Had a bit of fun with this one. This is the same heron, taken on the same day as Taking A Moment To Reflect
The critter took off right after I shot “Taking a Moment” … and as I’d just changed my settings from “shutter priority” to “program” … the better to get him standing by the side of the pond, the surprise in-flight shots weren’t at ALL what I’d hoped for. One of these days … sigh … but I’ve always liked this one so decided to play with it a bit.
In actuality, the bird was farther to the right and lower … so I took him out of one layer, cloned the space he was in, enlarged him very slightly, and put him back in with another layer. I also applied the Ocean Ripple to the whole of the background layer several times to give it a fun texture and painterly look, but left the heron alone. I plopped him back in with the move tool, slightly higher and a bit more to the left to take advantage of the rule of thirds, and erased around him.