Ladyhawke

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This is Ladyhawke from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. She was the matriarch of the pack and died a couple of years ago.

I started with basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. I used the Spot Healing Brush to remove specks from her fur then the dodge and sponge tools to brighten her eyes. With a combination of the Quick Mask Mode and the Magic Wand I selected the left side of the picture, which contained a chain link fence. I cut out the area and refined the edge of her fur with the Color Range tool. I moved a duplicate copy of the original photo to the left so the tree filled in the area that was cut out. I removed any distinguishing marks on the tree with the Spot Healing Brush, added a curves adjustment layer and cropped.

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