. and for me, it needed more pixels at the top of the image.

Then I remembered a video I had watched made by Scott Kelby called Content Aware Scale.. and because I had such little pixels to work with it was trial and error if it worked.

And by using the content aware scale, and the patch tool I was able to create the space I needed above the bird’s head.  Have a good weekend everyone!!!


Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.


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