Please help post process this image

Started Jul 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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BlueJakester Senior Member • Posts: 2,293
Please help post process this image

This was shot with my D5200 and Nikon 70-300 VR lens. What I did to achieve the following in Lightroom 4 was:

  • White Balance to Auto
  • Cropping
  • Exposure -.15
  • Shadows +24
  • Clarity +25
  • Vibrance +15
  • Lens Correction - Enable Profile Corrections for the lens

I think the image could still be better. I'm particularly concerned with the darkness of the wing which is why I tried lifting shadows.

As a learning experience I would appreciate seeing what others may be able to do with the image and if possible give me pointers for the same in Lightroom 4. The unedited / uncorrected NEF and JPG files are linked to below.

Thanks! Jake

cedar waxwing

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