Bird photography from a hide, with a sharp XF100400 ;-)

Started 11 months ago | Photos thread
LarsRost Contributing Member • Posts: 649
Re: Bird photography from a hide, with a sharp XF100400 ;-)

RDoe wrote:

Morris0 wrote:

Nice compositions. Did you do selective noise reduction or on the entire frame?


I purchased topaz denoise earlier this year, but never really use it. This time it was a good test case and it delivered I guess. Still fiddling to get the best settings.

The default settings and "Auto" are way too aggressive. I usually start by choosing auto and reduce the values by 50% as a starting point. If using Topaz as a plugin to Photoshop CC it's easy to apply the Topaz on a separate layer and then you can use the history brush to remove/reduce the noise reduction on the bird to preserve the feather details and then fine tune with the opacity slider.

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