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Great blue heron in partly shadowed water


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I've got this shot of a GB wading in partly shadowed water.  Not a great shot, but I want use it to improve my PP techniques.  I know, I should have used a polarizing filter but I did not have it with me.  Does anybody have a suggestion on how to best remove the glare from the unshadowed water?  I am using C1 and Affinity Photo.

 

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Not much I could do to recover this image but here are the steps I used -  you may have better results with more time spent on it

Haze removal
Colour Balance Adjustment
Clone brush around edges
Dodge & Burn

 

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