Short-eared owl (backlit) in flight at sunset.

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N Deacon
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Re: Short-eared owl (backlit) in flight at sunset. Processing "before and after" image comparison.

Jimfastcar wrote:

Chuvarsky wrote:

Wonderful picture, very well done. Also, your processing is great, any tips?

I had the same question, very sharp at ISO 3200

Just for comparison, the unprocessed original: - untouched jpeg as generated with "flat" camera profile from Adobe Camera Raw, no noise reduction. The "flat" starting profile gives a very dull looking image compared with what the human eye would have seen on the scene, but with maximum flexibility for processing of more difficult images. Otherwise, I usually start with "camera neutral."

Note that because the image is downsized for posting, any visible noise will be less evident than in the full sized original.

Before

After.

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