An Essence of Speed (176)
|This a Harris' hawk. I don't know how fast they fly, but they go fast! I got lucky with this one. They are bit unusual in that they hunt in groups. They are indigenous to parts of the southwest, including Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. This was taken in the San Francisco Zoo.|
I first duplicated the layer, selected her, then elimated the background on that layer. On the original layer, I cloned the backgrond to include the entire photo and applied a motion blur to it to further enhance the blur that was already present. I then selected the bird layer and smudged just the edges so it would look more natural. I cropped and sharpened, and added a border.