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Title: Hawk on a Wire

Hi Scott

I set out to reduce the noise, but first I wanted to check the Black and White points. I used the 'Threshold' tool to determine the correct B&W points and then I set it with the 'Levels' tool. Suddenly the bluest of blue sky jumped out at me. So much so that I had to tune down on the 'Brightness' -13. I selected the background with the 'Magic Wand Tool' and applied 'Gaussian Blur' at 1.0 radius. With the BG still selected I used 'Neat Image' at default settings to remove the noise. Then I cloned out the piece of cable in the bottom right hand corner, and resized it to 173kb.

I hope you like it.

Friendly regards

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