Do you see the illusion I see on my monitor

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This is a picture I take for myself not usually to share. But on my monitor the reflection of the birds beak seems to be comeing out of the water. Do us see this?

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Yep, I see what your talking about. The ripple that seperates the bill from the rest of the bird is what creates this effect as it gives the appearance as water being displaced from something (the beak) coming up and out of the water, when in fact its just a ripple that interupts the normal reflection.

Pretty cool...thanks for sharing with the rest of us.
 
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I see it, but my wife doesn't. I don't see color very well, and my wife and I have noticed that we see differently things in photos.

Is your color vision normal?
 
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I see it, but my wife doesn't. I don't see color very well, and my wife and I have noticed that we see differently things in photos.

Is your color vision normal?

I hate to contribute to a thread hijacking....but....

I am colour blind/deficient and I can see it fine.
 
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IS this untouched? It appears there are two, maybe three ripple lines that would go "through" the beak, but they are blocked by the beak. Only a physical object would do that, or the ripple lines have been photoshopped out and the beak redrawn. The other ripples distort the reflection of the birds body.

Its a cool shot though.
 
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nah...I don't see it...must be something wrong with your monitor.

Yep, I see what your talking about. The ripple that seperates the bill from the rest of the bird is what creates this effect as it gives the appearance as water being displaced from something (the beak) coming up and out of the water, when in fact its just a ripple that interupts the normal reflection.

Pretty cool...thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Actually, that species of bird usually pairs up with an underwater partner. Nice catch on both of them. But seriously, I see that, and it's cool.

okay...the jigs up. I see it too and yes it does look very cool.

I see it, but my wife doesn't. I don't see color very well, and my wife and I have noticed that we see differently things in photos.

Is your color vision normal?

I see it too. Very nice indeed

That is cool, thanks for sharing it with us!!

I see it.

I hate to contribute to a thread hijacking....but....

I am colour blind/deficient and I can see it fine.

I see it...

Cool shot...! :cool:

I see it, pretty cool!


I see it no problem... Very cool and thanks for sharing

Thanks for all your kind comments. I am glad that most can see it.
 
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IS this untouched? It appears there are two, maybe three ripple lines that would go "through" the beak, but they are blocked by the beak. Only a physical object would do that, or the ripple lines have been photoshopped out and the beak redrawn. The other ripples distort the reflection of the birds body.

Its a cool shot though.

Absolutely not!!! I looked back at my original shot and you can see the illusion. I did my normal work as to lighting and sharpening etc. But the illusion is what was apparent. The truth is that I do not possess the skills to do what you suggest was done. The ripples were caused by the birds beak breaking the surface. My comments are not meant to be made in anger but to explain how the shot was captured. Thanks for looking and commenting.
 
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defintely see it here as well. the colors seem a little over saturated for my taste but i do love the framing and visual effect!
 

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