White-browed Babbler

White-browed Babbler
Photographed by:Stephen Garth on Sat 16th Sep, 2017 and uploaded on Fri 6th Oct, 2017 .
Resolution:1400x970
Viewed:48
ID:27766
Comment:This my third effort at this shot. My previous effort was ID 27694.
Glenn Pure provided the following recommendations to improve the shot.

1. Reprocessed the RAW file to apply less shadow lightening and
highlight reduction and moved the white point to the left. Also set WB
to 'Cloudy' and fine tuned colour with sliders.
2. Exported 16 bit tiff to PSE.
3. Selected the white areas on the front and crown of the bird. Added a
bit of feathering (maybe 10 pixels) and lightened these areas with
'Adjust Lighting: Brightness and contrast'.
4. Selected whole bird and used 'Adjust Lighting: Shadows and
Highlights' to lighten shadows and add midtone contrast.
5. Selected lower right area, applied about 20 pixels feathering and
darkened highlights
6. Selected area to mid left edge with the funny looking branches, added
about 25 pixels feathering and added about 30 pixels of Gaussian blur to
remove the detail there.
7. Applied Neat Image NR to bird plus a bit of sharpening in Neat Image
8. Applied stronger NR to inverse.
9. Converted to 8 bits/sRGB, downsized, sharpened bird only (Sharpness:
Remove Gaussian Blur function; 0.4 pixels at 50%).
Equipment:Canon EOS 7D Mk II, EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM +1.4x III
Hand held.
1/400th sec at f/7.1 , ISO 640
Processed with DPP4, PSE14 with Neat Image v8 plugin.
Location:Rise and Shine Reserve - Newstead (Victoria)
Keywords:adult
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