a1 200-600 owl shot

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a1 200-600 owl shot
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This was handheld on the A1 with the 200-600 lens shot wide open at ISO 4000, 15.4 meters away 1/500 sec at F 6.3.
This result is highly cropped from the original as shown in the next shot.

Processing flow for any curious out there:
1. DXO processed raw to 16 bit tiff aRGB color space with all NR and Sharpening turned off (ie. with the defaulk dxo lens profile applied - but no unsharp mask or no NR at all) with just the crop applied and about 20 percent clearview.

2. Topaz AI sharpen on auto - it picked motion and very blurry.  I turned it back about 10 percent from what it picked.

3. Export from Topaz the sharpned and denoised result at 16 bit tiff aRGB

4. take the now sharpened and de-noised 16 bit tiff in DXO and output as 2048 longest side jpg in sRGB color space to get the 1st shot in this post.
I printed at 16x20 with Qimage Pro with it's great upscalling feature and looks not too bad considering the original input
This is a cute little owl in a local nature park that is often in this little tree nook.

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John Mason - Battle Ground, Indiana USA

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