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kokonike Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 10] (1125)

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kokonike Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 10] (1125)
Sharpened
Edited by:CaptiveLight Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)

Firstly made a duplicate layer and sharpened using High Pass Sharpening, flattened images into one. Another duplicate layer which was run through Neat Image, top layer erased over the bird to reveal the original sharp layer underneath. Flattened and saved. A few minor burned out highlights cloned or dodged to repair them. Saved for web.