FZ200 - Great Grey Owl, 11 stacked RAW images, enlarged to 8000 pixels wide

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FZ200 - Great Grey Owl, 11 stacked RAW images, enlarged to 8000 pixels wide
Feb 7, 2013

Here is another Great Grey Owl shot produced by image stacking in Photoshop 5.

I used 11 RAW images, resized the image to 8000 pixels and cropped it back to 4000 pixels to center the subject. The result has been a 4X magnification.

The only PPing I did was to sharpen the image, there was no noise reduction at all. I could have done a little NR in the eyes, but I left them untouched to show you the amazing denoising that comes from image stacking. It is the elimination of noise without any loss of image details that allows the enlargement of the image while still retaining great image quality. Also, with this technique you get greater dynamic range and deeper, richer colours. This image could be printed at 24 inches wide and still look pretty good.

Go to full size and check out the eyes. (At full size you are actually seeing it at 4X full size)

Rudy

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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